When running an awards program, it’s vital that your audience trusts you, your team, your processes and - of course - the outcome. Without this trust, your program can fail to gain traction - or worse - be the subject of discussion and potential derision on social media.
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.
Grab your popcorn, clear your calendars! Awards Season is here and it’s time for some always entertaining red carpet fanfare. But, if you’re an awards event planner, it’s also the perfect time to reassess what makes an awards ceremony successful and what makes it a Twitter target for something gone wrong.
Life is busy, we know. With what feels like a million tasks to do every day and constant reminders from our productivity tools, it can be hard to keep up with it all.
But your awards, recognition or grants program shouldn’t feel that way, and Award Force is here to help.
We’ll help you cut down on the noise– all those extra tasks that need to be simplified and streamlined.
This cartoon by @officeguycartoons.com recently floated around the “office” at Award Force (Slack 😊). Since we are a company that develops software to help organisations recognise excellence in their field, the cartoon was both apt and thought-provoking.
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