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How to Win an Award: Tips and Tricks

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Have you ever wondered how to win an award and be recognized for your hard work and accomplishments? Winning an award is more than just receiving a trophy or certificate. It is a validation of your hard work, skills, accomplishments, and good-deeds. It shows that your efforts have been acknowledged and appreciated. Being publicly recognized can even help inspire others to work harder and do more.

So, what's the secret sauce to winning awards? Here are some tips and tricks:

1. Choose the right award. Before you dive into the awards world, do your research and find the award that aligns with your aspirations and expertise.

2. Tell a compelling story. Use your submission to create a narrative that highlights challenges overcome and the impact of your efforts. Use captivating language that deeply informs or inspires. Make it engaging and memorable.

3. Showcase innovation and uniqueness. Awards often seek out game-changers. Whether it's a creative approach or a unique solution, emphasize what sets you apart from the competition.

4. Polish your submission. When it comes to award submissions, presentation is key. Follow the award’s guidelines. Ensure your words form coherent thoughts. Proofread for grammar, punctuation, word choice, and tone. Make certain your submission reflects your best work.

Now, here’s where you can put into action those tips and tricks. I’m excited to announce ACCOLADE Celebrations’ newest initiative, the Ovations Award, to showcase and celebrate everyday people who have helped to improve the well-being of the homeless by way of Acts of Kindness. Starting on Monday, September 4, 2023, and on a monthly basis, nominations for an Ovations Award can be submitted for an individual, team, or organization. Read more about the award and sumit a nomination by clicking here: Ovations Award. Each month’s award winner will receive a certificate of appreciation; an ACCOLADE Celebrations Ovations medallion; and recognition at the Acts of Kindness Awards Gala.

Good luck with becoming an award-winning superstar! May your hard work and dedication be recognized, celebrated and an inspiration to others.

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