The Stevie Awards Blog

Award Entries Still Matter!

Posted by Susan Lewis on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 10:50 AM

WE WILL EMERGE FROM COVID-19 AND YOUR BUSINESS CAN BE
FRONT AND CENTER

Susan Turkell of PAIRELATIONS, LLC won her first Stevie® Award for a client in the very first American Business Awards®, all the way back in 2003.  Since then she has researched and written hundreds of Stevie Award-winning nominations for scores of her corporate clients.

We asked Susan for her perspective on whether organizations should continue to pursue honors such as Stevie Awards during a crisis like the one we're all navigating right now.

We are all trying to navigate uncharted waters during these unprecedented times.

It’s scary, it’s unnerving, it’s uncertain.

What is certain is that at some point, we will emerge from this, and you will want your organization, its people and products to be at the forefront of the key audiences you serve so your business can hum once again. Using awards to highlight your business can help place it front and center.

Susan J. Turkell, Founder and CEO, PAIRELATIONS, LLCTo help your business establish or maintain brand awareness, consider highlighting your 2019 achievements by entering submissions in various 2020 Stevie Awards programs.

There are many programs and categories from which to choose, and even several that have absolutely NO entry fees. For example, the final entry deadlines for The American Business Awards will be further extended to May 5 without any additional late fees.

The categories in this program without entry fees include Startup of the Year and Tech Startup of the Year, for which the late fees have also been eliminated.

For The International Business Awards®, categories without entry fees include Company of the Year, which spans many industries.  The early-bird deadline for the 17th IBAs is April 8.

Right now is a perfect time to seize opportunities for showcasing your business. Leveraging award wins is an excellent way to demonstrate the success of your organization and validate its mission, people and products for years to come.

PAIRELATIONS, LLC has a proven track record for helping corporations earn recognition for the successes they are achieving throughout the business and across their operations. For more than two decades, PAIRELATIONS has helped its clients wins hundreds of awards in various Stevie programs and categories. Why not have a professional capture your successes and help you earn the recognition you deserve?

Due to the current global pandemic, we realize it may be hard for companies to devote time to this process. As a result, for a limited time, PAIRELATIONS will offer one complimentary hour of professional awards consulting services to companies that hire the firm to help them enter one or more categories of any Stevie Awards program. Mention code HUMAGAIN.  (Offer valid for new clients only.)

PAIRELATIONS stands ready to put its talents to work on your behalf so your business can soon hum again.

Susan Turkell, chief executive officer at PAIRELATIONS, LLC, has a proven track record that spans more than two decades for helping corporations earn recognition for the successes they are achieving throughout their organizations and across their operations.

Over the years, through PAIRELATIONS’ awards division, she has helped clients win hundreds upon hundreds of awards across myriad Stevie® Awards programs. This includes assisting them in earning recognition across a host of categories, ranging from products and people to management and materials. She is a three-time Grand Stevie® Award Winner, which is based on the number of points scored for all entries submitted. She earned this for multiple wins on behalf of a range of clients.

You can email Susan at awards@pairelations.com, call her at 303-766-4343 or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Topics: American business awards, how to enter, reasons to enter

Video: How to Enter The American Business Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

We've just published a 5-minute video about how to enter the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, The American Business Awards.

WATCH IT NOW

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Our brief video covers all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to the ABAs.

All individuals and organizations within the U.S.A. -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the ABAs. The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Our business award categories include: annual report awards, app awards, company/organization awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, management awards, marketing awards, new product awards, public relations awards, support awards, and website awards, among others. See all corporate awards categories.

The entry deadline for the 12th edition of The American Business Awards is March 26. Late entries will be accepted through April 23 with payments of a late fee.  Nominations should cite achievements since January 1 2013. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site and app entries - it does not matter when they were first published.

Get your entry kit for the ABAs – it contains everything you’ll need to know about how to prepare and submit entries.

Questions about how to select categories or submit entries?  Contact us at help@stevieawards.com, +1 703-547-8389.

 

Topics: business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, video, how to enter

Schedule Revised for First Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

We have decided to change the schedule for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, to allow more time to solicit entries, recruit judges, and ensure that the first edition of these awards are a success.

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards logoThe Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the first new Stevie Awards program to be launched in seven years.  The competition is open to all organizations operating in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.  The website at Asia.StevieAwards.com is available in seven languages, and entries may be submitted in, and will be judged in, all of those languages.  The competition features 18 categories.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be chosen on a national basis, and Grand Stevie winners on a regional basis.

Here is the revised schedule:

The entry deadline that was originally scheduled for December 4 has been changed to February 19.

The late entry deadline, originally scheduled for January 21, has been changed to March 31.

The first round of judging, to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners by nation, will begin after the March 31 deadline.

The announcement of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners by nation will be made on April 23.

The second round of judging, to determine the winners of the Grand Stevie Awards in each category, will begin the week of May 5.  Grand Stevie winners will be announced at the awards banquet.

The first Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards banquet will take place in late May in Seoul, South Korea, the date and setting to be determined.

Get your entry kit and full details on the competition at Asia.StevieAwards.com.

Questions about the competition?  We have representatives in a number of Asian nations to help you - check out the list of them here.

Topics: business awards, stevie awards, Asia, Asia-Pacific, how to enter, how-to video

Watch the Video "How to Enter The International Business Awards"

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

We've just published a 3-minute video about how to enter the world's top business awards program, The International Business Awards . Watch it here:

To view the video on YouTube, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMKhVwQZy8.

The International Business Awards are the world's top honors in business and the only completely international business awards competition. Our brief video covers all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to the IBAs.

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the IBAs. The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Our business award categories include: annual report awards, app awards, company/organization awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, management awards, marketing awards, new product awards, public relations awards, support awards, and website awards, among others. See all corporate awards categories.

The final extended entry deadline for the 10th edition of The International Business Awards is 10 July. Nominations should cite achievements during our eligibility period: January 2012 through 10 July 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published. (No additional late penalties or fees will be charged in association with the deadline extension. If you haven't already done so, you can request an entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.)

Have questions regarding the 2013 IBAs? Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

Topics: hr awards, app awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, how to enter

Watch the Video "How to Enter The 2012 International Business Awards"

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

We've just published a new video entitled How to Enter The 2012 International Business Awards.  Watch it here:

The brief video offers a comprehensive overview of the IBAs, including:

  • The history of The International Business Awards,
  • The 2012 IBA schedule,
  • How to review and select categories,
  • How to prepare and submit entries,
  • How the judging process works, and
  • Best practices.

If you're not familiar with The International Business Awards, they are one of the four Stevie® Awards competitions, and they honor achievements in the workplace at organizations worldwide.  They offer many categories for management awards, overall company awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, human resources awards, new product awards, website awards, video awards, live event awards, and more.

The final entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards is 18 July.

Learn more and get your IBA entry kit at http://www.stevieawards.com/iba

Topics: hr awards, app awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, PR awards, stevie awards, it awards, how to enter