And so it was that the great gods that rule the rooms-with-a-view at ARN spoke (actually they do this quite a lot) and thus they determined that you who have yet to nominate for the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards be granted a reprieve (because let's face it you are mortal). Nominations will now close at 11.59pm on Wednesday, July 1, BUT make no mistake they WILL close then. There will be no further extensions. So those of you currently doing your best super-person impression don't get carried away. No amount of superpowers will save you if your nominations aren't in when Wednesday turns to Thursday next week.
To the many companies and individuals who have already nominated, thank you for doing so, and getting your entries in on time. We applaud your efforts!!! To those of you who are yet to nominate, this is the ninth reminder (there are more to come) to NOMINATE NOW!!!
Just click on this link - The nominations page - and do it.
And just to let you know the sheer volume of entries has been incredible and we are on track to set yet another record as the only ICT Industry Awards that matter climb to another level.
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 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 so NOMINATE NOW.
Good luck and perhaps we’ll see you on the podium at the Celebration Dinner on September 10.