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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

Choosing The Best System To Manage Your Awards Program

The system you use to manage submissions and judging is instrumental to your awards program's success. After all, how easy it is for an entrant to apply, or how intuitive your judging is, can make or break a participant's experience. (Not to mention that of your awards staff!) As such, it's important to have the best solution to meet your program's needs.  Upgrading from a paper-based system...Read more

Best Practices for Writing the Perfect Call for Entry

Your call for entry is an important part of your awards program. The big portion of your planning is over and it's time to kick things into action! As the catalyst for the rest of your program, it's important that your call for entry packs a punch. You want to convey important information, but you also want to entice people to learn more and apply.  To ensure your call for entry is going to...Read more