No Entry Fee for This Spotlight on Innovation in Energy Production, Storage, Delivery or Conservation
We've added a new category to The American Business Awards for 2015 called Energy Industry Innovation of the Year. It's one of the Company/Organization categories, and there's no entry fee for nominations submitted to this category. Later this month we'll open entries for The 2015 International Business Awards, and that competition will feature this new category as well.
All organizations in the U.S.A. are eligible to enter the ABAs. All organizations worldwide are welcome to enter the IBAs. See the master calendar on the Stevie Awards website for schedules and entry deadlines.
The topics of energy production, usage, conservation and environmental impact are at the top of all sensible agenda these days. Solutions may be portrayed as controversial, inconvenient, expensive, insufficient, or otherwise out of bounds, but the fact is that many organizations around the world are doing astonishing things to drive down the cost of energy, capture carbon and other pollutants, harness renewables, and exploit the power of nature. This category will shine a spotlight on nominated endeavors that are working to meet energy needs while minimizing harm to our shared environment.
Both the ABAs and IBAs in 2015 will recognize achievements made since the beginning of 2014. Projects nominated in this category need not have been initiated since that time, but entries submitted to the category should focus on achievements and activities since January 1, 2014.
Requirements for submissions to this category (for both the ABAs and IBAs) include the following:
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
What type of entry is likely to do well in this category? An example is that of Newlight Technologies of Irvine, California, which won the Gold Stevie Award in The 2013 American Business Awards for Tech Innovation of the Year.
Put succinctly, Newlight captures carbon and turns it into usable plastic.
Read our blog story about them here.
Read the full text of their Stevie-winning entry here.
Will only stories as extraordinary as capturing carbon and turning it into plastic score well with the judges? Absolutely not. Over the years many energy-industry stories have won Stevie Awards, and the majority of them simply have been about innovative, well-run companies.
As with any Stevie Awards entry, storytelling is a key to success. Portraying your achievements in a succinct, compelling way, that will capture the imagination of the judges, is key.
If you're in the energy industries, represent clients in the energy industries, or otherwise work to meet the world's energy needs and environmental obligations, take a look at this new category if you're looking to win innovation awards.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].