Video Awards

The International Business Awards Video Awards Categories

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 05:14 PM

The 13th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, which attracts nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations and territories each year, is currently accepting entries through July 13. This is the extended final entry deadline this year.

REVIEW THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

Stevie2016_Logo_L.jpgAll individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. An international judging panel of more than 200 executives will determine the Stevie Award winners. Results will be announced in mid-August. Stevie Award winners will be presented their awards at a gala banquet in Rome, Italy on October 21.

Today we will highlight the Video Awards Categories. These categories recognize excellence in videos produced for a business- or work-related purpose that were first released or otherwise made public since January 1, 2015 .

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in the 2016 competition include: 

a. An essay of up to 125 words describing the video's purpose and results to date
b. If applicable, the video itself, in the form of an attachment or a URL, which you must attach to your entry through our attachment/link uploading tool
c. Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your work - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development

We prefer that you submit your video online.  However, if you will submit your video on DVD for review by the judges, you must first submit your entry information online. Then print out a copy of your entry and mail it with one (1) copy of the DVD to: The Stevie Awards, 10560 Main Street, Suite 519, Fairfax, VA 22030. U.S.A.

Q01. Branded Entertainment
Q02. Corporate Overview
Q03. Events & Webcasts
Q04. Internal/Employee Communications
Q05. Magazine Format
Q06. Meeting Modules
Q07. Motivational
Q08. Orientation
Q09. P.R.: Annual Reports
Q10. P.R.: Government
Q11. P.R.: Industrial
Q12. P.R.: Media & Entertainment
Q13. P.R.: Non-Profit Fund Raising
Q14. P.R.: Other
Q15. P.R.: Technology
Q16. Sales: Direct Response Marketing
Q17. Sales.: Government
Q18. Sales.: Industrial
Q19. Sales.: Media & Entertainment
Q20. Sales.: Other
Q21. Sales.: Technology
Q22. Sales: Product Sales
Q23. Sales: Service Sales
Q24. Security/Safety
Q25. Tourism/Travel
Q26. Training
Q27. Viral

Past Stevie Award winners in the  Video Awards cateogries include:

  • Passion Film, Mumbai, India: Shakti Bhog Brand Film- Corporate Overview
  • PayPal, San Jose, CA USA: PayPal in 90 Encourages PayPal Employees to Be the Customer- Internal/Employee Communications
  • Hyundai Heavy IndustriesCo., Ltd (HHI), Ulsan, South Korea: The World’s Leading Heavy Industries Company, HHI- P.R.: Technology
  • Vend Limited, Auckland, New Zealand: Vend Ecommerce & TopShelf Style- Sales: Technology
  • The Korea Scholarship Foundation (KOSAF), Seoul, South Korea: Kim Hung Ki Mentor Team- Training
  • BBG Production, Istanbul, Turkey: Kerem Bürsin Destroys “Buffering”!- Viral
  • …and many more!

Tags: video awards, International business awards, creative awards

American Business Awards 2016: Video Awards Judging Committee

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 03:08 PM

When most people think of business awards, they might invision recognition only for executives or huge companies. In the Stevie Awards' programs, this is not the case. Creative awards categories for organizations of all sizes are offered just as much as the more mainstream company or executive categories.

Today we would like to recognize the judging chair and committee who will review the 2016 American Business Awards Video Awards nominations. The Video Awards categories range  from Best Branded Entertainment Video to Best Sales: Technology video.

There is still time to submit nominations in The ABAs. If your video is award worthy, review the entry kit here. The extended final entry deadline is April 19. These video award categories  are also some of the most simple to enter because the videos comprise most of the entry.

See more about the Video Awards judging chair and committee.

Chair:

Jody Brown, EVP, Corporate Communications, PR, & Congressional Relations
CACI International Inc., Arlington, Virginia, USA


16-ABA-VIDEO-Chair-1.jpgJody Brown is Executive Vice President of Public Relations, Corporate Communications, and Congressional Relations at CACI International Inc., a provider of information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. Jody initiates and directs the company's internal and external communications, public relations, congressional relations, marketing communications, corporate branding and strategies, philanthropy and community relations, and employee communications. She leads the coordination of strategic leadership events, provides critical direction for change management activities, and is a member of the company's Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Team. Jody provides strategic input and direction to the company's investor relations and has led or made major contributions to a wide range of projects and initiatives that have spurred and supported CACI's growth. Her contributions have been essential in enabling CACI to sharpen client focus, increase awareness of the company's solutions and capabilities, expand into new markets, enhance recruitment communications, and enhance shareholder value.

Committee:

Mark Burk, Creative Director
BRANDnv, New York, New York, USA

Jason Childers Jason Childers, Principal
2Ten Consulting, Seattle, Washington, USA
Jason is passionate about building strong brands and intrigued by the power of great marketing. He has helped build outstanding brands in a variety of industries and his work has won six Stevie Awards. He recently started his own consulting practice, 2Ten Consulting.

Rachael Lyon, Director of Public Relations
Victorinox Swiss Army, New York, New York, USA

Stan Mendoza Stan Mendoza, Managing Partner, Creative and Production Services
Mendoza Media LLC, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
With 25 years of industry experience, Stan is expert in the creative development and production of TV commercials, PSAs, corporate and website videos, and films. His projects have been recognized with awards of excellence and shown at prestigious venues in the U.S. and internationally. Stan earned his B.F.A. in Cinema at the University of Bridgeport.

Molly Tatting Molly Tatting, Director of Cigna Health Care Reform Consulting and Communications
Cigna, Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA
Since 2010, Molly has spearheaded Cigna's Informed on Reform brand, delivering communications and consulting services across all internal and external stakeholders. Prior to taking on this role, Molly led a communications and engagement team at Cigna. Before joining Cigna, Molly worked in communications for Definity Health, and at HealthPartners, where she started her career.

Adriana Toledo Adriana Toledo, Director, Brand Marketing Practice Leader
Ketchum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Adriana Toledo is the Director for Brand Marketing and Food& Nutrition Practices at Ketchum Brazil. She brings over 20 years of experience in the corporate communication, developing important public relations projects for national and international companies. Adriana graduated in Journalism, with specialization in Brand Marketing and Communication focused on Food and Nutrition. In 2012, she became a member of the Ketchum Global Brand Marketing Council.

See the entry requirements and list of video categories the judges will review,here:

a. An essay of up to 125 words describing the video's purpose and results to date

b. If applicable, the video itself, in the form of an attachment or a URL, which you must attach to your entry through our attachment/link uploading tool

c. Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your work - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development

H01. Branded Entertainment
H02. Corporate Overview
H03. Events & Webcasts
H04. Internal/Employee Communications
H05. Magazine Format
H06. Motivational
H07. Orientation
H08. P.R.: Annual Reports
H09. P.R.: Government
H10. P.R.: Industrial
H11. P.R.: Media & Entertainment
H12. P.R.: Non-profit Fund Raising
H13. P.R.: Other
H14. P.R.: Technology
H15. Sales: Direct Response Marketing
H16. Sales: Government
H17. Sales: Industrial
H18. Sales: Media & Entertainment
H19. Sales: Other
H20. Sales: Technology
H21. Sales: Product Sales
H22. Sales: Service Sales
H23. Security/Safety
H24. Training
H25. Viral

Tags: video awards, sales video

5 Reasons to Submit Video Awards Entries in The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

The first early-bird entry deadline for 2013 American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., is Friday, November 16. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.The Stevie Awards

We thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted the top four reasons to submit entries to the 2013 ABA video awards categories.  

  1. Earn industry status.
    Submitting ABA entries is a great way to benchmark your achievements against competitors in your industry.
  2. Flexible categories.
    There are dozens of video award categories to choose from and videos are not limited to only one category. Your organization can submit as many entries as applicable!
  3. Free publicity.
    If chosen as a Stevie Awards winner, your organization’s video will be recognized in an awards ceremony and receive acknowledgment via press coverage and our radio cast and Internet streaming.
  4. Low entry fees.
    Our corporate video categories are among the most reasonable. See all entry fees here.
  5. Simple submission requirements.
    Our video competitions recognize excellence in videos first released or otherwise made public since January 1 2012. Submissions for these categories should include:
  • An essay of up to 125 words describing the video's purpose and results to date
  • If applicable, the video itself, in the form of an attachment or a URL, which you must attach to your entry through our attachment/link uploading tool
  • Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your work - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development

If you wish to submit your video offline, on DVD, for review by the judges, you must first submit your entry online. Then, print out a copy of your entry and mail it with one (1) copy of the DVD to: The Stevie Awards, 10560 Main Street, Suite 215, Fairfax, VA 22030.

2013 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 11th Annual award winners will be announced at our traditional banquet in Chicago on June 17.

Tags: corporate videos, video awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, video award, video competitions

4 Reasons to Submit Video Awards Entries in The 2012 IBAs

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

Wednesday, 27 June, is the final entry deadline for The 2012 (Ninth Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. All individuals and organizations worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here and you will receive it right away.  

We thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted four reasons to submit entries to the 2012 IBA video awards categories.  

  1. Earn industry status. Gold Stevie Award
    Submitting IBA entries is a great way to benchmark your achievements against competitors in your industry.
  2. Low entry fees.
    Our corporate video categories are among the most reasonable. See all entry fees here.
  3. Flexible categories. 
    There are dozens of video award categories to choose from and videos are not limited to only one category. Your organization can submit as many entries as applicable!
  4. Free publicity.
    If chosen as a Stevie Awards winner, your organization’s video will be recognized in an awards ceremony and receive acknowledgment via press coverage and our radio cast and Internet streaming.

Our video competitions recognize excellence in videos first released or otherwise made public since January 1 2011. Submissions for these categories should include:

  1. An essay of up to 100 words describing the video's purpose and results to date.
  2. The video itself, in the form of an attachment or a URL, which you must attach to your entry through our attachment/link uploading tool.
  3. Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your work - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development.

If you wish to submit your video offline, on DVD, for review by the judges, you must first submit your entry online. Then, print out a copy of your entry and mail it with one (1) copy of the DVD to: The Stevie Awards, 10560 Main Street, Suite 215, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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.

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

Tags: corporate videos, video awards, International business awards, stevie awards, video award, video competitions, IBAs

3 Reasons to Submit Video Awards Entries in The 2012 ABAs

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 03:42 PM

Today is the final entry deadline for The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. If you haven't yet done so, you can request an entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

We thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted the top three reasons to submit entries to the 2012 ABA video awards categories.  

  1. The Stevie AwardsFlexible categories. 
    There are dozens of video award categories to choose from and videos are not limited to only one category. Your organization can submit as many entries as applicable!
  2. Low entry fees.
    Our corporate video categories are among the most reasonable. See all entry fees here.
  3. Free publicity.
    If chosen as a Stevie Awards winner, your organization’s video will be recognized in an awards ceremony and receive acknowledgment via press coverage and our radio cast and Internet streaming.

Our video competitions recognize excellence in videos first released or otherwise made public since January 1 2011. Submissions for these categories should include:

  1. An essay of up to 100 words describing the video's purpose and results to date.
  2. The video itself, in the form of an attachment or a URL, which you must attach to your entry through our attachment/link uploading tool.
  3. Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your work - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development.

If you wish to submit your video offline, on DVD, for review by the judges, you must first submit your entry online. Then, print out a copy of your entry and mail it with one (1) copy of the DVD to: The Stevie Awards, 10560 Main Street, Suite 215, Fairfax, VA 22030.

2012 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 10th Annual award winners will be announced at our traditional banquet on June 18th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Want more ways to highlight your organization's efforts? We have several corporate awards categories that may be of interest including: app awards, live event awards, and website awards.

Tags: corporate videos, video awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, video award, video competitions

Watch Turk Telekom's 2011 International Business Awards Winning Video

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

Turk Telekom of Istanbul, Turkey, won a Stevie® Award for Non-Profit Fund Raising in the video awards categories of The 2011 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program. (The 2012 IBAs are now accepting entries. Download your entry kit here and begin submitting your entries by the 16 May entry deadline.) Here we look at how Turk Telekom conveyed their commitment to employees through their video of the year.

The 2011 video award winner is a leading communication and convergence technology group in Turkey which provides its customers with integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. With nearly 30,000 employees all over Turkey, the organization wanted to set up an insurance system in order to provide the security of social welfare and health care coverage for its nationwide workforce and their loved ones in Turkey.
In order to best serve their workforce, the corporate video award winner created the Health and Welfare Foundation. Although set up as a charitable organization, the Foundation aims to provide its policy holders with a wider range of services than those of private insurance companies in addition to top quality health and social welfare support.

This Health Foundation's best video aims to show how TTHSWF is valuing and touching the lives of its near 30,000 workers and their loved ones. You can read Turk Telekom's submission here and watch their winning video below:

 

About Turk Telekom
Türk Telekom Group is a leading communication and convergence technology group in Turkey which provides integrated telecommunication services including PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. Turk Telekom has nearly 30,000 employees all over Turkey. Türk Telekom group companies have 16 mn Fixed Access Lines, 6.7 mn ADSL Connections and 11.6 mn Mobile Subscribers. To learn more information, visit www.turktelekom.com.

Tags: business awards, video awards, American business awards, video award, corporate video, best video, video of the year

24 Video Awards Categories in The International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Apr 05, 2012 @ 12:34 PM

Showcase your organization’s business-related films by submitting entries in the video awards categories of The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program. (We are now accepting early-bird submissions with discounted entry fees through 11 April. If you can't make April's deadline, the entry deadline is 16 May and we will continue to accept late entries through 27 June; get your entry kit here.) Our corporate video competitions recognize excellence in films or videos first released or otherwise made public since January 1, 2011.

Our best video award categories include:

  • Internal/Employee Communications
  • Magazine Format
  • Meeting Modules
  • Motivational
  • OrientationThe Stevie Awards
  • P.R.: Annual Reports
  • P.R.: Government
  • P.R.: Industrial
  • P.R.: Media & Entertainment
  • P.R.: Non-Profit Fund Raising
  • P.R.: Other
  • P.R.: Technology
  • Sales: Direct Response Marketing
  • Sales: Government
  • Sales: Industrial
  • Sales: Media & Entertainment
  • Sales: Other
  • Sales: Technology
  • Sales: Product Sales
  • Sales: Service Sales
  • Security/Safety
  • Teleconferences
  • Tourism/Travel
  • Training

Starting in 2012, as part of our 10th anniversary celebration of the start of the Stevie® Awards movement, all video award entrants will be eligible to participate in our first international business award celebration with our three levels of award distinction: gold, silver and bronze. The top scoring qualifying entry in each category will receive a Gold Stevie Award.  Finalists that receive a final average score of at least 8.0 out of a possible 10 will be designated as Silver Stevie winners. All other Finalists will be designated as Bronze Stevie winners. Learn more here.

Benefits of submitting entries to the IBA's
video of the year categories include: 

  1. Free international publicity
    If chosen as a Stevie Awards winner, your organization’s video will be recognized in an international awards ceremony. Your organization will also receive acknowledgment via press coverage and our radio cast and Internet streaming.
  2. Multiple chances to win
    Our video awards and film awards categories are flexible to give you more options and increase your chances of winning a Stevie. Your organization can submit as many entries as applicable.
  3. Low entry fees
    Our video award categories have some of the lowest entry fee costs. See all entry fees here.

Leave us a comment and let us know which video you'll be submitting in the 2012 IBAs.

Tags: business awards, video awards, International business awards, corporate video, best video, video of the year, film awards

Watch Paycor's 2011 American Business Awards Winning Video

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

Paycor of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA won a Stevie® Award for Best Motivational Video in the video awards categories of The 2011 American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. (The entry deadline for the 2012 ABAs is March 28, request your entry kit here.) Here we look at the inspiration behind Paycor's "Payrollin" video.

The 2011 video award winner is one of America’s largest independent providers of payroll and HR services. With nearly 20,000 clients, Paycor has offices in 20 major U.S. cities and customers in all 50 states. As a full-service payroll and human resources company, Paycor services include tax filing, direct deposit, 401(k) retirement services, time and attendance and more.

As part of the annual sales and client service team event fiscal year kick-off, four members of the Cincinnati office were charged with creating a fun way to engage employees while still providing training. After debating different ideas, the foursome decided to create a three-minute corporate video parody of Toyota Sienna’s Swagger Wagon video to be shown at the "Drive" themed meeting. The business awards winning best video features employees rapping and dancing to Paycor-inspired lyrics. All in good taste, the video provides a mix of inspiration, acknowledgment, and humor. Read Paycor's entry submission here and watch Paycor's video of the year:

About Paycor
Founded in 1990, Paycor offers award winning payroll services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company offers a comprehensive suite of payroll and human resource management solutions to thousands of clients across the USA. With over two decades of experience, the company strives to meet the needs to every client through its dedication and implementation of new products and services. To learn more, visit http://www.paycor.com.

Tags: business awards, video awards, American business awards, video award, corporate video, Paycor, best video, video of the year

24 Video Awards Categories in The American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Fri, Dec 02, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

Highlight your organization’s outstanding business related videos by submitting entries to The 2012 American Business Awards℠. (Entries are now being accepted. Get your entry kit here.) Our video competitions recognize excellence in videos first released or otherwise made public since January 1 2011.

 Our video awards categories include:

  • Internal/Employee Communications
  • Magazine Format
  • Meeting Modules
  • Motivational
  • Orientation
  • P.R.: Annual Reports
  • P.R.: Government
  • The Stevie AwardsP.R.: Industrial
  • P.R.: Media & Entertainment
  • P.R.: Non-profit Fund Raising
  • P.R.: Other
  • P.R.: Technology
  • Sales: Direct Response Marketing
  • Sales: Government
  • Sales: Industrial
  • Sales: Media & Entertainment
  • Sales: Other
  • Sales: Technology
  • Sales: Product Sales
  • Sales: Service Sales
  • Security/Safety
  • Teleconferences
  • Tourism/Travel
  • Training

Benefits of submitting entries to the ABA's video awards categories include

  1. Flexible categories. 
    There are dozens of video award categories to choose from and videos are not limited to only one category. Your organization can submit as many entries as applicable!
  2. Low entry fees.
    Our video competitions categories are among the most reasonable. See all entry fees here.
  3. Free publicity.
    If chosen as a Stevie Awards winner, your organization’s video will be recognized in an awards ceremony and receive acknowledgment via press coverage and our radio cast and Internet streaming.

Submissions for these categories should include:
a. An essay of up to 100 words describing the video's purpose and results to date.

b. The video itself, in the form of an attachment or a URL, which you must attach to your entry through our attachment/link uploading tool

c. Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your work - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development.

If you wish to submit your video offline, on DVD, for review by the judges, you must first submit your entry online. Then, print out a copy of your entry and mail it with one (1) copy of the DVD to: The Stevie Awards, 10560 Main Street, Suite 215, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Awards in all of these categories will be presented at the ABA's traditional awards banquet in New York on June 18. Learn more about the event here.

Which categories apply to your organization’s business related videos? 

Tags: video awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, video award, video competitions

2 Award-winning Videos That Brought XPLANE to "Gamestorming"

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Fri, Feb 04, 2011 @ 01:48 PM

Business-design consultancy XPLANE of Portland, Oregon received a Stevie Award for Best Motivational Video in the video awards categories of The 2010 American Business Awards.  The entry deadline for the 2011 ABAs is March 31.

In 2009, XPLANE produced a four-and-a-half-minute video, Did You Know? 4.0, which visually informs about how the new world of social media and the latest communication technologies have forever changed the world’s media landscape.  This award-winning web video has received over a million views since it was posted on YouTube, and still makes fascinating viewing more than a year later.

Dave GrayFounded in 1993 by Dave Gray, XPLANE has evolved from an information- design company into a global-communications and business-transformation consultancy. Now part of the Dachis Group, XPLANE drives results for leading corporations through what it terms Business Design Thinking.

In keeping with this, Gray—together with XPLANE consultant James Macanufo and Sunni Brown of Bright Spot Information Design—recently produced a business book, Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers, explaining how tangible artifacts such as sticky notes and index cards make group creative thinking more effective. A short video from the XPLANE creative team using these same tools to provide a sneak peek into why this book is so useful in today’s business world.  You can view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mrtu4MmthE.

Drawing largely from the visual thinking techniques that have made XPLANE famous, Gamestorming started out as a way to formalize a collection of visual thinking tools and grew into a handy playbook that anyone can use to think bigger, solve faster, and create more effectively. Gamestorming is a mindset: It fosters a new a way of thinking that is collaborative, fast-paced, and fun. 

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers is available now, and for more information, check out the Gamestorming blog at http://gogamestorm.com.

Tags: video awards, American business awards, stevie awards, XPLANE