There are five simple steps to nominate for the Awards.
- Choose which categories you would like to enter.
- Read our nomination criteria – this outlines the page limit, format and file type that your entry needs to be written in.
- Read the judging criteria for the categories you want to enter – this tells you what questions you need to answer and how many marks they are worth.
- Write your entry to answer the questions in the judging criteria and make sure the format of the entry meets the nomination criteria. We also recommend viewing our example case study and reading our top tips.
- Pay for your entries inside the payment terms in order for them to be submitted for the judging process.
In every category our judges are looking for ways in which your project is both innovative and successful. If you are entering a project into more than one category, please tailor your entry to match the judging criteria for each. This will improve your likelihood of making the shortlist.
Who can enter?
Entry is open to any UK or International institution or partner company that has implemented an innovative project, service or initiative within the banking and financial services sectors. Nominations may be from within the financial services organisation, from a technology vendor or from a third party with the permission of the named financial institution.
Any new or significantly improved project since January 2017 (except for the Best financial start-up category).
Deadlines and nomination fees
- Entry deadline Friday 20 July 2018 – £80.00 plus VAT per nomination.
- Late entry deadline – £100.00 plus VAT per nomination.
- An invoice will be sent to you by email within five working days of your submission.
- Payment can either be made by debit/credit card by calling the Events team on +44 (0)207 337 6286 or by BACS transfer to the account detailed on your invoice.
- Full payment must be received in order for your nomination to go through the judging process.
1. Confidentiality will be respected in all cases, with personal information shared only within the Events team and the judges (who sign a confidentiality agreement).
2. If you are shortlisted as a finalist, a short case summary detailing the nature of the entry will be posted on our website. No confidential data will be included in this summary.
3. The London Institute of Banking & Finance reserves the right to edit or shorten entries that are selected for the shortlist, particularly where the page count is exceeded. This may impact on the strength of the nomination.
4. The London Institute of Banking & Finance may decide to change, split or reduce award categories if the number and quality of nominations justifies this measure.