How Can You Learn the Secrets of Winning Awards?

How Can You Learn the Secrets of Winning Awards?

How Can You Learn the Secrets of Winning Awards?

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

GET EMPOWERED AND WIN THE BEST BUSINESS AWARDS FOR YOURSELF

Would you like to win business and personal awards that will raise your profile, grow your business, and create an outstanding company culture? If so, where do you start?

With so many awards out there, and (literally) thousands of individual categories to choose from – each wanting something slightly different, it can be a real challenge to write an award entry that ticks all the right boxes.

However, no matter which awards you decide to enter, there are a number of key principles that will ensure you are in the best position to win. We have drawn upon all of our collective awards expertise to put together the ‘Awards Accelerator‘ – the ultimate one-day training course that empowers you with all of the knowledge and skills to create award-winning entries and presentations.

Led by our founder, Donna O’Toole, this exclusive Zoom event provides access to all of the insights and inspiration you need to give you every chance of winning the world’s biggest and best awards.

 

 

Whether you are an entrepreneur ready to scale your business, or representing a large business in a global industry, you’ll benefit from all of this during the day:

  • Learn the technical secrets and methodologies we use to win the biggest and best awards in the world.
  • Get exclusive access to our unique award entry templates, case studies, examples and activities.
  • Plus… after the event you will have access to FREE expert feedback on the first award entry you write (usually worth £495 plus VAT).

Attendance is strictly limited and there are only FOUR more spots remaining for our next Awards Accelerator on Friday 5 November 2021, so don’t miss out. The cost per delegate is £495 plus VAT.

To discover more about the August Awards Accelerator and to secure your place, just click here.

 

FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of awards success, we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session, which takes place on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 1.00pm.

 

DISCOVER MORE

To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you’ll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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Seize your Opportunity to Win Awards

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By Donna O’Toole

CREATE A LASTING LEGACY THROUGH WINNING AWARDS… JUST LIKE EMMA

When 18-year-old Emma Raducanu won the US Open on Saturday evening, the British teenager catapulted herself from the realms of ‘promising tennis youngster’ to ‘global superstar’ within just a few days.

Here are some of the resulting impacts that her phenomenal success has generated:

  • She has risen from outside the world’s top 300 earlier this year to her present ranking of 23.
  • Her prize money alone for winning the US Open was $2.5million (£1.8million).
  • According to one sports expert, she has the potential to earn up to £100million from sponsorship deals and endorsements in the future.
  • She now has 1.8million followers on Instagram and her recent post following the US Open triumph has attracted 1.1million likes (and counting).
  • She received a personal written message of congratulations from The Queen.
  • Her win will inspire a new generation of tennis (and sporting) stars – both in the UK and beyond.

Emma Raducanu wins the US Open

Despite her tender years, Emma has already cemented herself into British sporting history – the first Grand Slam winner from these shores since 1977 – and established a legacy that will ensure her future is in very healthy shape.

This solitary (yet hugely significant) success clearly illustrates what is possible when you commit yourself to something and scoop the top prize.

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

If you want to raise your profile, increase brand awareness, grow turnover and attract a wealth of investment opportunities, you need to start your own awards journey. You might not believe you can actually win a certain award at this stage – just like Emma – however you will never know until you take that leap of faith and get going.

What have you actually got to lose?

The resulting benefits will give your business the springboard to move onto the next level within your industry. You can secure that pivotal project. You can recruit the best staff. You can enhance your reputation. You can create a lasting legacy.

It’s time to seize the moment and get started…

 

FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of awards success, we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session, which takes place on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 1.00pm.

 

DISCOVER MORE

To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you’ll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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Learn How to Deliver an Award-Winning Presentation

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By Donna O’Toole

Autumn is almost here, and it’s that time of the awards season when many of the awards finals are looming – that means you could be in the process of preparing your all-important presentation.

If you’ve made it through to the shortlisting stage – WELL DONE – you’ve already achieved a great deal by being recognised for all of the brilliant work that you and your business have accomplished.

Now, it’s your opportunity to shine in the spotlight as you deliver an award-winning presentation to the judging panel of experts. Typical lasting around 15 minutes, you’ll need to consider all of these vital components to give yourself the best chance of success:

  • How will I plan my presentation?
  • Which presentation tools will I use?
  • How will I select a presentation team?
  • Which winning content will I create and use?
  • How will I present with confidence?

How you come across during your presentation is extremely important. As speechmaker Carl W Buehner once said:
“They may forget what you SAID, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.”

So… how do you know where to start?

 

THE SECRET TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

When it comes to understanding what it takes to deliver the ultimate presentation and make the best possible impression to your audience, communications expert Dominic Colenso has a wealth of expertise from his time as both a professional actor and director. Today, Dominic is in demand as a speaker, trainer and coach – as well as being a bestselling author – and has co-founded In Flow Training.

Dominic Colenso

Donna O’Toole recently spoke with Dominic on her Winning Awards podcast to get an insight into the secret tools and techniques used by the world’s best actors in unlocking their own star performances on stage and screen.

Simply click here to listen to this podcast episode and discover some invaluable tips that could make all the difference when it’s time to deliver your winning presentation. It could be the most useful half-hour you’ve spent this week!


FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of awards success, we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session.


DISCOVER MORE

To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you’ll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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Awards Open in September 2021

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September 2021 - Awards Open

Awards Open in September 2021

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By Donna O’Toole

It’s September – autumn is on the horizon and the days are getting shorter – however why not banish those seasonal blues by starting to win awards! Here’s your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

AWARDS OPEN NOW

 

The Digiday Awards

The Digiday Awards recognise the companies, campaigns and creative modernising media and marketing. Over the years, these awards have honoured industry-leading work from Edelman, VICE, HP and many more.

Among the 21 categories available are ‘Best Creative‘ and ‘Best PR Campaign‘ plus a number of NEW categories for 2021 including ‘Best Strategy Pivot‘ and ‘Most Innovative Independent Agency‘.

Deadline: Friday 24 September 2021

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The Energy Innovation Awards

The Energy Innovation Awards celebrate the latest and greatest technologies that are helping to transform our energy future, and have become a highlight in the industry’s calendar – an unmissable opportunity for SMEs and high-growth innovative businesses to showcase their energy innovations and to promote their skills and technologies.

Amongst the 12 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Innovator of the Year‘, ‘Social Impact‘ and ‘Best Digital Innovation‘.

Deadline: Friday 24 September 2021

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The Learning Awards

Recognising innovation and achievement in workplace learning, the Learning Awards – which are free to enter – are highly regarded within this sector and have been running since 1996. Attracting entries from across the globe, with judging both in-person and via online conference, and live-streaming the ceremony to thousands of viewers, the Learning Awards is truly a global event.

A total of 20 categories can be entered this year, including ‘Innovation in Learning Award’‘Learning Technologies Award’ and ‘Learning Leader of the Year’, plus two NEW categories: ‘Learning Culture of the Year Award’ and ‘Learning Giveback Award’.

Deadline: Friday 24 September 2021

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The Women in Marketing Awards

Launched in 2010, the WiM Awards were established to recognise the economic, social influence and impact of women to millions. The awards have given recognition to inspirational women and male equality advocates across the globe, from some of the biggest brands – Google, HP, Unilever, Burberry,SAP and Live Nation to name but a few.

Amongst the 15 categories available are ‘Best Leader in Marketing‘, ‘The Customer Experience Award‘ and ‘The Industry Shaper Award‘.

Deadline: Thursday 30 September 2021

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The British Journalism Awards

Now in its 10th year, the British Journalism Awards celebrate the best public interest journalism produced for a UK audience, and are open to all publishers and journalists, whatever the medium: print, broadcast and online. The awards recognise great journalism which has a real impact.

Amongst the 27 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Technology Journalism‘, ‘Energy and Environment Journalism‘ and ‘Campaign of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 1 October 2021

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

To inspire you, we have curated lists of awards you could be winning in your industry or profession.

Click here to take a look, or get in touch if you would like us to choose the categories you are most likely to win and do all the work for you.

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What can winning awards actually do for me?

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Awards have the power to raise your profile, transform finances, rejuvenate staff, generate investment and attract the highest calibre employees. In short, the awards industry is potentially one of the ‘best-kept’ secrets you’re yet to discover.

As Walt Disney once advised: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” 


WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF AWARDS ON EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS AND THE COMMUNITY?

From employee engagement and retention, to raising morale and lifting entire communities, awards play an essential role in creating the ‘best place to work’.

Award nominations and wins can considerably improve staff motivation, satisfaction and development, as well as providing a boost to recruitment. Employees will speak more positively about their workplace, which could be a draw for experienced candidates. An award-winning business has a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting new clients, whilst also impacting the local community with added credibility, trust and purpose.


WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF WINNING AWARDS?

The British Quality Foundation discovered that businesses winning awards showed a 63% increase in annual turnover following their win.

Despite the potentially lucrative benefits of winning awards, many companies and individuals are hesitant to explore this industry, as they favour ‘traditional’ marketing methods (digital campaigns, social media ads, OOH, print, radio etc.) which can usually track and measure ROI quite easily. For this reason, pursuing awards can be seen as a risk – however, with our full-service clients winning 9/10 of all the awards they enter*, the chances of success with us are extremely high indeed.

* 2020 full-service = strategy, written entry and presentation


WHAT ARE THE OTHER BENEFITS OF WINNING AWARDS?

In addition to substantial increases in turnover and a sizeable impact on both employees and customers, winning awards galvanises your brand.

Businesses that are good enough to win awards, and that are pursuing excellence in the way they operate, typically outperform similar companies across the board – it is a recommended strategy. Awards can attract external investment, help to position you as a ‘one-to-watch’ in a particular domain, increase brand awareness and generate greater AVE media value from PR campaigns.

With so much to gain, it’s time to seize the moment, take action, and get in touch with our awards experts to let us get you the recognition that you deserve.


FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of awards success, we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session.


DISCOVER MORE

To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you’ll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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