|By Marketwired .||
|August 14, 2013 01:00 PM EDT||
FAIRFAX, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/13 -- Organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations have been announced as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 10th Annual International Business Awards, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program.
Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented at a gala event on Monday, 14 October at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
Winning 70 Gold Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing. South Korea came in second place with 43 Golds, while Turkey earned an impressive 21 Gold Stevies. The United Kingdom earned 19 Gold followed by host nation Spain with 12, Canada with 11, China with 10, Australia with eight, Singapore with six, and the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates with five each.
The top Gold Stevie winner this year is Jack Morton Worldwide (UK and the USA) with five. Accenture (USA), Maras Group (Australia), and Weber Shandwick (Hong Kong and the UK) are runners-up with four each. Winners of three Gold Stevies are Best Doctors, Inc. (USA), Burson-Marsteller (Australia and the UAE), Coca-Cola Turkey (Turkey), Finansbank A.S. (Turkey), Ignacio de las Cuevas S.A. (Spain), KW Digital (Sweden), LLORENTE & CUENCA (Spain), Nu Skin Enterprises (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Reading Room (Singapore), and RTR Rete Rinnovabile (Italy).
A complete list of all 2013 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,300 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 50 nations. All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can nominate in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company/organization awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more.
More than 100 professionals around the world participated in preliminary judging in May-July. Their average scores determined the entries that were eligible to be considered in final judging, which was performed earlier this month by the members of 10 specialized committees. In total, nearly 300 executives around the world participated in the judging process this year.
Next week the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards, five best-of-competition prizes, will be announced.
For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award trophy or International Business Awards logo, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3120.cfm. Other information and resources for press are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3121.cfm.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will open for entries next month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.