2014 Corporate Humor Award Winners Announced!

humorawardslogoThe winners of the first ever Corporate Humor Awards have been announced. Congratulations to the Winners!

Below is a summary of the winners; to see a list of all of the winners (along with the other finalists), check out: 2014 Corporate Humor Award Winners.

Organizational Corporate Humor Awards

Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program: Netflix
Learned Me Good Award for Best Training Event: Kiewit
A Site to See Award for Best Website: Woot.com
Money Isn’t Everything Award  for Best Perk: Double Encore
Better Recognize Award for Best Recognition Program: Hilcorp Energy
The Most Humorous Company Award for Best Corporate Culture: DPR Construction

Individual Corporate Humor Awards

Always Mark as Read Award for Best Email: Mandi Runkles
Let the Man/Woman Speak Award for Best Presentation: Gavin McMahon
Hollywood Bound Award for Best Video: Tripp and Tyler
Gather Around and Listen Award for Best Story: A Greenster
And We’re Still Friends Award for Best Prank: Greg Benson
The Most Humorous Individual Award for Best Humorist: Kathy Keaton

Custom Humor Awards

Best Re-Allocation of Room Designations: Beth Slazak
Best Surreptitious Selfies at Others Non Expense: Danette Pawlowski

To see each of the winners plus why they were selected, check out the Winners Posts.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted, be sure to come back and nominate again in April 2015!

2014 Corporate Humor Award Finalists Announced!

The 2014 Award Finalists have been announced! Check out the finalists page for the summary recap, or see the full entries for each of the finalists.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted, and congratulations to the finalists!

Help Spread the Word!

You can help spread the word about the 2014 Corporate Humor Awards.

Here are some messages you can share:

Twitter: Nominate an awesome person for a 2014 Corporate Humor Award, presented by @HumorThatWorks : http://htww.co/nominate

Facebook: Nominations are now open for first annual Corporate Humor Awards! Nominate an individual or organization that’s helped bring humor to the workplace @ http://www.thehumorawards.com.

LinkedIn: Nominations are now open for first annual Corporate Humor Awards! Nominate an individual or organization that’s helped bring humor to the workplace @ http://www.thehumorawards.com.

Email: Hey Awesome Person–I just learned about the inaugural Corporate Humor Awards. Nominations are still open and you should totally nominate yourself (or someone else) for the awesome work that you do. Check it out at http://www.thehumorawards.com.

Blog Post: To my awesome readers: I just learned about the inaugural Corporate Humor Awards. Nominations are still open and you should totally nominate yourself (or someone else) for the awesome work that you do. Check it out at http://www.thehumorawards.com.

Telephone Call: Hey man, what’s up? I just wanted to let you know about the Corporate Humor Awards. They’re taking nominations for people who have been adding humor to the workplace. You should definitely check it out. Just go to “h-t-t-p-colon-slash-slash-w-w-w-dot-the-humor-awards-dot.com.”

Or if you want us to write a guest post, do an interview, or call a friend for you, contact us!

2014 Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for the 2014 Corporate Humor Awards are now open.

Just head to the Nomination page to start submitting your nominations for categories like:

  • Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program.
  • A Site to See Award for Best Website.
  • Always Mark as Read Award for Best Email.
  • And We’re Still Friends Award for Best Prank.
  • And more…

Submissions will accepted until Friday, April 18th at 8:59pm EDT.

So what are you waiting for? Nominate someone today.

2013 Corporate Humor Award Winners Announced!

humorawardslogoThe winners of the first ever Corporate Humor Awards have been announced. Congratulations to the Winners!

Below is a summary of the winners; to see a list of all of the winners (along with the other finalists), check out: 2013 Corporate Humor Award Winners.

Organizational Corporate Humor Awards

Humorous Beginnings Award for Best Onboarding Program: Intel
Learned Me Good Award for Best Training Event: Miami’s Children Hospital
A Site to See Award for Best Website: MailChimp
Money Isn’t Everything Award  for Best Perk: Weebly
Better Recognize Award for Best Recognition Program: FedEx
The Most Humorous Company Award for Best Corporate Culture: PhotoBiz

Individual Corporate Humor Awards

Always Mark as Read Award for Best Email: Wendii Lord
Let the Man/Woman Speak Award for Best Presentation: Amy Cuddy
Hollywood Bound Award for Best Video: Kramer Enterprises
Gather Around and Listen Award for Best Story: Daniel Stover
And We’re Still Friends Award for Best Prank: Lisa Warsinke
The Most Humorous Individual Award for Best Humorist: Carol Spurgeon

Custom Humor Awards

Modern Family Award: PhotoBiz
Laughing at Ourselves Award: Washington DC Comedy Writing Group
International Achievement Award: The Humor Project, Inc.
Comedy = Truth + Pain Award: Wayne Manigo & Mandy Dalton
Fake Job Title / Straight Face Award: Beth Slazak
Legacy of Laughter Award: Joel Goodman

To see each of the winners plus why they were selected, check out the Winners Posts.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted, be sure to come back and nominate again in April 2014!

2013 Corporate Humor Award Finalists Announced!

The 2013 Award Finalists have been announced! Check out the finalists page for the summary recap, or see the full entries for each of the finalists.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted, and congratulations to the finalists!

Nominations Are Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who nominated an organization or individual Corporate Humor Awards! Finalists will be selected next week with winners announced the week of April 29th.

Be sure to check back to see who won, but in the meantime, be happy your day isn’t like this:

Nomination Deadline Extended!

Nominations are rolling in but to give people a little more time to craft their submission, we’re extending the deadline to Friday, April 19th at 8:59pm EDT.

So, if you’re thinking about nominating someone, you have a little more time BUT you might as well also just do it now:

Submit Your Corporate Humor Award Nomination!

Corporate Humor Awards Press Release

Here is the Press Release for the 2013 Corporate Humor Awards (available as PDF).

CORPORATE HUMOR AWARDS LOOK TO CELEBRATE HUMOR IN THE WORKPLACE

Nominations Open for Individuals and Organizations Using Humor at Work

The 2013 Corporate Humor Awards, touted as the Oscars of humor in the workplace, are now taking nominations for individuals and organizations who leverage humor in the workplace.

The awards, divided into organization and individual categories, aren’t the staid corporate recognition you may be accustomed to. Participants can nominate companies for awards such as the Money Isn’t Everything Award for Best Workplace Perk and individuals for awards such as the And We’re Still Friends Award for Best Office Prank.

There are also custom awards, where nominators can create their own award names and select the winners. One example custom award given is “The Ties Everything Back to Milkshakes Award to Andrew Tarvin for unsurpassed devotion to relating business matters to milkshakes.”

The Awards, presented by Humor That Works, are spearheaded by Tarvin, Humor Engineer and CEO of Humor That Works, and are designed to increase awareness about the value of humor in the workplace.

“Study after study shows the benefits of humor in the workplace, but 65% of employees are still uncomfortable using it,” says Tarvin. “Our goal with the Awards is to shine a warm, bright, ‘that-feels-nice’ light on the people and companies who are taking advantage of humor at work while teaching people about the business benefit of humor in the process.”

“It’s like when you discover a new type of delicious milkshake. You don’t want to keep that milkshake a secret; you want to tell your friends about it so they can enjoy it too.”

Nominations can be submitted online at www.thehumorawards.com from now until April 17th. Winners will be announced the week of April 29th.

The 2013 Corporate Humor Awards are presented by Humor That Works. Founded in 2009, Humor That Works is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations become more effective, more productive, and more awesome using humor in the workplace.

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 For more information, to schedule an interview, or to hear a work-related joke, call 646.543.7398 or email awards@humorthatworks.com.

Frequently Asked Questions Posted

To help answer some of the more popular questions, we’ve posted an FAQ that covers the basics of the Corporate Humor Awards.

Some of the questions answered include:

  • What are the Corporate Humor Awards?
  • What do award winners Receive?
  • Why would I nominate someone for an award?
  • What is this “custom award” you speak of?
  • I’m starving, what should I eat?

Check out all questions and their answers at the FAQ.