FAQ

Questions grouped by topic and ordered by most frequently asked

General Questions

1. How do I know I will get Awarded?

We have built relationships with a network of well-established award associations over the years. These associations periodically release award spots which we can help you secure. If for any reason your business is not awarded within 7 days of payment, you will receive a prompt and courteous refund.

Who will be giving me an Award?

We have a network of well-established award associations that periodically release award spots. We will contact the most suitable association with the information you provide to secure your award.

What will I be awarded for?

We will undertake a holistic view of your business and find the most appropriate award category. Examples include “Small Business Award”, “Most innovative Business Award”, “Community Engagement Award” and more. We may also grant specific awards such as “Best Skincare Product, “Best marketing agency” and more, subject to suitability. We may also grant specific awards such as “Best Skincare Product, “Best marketing agency” and more, subject to suitability.

Can I nominate myself for specific award categories?

While we cannot guarantee specific awards, we will do our best to meet your needs. If you would like to be considered for a specific award category, please mention it in the information form.

How long does the award process take?

The official grant and publication of your award will take less than 7 business days. Please allow for up to 14 business days to receive your award certificate (or more depending on shipping delays)

What do the awards look like?

As awards granted are dependent on the organisation and type of award, we can’t confirm what the award will look like.

How will I be billed?

You can pay via credit card or Paypal on the checkout page. Credit card information is verified and secured by Stripe.

How is my payment info secured?

For Paypal, you are directed to the PayPal website so payment information doesn't go through us at all. For credit cards, we use Stripe as the payment processor. Stripe is well-regarded in the payment process industry and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available. Stripe and Brand Featured forces HTTPS to ensure your payment data is transmitted safely. HTTPS encrypts your information and verifies the integrity of traffic between your browser and the destination server. We do not store your payment information on our servers. All information is sent to Stripe, which is then encrypted on disk with AES-256. Brand Featured is given a unique identification key which is how we reference your payment information when requesting charges with Stripe. More information on Stripe's security practices can be found on their website. Third-party information on Stripe can be found on its Wikipedia page.

Can I put "award-winning" on my website / book / business card?

Yes, once you have been officially awarded you can put it anywhere you like - on your website, book or business card. You can even tattoo it on your arm.

Are there any businesses that are not accepted?

We cannot award businesses that deal with offensive, objectionable, or illegal subject matter. Guns, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, legal cases, loans, multi-level marketing, dating sites, 3rd party companies, and more. Please read this non-inclusive list of banned business subject matters:

- No ICOs/Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency
- No Shares/Forex trading (educative courses ok)
- No Dating Services
- No Healthcare/Supplement products
- No Adult Entertainment
- No Sexual reproductive health
- No Guns / Weapons
- No Alcohol
- No Illicit Drugs, Marijuana, or CBD (including Cannabis or Legal CBD)
- No Tobacco / Vaping
- No Cosmetic procedures and body modification (i.e. Plastic Surgery)
- No Money-making scams / MLM
- No Online gambling
- No Loans, cash advances, nor any lending
- No Credit repair / debt settlement / debt management / credit health
- No Legal cases / litigation
- No Articles containing illegal or unethical behavior on the part of another party, such as kidnapping, torture, etc
- No Buying likes followers and views for social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram etc
- No Phone unlock / phone jailbreaking content
- No Websites flagged as potential malware threats
Awardify Now holds sole discretion as to what your business subject matter is. If your business is found to fall under one of the above categories, we are unable to award your business and will promptly return any monies paid to us by you. Please contact us if you feel like you have been wrongfully classified.

Questions About Being Awarded

How do I know I will get Awarded?

We have built relationships with a network of well-established award associations over the years. These associations periodically release award spots which we can help you secure. If for any reason your business is not awarded within 7 days of payment, you will receive a prompt and courteous refund.

Who will be giving me an Award?

We have a network of well-established award associations that periodically release award spots. We will contact the most suitable association with the information you provide to secure your award.

What will I be awarded for?

We will undertake a holistic view of your business and find the most appropriate award category. Examples include “Small Business Award”, “Most innovative Business Award”, “Community Engagement Award” and more. We may also grant specific awards such as “Best Skincare Product, “Best marketing agency” and more, subject to suitability. We may also grant specific awards such as “Best Skincare Product, “Best marketing agency” and more, subject to suitability.

How long does the award process take?

The official grant and publication of your award will take less than 7 business days. Please allow for up to 14 business days to receive your award certificate (or more depending on shipping delays)

What do the awards look like?

As awards granted are dependent on the organisation and type of award, we can’t confirm what the award will look like.

Where will my business name be published on an award association’s website?

Your business name will be published to the award-association’s website and newsletter (if available). Where your business name is published depends on the award association’s website, which is different for each association. Typically, an award association has a webpage dedicated to listing award-winners. Your business name will be found there once you are officially awarded.

How does the published 250 word article work?

We will write a 250 word article about your business and submit it to the award association for publication on their website (typically in the news section). We may ask you to give us additional information in order to complete this. Your name and business website will be published at the end of the article (If you do not wish for this to happen, please let us know). This process may take up to 7 days after your business is officially awarded. Alternatively, you may submit a 250 word article to us which we will forward to the award association. Due to strict article requirements and guidelines, we may need to make certain changes and adjustments in order for your article to be accepted. We will let you know if doing so is necessary.

What do the awards look like?

As awards granted are dependent on the organisation and type of award, we can’t confirm what the award will look like.

Please see below sample for what an award may look like:
Awardifynow Award Sample

Where will my business name be published on an award association’s website?

Your business name will be published to the award-association’s website and newsletter (if available). Where your business name is published depends on the award association’s website, which is different for each association. Typically, an award association has a webpage dedicated to listing award-winners. Your business name will be found there once you are officially awarded.

How does the published 250 word article work?

We will write a 250 word article about your business and submit it to the award association for publication on their website (typically in the news section). We may ask you to give us additional information in order to complete this. Your name and business website will be published at the end of the article (If you do not wish for this to happen, please let us know). This process may take up to 7 days after your business is officially awarded. Alternatively, you may submit a 250 word article to us which we will forward to the award association. Due to strict article requirements and guidelines, we may need to make certain changes and adjustments in order for your article to be accepted. We will let you know if doing so is necessary.