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Upcoming award deadlines (in the next two months)

Upcoming award deadlines (in the next two months)

Chris Robinson

MD & Founder, Boost Awards

Award deadlines coming up (scroll down below text for a list of awards organised by industry) 

Welcome to my overview of upcoming awards to look out for during May, June and beyond.

It’s fair to say that this time of year is one of the busiest in the award calendar, with a whole host of deadlines in May, while at Boost we tend to describe June as ‘silly season’ as it gets so busy. As ever, contact our team here at Boost if you need help with your entries or further guidance on which awards to enter, but please bear in mind that we work on a first-come-first-served basis – and our capacity is filling up fast. 

General business awards

Some of the highest-profile general business awards are coming up. Specific details about many of these, and which might be most suitable for you, can be found in our guide to ‘general business awards’, so I will list them briefly: 

The National Business Awards (31st May)
Top Track 100 (1st June)
UK Business Awards (The Dons) (5th July)

A very credible UK scheme of note is The Chamber Awards, a popular one with our clients. Due to the regional versions they are winnable too, so we have a great track record here. In fact, you may want to read our winning tips for The Chamber Awards article. There are only eight categories, which include great-sounding accolades like Small Business of the Year, Export Business of the Year and Best Use of Technology, among others.  

If you’re looking for more global recognition, then do consider The International Business Awards (The International Stevies). These US-based awards feature well over a hundred categories, so there is something for everyone, from apps, websites, teams, departments, products, services and the business as a whole. Deadline here is 12th June, although they have often extended this considerably in previous years. 

Customer Service awards 

The CCA Excellence Awards (Customer Contact Association): These awards have a big entry form and a second stage that is usually done over the phone. The deadline is 14th June this year – two weeks earlier than last year. They have 14 categories – sector-specific categories, some innovation categories, and four leader categories. Popular with big-name brands, last year’s winners included Barclays, Sky and NHS 24.

The UK Customer Experience Awards feature a two-stage process, with a deadline of 28th June this year. There are loads of sector-specific categories, and some interesting ones too, including Customers at the Heart of Everything and Employees at the Heart of Everything. So, if you are delivering an outstanding customer experience, these could be a great option. I recommend reading our guide to entering the UK Customer Experience Awards first. 

Also be aware that The European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (the ever-so catchy ECCCSAs) are now open until 12th July.

HR awards and training awards

I mentioned these last month, but wanted to share a quick summary of all the many HR awards on the horizon; it really is ‘HR season’ so I wouldn’t want you to miss out. Our more detailed guide is here – ‘Which are the best HR awards to enter?

The Recruitment Marketing Awards feature plenty of categories for recruitment ad creatives, effectiveness and agencies. There are some changes this year (the CIPD is no longer involved, for example) and the deadline is 5th June.

The TJ Awards (Training Journal): Firm favourites of ours, these are very credible UK awards focused on all things training-related. Deadline is 12th June. There are lots of categories to choose from, and a great feature is that you can enter a project into up to three of them – e.g. one story could go into Best Public Sector Programme, Best Training Partnership and Best Operational Programme. 

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace is a scheme run by the insurance provider Vitality. You will need to register by 14th June, while the survey completion deadline is 28th June. Categories are available for small, medium and large companies for Healthiest Workplace, Healthiest New Entrant and Most Improved Workplace. Each category has a winner, as well as two highly commended.

The Personnel Today Awards: These UK awards have a deadline of 7th June and are always extremely popular within the industry, with a lavish ceremony in the Great Room at Marriott Grosvenor House. There are 22 categories this year, including a new one – the Sustainable Business Award. While there are a lot of the usual HR awards categories you might expect, there are a few extras; for example: Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, Graduate Scheme of the Year, HR Consultancy of the Year, Innovation in Recruitment Award and L&D Team of the Year.

The Learning Technologies Awards are open to international entry and were formerly known as The E-learning Awards. While there is a registration deadline of 28th June, you do get an extra month to submit the entry (31st July). Please note there is a second stage, so any vendor considering them will need to get any clients to commit to attending. Boost can help you with this second stage.

Marketing awards

There are some massive awards on the horizon in marketing, so I will keep it brief: 

Firstly, one of the biggest ones for general marketing agencies is The Marketing Week Masters Awards. You will need to be quick though – deadline is 3rd May.

Next, arguably one of the most important for PR – The CIPR PRide Awards. Late entry deadline this year is 11th June.

If you are involved in the world of B2B, then The International B2B Marketing Awards are definitely worth considering. Now very much positioning themselves as an international awards scheme, having previously been UK-only, these awards keep growing in stature. Deadline here is 12th June. 

Finally, one of the key awards for marketing in one of the sectors we specialise in – financial services.The FSF Marketing Effectiveness Awards remain open until 21st June. Despite being focused on one industry and one discipline, these are popular awards and surprisingly competitive. Nonetheless, we have an excellent win rate here.

And that allows me to segue neatly into the final theme for this month…

Banking awards and accountancy awards

The Banker Tech Projects Awards are open to international entry with a deadline of 17th May. The categories include all aspects of tech, from AI and robotics to cyber security and data. Also, crucially, compliance and digital transformation is in the mix.

Another big international scheme is The World’s Best Digital Bank Awards by Global Finance. There are tons of categories to enter, each one with regional and country-specific awards. These awards close 17th May.

A very interesting new scheme just launched is called Culture in Finance, which aims to recognise those rebuilding public trust in the financial services sector and create positive work cultures. A great new addition with a deadline of 5th July.  

The accounting sector doesn’t have masses of awards, but there is a very prominent scheme coming up, which helps to differentiate providers in a competitive sector. The British Accountancy Awards are associated with Accountancy Age magazine, making them extremely credible in the industry. Categories include: Practice Excellence, Team of the Year, Excellence in Accounting and Finance, as well as awards for Individual Excellence. Enter by 17th May for a chance to attend the lavish event at Grosvenor House on the 25th September. 

Hopefully these highlighted awards have provided some insights to help you plan which awards to enter – I wish you the best of luck during this busy awards season. Below you will find all the awards in the next two months, organised by industry sector. Remember, do please contact Boost if you need a helping hand entering any of these – our in-house team of experienced award writers have won over 1,300 awards and can increase your chances of a win significantly.

You can also sign up for our email deadline reminder service, so that the next two months of deadlines arrive in your inbox – completely free of charge. Handy, I think you will agree!  

Chris. 


Business

10 May Regulatory Excellence Awards
21 May The Productivity Awards
24 May The Contracting Awards
MD WfMC Business Transformation Awards
31 May ASCM Awards of Excellence
01 Jun Top Track 100
05 Jun The Association Excellence Awards
07 Jun The National Business Awards
07 Jun The Rural Business Awards
07 Jun FDI Global Free Zones of the Year
12 Jun The International Business Awards (The International Stevies)
14 Jun The ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award
Ranking The Fortune Global 500
~22 Jun The British Small Business Awards
Ranking Forbes Global 2000 (World's Largest Companies)
MD Le Fonti Global Awards
27 Jun SME National Business Awards
28 Jun Chamber Business Awards
28 Jun Business Culture Awards
~29 Jun The Telegraph Trade Awards
~30 Jun The Security Institute Awards

Business Leaders

03 May FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business
03 May Glassdoor's Top CEOs
07 May CEO Today UK Awards
10 May Women in Defence Awards
24 May MCV Women in Games Awards
24 May Barclays Entrepreneur Awards
07 Jun The WISE Awards (Women in Science Technology & Engineering)
~10 Jun The Precious Awards (for women of colour)
11 Jun Forward Ladies National Awards
~15 Jun Voom Awards
21 Jun GG2 Leadership Awards
~22 Jun One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards
28 Jun The Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards
~30 Jun The Leadership Awards
~30 Jun Black Women in Business Awards

Construction & Architecture

02 May The Sunday Times British Homes Awards
03 May World Architecture Festival Awards
03 May The Housebuilder Awards
10 May The APS National CDM Awards
14 May World Interiors News WIN Awards
17 May Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Achievement Awards
17 May Homebuilding & Renovating Awards
24 May The Wood Awards
25 May Dedalo Minosse International Prize
30 May Dezeen Awards
31 May The ABB Leaf Awards
31 May Brick Awards
31 May Structural Timber Awards
03 Jun RIBA President's Awards for Research
04 Jun AEC Excellence Awards
06 Jun WAN Awards
07 Jun Construction Enquirer Awards
~07 Jun The BALI National Landscape Awards
~08 Jun Green Solutions Awards
~10 Jun The Manser Medal
14 Jun AJ Architecture Awards
15 Jun The ITA Tunnelling Awards
21 Jun The ARCHITECT Studio Prize
21 Jun Construction Investing in Talent Awards
~27 Jun Shed of the Year Awards
~29 Jun The NAS Design Partnership Awards
30 Jun ISTT NO-DIG Awards
30 Jun World Demolition Awards
~30 Jun The Travis Perkins Innovation Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility

03 May UK Energy Innovation Awards
03 May IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards
17 May PR Daily's Corporate Social Responsibility Award
31 May The International CSR Excellence Awards
03 Jun Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards
03 Jun CIEH Excellence Awards
~13 Jun St Andrews Prize for the Environment
14 Jun The Sustainability Awards
MD Britain's Healthiest Workplace
~21 Jun NERC Impact Awards
30 Jun Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards
~30 Jun Green World Awards

Customer Contact

03 May NICE CX Excellence Awards Program
14 Jun CCA Excellence Awards (Customer Contact Association)
28 Jun UK Customer Experience Awards
~30 Jun National Quality & Customer Awards
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Design & Innovation

10 May Co.Design's Innovation by Design Awards
17 May IOP Business Awards (Institute of Physics)
20 May Muse Design Awards
31 May AHead Awards
31 May Cresta Awards
MD Graphis Design Annual Competition
15 Jun IEEE Awards
~15 Jun DesignEuropa Awards
18 Jun The TCT Awards
20 Jun Golden Pin Concept Design Award (Taiwan)
27 Jun DMI Design Value Awards
27 Jun Golden Pin Design Award (Taiwan)
~29 Jun The NAS Design Partnership Awards
~30 Jun Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

Education

03 May The PIEoneer Awards
08 May The Better Energy School Awards
10 May The University Partnerships Programme UPP Awards
10 May Open Education Awards for Excellence
13 May The Nursery World Awards
17 May NMT Nursery Top 20
24 May Education Estates Awards
31 May National Enterprise Educator Awards NEEA
~02 Jun THE (Times Higher Education) Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs)
05 Jun THE Awards (Times Higher Education Awards)
05 Jun Green Gown Awards
~08 Jun Practical Pre-School Awards
28 Jun Children and Young People Now Awards
~29 Jun The EducationInvestor Awards
~30 Jun NUS Awards
~30 Jun Language Industry Awards

Energy & Utilities

06 May Solar & Storage Live Awards
17 May Energy Institute EI Awards
~03 Jun Utility Week Stars Awards
15 Jun Global District Energy Climate Awards Europe
~18 Jun Offshore Safety Awards
~22 Jun Solar + Power Awards
28 Jun IChemE Awards
~29 Jun Utilities & Telecoms U&T Awards
~30 Jun International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

Financial Services

03 May British Mortgage Awards
03 May Global Investor/ISF Investment Excellence Awards
06 May Emerging Payments Awards
10 May Euromoney Cash Management Survey
13 May The UK Angel Investment Awards
N/A Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards
17 May The Banker Tech Projects Awards
17 May The British Accountancy Awards
17 May Worlds Best Digital Bank Awards (Global Finance)
17 May Finance for the Future Awards
17 May M & A Emerging Leaders Awards
24 May The UK Broker Awards
24 May Euromoney Fixed Income Survey
MD Waters Rankings
MD COVER Excellence Award
31 May The Banker Transaction Banking Awards
31 May Investor AllStars Awards
31 May Best of FinXTech Awards
03 Jun Schroders UK Platform Awards
~04 Jun Investment Week Fund Services Awards
~04 Jun FT Future of Fintech Awards
Ranking The Banker Top 1000 World Banks
07 Jun The Broker Innovation Awards
14 Jun CPA Practice Advisor's Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards
14 Jun International M & A Advisor Awards
14 Jun Corporate & Financial Awards
~14 Jun Women in Finance Awards Eastern Europe
14 Jun Corporate & Financial Awards
~15 Jun Fraud Women's Network Stella Walsh Award
~15 Jun The Banker Investment Banking Awards
~15 Jun AFP Pinnacle Awards
21 Jun The Financial Services Forum FSF Marketing Effectiveness Awards
21 Jun International Investment Awards
MD British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards
~22 Jun The Insurance Fraud Awards
23 Jun International Takaful Awards
24 Jun Insurance Choice Awards
~27 Jun The Blocks Awards (Blockchain Technologies)
28 Jun Growth Investor Awards
~29 Jun Education Investor Awards
29 Jun PWM The Banker Private Banking Awards
30 Jun The Investor Relations Society IRS Best Practice Awards
~30 Jun Audit and Risk Awards

Health & Social Care

N/A The Bill Foege Global Health Awards
07 May CEO Today Healthcare Awards
10 May The Pioneers of Global Health Awards
12 May European Health Leadership Award
13 May EU Health Award for NGOs
15 May HSJ Awards (Health Service Journal)
17 May Biotech Innovation Awards
24 May Ragan's Health Care PR and Marketing Awards
31 May The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards
31 May Macular Society Award for Excellence
31 May The General Practice Awards
31 May IMTJ Medical Travel Awards
03 Jun CIEH Excellence Awards
07 Jun SCRIP Awards
07 Jun UK Heart Safe Awards
~07 Jun Digital Health Awards
07 Jun Fostering Excellence Awards
~16 Jun World ADC Awards
17 Jun European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards
28 Jun LaingBuisson Awards
28 Jun Aesthetics Awards
30 Jun The Building Better Healthcare Awards
~30 Jun Care Business Awards
30 Jun Zenith Global Health Awards

Hospitality Sport & Leisure

Ranking The National Restaurant Awards
22 May The Great British Pub Awards
MD AA Hospitality Awards
~06 Jun WhichBingo Awards
07 Jun The Beyond Sport Global Awards
14 Jun The Licensing Awards
14 Jun Quality Food & Drink Awards
~17 Jun Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA Awards)
~18 Jun World Spa and Wellness Awards
~22 Jun The European Hospitality Awards
~22 Jun UK Outdoor Industry Awards
MD ATCM Purple Flag Status
~29 Jun World Boutique Hotel Awards

HR & Training

08 May TrainingIndustry.com Top Training Companies
MD Workplace Savings & Benefits (WSB) Awards
24 May The National Apprenticeship Awards
28 May Social Mobility Index
31 May National Diversity Awards
~02 Jun BITC Best Employers for Race / Race Equality Awards
04 Jun Investing in Ethnicity Awards
05 Jun Recruitment Marketing Awards
~05 Jun Global Talent Management Leadership Awards
07 Jun Personnel Today Awards
07 Jun ABP Workforce Experience Awards
~08 Jun The Investors in People Awards
~09 Jun Pink News Awards
MD The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards
10 Jun IELA International E-Learning Awards - Academic Division
12 Jun The TJ Awards (Training Journal)
14 Jun Britain's Healthiest Workplace
16 Jun The Engagement Excellence Awards
28 Jun The Learning Technologies Awards
~29 Jun HRO Today CHRO of the Year Awards

IT & Telecommunications

01 May The Europas - The European Tech Startup Awards
03 May CogX Awards (Artificial Intelligence)
07 May VR Awards
10 May The Cyber Security Awards
13 May Tech4Good Awards
17 May CSI Awards
17 May Computing Rising Stars Awards
18 May The AIconics
24 May World Communication Awards (Total Telecom)
24 May The Software as a Service SaaS Awards
MD Oracle Excellence Awards - CIO of the Year and Leadership awards
MD Oracle Excellence Awards - Other Categories
31 May Event Technology Awards (ETA)
31 May Cresta Awards
~03 Jun TV Connect Awards
~09 Jun Professional Service Management Awards
~09 Jun The Develop Awards
11 Jun Insurance Times Tech and Innovation Awards
~13 Jun CODE_n Contest
~15 Jun IoT Global Awards
~19 Jun Retail Week Tech.Awards
21 Jun PwC UK Tech Awards
~22 Jun V3 Technology Awards
27 Jun The SMARTIES Global (Mobile Marketing Association MMA)
28 Jun Infoworld Enterprise Architecture Awards
28 Jun Computing's Cloud Excellence Award
28 Jun Digiday Technology Awards
28 Jun Inclusive Tech Alliance ITA Awards
~30 Jun The Drum RAR Digital Awards
~30 Jun Gamificiation World Awards (GWA)
~30 Jun National Data Analytics & Insight Awards

Journalism Publishing & Media

03 May ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing
31 May The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism
31 May The Rookies
~22 Jun The Henries Awards (Greeting Cards Industry)

Legal Services

03 May Law Society Excellence Awards
15 May The American Lawyer Awards
MD WfMC Business Transformation Awards
05 Jun Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
30 Jun The Butler Trust Awards
~30 Jun LAWARDS Innovation in Law Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

01 May Fresh Film Awards
02 May M&M Global Awards
03 May The Marketing Week Masters Awards
03 May Digiday Publishing Awards
08 May BIMA Awards (British Interactive Media Association)
08 May Autovision Festival Awards
10 May PRO Awards (Promotion Marketing)
10 May The Wires Global
10 May W3 Awards
13 May IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence in PR
15 May The #Femvertising Awards
17 May PR News Platinum PR Awards
17 May Clio Awards
17 May Clio Music Awards
20 May Muse Creative Awards
22 May PR Daily's Media Relations Award
23 May PRWeek Awards
24 May EACA Euro Effie Awards
30 May Market Research Society MRS Operations Awards (The Oppies)
31 May Web Marketing Association (WMA) WebAwards
31 May Cresta Awards
~01 Jun International Design Communication Awards
~05 Jun EVCOM Industry Awards
07 Jun UK Agency Awards
07 Jun Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
~08 Jun ITSMA Marketing Excellence Awards
Ranking Marketing Week 100 Disruptive Brands
10 Jun London International Awards
11 Jun CIPR PRide Awards
~11 Jun LIA Awards
12 Jun The B2B Marketing Awards
13 Jun The Videographer Awards
13 Jun The Drum PR Awards
~18 Jun APM Project Management Awards
20 Jun dotCOMM Awards
21 Jun Digital Impact Awards
21 Jun Digital Impact Awards
~22 Jun The EthicMark Awards
24 Jun Digital Communication Awards
26 Jun Media Week Awards
~27 Jun Campaign Event Awards
28 Jun PR Daily's Content Marketing Awards
~30 Jun Media Owner Awards

Planning & Property

10 May EuroFM’s Innovation (P4I) Awards
15 May Brownfield Briefing Awards
15 May Central & Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA Awards)
22 May Society of Garden Designers SGD Awards
06 Jun Women in Housing Awards
~07 Jun National Housing Awards
~18 Jun Property Care Association PCA Best Practice Awards
~30 Jun Loo of the Year Awards
~30 Jun The National Planning Awards

Products & Manufacturing

17 May The European Carton Excellence Awards
17 May Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Mensworth Manufacturing Gold Medal
N/A Insider Made in the UK Awards
31 May The Plastics Industry Awards
~01 Jun ECN Impact Awards
05 Jun Technical Excellence & Creativity TEC Awards
21 Jun EEF Future Manufacturing Awards
28 Jun UK Packaging Awards
28 Jun The Manufacturer MX Awards
~29 Jun National Pig Awards
~30 Jun The Manufacturer Top 100

Public Sector

01 May The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Awards
31 May Detective Awards
03 Jun CIEH Excellence Awards
06 Jun European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award

Retail & Consumer Goods

01 May IWC Merchant of the Year Awards (International Wine Challenge)
08 May The Luxury Packaging Awards
08 May Muddy Stilettos Awards
10 May World Dairy Innovation Awards
11 May International Cheese Awards
13 May Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards
17 May The Retail Industry Awards
17 May The Drapers Awards
24 May International Beer Challenge IBC Awards
MD British Poultry Awards
MD British Street Food Awards
MD European Street Food Awards
31 May IGD Awards
31 May The Professional Jeweller Awards
~01 Jun BIRA Independent Retail Awards
03 Jun The eCommerce Awards for Excellence
MD International Chocolate Awards
14 Jun UK Quality Food and Drink Awards
14 Jun HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards
14 Jun Healthy Food Guide HFG Awards
~16 Jun The Retail Week Interiors Award
N/A Global Department Stores Summit GDSS Awards
~20 Jun The Beer Geek Awards
21 Jun Observer Food Monthly Awards
21 Jun British Hairdressing Awards
~25 Jun MTJ's SuperMeat & Fish Awards
~25 Jun SuperMeat & Fish Awards
~26 Jun The Harpers Design Awards (Drinks Industry)
~29 Jun The Food Made Good Awards
30 Jun Future Food Awards

Supply Chain

24 May CILT Annual Awards for Excellence
~05 Jun The Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards
Ranking Supply Chains to Admire Awards
28 Jun The Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Third Sector

09 May Third Sector Awards
06 Jun The Charity Times Awards
30 Jun Groundwork Community Awards

Transport & Logistics

03 May Motor Trader Industry Awards
03 May UK Warehousing Association UKWA Awards
Ongoing Global Fleet Champions Awards
17 May National Transport Awards
19 May National Railway Heritage Awards
24 May SHD Logistics Awards
31 May UK Fleet Safety Awards
N/A BusinessCar Techies Awards
~05 Jun BusinessCar Awards
N/A International Engine of the Year Awards (IEOTYA)
~06 Jun European Talent in Mobility awards
~08 Jun The Heavies (Heavy Transport Association HTA)
MD RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards
14 Jun UK Bus Awards
17 Jun Community Rail Awards
21 Jun Historic Motoring Awards
21 Jun Highways Magazine Excellence Awards
28 Jun Commercial Fleet Awards
28 Jun The British Cartographic Society BCS Awards
~30 Jun SimpliFlying Awards
~30 Jun CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence

Travel & Tourism

10 May The Silver Travel Awards
31 May British Travel Awards
31 May International Travel & Tourism Awards
31 May Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards
~03 Jun Historic England Angel Award
07 Jun The TTG Travel Awards
14 Jun Frontier Awards
24 Jun IBM iX everywoman in Travel Awards
~25 Jun Travolution Awards
27 Jun The Conference & Incentive Travel C&IT Awards
30 Jun The Toilet Tourism Awards

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