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At Least 76 New Reasons to Enter The International Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 @ 02:34 PM

The entry kit for The 2011 (8th annual) International Business Awards is now available. The IBAs are the world's premier business awards, honoring achievement in every facet of the workplace, including management awards, PR awards, IT awards, web awards, and more. All organizations worldwide are invited to participate.  Last year organizations in 28 nations won International Stevie Award trophies.

Get the entry kit.

IBA LogoHere are highlights of what's new and different for the 2011 IBAs.

Eligibility Timeframe
Eligibility now extends from 1 January 2010.  Nominations should cite achievements since that date.  Advertising, video, and other media issued since that date are eligible to be entered.  There is no eligibility timeframe for web site and blog entries, however - it doesn't matter when web sites and blogs were first published.

Entry Deadlines
- 12 April 2011: Early-bird deadline, offering discounted entry fees. This is the first year in which the IBAs have offered an early-bird deadline
- 11 May 2011: Final deadline
- 8 June 2011: Last day that late entries will be accepted (late fees charged in addition to any entry fees)

Entry Fees
For the fifth year in a row entry fees have not been raised. In fact, entry fees for several categories have been lowered, specifically the categories that welcome entries exclusively from non-profit and government organizations.

New Categories
- 33 new industry-specific Company of the Year categories
- 33 new industry-specific Executive of the Year categories
- 6 new region-specific Fastest-Growing Company of the Year categories
- Best New Product or Service - Health Products & Services
- Three new Web Site or Blog categories

  • Best Mobile Site
  • Best Facebook Fanpage or Group
  • Best LinkedIn Group

Changed Categories
The categories that were formerly for Interactive Multimedia productions exclusively are now also open to Apps for smartphones and tablets.

Contact us if you have any questions about how to choose categories, prepare or submit entries to The 2011 International Business Awards.

Topics: business awards, marketing awards, PR awards, stevie awards, web awards, it awards

Stevie Awards Looking for International Representatives

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:38 AM

The Stevie Awards, the world’s premier business awards, are looking for representatives in countries around the world.  We invite you to respond if you are interested in representing the Stevies in your nation.

There are four Stevie Awards competitions:

Our most successful representatives are independent public relations practitioners with extensive contacts and strong ties to their national public relations, advertising, and corporate communications communities, but that profile is not a hard and fast requirement of our representatives.  A decent command of the English language is a requirement, however, as are the following

  • Facility with online marketing tools including email, social media, and web marketing
  • The willingness to be compensated on a commission basis for entry fees and sponsorship fees received from your nation(s)

The list of current representatives is online, on the International Business Awards web site. If a nation is not listed on this page, we are looking for local representation there and we invite your expression of interest. Write to us here.

Topics: customer service awards, business awards, stevie awards, sales awards

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