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Awards Management Software

We help trade associations, professional societies, publishers, universities, and organizations automate, manage, and grow awards programs big and small.

OpenWater at a glance.

The software, support and knowledge you need to transform your awards.

Learn Awards

Learn the ins and outs of the awards and recognition industry with our proven best practices.


Our Software

Awards Management Software all in one platform. Awards and recognition has never been easier.

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Amazing Support

Succeed with the help of our onboarding and technical support.

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Want to learn more about OpenWater? Call us today, and we’ll get you on the phone with a real, live person. 202-765-0247


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From the Blog

Learning Series: Getting the Word Out About Your Call for Entry

There are an endless variety of ways to market your awards program, including the call for entry period. Your call for entries is amongst the most critical stages you can market, especially because it sets up the remainder of your program for success. And, while it’s true that you can market ...

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Learning Series: Entry Deadlines and Fees

Regardless of when you begin your call for entries or the countless incentives you offer to entrants, the result is always the same: you’ll receive the majority of entries in the final 3 days of the call for entry period. While you may feel (after many years of this happening) that this resul...

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