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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: Program Wrap-Up and Goal-Setting

This year’s program has just ended and the next cycle is months away. This may not seem like the ideal time to begin thinking about next year’s program, but for wrap-up work and goal-setting tasks, it is. Wrap-up work means what it sounds like: analyzing the data you collected to determine ...

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Learning Series: Judging in Stages

Judging begins as soon as the call for entry ends. And, while this is true of any awards program, your judging process won’t look quite like any other program’s execution. However, there are some similarities your program might share with others, such as judging in stages. Most programs are...

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