The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2021 (second annual) Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://MENA.StevieAwards.com.
The Middle East Stevie & North Africa Awards are the region’s only awards to recognize innovation in all its forms through the workplace. The awards are open to all organizations in 17 nations in the MENA region: 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.
There are no entry fees in this awards program. Organizations may submit as many nominations as they’d like, without cost. Instead, those named as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners can choose to accept their Stevie Award and pay a “winners fee” for each successful nomination.
Nominations may be submitted online through two entry deadlines: November 4, 2020 and January 20, 2021. Winners fees payable will be lower for nominations submitted through the first deadline.
Winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards in the competition will be announced on February 18, 2021, and celebrated during a gala event in RAK at the Waldorf Astoria on March 27.
There are two new category groups for 2021. The COVID-19 Response categories recognize the contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that have worked valiantly over the past months to keep us safe, healthy, employed, and informed. The Achievement categories recognize singular innovative achievements in areas such as customer satisfaction, growth, international expansion, and more.
Nominations citing innovative achievements will be accepted and judged in both Arabic and English, in more than 100 categories across the following category groups:
- Apps & Websites,
- Annual Reports & Other Publications,
- Corporate Communications & Public Relations,
- COVID-19 Response,
- Customer Service,
- Human Resources,
- Live Events,
- New Products & Services,
- Technology, and more.
Winners of the 2020 edition of the awards included Al Dhafra Region Municipality, BEKO, Birevim, Boehringer Ingelheim, Çelebi Aviation Holding, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola Içecek, DHL Express, Dubai Health Authority, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC, RAK Transport Authority, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and many more.
The 2021 competition will be judged by more than 150 professionals around the world.
Interested in entering the 2021 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards?