How to use social media to build awareness for your awards program

How to use social media to build awareness for your awards program

You know you have an amazing awards program. But how can you let the world know, too? Because, the more entries you have, the greater the pool of entries you can assess or adjudicate and quality of winner(s) to select. So, how can you create awareness for your program that draws top submissions, judges, sponsors and results? 


Program growth starts with building awareness.


Award Force: Celebrating six years

Award Force: Celebrating six years

Woot! It’s our 6th birthday at Award Force and we’re all sitting around the proverbial Slack table, slapping high-fives and throwing out all our favourite party emojis from our desks around the globe.

But it’s also a time to be reflective. So what better way to celebrate six years of boot-strapped success than to look back and review what we’ve learned. In the spirit of our Kaizen-centred values and our quest for continuous improvement, we’re looking at how far we’ve come, and how far we still want to go.


Creating security for your awards program

Creating security for your awards program

Read the interview below with Award Force’s Technical Director Kirk Bushell to learn about how to add security to your program, and what Award Force is doing to ensure your program’s security and integrity. Want to learn more security for your application management system? Watch the Award Force Academy webinar.


Carl (Award Force Academy): We all know security is important and have an idea of what it is, but, if I'm being honest, it's kind of a big grey area for many of us. We hear things like data encryption, SSL, ISO, GDPR, PCI DSS, and a lot more; but what does it all mean?

Creating an entry form your judges will love

Creating an entry form your judges will love

How much do you consider your awards program judges when designing an award entry form?

Entry form design can be a tricky task, and it’s important to make the experience a pleasant one for both the entrants and the judges who will assess each entry.

Judges are often overlooked in this part of the awards program planning. But, if you want your judges to return year after year, it’s important to consider them from the very start.

9 Tips to make your awards program shine

9 Tips to make your awards program shine

Just like there’s more to winning an award than standing on a podium to rousing applause, there’s more to running an awards program than the actual award presentation.

Before that culminating special moment, there’s a complete lifecycle of events, from pre-awards planning and judge invitations to the entry period, judging, and announcing of the winners. As we like to say, there are more moving parts in an awards program than a bag of Lego.

5 Actionable tips to better integrate social media into your awards program

5 Actionable tips to better integrate social media into your awards program

Sometimes social media can feel like just another task on a long to-do list. But keep in mind that it’s a wonderful way to engage with your community, share your stories and provide recognition right alongside your awards or grant program.

Just how important is social media when it comes to marketing your recognition program? Very. Take these stats, for example:

How awards programs can recognise excellence in architecture

How awards programs can recognise excellence in architecture

Architecture is much more than a building on a plot of land. It reaches beyond the necessities of shelter to strive to become a work of art and a reflection of our zeitgeist. Recognition of good work helps evolve the industry and foster credibility for new players. It can also help inspire future generations to find their own voice and learn from the giants who came before them.