7 Business and Industry Awards Programs You Should Mark on Your Calendar

PHILADELPHIA, PA--January 19, 2016--Awards season is in full swing for Hollywood and the movie industry and for business and industry. Today the Business Intelligence Group announced the full schedule for 2016 for its crowd-sourced business awards programs.

List of Business Awards and Deadlines for Nominations

  • Public Relations and Marketing Awards - February 12, 2016

  • Best Places to Work - April 8, 2016

  • Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing - June 3, 2016

  • SVP Awards - July 15, 2016

  • BIG Awards for Business - August 19, 2016

  • Sustainability Awards - October 7, 2016

  • BIG Innovation Awards (2017) - December 9, 2016

The year will kickoff with winners and finalists being named in mid-January for the 2016 BIG Innovation Awards. This program recognizes organizations that bring new, innovative ideas to life. Nominations for the 2017 program are due December 9, 2016.

Nominations for the 2016 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards are due on February 12, 2016. This annual program rewards PR departments and agencies across the globe and has been expanded to recognize Marketing departments and agencies as well in 2016.

The Business Intelligence Group also announced a new program called Best Places to Work where organizations can nominate themselves and have their own employees and former employees vote on how well they help employees accelerate their careers, knowledge and performance Nominations for this program are due April 8, 2016.

“Our business awards are really designed to reward companies and their employees that largely go unrecognized,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director for the Business Intelligence Group. “All too often society is focused on the glitz and glamour of celebrity, and the real leaders and change agents go unnoticed. We are working to change that upside-down dynamic.”

The annual Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing honors organizations, products and people that are helping to develop and execute in the cloud. Former winners include such well-known leaders as Adaptive Insights, CloudMine, Dell, Jive and Red Hat.  Nominations are due June 3, 2016, and winners will be announced in mid-July.

Another new program from the Business Intelligence Group is the SVP Awards.This program rewards the Suppliers, Vendors and Partners whose behind-the-scenes work helps other organizations and executives be successful with their own customers and communities. The SVP Awards will be voted on by the community of customers surrounding each nominee. To be considered, companies should submit their nominations no later than July 15, 2016.

“We were looking for a way to showcase the real MVPs behind the great business wins,” Fordyce said. “The SVP is really our way to make sure every company that is deserving of recognition, gets it.

In 2012, the first BIG Awards for Business program was held, and winners included pioneers like Domo, Marketo and AdSafe, now part of Integral Ad Science. The program in subsequent years has honored dozens of executives and organizations with a wide range of awards. Nominations for this year’s program are due no later than August 19, 2016.

“From the beginning we have known that we needed to enlist executives and other business leaders to judge, score and provide feedback to our nominees,” Fordyce said. “Simply put, we feel that more than anyone else, our judges have the real-world and practical skills to evaluate business performance.”

Finally, the company has also announced a new program to reward those organizations and executives who have made sustainability an integral part of their operations, products and people. The Sustainability Awards open in June and nominations will be due October 7, 2016.  

All deadlines can be added to Google Calendar and other programs from the company’s website at http://www.bintelligence.com/awards-deadlines/. The company also has produced a free ebook to help organizations learn why business awards are a valuable resource. “Winning Business Awards and Influencing Revenue” details how business awards are helping winners and non-winners alike motivate staff and customers.

About the Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded in 2012 with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike in other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge most programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.