FAIRFAX, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/12 -- The Stevie® Awards today issued the call for entries for The Ninth Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, which last year attracted nominations from more than 50 nations and territories.
All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The early-bird entry deadline, offering discounted entry fees, is 11 April. The final entry deadline is 16 May. Late entries will be accepted through 27 June, and results will be announced in late July. Entry details are available at www.stevieawards.com/iba.
New in 2012, Stevie Awards will be conferred at three levels of distinction: gold, silver and bronze. Previously, only overall category winners have received Gold Stevie Awards. The Stevie Award trophy, made by the company that makes the Oscar and other major international awards, is one of the world's most coveted prizes. Stevie Award winners will be selected by an international judging panel of more than 200 executives.
The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:
•Management Awards •Company of the Year Awards •Customer Service Awards •Human Resources Awards •Information Technology Awards •Marketing Awards •New Product Awards •Public Relations Awards •Web Site Awards, Smartphone and Tablet App, and other media awards
For a full list of categories visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/171_695_3021.cfm.
The 2012 International Business Awards will include the Second Annual People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, in which the general public worldwide will vote for their favorite companies. Each company honored with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award in The International Business Awards' company of the year categories will automatically be included in people's choice voting. Voting will open in late July and winners will be announced at the Seoul, South Korea awards ceremony on 15 October.
2012 Stevie Award winners will be celebrated at the 9th annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Honorees included American Express, Bombardier, Inc., Etisalat, Everything Everywhere, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Siemens AG, TATA Motors, Tesco Poland, Toyota Motor Corporation, Turk Telekom, and Unilever N.V., among others. 2011 results are summarized at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/408_2219_21081.cfm.
The entry kit for The 2012 International Business Awards is available at www.stevieawards.com/iba.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.
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