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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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Give us a call or schedule a demo to learn about our awards management software


Questions? Call us

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: Creating Winner Outcomes

Winner outcomes are just as important, if not important, than expanding your entrant pool. After all, how you structure your winners will affect the benefits of winning as well as how entrants perceive the value of winning. Naturally, winner outcomes follow the brand-focused and thought leader-...

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Learning Series: Sizing Up Entrants

In order to have any semblance of an awards program, you must first have entrants. But, does the number of entrants matter? What about the quality of the entries? And, if these do matter, where are you supposed to find additional, high-quality submissions each year?...

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