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


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OpenWater News: Recap of the 2016 World of Awards Conference

The World of Awards Conference is an event for new and experienced awards directors, administrators, and aficionados. Over the course of 3 days and 15 talks, it’s designed to cover three foundational topics in the world of awards development and management: The principles, standards, and accepted practices in the awards realm; Strategic planning and management for awards programs; and Innovative...Read more