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BOLD Awards Public Voting is Now Open until January 25th at 11:59pm PST!

BOLD Awards public voting




We aim to showcase and celebrate top companies, projects and individuals that are powering breakthroughs around the world. We believe in the power of crowds, and the decentralization of decision-making and control. Here’s the opportunity for you to play a part in this year’s BOLD Awards III public voting, and use your votes to tell us who you believe should be called a Winner.

A round of public voting has started and runs until January 25. We received entries in 20 categories, from BOLDest AI and Fintech breakthroughs to Space Frontier and Young Achiever. This is your chance to select your favorite projects. Each project can be entered in up to three categories, and the system will accept up to 10 votes from each IP or email address. So you can support a selection of your favorite entries.

To place your votes, click on each category to see the submissions.

Our judges will then assess the top five entries in each category, as decided by the public votes.  They will use four key criteria.

Level of Impact: BOLD thinking and actions that add value to their business and the ecosystem in which they operate.

Scalability: Entries should demonstrate global potential and/or use in other applications or development opportunities.

Transparency: Enterprises or projects should operate in an authentic and open way to encourage trust and engagement.

H-Factor: a Human element. Entries that put people at the heart of their product/services.

You can vote for the entries you believe are the best match for these criteria, or use any other factors you want. They are your Votes, up to 10 per IP or email address, to support multiple entries.

After the round of public votes the leading entries will be assessed by an international panel of judges who each have expertise in one or more of the categories. The public vote is weighted 50% and the judges’ final vote is also 50%. You have a real say in who the winners are!

You can also request to attend the award ceremony, and join us in Venice, Italy, on April 22nd. The black-tie gala dinner event will be hosted by BOLD Awards co-organizer H-FARM, the leading digital educator and innovation hub, on their campus. It will be a unique opportunity for you to network with the BOLD Award winners from the 2nd and 3rd editions, judges, category sponsors, and the team from the co-organizers H-FARM and Crowdsourcing Week.

Vote now, and let your networks know that we’d like them to be involved and vote as well. Don’t forget to share who you voted for and include the hashtags #BOLDIII and #beBOLD.

Clive Reffell

Clive Reffell

Clive has worked with Crowdsourcing Week to source, create and publish content since May 2016. With knowledge and experience gained in a 30+ year marketing career based in London, UK, he helps SMEs and startups to run successful crowdfunding projects, and provides support across wider marketing issues.

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