Whether you are looking for industry specific accolades or you want to go toe-to-toe with the best businesses right now, there are International Awards to support a variety of sectors. Find the answers to your questions here:
Why should I enter International Awards rather than National Business Awards?
If your business spans multiple markets, competing against International brands recognised across the globe is a great way to demonstrate your prowess. Regional and National awards also have their place when it comes to building your awards portfolio and appeal to localised markets.
Don’t forget, even if your HQ is located in one country, you may still be eligible for awards in countries that you have a presence in – whether this is a regional office or you trade within that territory. Always check the terms and conditions of each award programme before you apply to save disappointment.
How much time does it take to enter awards?
Companies can underestimate the time and dedication required to write strong award entries. As the saying goes, if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.
Dependent on word counts, awards take on average four days to plan, gather evidence for and write. This is based on a word count of between 1,000 – 2,000 words however some awards can exceed 10,000 words. Therefore it is important to research the criteria far in advance of the deadline to ensure you give yourself enough time.
What language should I write my entry in?
Many International Awards including the International Business Awards (aka The Stevies) offer entry forms in multiple languages making them truly universal. For some awards you may need to enlist the help of translation services if the judging panel requires your entry in a specific language. We work with trusted translators and will ensure your story has global appeal.
Is there a minimum company size eligible for International Awards?
Each awards programme and category is different. International Awards tend to include categories for businesses from the full spectrum of company sizes and sectors. Never assume your company is too small to enter – awards celebrate excellence at all levels.
How do I know if my business has a good chance of success?
Deciding which awards to enter is the first step towards success. The judging criteria contains vital clues as to what the panel will be looking for from the winning business - be honest with yourself about your businesses strengths and weaknesses.
We offer an external perspective to evaluate your chance of success and will always provide our honest advice before working with a company. Pick up the phone for a free 30-minute consultation.
What are the most credible International Business Awards to enter?
With thousands of business awards open for entry across the globe, choosing the right awards for your business can seem daunting. To give you a helping hand, here is a flavour of some of the most prestigious International Awards out there:
- The International Business Awards (The Stevies)
- World Retail Awards
- European Business Awards
- Best in Biz Awards
To help you find credible awards within your sector and across the globe, we offer a bespoke Awards Calendar service, mapping out opportunities across the year to help you plan for success.
Request our Awards Brochure here or call us for free honest advice on 01603 219191