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PayTech Awards
30 June 2023
Merchant Taylors' HallLondon

30 June 2023
Merchant Taylors' Hall,
London

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.

Nominations close 17 March 2023.

Nomination process and guidelines

PayTech Awards are open to banks/financial institutions, payment institutions, fintechs and paytechs, and technology and services providers that have their nominated projects, products and services, people, and teams.

The awards are open for submissions from across the globe.

All entries must be written in English and submitted via our online portal. You can save, review, and change your nomination before submitting the final version.

The main entry should be no longer than 1,500 words and must include all the information you deem necessary for your awards entry.

Whilst supporting materials can be included too, this should be done only if they genuinely add value to the main entry. We do not need or want to see any marketing, sales, and other promotional materials – so please do not include them.

You can apply for more than one award for the same project/product/team/person but make sure that the information in each entry is tailored to its specific category.

Confidentiality

The information provided in the main entry is confidential and is treated as such by the PayTech Awards team and the judges.

The names of the shortlisted, highly commended, and winning entries will be in public domain and published on the awards website and other relevant locations.

Nomination deadline and fees

The entry deadline for PayTech Awards is 17th March 2023.

A £229 (+20% UK VAT, where applicable) fee is applicable for one nomination in one category.

This payment is for the nomination processing and is due regardless of whether the nomination makes it to the shortlist or not.

Announcing the winners

The winners and highly commended will be unveiled at the gala ceremony at the beautiful Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London on Friday, 30 June 2023.

The event will feature an inspirational celebrity host, entertainment, and plenty of drink and food, and wonderful company in the elegant surroundings and summery sunny weather – the gala is not to be missed!

What to include in your nomination

The information provided in the nomination must be tailored to the awards category. It must be clear, coherent, to the point, and include the supporting evidence.

Avoid the promotional lingo. Do not include generic promotional materials, sales brochures, PR announcements and so on. We want facts, not buzzwords.

For the project awards at banks/financial institutions, please provide a comprehensive account of the project that essentially answers the questions of “what, why, how” and demonstrates tangible benefits. This includes:

  • What the project is, explained in clear, layman’s terms
  • The rationale of the project and its importance
  • Solutions, technology, and relevant processes
  • Project participants, collaboration
  • Journey, stages, and milestones
  • Challenges and how they were solved
  • What problems the project solved on a business level and what improvements it delivered – supporting evidence, stats and facts are crucial
  • The project must be recent (within the last two years) and be largely completed – the results and benefits must be tangible and measurable.

For the technology solutions awards, please provide a comprehensive account of the product that essentially answers the questions of “what, why, how” and demonstrates tangible benefits to its users. This includes:

  • What the solution is, explained in clear, layman’s terms
  • Functionality
  • Technology and relevant processes
  • What makes it unique or standout
  • What problems it solves on a business level and what improvements it delivers – supporting evidence, stats and facts are crucial
  • Use cases and examples of how it has delivered tangible benefits
  • The solution must be operational and have at least one live site.

For the individual awards, please provide a comprehensive account of the nominated person and their work, including:

  • Their accomplishments beyond their standard day-to-day job duties
  • Their own contribution towards the success their company/business/project/etc
  • The results of their work and the supporting evidence
  • Their contribution to the industry’s betterment, for example, mentorship projects, contribution to charitable causes, diversity & inclusion initiatives, and so on.

For the team awards, please provide a comprehensive account of the nominated team and its work, including:

  • The composition of the team, responsibilities, etc
  • How the team operates and collaborates
  • The team’s direct contribution towards the success of their company/business/project/etc
  • The issues they solve and how they do it
  • The results of their work and the supporting evidence
  • Any extracurricular activities, such as charity work, pro-bono projects etc.