Grow your programs without the migraines
Application & Review Software to help you get better applicants, dazzle judges and grow your programs. Designed
for Awards, Abstracts, Scholarship, Grants and more..
All in one Powerful, Easy-to-Use Platform
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The OpenWater Platform. Powerful Alone. Better
Robust abstracts software that can power your conference management. Abstract collection, peer review,
session scheduling and mobile app integration — all made easy in OpenWater.
All-in-one awards management platform designed to streamline and simplify your entire awards program.
Forget manila folders. Ditch the spreadsheets. OpenWater Awards does it all.
Create the impact you want with streamlined grants applications, a user friendly reviewer portal, and
powerful features for program administrators.
Our all-in-one scholarship software manages the entire multi-step, multi-review process smoothly, moving
applicants to scholarship recipients.
Create a memorable fellowship website, promote your fellows and alumni, and control the entire process,
all in one system.
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The Power of OpenWater
Submissions seamlessly collected through OpenWater
Dollars saved by OpenWater Clients (build vs buy)
Average response time from our US customer support team
Organizations trust OpenWater to power their programs
Trusted by the Industry Leaders
Features purposely designed to make your life easier and remove friction from the review
Secure Portal Website
Content management for your program that’s flexible for marketers, powerful for
developers, and gives a secure experience.
Collect large files, set conditional logic, accept letters of recommendation —
all using our drag and drop form builder.
OpenWater makes judging fun and easy. Reviewers log in, see their assigned
submissions and submit their scores right in the system. Easy.
Everyone stays in the loop with our Email Wizard. Create mobile-optimized email
campaigns that look great — all by yourself.
Make smarter, data-backed decisions with powerful custom reporting and built-in
Connect OpenWater to system for a fast, reliable, sign-in process and
What our clients say
Based on stellar reviews on
Our team deals with over 80 different programs that are reviewed by 80 different
committees who each have 3-12 volunteers. OpenWater makes it easy for us to collect the information that needs
to be reviewed and enforce unique and diverse applicant requirements. This year, OpenWater has allowed our
team to process over 1,200 applications reviewed by around 320+ volunteers.
Delia Cruz N
Honors Nomination Coordinator
The American Physical Society
We use OpenWater not only for our awards programs, but also for grants, fellowships
and generally anything that requires an application or judging process. All of this in one central system that
integrates nicely with our association management system.
Reggie Henry, CAE
Chief Information & Engagement Officer
ASHA uses the OpenWater platform for awards programs, grant and scholarship
applications, mentoring enrollment, course registration, volunteer applications and leadership programs. The
flexibility of the OpenWater platform functionality is crucial to efficiently and successfully manage these
various types of programs, each with unique requirements.
Digital Product Manager
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
OpenWater is a company that treats you with a personal touch and we find that of
great value. We have enjoyed the relationship we have built with them and have come to rely on them for the
support that we need to continue to grow our program.
American Advertising Federation
The Awards and Prizes team at the Institution of Engineering and Technology
operates several awards, prizes and scholarship schemes, all with different entry and reporting requirements.
The flexibility and functionality of the platform has led to many improvements and efficiencies in how IET
awards are run. The support from the OpenWater team has been excellent.
Awards & Prizes Manager
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Applications are very intuitive and easy to build (even with layers of complexity
and if/then processes, and judging options are very customizable, reporting options are extensive and
detailed. I did not have any experience building an application and do not come from a technical background,
but I was able to build our application without issues due to the ease of using the program and the prompt and
helpful assistance of customer support.
Laura Beth Hooper
Operations and Development Specialist
Tons of Integrations
OpenWater has taken an integration first approach since the beginning. We integrate will
all major CRMs and Association Software. Have a system we haven’t integrated with yet? Let us know and we’ll add
content that needs to be evaluated by a formal review committee. Many softwares out there can handle the
submission aspect, but few can do the review well.