How to Enter The Pause Awards in 7 min?
Yes, you can get your submission done within the same time it would take you to drink that excellent latte. So let’s see how you can save time and set yourself and your company up for success.
But first things first. You need to know a few basic rules of eligibility with Pause Awards.
Did you hear that this year’s Pause Awards has gone global? Now you can apply from every corner of the planet. You don’t have to be NFP, B-Corp, or a specific business type to apply for any award category. We are not exclusively awarding social good and impact companies; we just hope that you and your projects are making a conscious effort to address sustainability and the betterment of society in any way. If you are an innovative, clever and disruptive startup, scaleup or enterprise, we want to hear from you!
So now that you know that there are no rules around what type of company you are in, you can relax and start picking your fav categories to enter. However, we do have a few specific categories for entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, ideas for validation, exit/ IPO milestones, and a stack of sustainability categories. So pick one or as many categories that you and your company fit. Again, there is no limit to how many categories you can enter.
“Having LVLY be recognised in the Pause Fest Awards was such an honour. Positive impact is at the core of our business and to have that acknowledged outside of the LVLY team was proof to us that we’re on the right track.”
Entering the awards
We have also made it so much easier this year to fill out the form without signup into a software, so you can check out all questions and ponder.
Here is what we recommend you do:
- Pick an award category or categories that best fit you.
- Find the questions in the form and write your answers in a separate document.
- Write down all successes, resilience and positive impact you’ve achieved.
- Copy your answers into the Pause Awards online form.
- Hit submit and do it again for any other subsequent category entry.
It takes 30-60 minutes, on average, from writing an entry to actually hitting the submit button.
We advise you to write your entry down in Google Drive or your computer because you won’t be able to edit it after once you send it. Also, if you submit for more than one category, it will be much faster to alter the copy and copy-paste it in the form.
“I want to know how entrants have gracefully solved customer problems with technical solutions that scale. How have they applied deep thinking and meticulous product build to create something that feels easy, helpful and delightful?”
“Being recognised by the industry for the work you do gives this award so much meaning. It felt like a genuine thank you and big high five from your peers.”Dianna Somerville
Chair, Regional Development Australia Riverina (Super Connector Award 2019 Winner)
Want to convince the boss?
Some of you might already be the startup’s boss, but scaleups and enterprises might need to go through some senior approvals. The good news is that Pause Awards are not the most expensive. In fact, we are one of the most affordable award programs in the market. Our competitive prices allow everyone to enter, from small to big businesses.
- Apply from anywhere in the world.
- Challenge yourself – compete with the best in class.
- Support the tech industry initiative.
- Get awarded for your impact on the ecosystem.
- Build credibility with the Pause Fest stamp of approval.
- Tell your success story to the world.
- Invite to speak at Pause Fest events.
- Boost your brand by winning a designer trophy.
- Get featured in Pause Award comms for two years.
- Enter as many categories that fit you.
- Affordable entry prices.
“If you’re a growing, successful business, you’re already doing things well. We need more celebration and press for the folks who are deep in the mix, doing the good work and showing up. They need to be cheered on to keep bringing us all forward!”Andy Rosic
VP of Product, 5th Kind (Pause Awards 2021 Judge)