So there you are, nominations for the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards all ready to upload, still 20 minutes to deadline. Sweet! You hit the button. NOTHING HAPPENS! The system has gone down. The backroom boys say 20 minutes for fastest fix. And you promised the boss the noms would be in. You've bitten off more than you can chew. Now you're going to have to eat your own words. Ewww. Laptops without sauce are taking deconstruction too far (Masterchef joke!). Even the ARN journalists don't eat them!
So this is the sixth reminder (there are more to come) to NOMINATE NOW!!! It will save you rushing to get your nominations in at the very end and perhaps missing out on nominating for an award that your business would be ideal for or even worse miss out on nominating all together.
So just click on this link - The nominations page - and do it.
Now in its ninth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence over the past year. To be hosted at a Celebration Dinner on Thursday, September 10, at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, the 2015 awards theme is Carnivale - parading the industry’s best.
To recap on Awards news so far: Companies and individuals have a chance to self-nominate across eight categories including: community; personal innovation; vendor; distributor; partner; telecommunications; homegrown innovators; and Cloud.
We’ve added a dedicated Cloud technology category, which recognises players focusing on Cloud-based technologies and services. There are three awards: Vendor, Partner, and Best Cloud Initiative, which is open to distributors, vendors and partners.
Another change comes in the Vendor category, with the addition of two new awards: Security Vendor and Networking Vendor. Both categories give vendors yet another opportunity to highlight and showcase their success stories in specially designed and highly focused awards.
Meanwhile, in our Personal Innovation category, we have added a new award, the Channel Manager, which is all about showing success in sales, profitability and partner recruitment objectives. Rounding out the Personal Innovation category are the Technical Excellence and Management Excellence awards.
Each category has four or five questions as part of the award criteria. With a varied mix of questions, you have a chance to put your best foot forward in answering the criteria, but please limit your responses to the 250 maximum word count set per question.
ARN strongly recommends companies only self-nominate to ensure the best chance of success with our 100-strong judging panel. Please note that you only need one nomination submission to be in the running for your chosen award (other nominations cannot be considered). Then simply enter your name, company name and email address and you’ll be in the running.
REMEMBER: Nominations close on Friday, June 26, 2015 so NOMINATE NOW.
Good luck and perhaps we’ll see you on the podium at the Celebration Dinner on September 10.