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

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The software, support and knowledge you need to transform your awards.

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Learn the ins and outs of the awards and recognition industry with our proven best practices.


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Awards Management Software all in one platform. Awards and recognition has never been easier.

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From the Blog

Love Our Academy? See How Customers are Building Their Own (and How You Can, Too!)

If you use OpenWater, you’re familiar with our Academy. It’s where you can go to find user guides, articles, frequently asked questions, and other resources that answer virtually any question you have about our platform. But, what about your program? After all, there are going to be multiple people in your organization that need to learn everything from configuring your competition to how to test...Read more

Feature Spotlight: Bulk Judge Assignment

Whether you have 50 or 5,000 entries in your program, judging assignment is a tedious, time-consuming process. The newest bulk judge assignment feature directly addresses these issues and fulfills two important roles you'll need if you're sorting entries by multiple classes and want to segment entries by more than just categories.   Why Create the Bulk Judge Assignment Feature? Although...Read more