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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

How to Put Your Awards Program on Your Industry's Radar

The secret is out: awards programs are a valuable facet of organizations. They can generate revenue, engage members, and increase awareness. But, implementing an awards program and turning it into a can't-miss event are two different things. Often, new and small programs trying to spread awareness experience the biggest uphill battle. But luckily, they aren’t doomed to anonymity. With the right...Read more

Choosing the Best Applicant: Why Eligibility Criteria Matters So Much

Creating the perfect call for entry can be difficult. It takes time and effort to ensure it includes all the important information potential entrants will need. But, which part of your call for entry (CFE) will help interested parties figure out wether they should submit an entry? The answer is eligibility criteria. What is Eligibility Criteria? Eligibility criteria are a set of rules or...Read more