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June 2022

Nomination Guidelines

All the information you need to submit a successful nomination

Above all else our judges want to see the real impact your entry has had on your business, the further you can go beyond 'the marketing hype', the better your entry will be.

The nomination process

The Banking Tech Awards USA are open to banks, financial institutions, fintechs and services providers from across the world.

PR agencies, consultants, vendors and other industry participants are welcome to put an entry in on behalf of their clients, but must have prior approval from them to do so.

No off-the-record/unnamed entries will be considered (but if you apply, you will still be charged).

Submitting your nomination is a two-part process. The first step is filling out the nomination form. Once you’ve filled out the form, you will be directed to submit payment for your nomination(s). Submissions without corresponding payments will not be reviewed. The nomination fee is $199 per entry. The submission deadline is 2nd March 2022, entries received after this date will be charged a late fee.

Nomination form

Complete your nomination by filling out the form below. This form is powered by Eventsforce and will ask for information on yourself and the company/individual being nominated. Once you click on the link, you will be asked to create an Eventsforce profile, which you can use to save, review, or change your nominations before submitting the final versions.

When nominating a company that’s not your own, put the nominee’s company in the Company Name field, not your own organization. If submitting a joint entry, put both names in that field (i.e., “Fintech Futures & Finovate”).

More information and a step by step process on how to enter your nomination can be found below.

Payment instructions

After you’ve submitted your nomination through Eventsforce, please proceed to the payment section on our website here. Enter in the total number of nominations you’d like to pay for, and click proceed. 

The first form field you’ll encounter will ask you for billing details. Please fill this out on behalf of whoever is paying the nomination fee. Once the billing information is filled out, you will be asked to complete delegate information before you can move on to entering a credit card. This is a holdover from our events payment processing – do not worry. These payments are for nomination fees only, not for tickets to the event.

The delegate information you enter should be for whoever is coordinating the nomination. This may be different from who is going to pay for it. The only thing that must be the same is that the company name of the delegate should match the company name field of your earlier submission so that we can match the payment to the nomination.

Submitting an entry

  • All entries must be written in English and submitted via our online entries portal.
  • All entries should be no longer than 1,500 words.
  • Supporting material may be supplied, but your main entry of up to 1,500 words should include all information you deem necessary for your awards entry.
  • Entering the awards requires a payment, this payment is for nomination and is due regardless of whether the project makes to the shortlist or not.


To submit an entry please follow these steps:

Step 1 - Go to our entry portal and either create an account or login to an existing account.

Step 2 - Pick your category from the 'Categories' section of the 'Awards Summary' page and click 'Enter this category'.

Step 3 - Fill out all of the fields making sure to have ticked the information acknowledgement and have uploaded a logo or any supporting materials, then click 'Save and go to awards summary'.

Step 4 – You will be taken back to the 'Awards Summary' page, now go to the ‘Entries Not Submitted’ tab.

Step 5 – Use the tick boxes on the right-hand side to select the entries you wish to submit. Then click ‘Submit’.

Step 6 – Once you have submitted your entry you will see a link at the bottom of the page. This will take you to our main website to pay the Nomination Fee. 

Step 7 - After you have paid the Nomination Fee you will receive and confirmation email of your payment. 

If you would like further confirmation of your payment, contact Catherine.Farrer@informa.com

What information to submit

The more detail the better! We suggest including the following information:

  • Dates of the overall project. All entries should be for the period of the last two years.
  • The rationale for the project.
  • The unique points of the project. What makes it different?
  • The innovative nature and/or the importance of the project.
  • Project management; team size and mix; collaboration.
  • Results and performance metrics.
  • Financial and business impact; return on investment (if applicable).

Any other information, statistics, facts and figures etc that you think will help us understand the project better!

The entry must be tailored to the specific category and the project you are applying with. The judges are looking for a comprehensive, to the point, clear entry with facts and figures to support it. Hence, we strongly suggest NOT to submit the following:

  • Generic promotional material and sales brochures.
  • Marketing jargon and buzzwords.

Confidentiality

We reserve the rights to publish brief details of all shortlisted entries. This a brief “entry synopsis” that is included on all entry forms.

All other information provided in the entry is treated in strictest confidence.

Please note that no off-the-record/unnamed entries will be considered (but if you submit a nomination, you’ll still be charged).

Entry deadline & fee

The entry deadline for Banking Tech Awards is 20th August 2021.

A $199 (+20% UK VAT, where applicable) fee is applicable for all categories. This fee is for each entry per category. So, if you apply for two categories, it will be $199x 2, for three categories – $199 x 3 and so on.

This payment is for nomination and is due regardless of whether the nominated company/person makes to the shortlist or not.