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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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

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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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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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