"Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye."
-- Merritt Wever, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy, 2013
Short and sweet: two words that rarely describe award winning speeches, especially when it comes to music, television, and film award shows.
Can you blame the winners? Of course not. They’ve worked for years to hone their professional skills. Earning peer recognition is often the pinnacle of their career that -- not coincidentally -- usually marks a significant uptick in earning capacity, too. Whether the winners “thank the little people” or use the stage to highlight a political issue, most of these artists love their moment in the spotlight.
Those of us in other industries have our own version of annual glitz and glamour, too. Whether you’re accepting the statuette for Best New Salesperson or extolling your family’s support as you clutch the Environmental Leadership Award plaque, all of us enjoy the special recognition that only comes when our peers vote for us.
So, how does an organization host a vote to determine these winners? And where do they buy the statues?
Well, we can’t say for sure where the statues and plaques are made (probably some online tchotchke shop), but we can say with certainty that many organizations use eBallot to host their nominations and elections.
Numerous organizations -- large and small, famous and not-yet-famous -- use eBallot because we have everything from do-it-yourself options to custom solutions. Our platform is trusted and scalable. We offer ballots that include everything from first round nominations to concluding round finalists.
Our software ensures that votes are fair and secure, too. Here’s how it works.
The biggest challenge should be catering to those who will attend your award show gala, not running a voting event. (Chicken or fish? We can’t cook it up for you, but, you can add that to your election ballot and let your people decide.).
Try eBallot for yourself here.