The entry period for the 7th annual German Stevie® Awards is in full swing. These awards for German-speaking Europe offer organizations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Belgium the opportunity to apply for global recognition of their recent achievements in a wide variety of categories.
Applicants through December 3, 2020 - the first of two entry deadlines - will pay lower Winners Fees for any of their successful entries.
New for the 2021 competition are COVID-19 Response categories, to recognize the contributions of organizations and individuals to keep us safe, healthy, informed, fed, and supplied during the pandemic.
For complete information on the awards visit www.StevieAwards.com/GSA.
Organizations of all sizes, public and private, for-profit and non-profit, and individuals from the business world, are invited to participate in the 7th annual German Stevie Awards.
Maggie Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards, says: “This year we invite all German, Austrian, Swiss, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Belgian businesses and innovators to submit nominations of their achievements and successes and to compete in this German-speaking business competition."
A variety of categories are open for German-language businesses. They include:
- Awards for companies and institutions,
- Management Awards,
- Entrepreneur Awards,
- Customer Service Awards,
- Human Resources Awards,
- IT Awards,
- Marketing Awards,
- Product Development Awards, and
- Public Relations Awards.
A large selection of categories of the German Stevie Awards also honor outstanding achievements in the field of company-related media and publications. Examples of this are the awards for live events , annual reports and publications , app developments , videos and websites.
New this year are categories for COVID-19 Response awards, in which individuals, organizations as well as campaigns in the the areas of marketing and public relations and products and services are recognized. “This year we would particularly like to honor those who have bravely worked to ensure that customers and employees remain healthy and informed. Many organizations and companies have been and are severely affected by the pandemic and we are pleased to honor all those who have heroically stood up for society, the continued existence of their organization and the health of their employees with the new category, "explains Maggie Gallagher.
The categories include:
- Medical Hero on the Frontline
- Medical Hero on the Backline
- Delivery Hero of the Year
- Education Hero of the Year
- Media Hero of the Year
- Most Exemplary Employer
- Most Innovative Work from Home Plan
- Most Innovative Redesign of the Workplace
- Best use of Social Media for COVID-19 Related Information
- Important Medical and Technical Innovations
Achievement Awards categories have been added for the first time this year. In these categories, various achievements are recognized and honored on behalf of the entire organization. Organizations can submit their achievement nominations in areas such as customer satisfaction achievement, human resources performance, science or technology achievements, and many more.
In response to the current situation caused by COVID-19, all services and projects that have been carried out since July 1, 2018 may be submitted. This is the first time that the Stevie Awards have extended the performance period to a two and a half year time frame. According to Maggie Gallagher, the extension of the service period is intended to support organizations that are acutely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
All companies and organizations can submit any number of nominations free of charge. Participants who submit their applications by the first deadline, December 3, 2020 will benefit from a discount of 25 euros on the winners' fees for each Stevie-winning nomination.
If you miss the deadline on December 3, you can submit nominations through January 20, 2021. Judging committees will then determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners.
On May 7, 2021, the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be honored at a festive award ceremony in Berlin.
The winners of the German Stevie Awards 2020 included Crowdconsultants 360 GmbH, public link communikcation & consulting, Truffls GmbH, Deutsche Telekom Services Europe SE, Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, Johannesbad Hotels Bad Füssing GmbH, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Sarah N. Will and Dennis M. Will Immobilien GbR and Wolters Kluwer Germany.
You can find an overview of all the winners of the German Stevie Awards 2020 at https://stevieawards.com/gsa/gewinner-der-german-stevie®-awards-2020.
The German Stevie Awards are part of the Stevie® Awards, which host the renowned International Business Awards® and receive more than 12,000 entries from over 70 countries in a total of eight competition programs each year.
Press photos of the Stevie Awards trophies and the German Stevie Awards logo can be found at https://stevieawards.com/gsa/photos-and-logos . We will be happy to provide you with additional press photos of previous winners etc.