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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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Learning Series: The Art of the Call for Entry

You’re preparing to launch your awards program. While you’ve been successful in years prior, you know you need to continue attracting new entrants to increase your organization’s success and build prestige. If you’re in this position, it’s time you focus on your call for entry. The art of the call for entry is something many organizations don’t take the time to master. They view it as a simple...Read more