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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

What in the world is 'The World of Awards' Conference?

Let me know if this sounds familiar:  You are at a social event and someone new asks you “what do you do?” (in DC this is a very common question!).  Your answer involving “I work in the awards industry” or “I manage my organization’s awards”, and the inevitable further explanation involving  “Yes, it’s kinda like the Oscars, only for plastics...and there are lots of categories!”...Read more

Award Software So Easy to Use It Wins You An Award

  Michelle DeMarco had been running the award programs for Pensions & Investments for years. But facing another year of using a hacked together system of Word Docs, Dropbox files, and mailed in packets, Michelle had finally had enough. “We were the king of ‘just make it work’ But the flood of entries that came into the program made it really tough on the staff. “We used to have someone...Read more