NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee was recognized with eleven different Stevie Awards in the 12th Annual International Business Awards, whose results were announced today.
The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada on October 23rd.
HelpMeSee was recognized with a Silver Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the nonprofit category. Other recognition included Gold Stevie Awards for a video on the HelpMeSee Reach mobile app and the Partners in Sight eNewsletter, Silver Stevie Awards for creative use of Instagram, video, and direct mail, and Bronze for Facebook feed, Twitter feed, the Giving Tuesday Campaign and 2014 Annual Report.
The campaign uses social media as a crucial tool to raise awareness about the health issue of cataract blindness in the developing world and the cost-effective solutions that have been developed. HelpMeSee technologies featured in the winning entries include the HelpMeSee Reach app for community screening, a high-fidelity surgical simulator for training specialists and a single-use surgical kit to improve the quality of care.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. In their comments on the entries, the judges highlighted HelpMeSee's "incredible use of technology to solve a common problem."
Past winners in the Stevie Awards series include SalesForce, Pencils of Promise, Dell and DHL.
HelpMeSee is a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness, the leading cause of blindness worldwide. HelpMeSee has developed a virtual reality MSICS surgical simulator to train cataract specialists as well as a pre-sterilized surgical kit to deliver safe care in remote areas. To date, the campaign has delivered over 200,000 surgeries to patients in India, Nepal, China, Peru, Vietnam, Togo, Sierra Leone and Madagascar.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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.
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