Video Awards

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? 

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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.

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