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) 

Hello from all the team here at Boost Awards – let’s take a look at some upcoming awards with deadlines in September and October and see which might be suitable for you and your team to enter.

As ever, contact our team here at Boost if you need help with your entries or guidance on which awards to enter. It is the perfect time to get a date in your diary to begin planning which awards to enter – our amazing new digital planning sessions are a great way to get teams together from across your organisation to identify which are your strongest stories. We can then match them to awards that would provide most benefit to you. Okay, let’s get started with the awards to look out for…

General business awards

One of the most prestigious UK awards is open – The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The deadline for this year is 8th September, but the application is huge so you will need to be extremely quick or be planning for next year. We have an incredible record helping clients win these awards so contact us for a free eligibility check – we have no availability for this year’s deadline but you may want to read our comprehensive guide – How to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022 to plan ahead for next year. If you are looking for a well-established credible scheme with a bit more breathing space in terms of deadline, then definitely consider The British Quality Foundation’s UK Excellence Awards (30th September) or another option is The Business Brilliance Awards (11th October). If you are looking for an alternative global scheme, consider The International Business Excellence Awards (24th September). These awards are based in Dubai, but have been popular with companies from all parts of the world as their previous winners list proves.  

Learning awards, HR awards and training awards

For a more comprehensive overview, please read our guides to ‘Great Employer Schemes‘, ‘Which are the best HR Awards to enter?’ and ‘Which training awards should I enter?

It’s worth considering a new scheme that is very timely – The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards – these look a fantastic addition to the awards calendar and are also open until 26th September. In terms of training, two key schemes are now open – The Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program (9th September) and The Learning Awards (24th September), favourites of both our clients and ourselves as we proudly won a gold last year! Finally in the area of D&I, The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index (5th October) is now accepting entries – this scheme has a massive entry process so you will want to get started asap – you may find our Guide to The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index helpful or contact us to see how we can help.            

Financial services awards

One of the most credible and well-established schemes in the world of finance is now open – The Card and Payments Awards – this year with a 27th September deadline and a planned lavish event held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London in February 2022, which always provides great networking opportunities with over 1,000 guests from 300 companies. I would also like to draw attention to a new award scheme in the ever-growing ESG space – The ESG Awards – which include a wide range of categories covering campaigns regarding poverty, sustainability, gender equality amongst others – prepare your entry by 17th September. 

Marketing and PR awards

Some credible marketing and creative awards that should be on your radar include the Marcom Awards (21st October), an international awards programme with an extensive range of categories covering all aspects of marketing, digital and comms. Busy times over at The Drum, who have a raft of deadlines coming up for their credible awards – The Drum Awards for Content and The Drum Awards for Social Media remain open if you contact them, despite the 25th August deadline having passed, while The Drum Awards for B2B (1st September) and The Drum Awards for Experience (22nd September) are all worth considering. If you are a digital agency excelling in the world of SEO,SEM and PPC, then you will pleased to know The UK Search Awards launched with a 24th September deadline.   

Sustainability awards

Final mention for this month goes to The Seal Business Sustainability Awards, an excellent awards program focussed on sustainability, environmental achievement and leadership. Companies from across industry sectors can apply before the 1st October final deadline.   

Hopefully these highlights will have provided some insights to help you plan which awards to enter. Below you will find all the awards with deadlines occurring within 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 1,500 awards, and can increase your chances of a win significantly. Now is the best time to get a planning session arranged so you can develop your awards strategy for the rest of the year. 

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!  

Good luck winning awards! 



03 Sep Document Manager Awards
03 Sep The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK
03 Sep ICSA Awards
08 Sep The Queen's Awards for Enterprise
15 Sep SME National Business Awards
22 Sep TITAN Business Awards
24 Sep International Business Excellence Awards
24 Sep The BOSS Industry Awards (Office Supplies and Services)
30 Sep The UK Excellence Awards (BQF British Quality Foundation)
~01 Oct testAdz
~01 Oct The Security Institute Awards
05 Oct Global Excellence Assembly Awards
11 Oct International Brilliance Awards
11 Oct Business Brilliance Awards
22 Oct Big Awards for Business (Business Intelligence Group)
29 Oct Glassdoor's Best Places to Work
31 Oct The Forum Awards
31 Oct The Good Awards
31 Oct Harvard Business Council International Awards

Business Leaders

03 Sep Women of the Future Awards
N/A The Global Women in Leadership WIL Achievement Awards
09 Sep Women in Sales Awards (Europe)
10 Sep ACIO Chamber Award
10 Sep WeAreTechWomen - TechWomen100 Awards
10 Sep Lead5050 Awards
10 Sep CEO Today Global Awards
10 Sep TechWomen100 Awards
20 Sep British Beacon Mosque Awards
30 Sep The f:Entrepreneur Awards
Ranking Forbes The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
MD Leadership Excellence Awards
10 Oct PANGEO Awards
11 Oct FDM everywoman in Technology Awards
15 Oct The Precious Awards (for women of colour)
29 Oct Ragan's Top Women in Communications Awards
31 Oct The ITRG CIO Leadership Awards
31 Oct Women's Business Awards UK

Construction & Architecture

01 Sep CIBSE Building Performance Awards
N/A The Steelie Awards (World Steel Association)
03 Sep Architectural Review AR House Awards
08 Sep National Building and Construction Awards
10 Sep Construction Computing Awards (The Hammers)
17 Sep Construction Marketing Awards
19 Sep BLT Built Design Awards
24 Sep Surface Design Awards
N/A RIBA Stirling Prize
19 Oct ICE People's Choice Awards
22 Oct The Builders' Merchants News Awards
~25 Oct Plant & Civil Engineer Construction, Quarry & Recycling Awards
31 Oct The International Green Apple Awards for Beautiful Buildings
~31 Oct AJ Specification Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility

02 Sep Communitas Awards
06 Sep European Social Economy Awards
Ongoing Global Healthy Workplace Certification
08 Sep Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Sustainable Development
N/A Building Public Trust Awards
13 Sep BASE Practitioner Awards
14 Sep Business Disability Forum - Disability Smart Awards
24 Sep PR News CSR & Diversity Awards
24 Sep UK Energy Innovation Awards
30 Sep The Natura 2000 Award
30 Sep Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
01 Oct The edie Sustainability Leaders Awards
01 Oct SEAL Business Sustainability Awards
~07 Oct The Future Resource Green Apple Awards
~28 Oct European Green Capital Award

Customer Contact

03 Sep CSIA International Service Excellence Awards
30 Sep The UK Excellence Awards (BQF British Quality Foundation)

Design & Innovation

MD Graphis Design Annual Competition
10 Oct Lexus Design Awards
11 Oct Mixology Awards North
17 Oct LIT Lighting Design Awards
~30 Oct iF Design Award
~30 Oct Jing Shan Classic, Cultural and Creative Arts Awards
31 Oct International Design Awards


03 Sep The National Children & Young People Awards
04 Sep Autism Hero Awards
17 Sep ContentED Awards
30 Sep British Education Awards
30 Sep The International School Awards
01 Oct Bett Awards
~02 Oct The EducationInvestor Awards
04 Oct Association of Colleges AoC Beacon Awards
14 Oct The EdTech Awards
14 Oct The National Acquisitions Group NAG Award for Excellence
15 Oct The College Marketing Network FE First Awards
27 Oct Vega Student Awards
~30 Oct The ATC Language Industry Summit Awards
31 Oct Digital Education Awards

Energy & Utilities

17 Sep Utility Week Awards
29 Oct Subsea UK Awards

Financial Services

01 Sep Shares Awards
01 Sep World's Best Private Bank Awards (Global Finance)
01 Sep The British Specialist Lending Awards
MD COVER Excellence Award
03 Sep Buy-Side Technology Awards
03 Sep Citywire New Model Adviser Top 100 and Awards
03 Sep Protection Review Awards
06 Sep Consumer Credit Awards
06 Sep Risk Awards
10 Sep Citywealth Magic Circle Awards
10 Sep Benzinga Fintech Awards
10 Sep Personal Injury Awards
10 Sep Investments & Pensions Europe IPE Awards
11 Sep Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards
15 Sep Best SME Bank Awards (Global Finance)
16 Sep The BVCA Responsible Investment Awards & Excellence in ESG
17 Sep The ESG Awards
17 Sep Professional Trader Awards
21 Sep Spears Wealth Management Awards
24 Sep Efma Accenture Banking Innovation Awards
24 Sep TRI Awards (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency)
24 Sep Euromoney Private Banking Survey Awards
27 Sep The Card and Payments Awards
30 Sep EuropaProperty CEE Investment & Manufacturing Awards
30 Sep Global Payroll Awards
30 Sep Islamic Finance News Service Providers Awards
30 Sep International Adviser - Best Practice Adviser Awards
N/A Professional Pensions Investment Awards
~01 Oct FX Week Best Banks Awards
Ranking World's Safest Banks (Global Finance)
~02 Oct The EducationInvestor Awards
N/A EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards
~10 Oct Crypto Awards (FINEXPO)
11 Oct Insurance Choice Awards
11 Oct Risk Markets Technology Awards
~13 Oct World's Best Foreign Exchange Providers (Global Finance)
~13 Oct Corporate FX Awards (Global Finance)
15 Oct Celent Model Wealth Manager Awards
MD Outstanding Crisis Leadership (Global Finance)
15 Oct Family Wealth Report Awards
15 Oct Celent Model Risk Manager Awards
15 Oct Celent Model Insurer Awards
15 Oct Celent Model Bank Awards
15 Oct Euromoney Trade Finance Survey
Ranking RiskTech100
N/A Investment Week Investment Company of the Year
~28 Oct Leasing World Customer Service Excellence Awards
29 Oct Equity Release Awards
29 Oct The ESG Investing Awards
29 Oct Treasury4Good Awards
29 Oct The Private Asset Management Awards
29 Oct The TMI Awards for Innovation & Excellence
~30 Oct Gramercy Institute Awards Financial’s Top 12 Agencies
~30 Oct Unbiased Trusted Professional Awards
~31 Oct Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards
~31 Oct Xero Awards UK & EMEA

Health & Social Care

03 Sep Health Tech Digital Awards
Ongoing Global Healthy Workplace Certification
10 Sep Hospice UK Awards
13 Sep The Great British Care Awards
N/A Global Wellness Awards
17 Sep Social Care Top 30
17 Sep Social Care Premier Supplier Awards
17 Sep The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards
17 Sep Oral Health Awards
20 Sep GSK Impact Awards
20 Sep The Dentistry Awards
20 Sep Private Dentistry Awards
24 Sep Dental Industry Awards
24 Sep HFMA National Healthcare Finance Awards
~25 Sep Tomorrow's Cleaning Awards
30 Sep Aesthetics Awards
01 Oct European Lifestars Awards
01 Oct European Lifestars Awards
08 Oct The 3rd Sector Care Awards
15 Oct European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards
TBC The Future Health Innovation Awards
N/A AIHHP Golden Lobe Awards
22 Oct HSJ Partnership Awards
~30 Oct National Advocacy Awards
~31 Oct PharmaTimes Medical and Scientific Excellence Awards

Hospitality Sport & Leisure

03 Sep Music Cities Awards
15 Sep The Caterer Supplier Awards
01 Oct UK Pool & Spa Awards
MD ATCM Purple Flag Status
~19 Oct The Great British Shooting Awards
29 Oct British Pool and Hot Tub Awards
~30 Oct Worldwide Hospitality Awards

HR & Training

01 Sep The ERSA Employability Awards
01 Sep HRO Today Association Awards
06 Sep National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs)
Ongoing Global Healthy Workplace Certification
08 Sep Business Excellence Awards
09 Sep Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program
10 Sep The Learning Pool Awards
13 Sep UK Coaching Awards
13 Sep Training Magazine’s Training Top 100 Award
14 Sep ONREC Online Recruitment Awards
N/A World's Best Workplaces
Ongoing Inclusive Top 50 Employers
16 Sep The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models Lists
16 Sep Incentive Awards
17 Sep The Digiday WorkLife Awards
Ranking Fortune World's Best Workplaces
MD TrainingIndustry.com Top Training Companies
22 Sep TrainingIndustry.com Top Assessment and Evaluation Companies
24 Sep The Learning Awards
26 Sep The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards
30 Sep APSCo Awards for Excellence
30 Sep The UK Excellence Awards (BQF British Quality Foundation)
01 Oct The Rewards
01 Oct Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards
01 Oct Global Equality & Diversity Awards
05 Oct The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index
11 Oct HR Brilliance Awards
11 Oct Internal Communications Brilliance Awards
31 Oct Learning Excellence Awards

IT & Telecommunications

03 Sep Computing Technology Product Awards
N/A JAX Innovation Awards
MD Amazon Research Awards
08 Sep Auggie Awards
09 Sep Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program
10 Sep Tech Trailblazers Awards
10 Sep The DCD Data Center Industry Global Awards
10 Sep Glotel Awards
10 Sep Digital Leaders DL100 Awards
10 Sep Storage Digitalisation Cloud (SDC) Awards
10 Sep Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards
13 Sep Red Hat Innovation Awards
13 Sep The LogRhythm Pinnacle Awards
MD DevOps Industry Awards
17 Sep UK App Awards
17 Sep Computing Security Excellence Awards
~21 Sep Cyber Defense Global Awards
21 Sep Datanami Readers' Choice Awards
24 Sep Fintech - Tech Ascension Awards
24 Sep Computing Security Awards
24 Sep The European Software Testing Awards TESTAs
30 Sep The MobileWebAwards
30 Sep The IDC Europe and Central Asia Industry Insights Awards
30 Sep The Cyber Security Awards
01 Oct Go:Tech Awards
15 Oct The Good Web Guide Awards
18 Oct IoT Global Awards
20 Oct The Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards
22 Oct IT Service & Support Awards
22 Oct The Cloud Awards
27 Oct Vega Student Awards
~30 Oct Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
~30 Oct Digital Top 50 Awards

Journalism Publishing & Media

01 Sep Printweek Awards
01 Sep Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards
06 Sep PPA Independent Publisher Awards
08 Sep Foreign Press Association FPA Media Awards
10 Sep Kidscreen Awards
24 Sep Audio Production Awards
30 Sep Broadcast Journalism Training Council BJTC Awards
01 Oct The British Journalism Awards

Legal Services

10 Sep Personal Injury Awards
17 Sep Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
~27 Sep LPM's Practice Excellence Awards
30 Sep Inspirational Women in Law Awards
N/A Chambers UK Bar Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

02 Sep Automotive Marketing and Communications Award
~02 Sep APA Show Awards
03 Sep Search Engine Land Awards (The Landy Awards)
06 Sep PPA Independent Publisher Awards
06 Sep Field Marketing and Brand Experience FMBE Awards
08 Sep NYX Video Awards
~09 Sep MediaPost's Digital Out-of-Home OOH Awards
10 Sep MRX Diversity Champion Award
10 Sep Effie Awards Europe
10 Sep The Immortal Awards
10 Sep Internet Marketing Association IMA Impact Awards
10 Sep Global Content Awards
13 Sep ANA International Echo Awards
15 Sep The Drum Awards for Out of Home
15 Sep Bea World Best Event Awards
17 Sep The DMA Awards
17 Sep Clio Awards
17 Sep Clio Fashion & Beauty Awards
17 Sep Database Marketing Awards
22 Sep The Drum Awards for Experience
22 Sep The Drum Awards for Social Purpose
24 Sep The Digiday Awards
24 Sep Ragan's Employee Communications & Top Places to Work Awards
24 Sep Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards
24 Sep CMA International Content Marketing Awards
24 Sep Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards
~27 Sep ESSA Awards
~27 Sep The Ewards
27 Sep European Excellence Awards (PR)
27 Sep The Drum Awards for B2B
28 Sep Events Industry Council EIC Global Recognition Awards
30 Sep The Indie Awards
30 Sep The Digital Signage Awards
30 Sep Women in Marketing Awards
01 Oct Anthem Awards
01 Oct The SMARTIES UK (Mobile Marketing Association MMA)
01 Oct UK Search Awards
~03 Oct The Franchise Marketing Awards
04 Oct EDPA Awards
08 Oct European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Awards
08 Oct Corporate Content Awards
MD Communication Arts Awards
08 Oct Communications Excellence Awards
08 Oct The Epica Awards
08 Oct Global Digital PR Awards
08 Oct LACP Spotlight Awards for Global Communications
11 Oct Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards
11 Oct Internal Communications Brilliance Awards
13 Oct NYX Marcom Awards
15 Oct Digiday Greater Good Awards
15 Oct The SMARTIES EMEA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA)
15 Oct Digiday Marketing and Advertising Awards Europe
21 Oct MarCom Awards
28 Oct PerformanceIN 50
29 Oct Transform Awards Europe
~30 Oct Corporate Content Awards
~30 Oct CN30 Under Thirty Awards
~30 Oct Bea World Best Location Awards
~30 Oct The UnAwards
~31 Oct National Outdoor Events Association NOEA Awards

Planning & Property

15 Sep Student Accommodation Awards
19 Sep The Outstanding Property Award London
01 Oct The News on the Block Awards
15 Oct UK Proptech Awards
29 Oct i-FM Technology in FM Awards
29 Oct Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

Products & Manufacturing

15 Oct World Packaging Organisation WorldStar Packaging Awards
~31 Oct Drone Pioneer Award

Public Sector

08 Sep EU Access City Award
15 Sep The Civil Service Awards
29 Sep The PRCA Public Affairs Awards
22 Oct The Royal Meteorological Society
~23 Oct Public Affairs Awards Europe

Retail & Consumer Goods

01 Sep The Harpers Design Awards (Drinks Industry)
01 Sep British Pie Awards
MD British Street Food Awards
05 Sep Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes
06 Sep Food Manufacture Excellence Awards
07 Sep The Beauty Awards
10 Sep AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards
10 Sep UK eCommerce Awards
10 Sep National Pizza Awards
MD European Street Food Awards
30 Sep Best of Craft Awards
30 Sep Retail Knowledge Fraud Awards
30 Sep Good Food Awards
30 Sep The Asian Curry Awards
30 Sep The Professional Jeweller Awards
01 Oct World Gin Awards
01 Oct World Vodka Awards
~04 Oct UK Calendar Awards (The Calies)
08 Oct The Direct Commerce Innovator Awards
08 Oct Service Dealer Awards
08 Oct Digiday Modern Retail Awards
20 Oct People's Choice Drinks Awards
N/A The Walpole British Luxury Awards
22 Oct BikeBiz Awards
29 Oct The Beauty Shortlist & Wellbeing Awards
~30 Oct National Chilli Awards
~30 Oct The Vendies Vending Industry Awards
~31 Oct Sainsbury's Magazine Awards
~31 Oct NFRN Awards (Federation of Independent Retailers)
~31 Oct FreeFrom Food Awards

Supply Chain

17 Sep CILT Annual Awards for Excellence
30 Sep MHEA Excellence Awards
03 Oct Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards

Third Sector

15 Sep The Queen's Award For Voluntary Service
22 Sep Charity Virtual Event Awards
~29 Sep DSC Social Change Awards
26 Oct UK Association Awards
31 Oct Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity
31 Oct Francis of Assisi and Carlo Acutis for an Economy of Fraternity Award

Transport & Logistics

08 Sep UK Warehousing Association UKWA Awards
10 Sep Historic Motoring Awards
10 Sep Commercial Motor Awards
~13 Sep Lloyds List Europe Awards
16 Sep Fleet Europe Awards
24 Sep Rail Business Awards
30 Sep The Institute of Couriers (IoC) National Courier Awards
01 Oct Greenfleet Awards
03 Oct The Rail Staff Awards
Ranking FN50 Fleet News
~08 Oct Global AirRail Awards
08 Oct What Van? Awards
~10 Oct CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence
~30 Oct The Fork Lift Truck Association FLTA Awards
~30 Oct European Talent in Mobility awards

Travel & Tourism

01 Sep World Cruise Awards
01 Sep World MICE Awards
~13 Sep Business Travel Awards
14 Sep World Travel Technology Awards
~01 Oct EU Prize for Cultural Heritage - Europa Nostra Awards
04 Oct World Culinary Awards
~25 Oct The Wave Awards
26 Oct Gay Travel Awards
~27 Oct Globe Travel Awards
29 Oct Uzakrota Global Travel Awards
~30 Oct International Travel Awards by KSA
~30 Oct Staycation Awards

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