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OpenWater is an awards software platform that automates and helps to grow  your awards and recognition programs.

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From the Blog

3 Lesser Known Benefits of Running an Awards Program

Awards programs. We know why they're important to entrants and winners. An award legitimizes their work by providing recognition from industry experts. And such recognition can help them further their professional pursuits. But why do organizations run these programs? To many it seems that, despite the publicity they provide, awards are just a big cost of time and money. However, awards programs...Read more

A Guide to Moving Your Awards Online [Infographic]

Managing an awards program can be as varied as the awards program itself. There are countless reasons why programs choose to run their awards the way they do. It could be the type or size of the program, budget constraints, or available staff time. One method that still prevails today is the paper method. With this system entries are received through the mail and sent out again to judges. Entries...Read more