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Generating More Quality Entries With a Quality Awards Website

Shortcuts rarely cut it, and when it comes to your awards program, things are no different. While posting a page to your website or linking a PDF on a page seems simple enough, neither of these choices pack the same punch that a quality awards website does for your program. Why? Because instead of turning up the success of your program, doing this turns off potential submitters. An awards website...Read more

Four Ways to Showcase Your Awards Judges

When it comes to awards judging, prestige is everything. For many, selecting the right judges is not a first priority. However, taking the time to choose relevant judges is necessary for many reasons. Judges are an essential source of prestige for your program, and through proper showcasing, your entrants won’t be able to resist creating a submission. And, by taking advantage of the proper...Read more