The entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition is 16 May. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here. (All individuals and organizations worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs.)
We thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted four reasons to submit entries to the 2012 IBA PR awards categories.
- Global recognition and free publicity.
Gold Stevie® Award winners will have the opportunity to make a 30-second acceptance speech before an audience of executives from across the world. The cereomony will also be streamed worldwide over the Internet.
- Earn industry status.
Submitting IBA entries is a great way to benchmark your achievements against competitors in your industry.
- Impress potential clients.
Your work will not only be reviewed and honored by peers and competitors, but also by potential clients. Show off your organization's achievements in the 2012 IBAs.
- Low entry fees.
The publicity that comes with winning a Stevie® Award is well worth the low entry fees.
The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. PR award honorees included APRA Porter Novelli, ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, IndoPacific Edelman, Inzalo Communication, MWW Group, and Weber Shandwick, among others. Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
Entries submitted after 16 May, through the final entry deadline of 27 June, will be assessed a late fee in addition to any entry fee.
Want more communications awards? There are a number of other IBA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, including many of the annual report awards and other literature categories, website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.