Entry Deadline Extension Announced for Middle East Stevie® Awards

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Newest Stevie Awards program recognizing innovation in 17 countries in Middle East and North Africa is now accepting entries through January 22


By popular demand, the Stevie Awards have announced a general entry deadline extension for its new Middle East Stevie Awards sponsored by RAK Chamber, UAE. The original final entry deadline was December 4. Entries will now be accepted through January 22.

All organizations operating in 17 nations in the Middle East and North Africa are eligible to submit nominations to the 2020 Middle East Stevie Awards. The awards will recognize innovative achievements since July 1, 2018. Complete information about the awards process is available at https://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

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Nominations will be accepted and judged in Arabic and English from organizations of all types—large and small, for-profit and non-profit, publicly-held and privately-held—in more than 200 categories. Organizations may submit as many nominations as they’d like in these categories, at no cost. Categories are available across the following groups:

Judging for the competition will be conducted by professionals around the world who will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category. Those winners will be announced the week of February 19. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners will be honored, and Grand Stevie Award winners announced, at a gala awards banquet at the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, March 21.

Instead of charging an entry fee for each nomination submitted, as many awards programs do, the competition will impose a winner’s fee on each Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie-winning nomination. Payment of the winner’s fee will unlock the many benefits of being a Stevie winner, including the right to publicly claim the recognition, a Stevie Award trophy, the right to use the winner’s seal, and more.

Hundreds of organizations across the MENA region have been recognized in Stevie Awards programs over the years, including ASDA'A BCW in United Arab Emirates, CarrefourSA in Turkey, DHL Express in Qatar, Gulf Bank in Kuwait, and Ooredoo in Oman, among many other prominent winners.

“With the Middle East Stevie Awards, we are able to recognize the innovation of many more organizations and executives in the MENA region,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This will mean that many more organizations around the MENA region will be able to benefit from the brand-building and employee-recognition benefits of winning the world’s premier business award, the Stevie Award.”

About the RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry
RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) is the second chamber of commerce commissioned in the United Arab Emirates incorporated on 22 October 1967, RAK Chamber adopts the spirit of innovation and creativity, strong leadership and initiative to support and develop business sectors to achieve excellence and become pioneers, focusing on clients, investors and business by meeting their needs and offering them added value. The chamber is keen to create and develop a system of sustainable enterprise relations, and it also works to provide a business environment and practices that enhance the culture of group work by working in a spirit of a unified team – along with responding to internal and external changes by providing information, data, procedures and laws for all concerned categories. This is in order to achieve transparency and credibility and to create a business-motivating environment so as to promote the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as an economic hub in the United Arab Emirates.

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Call for Entries Issued for the First Annual Middle East Stevie Awards

Posted by Daniel Ferguson on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

RAK Chamber-sponsored Program to Recognize Innovation in the Workplace in 17 MENA Nations

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The Stevie Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has opened entries for the 2020 (first annual) Middle East Stevie Awards, the first business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®, which receive more than 12,000 nominations each year between all Stevie Awards programs.

MESA_Facebook-1The Middle East Stevie Awards are open to all organizations in 17 nations in the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

All individuals and organizations — public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small — may submit any number of nominations to any number of the categories, free of charge. Complete nomination details are available at http://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

Nominations that are awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award by the jury will be assessed a winners fee, the payment will unlock a number of benefits for the winner, including the right to claim the win, a Stevie Awards trophy, the right to use winners’ marks in promotions, and the right to receive the trophy on stage during a gala awards event in Ras Al Khaimah.

Nominations may be submitted online through two entry deadlines: November 6 and December 4, 2019. Any winners’ fees that might be payable for nominations submitted through the November 6 deadline will be discounted by $30.

Judging for the competition will be conducted by more than 100 professionals around the world. Those interested in participating on a jury may apply at http://MENA.StevieAwards.com. Stevie Awards competitions are esteemed for the rigor of their judging process and the experience and diversity of the jurors. More than 1,000 professionals around the world participate on Stevie Awards juries each year.

Winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards in the competition will be announced on January 8, 2020 and celebrated during a gala event in RAK on February 8, 2020.

The Stevie Awards trophies, designed by the company that makes the Oscar and other major international awards, are among the world's most coveted prizes.

Nominations will be accepted and judged in Arabic and English, in more than 100 categories across the following category groups:

  • Web Site, App, Annual Report & Other Publications, & Live Event Awards Categories
  • Management Awards Categories
  • Company / Organization Awards Categories
  • Corporate Communications & Public Relations Awards Categories
  • Customer Service Awards Categories
  • Human Resources Awards Categories
  • Marketing Awards Categories
  • New Product & Product Management Awards Categories
  • Technology Awards Categories

Interested in receiving a 2020 Middle East Stevie Award?

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Topics: Middle East, Middle East Stevie Awards