Top Sales Awards, Customer Service Awards, and Business Development Awards Have October 22 Early-bird Deadline
Today we've opened entries for the 2015 (9th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the world's top honors for contact center, customer service, business development, and sales professionals.
The early-bird entry deadline, with discounted entry fees, is this October 22. The final deadline will then be November 19. After that, late entries will be accepted through January 13, 2015 with payment of a $45/entry late fee.
Finalists will be announced on January 21, and Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be honored during a gala banquet at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Friday, February 27.
Here's a summary of what's new and different for the 2015 awards:
Increase in Entry Word Limit
- The word limit for the essay portion of entries has been increased from 525 words to 650 words.
Elimination of Biography Requirement
- The requirement to submit a short biography as part of each entry has been eliminated.
- We have introduced a range of new categories to recognize business development professionals and achievements.
- Contact Center or Customer Service Outsourcing Provider of the Year
2015 will see the return of two popular features of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
In addition to the possibility of receiving a peer-reviewed honor in the Customer Service Department of the year categories, all nominated customer service departments that are chosen as Finalists also will be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service. Online voting will open to the public worldwide in mid-January and will continue through early February. We will provide Finalists in these categories with tools to help you encourage your fans, followers and customers to vote for you. The nominee with the most votes in each category will receive a special crystal People's Choice Stevie Award.
The Top 10 Awards are ten best-of-competition prizes that will be presented to the organizations that submit the best collection of entries to the Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, in their own name or in the names of one or more clients. The winners of these prizes are awarded the Grand Stevie Award trophy. Grand Award winners in 2014 were:
#1: DP DHL
#2: VIZIO, Inc.
#3: Delta Air Lines
#4: John Hancock Signature Services
#5: Wyndham Vacation Ownership
#6: Turk Economy Bank
#8 (tie): EMKAY and Richardson
Contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2015 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.