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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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Last year, we launched our premium theme to make it easier to build an impressive, professional awards website. Now, we’ve launched our newest iteration of the premium theme engine, complete with widgets so you can build good-looking websites without the HTML coding hassles. Here’s a small taste of our new widget system demonstrating how you can build and edit judge profiles: If you think that...Read more

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Wh This week we’re reading... BizBash 8 Ways Brands Are Using Virtual Reality at Events Having new, innovative technology at your event is a simple way to engage guests and build an unforgettable experience for entrants and others. Learn 8 simple ways brands have begun to incorporate virtual reality into their events to make your next gala one that won’t soon be forgotten. Click here to read...Read more