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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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From the Blog

Learning Series: What FAQs Do I Need?

Your awards website is the central hub for your program. As such, it should be the place where you’re able to direct entrants when they have questions so that each entrant doesn’t contact you individually. So, why do so few awards programs include FAQs on their websites? For most, it’s because they’re unsure of which questions they should include. In this article, we’ll discuss: Why FAQs matter;...Read more

Feature Spotlight: Program Notes

There’s a lot of information to keep track of throughout your awards program. Before, you would have to do so in Google docs or, even in Word docs. However, this approach is unorganized and often means that you lose track of documents and the essential information they contain along the way. Now, there are program notes to keep you organized. What are Program Notes? Program notes are notes that...Read more