Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO YOU BUILD AN AWARD PLAN?
There are hundreds of awards out there. Each with its own set of considerations. Different categories, regions, eligibility requirements, levels of authority, submission costs, chances of winning, and the list goes on. For an effective plan, marketers should ensure the award programs align with their goals, solution, market, audience, compelling events, budgets, etc. Whether your goals are "I just want a cool award section on my website" or "a monthly press release of our successes", you can use Security Awards Guru's experts to build a cyber brand and marketing plan that will fit your needs.
WHAT ARE MY CHANCES TO WIN CYBER SECURITY AWARDS?
Your odds depend on the award you apply to. Some are pay-to-win where your odds are 100%. Some are based on judge evaluations, there your chances are based on your application, your achievements (e.g. revenue & growth, media mentions, past awards), and sometimes on who you know.
WHY IS THERE A MINIMUM 6 MONTHS COMMITMENT ON ALL OF YOUR PLANS?
We believe that brand recognition should be planned ahead. To provide long-term value, we create an award plan for 6 months, during which you benefit from ongoing services such as alerts of newly-available awards, submission reminders, support, and application services. At the end of the 6 months period, upon renewal, you receive a brand new plan for the upcoming period.
HOW DO I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?
Our experts spend a lot of resources to create customized plans and therefore we cannot provide refunds for the 6-month commitment. To cancel your plan from auto-renewals, simply fill in a request here. To avoid unwanted billing, make sure to complete the request any time before the auto-renewal date, which will occur 6 months after you subscribe to the service.
WHY ARE THE AWARD PLANS SEMI-YEARLY AND NOT YEARLY?
Some award organizers take longer than others to update agendas, categories, submission criteria and fees, etc. Six months ahead of the award ceremony is usually enough time in advance to receive the needed information to create a 'best-of-awards' plan.
WHICH CYBER SECURITY AWARDS SHOULD I APPLY TO?
Applying to awards takes time, effort, and money so companies, and especially startups, need to choose wisely which awards are worth their resources. To do that, take into account award authority, prestige, costs, dates, winning chances, and so on. Security Awards Guru analyzes your needs across a massive and up-to-date awards database to build a plan that is balanced and effective. To get started, you can use the list of cyber security awards that we created.
WHEN SECURITY AWARDS GURU WRITES MY APPLICATION, WHO SUBMITS THE NOMINATION?
When we write an application for an award, we take care of the heavy lifting which is writing a compelling and eye-catching application. The execution and commercial aspect of the process is done by the client. This includes payments, filling in billing information, and so on. In some award programs, Security Awards Guru may propose to simplify the process for the customer and submit the award on its behalf, but it will always be discussed beforehand.
HOW DOES UPDATES OF NEW OR POP-UP AWARDS WORK?
In some subscription plans, customers benefit from updates regarding awards that became available after the customer had received an Award Plan from us. When we identify a newly-available award that fits our customer's profile, the customer receives a real-time notification as well as complete details about the award opportunity. These updates also include information regarding deadline changes, eligibility criteria changes, ceremony updates, and so on.
If you haven't found an answer to one or more of your questions, reach out to us for more information.