How to Get Twice the Recognition for Your Company in the IBAs

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

The Stevie® Awards is accepting entries through June 10 for The 12th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. The IBAs attract nominations from organizations in more than 50 nations and territories each year.

We want to share a tip with you about how your organization can apply to win two Stevie Awards by submitting only one nomination. Nominating your organization in the Company of the Year categories of The International Business Awards has an important added benefit: Every organization nominated in those 34 industry-specific categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies. 

PCSAFCLogo_175x-2The People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies is a worldwide public vote in which your customers, employees, fans, and followers may vote for your organization in one or more industry-specific category. Yes, it's a popularity contest, to run alongside the adjudicated peer-reviewed judging that will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category. Voting will open to the public on August 13 and will close on September 11.

We'll share tools with People's Choice nominees to help them get as many votes as they possibly can. People's Choice winners will be presented with crystal People's Choice Stevie Award trophies at the IBA awards gala in Toronto, Canada on October 23.

To be included in people’s choice voting, you must first submit one or more nominations to the 34 Company of the Year categories. Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in the 2015 competition include:

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominated organization's achievements since January 1, 2014

b. In bullet-list form (up to 150 words), a brief summary of up to ten (10) of the nominated organization's chief achievements since January 1, 2014

c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards Company of the Year categories. The final entry deadline is June 10. Entry details are available at

Here's what a past People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Company winner had to say:

Globe Telecom bagged the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Telecommunications Company after getting the highest number of votes cast through online voting. “The award proves once again that Globe Telecom is a trusted global brand which our customers and stakeholders are proud of. This also proves we are on track in pursuing a business strategy that provides innovative products and services that are relevant to our customers,” Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said.