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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 for all awards organised by industry) 

Happy New Year – here is hoping 2019 will be an award-winning one for you! This time of year means many big schemes open their doors for entry. A lot of great CSR Awards like The Global Good Awards and The BITC Responsible Business Awards are open, while some important HR Awards are just creeping onto the horizon like The Princess Royal Training Awards and The HR Excellence Awards. Another credible scheme open for entry is The UK Employee Experience Awards, and we are pleased to see a new award in the shape of The B2B Marketing 2019 Martech Awards. For now though, my focus will be on two big themes:

IT awards

There are some very big awards in the IT industry coming up, mentioned below, but for greater detail can I suggest checking out our colleague Emma’s recent article on the best International IT Awards to enter.

First up we have The Cybersecurity Excellence AwardsThese international awards have a deadline of 31st Jan and have six categories for cybersecurity companies, a whopping 47 cybersecurity product/service categories and seven cybersecurity professional categories for individuals. 

Now in their 11th year, The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are all about software development, IT and Telecoms solutions provision. As the name suggests, they welcome entries from across Europe, but are mostly UK-focused. They tend to attract the smaller providers, but last year Microsoft and BNP Paribas picked up awards, proving the big brands are welcome too. Deadline here is 25th January 2019. 

Hosted by The Corporate IT Forum since 2004, The Real IT Awards (RITAs) are aimed at UK IT teams within bigger companies. These well-established awards focus on teamwork and projects. The deadline for entering is 28th January, and they comprise six ‘Team of the Year’ categories, nine Project categories, five Innovation categories and one ‘Special Achievement’ award.

UK-based ‘The Techies’ by Techworld have grown in popularity from their early days, and seemed popular last year, but this year they are yet to open for entries. The deadline will probably be early Feb. Categories include Best Use of AI for Enterprise, Best Place to Work in Tech and Best Use of DevOps. 

Pensions awards 

In order to enter The UK Pensions Awards you will need to have registered by 14th December, while the actual submission deadline is 21st January 2019. They include categories for individuals, consultancies, advisers, pension providers, fund managers and innovations. Big winners here include the ‘Third-Party Administrator of the Year’ award. 

The Money Marketing Awards are organised in the UK by Money Marketing magazine and are officially just about intermediaries, including mortgages, protection and wealth management, but they have a very strong emphasis on pensions. Despite the name, they are not about marketing. Deadline 18th January. 

The European Pensions Awards have a deadline of 22nd February. The categories here focus on funds, fund managers and fund management companies – basically awards for the people that make your money grow.

Next up is another UK-only scheme The FT Pension and Investment Provider (PIPA) Awards, this time with a deadline of 23rd February. Here the categories are very different, focusing on schemes and service providers. The most interesting categories include: Employee benefits consultant – Multi-employer DC provider – Third party administrator – Communication specialist. 

The Employee Benefits Awards are Boost’s most popular awards of the year – we have a long history of winning these for our clients. The official extended deadline is 14th January. Categories include ‘Best Financial Wellbeing Strategy’, ‘Best Employee Share Schemes’ and ‘Benefits Team of the Year’. 

The Corporate Adviser Awards were previously a pre-Christmas scheme, but have moved their two deadlines significantly to early in the year. You have until 1st February for the Adviser and Health and Wellbeing categories, and 29th March for Provider categories.

Hopefully those award highlights have suitably whetted your appetite – I wish you the best of luck during the winter 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 1,100 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!  

Happy New Year from everyone at Boost! 


11 Jan PLC Awards
MD FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards
MD Le Fonti Global Awards
30 Jan International Business Excellence Awards
MD EFQM Global Excellence Awards
31 Jan The Productivity Awards
02 Feb Profit Track 100
08 Feb CIR Business Continuity Awards
08 Feb bfa HSBC Franchise of the Year Awards
MD Startup Europe Awards
~15 Feb European Business Awards
~15 Feb The European Silver Economy Awards
~23 Feb European Families in Business Awards
~24 Feb The APS Professional Sales Awards
~28 Feb ActionCoach Business Excellence Awards
~28 Feb Deaf Business Awards

Business Leaders

18 Jan Women in Credit Awards
25 Jan Women in Technology and Data Awards
MD Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year National Awards
01 Feb For Women in Science UK & Ireland Awards
08 Feb Asian Women of Achievement Awards
~08 Feb The National Mumandworking Awards
~09 Feb Cynopsis Media Top Women in Digital
N/A FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards
~26 Feb EY Entrepreneur of the Year
28 Feb UK Business Leader Awards

Construction & Architecture

10 Jan National Building Awards
11 Jan Ground Engineering GE Awards
18 Jan Architects Journal Small Projects Awards
24 Jan The Planning Awards
25 Jan Construction News Awards
25 Jan The European Women in Construction & Engineering WICE Awards
25 Jan BD Architect of the Year Awards
26 Jan UK Roofing Awards
31 Jan Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Global Design Awards
MD Royal Academy of Engineering Awards
31 Jan National Federation of Builders NFB Awards
~02 Feb AJ100 Awards
MD Constructing Excellence Awards
~06 Feb SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design
~14 Feb The Civic Voice Design Awards
~16 Feb The Housebuilder Product Awards
21 Feb RIBA Awards
~23 Feb National Federation of Demolition Contractors NFDC Awards
~27 Feb RIBA Stirling Prize
~28 Feb Housing Design Awards
28 Feb The A' Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Award

Corporate Social Responsibility

04 Jan Cynopsis Social Good Awards
21 Jan CIEEM Awards
25 Jan Better Society Awards
29 Jan Business Charity Awards
01 Feb Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative RIDI Awards
08 Feb The Responsible Business Awards (BITC)
~08 Feb UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award
14 Feb NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards
16 Feb National Recycling Awards

Customer Contact

10 Jan Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
15 Jan ContactCentreWorld Top Ranking Performers Awards
18 Jan The VA Awards (Virtual Assistants)
31 Jan ICMI Global Contact Center Awards
08 Feb UK Customer Service Excellence Awards (Insurance and Broker)
22 Feb UK National Contact Centre Awards

Design & Innovation

18 Jan Lighting Design Awards
18 Jan National Technology Awards
18 Jan Green Product Award
01 Feb Red Dot Award Product Design
15 Feb The Dieline Awards
~23 Feb International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards
28 Feb The A' International Interface and Interaction Design Awards
28 Feb The A' Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Awards
28 Feb European Product Design Awards
28 Feb The A' Luxury Design Awards
28 Feb The A' Design Award


08 Jan ESRC Celebrating Impact Awards
11 Jan The Learning on Screen Awards
15 Jan The WISE Awards
12 Feb Festival of Learning Awards
~14 Feb THE (Times Higher Education) Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs)
15 Feb The NUS International Students Awards
15 Feb The Guardian University Awards
~23 Feb College & University Business Officers CUBO Awards
~28 Feb Language Industry Awards
Ranking Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Energy & Utilities

04 Jan ASCP Safety & Compliance Awards
15 Jan European Energy Service Awards
18 Jan Water Industry Achievement Awards
31 Jan IOM3 Awards (Institute of Materials Minerals & Mining)
31 Jan E&P Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation
31 Jan Global Water Awards
~15 Feb Society of Petroleum Engineers Awards
19 Feb The Global Energy Prize
~23 Feb The EU Sustainable Energy Awards
~28 Feb Heating Installer Awards

Financial Services

15 Jan World's Best Investment Banks and Derivatives Providers Awards (Global Finance)
16 Jan Global Trade Review (GTR) Best Deals and Leaders in Trade Awards
18 Jan Money Marketing Awards
18 Jan Women in Credit Awards
18 Jan The Financial Services Forum Product & Service Innovation Awards
MD The UK Pensions Awards
25 Jan The FTF News Technology Innovation Awards
25 Jan Card Not Present CNP Awards
25 Jan The Mortgage Awards from MoneyAge
01 Feb Corporate Adviser Awards
01 Feb World's Best Bank Awards (Global Finance)
~02 Feb Best of FinXTech Awards
~02 Feb EMEA Corporate Development Awards
MD British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards
~05 Feb M&A Atlas Awards
~06 Feb The Investors Choice Hedge Fund Awards
~06 Feb CPA Practice Advisor Readers' Choice Awards
08 Feb The Private Equity Awards
~09 Feb M & A Mid-Market Awards
15 Feb Moneyfacts Awards
15 Feb Credit Awards
15 Feb The Claims Awards (Insurance Post)
~16 Feb World's Best Islamic Financial Institutions (Global Finance)
~19 Feb The Portfolio Institutional Awards
22 Feb European Pensions Awards
22 Feb The Taxation Awards
22 Feb The Banker (FT) Deals of the Year Awards
~23 Feb FT Pension and Investment Provider (PIPA) Awards
~23 Feb TXF Perfect 10 Deals of the Year Awards
~23 Feb Sell-Side Technology Awards
~23 Feb InvestHK UK Fintech Awards
~25 Feb BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards
27 Feb Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement
N/A The Trade Finance Awards

Health & Social Care

11 Jan The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards
14 Jan Advancing Healthcare Awards
14 Jan Optician Awards
15 Jan The Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators
18 Jan Clinical and Research Excellence Awards CARE Awards
18 Jan BMJ Improving Health Awards
21 Jan Pharmaceutical Field PF Awards
25 Jan Petplan Veterinary Awards
25 Jan The HealthInvestor Awards
31 Jan PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year
31 Jan Care Home Awards
01 Feb The RCNi Nurse Awards
01 Feb National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year
04 Feb The Lasker Awards
05 Feb Patient Safety Awards
11 Feb IMTJ Medical Travel Awards
~12 Feb Chief Scientific Officer Awards
~15 Feb Edith Cavell Leadership Award (Nursing)
15 Feb AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards
20 Feb HPMA Excellence Awards
~20 Feb AHCP National Awards (Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals)
Ranking Top 20 Care Home Awards

Hospitality Sport & Leisure

18 Jan Exhibition News Awards
31 Jan The Serviced Apartment Awards
14 Feb Cost Sector Catering CSC Awards
~15 Feb The World's 50 Best Restaurants
15 Feb The Caterer Best Places to Work in Hospitality
22 Feb The Cateys (The Caterer)
~22 Feb BEDSA British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards
~26 Feb Acorn Awards
28 Feb Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards

HR & Training

07 Jan PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards
11 Jan The HR Distinction Awards
14 Jan Employee Benefits Awards
18 Jan The Recruiter Awards
18 Jan The GEO Awards
25 Jan TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards
25 Jan International Safety Awards (British Safety Council)
25 Jan The Digiday WorkLife Awards Europe
31 Jan BSIF Safety Awards
31 Jan The Safety & Health Excellence Awards
MD The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards
01 Feb Corporate Adviser Awards
01 Feb Conscious Employer Awards
01 Feb Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative RIDI Awards
15 Feb UK Employee Experience Awards
~20 Feb City and Guilds Medals for Excellence
20 Feb HPMA Excellence Awards
28 Feb The LEAD Awards

IT & Telecommunications

04 Jan Info Securitys PG's Global Excellence Awards
07 Jan The IHS Markit Innovation Awards
10 Jan The Drum Search Awards
11 Jan DevOps Excellence Awards
15 Jan Interactive Media Awards (IMA)
MD EMEA Inavation Awards
24 Jan SC Magazine Awards Europe
24 Jan SC Awards Europe
25 Jan The European IT and Software Excellence Awards
25 Jan The ISPA Awards (Internet Service Provider Association)
25 Jan Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards
28 Jan Real IT Awards (RITA)
31 Jan Mobile News Awards
MD Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
01 Feb Tech5 Awards
04 Feb CIO 100 Awards
04 Feb CIO Hall of Fame
~07 Feb The Techies by Techworld
08 Feb SAP Innovation Awards
08 Feb SIIA CODiE Awards
08 Feb VR Expo Awards
~09 Feb Professional Service Management Awards
N/A Satellite Awards
~09 Feb RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest
~09 Feb The ITSM Industry Awards (IT Service Management)
~11 Feb NFC Innovation Awards
15 Feb IT World Awards
~15 Feb VMware Global Partner Innovation Awards
~15 Feb IoT Global Awards
~18 Feb The Network Computing Awards
~19 Feb Future Stars of Tech
22 Feb UK Cloud Awards
~27 Feb Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards
28 Feb The A' Website and Web Design Awards
~28 Feb Bingoport Players Choice Awards
~28 Feb Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition IEIC

Journalism Publishing & Media

11 Jan EFIA Annual Print Awards
11 Jan National Press Awards
MD Headlinemoney Awards
25 Jan FESPA Print Awards
25 Jan Cynopsis Sports Media Awards
25 Jan The PPA New Talent Awards 30 Under 30
30 Jan Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma
31 Jan Society for Environmental Graphic Design SEGD Global Design Awards
01 Feb The Newsawards
~01 Feb Willis Towers Watson Media Awards
13 Feb British Media Awards
14 Feb One World Media Awards
~25 Feb IPG Independent Publishing Awards
26 Feb European Digital Media Awards
28 Feb The Games Media Brit List

Legal Services

06 Jan National Paralegal Awards
~05 Feb The Legal Support Awards
MD The Legal 500 Awards UK
15 Feb The Lawyer Awards
~17 Feb Doctors Chambers Modern Claims Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

04 Jan British Arrows Awards
08 Jan Ad Age A-List and Creativity Awards
09 Jan IABC Gold Quill Awards (for Business Communication)
09 Jan The Global Effie Awards
10 Jan PromaxBDA Europe Awards
11 Jan PRmoment Awards
11 Jan UK Biddable Media Awards
14 Jan Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media
14 Jan The TicketingBusiness Awards
15 Jan Campaign Media Awards
17 Jan AVA Digital Awards
17 Jan PRWeek Global Awards
18 Jan The Event Production Awards (EPAs)
22 Jan UK Sponsorship Awards
24 Jan The Awards Awards
25 Jan Digiday Future Leader Awards
25 Jan The Creative Circle Awards
28 Jan SABRE Awards EMEA
30 Jan The International Andy Awards
31 Jan The Internet Advertising (IAC) Competition Awards
31 Jan Festival of Media Global Awards
31 Jan New York Festivals World's Best Advertising Awards
31 Jan The One Show
31 Jan MEMCOM Awards
31 Jan ADC Annual Awards
31 Jan Internal Communications and Engagement Awards
01 Feb Performance Marketing Awards
01 Feb The IPM Awards (Institute of Promotional Marketing)
01 Feb The Communicator Awards
01 Feb Creativepool Annual Awards
MD European Enterprise Promotion Awards
07 Feb The Drum Digital Trading Awards
07 Feb World Media Awards
~09 Feb The 4 As Partner Awards
~13 Feb ARF David Ogilvy Awards
~14 Feb The Drum RAR Awards
14 Feb The Loyalty Awards
15 Feb The Marketing Society Brave Awards
15 Feb The Connected Consumer Awards (The Connies)
~16 Feb International Digital Emmy Award
~16 Feb IAB Europe Research Awards
~19 Feb Fresh Awards
20 Feb The Drum Roses Awards
~20 Feb PRWeek Best Place to Work
21 Feb The Conference Awards
21 Feb The Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards
22 Feb Digiday Media Awards Europe
22 Feb European Design Awards (EDAwards)
22 Feb The Digiday Awards Europe
22 Feb Digiday Content Marketing Awards
~23 Feb Bulldog PR Awards
~24 Feb MediaPost's Digital Out-of-Home OOH Awards
~26 Feb Public Relations and Marketing Excellence Awards
28 Feb The A' Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design Award

Planning & Property

09 Jan The Property Awards
10 Jan First Time Buyer Readers' Awards
12 Jan Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence
25 Jan RICS Awards (separated into Regions)
12 Feb The RESI Awards
15 Feb European Rental Awards
~23 Feb Housing Heroes Awards
24 Feb BSIA British Security Awards

Products & Manufacturing

18 Jan The Pump Industry Awards
08 Feb Motion Control Industry Awards
15 Feb Electronics Weekly BrightSparks Awards

Public Sector

11 Jan iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards
18 Jan Engaged Cities Awards
31 Jan Public Sector Paperless Awards
31 Jan Green Flag Award
01 Feb The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards
~06 Feb The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For
11 Feb The Education Resources Awards (ERAs)
15 Feb The Youth Sport Trust Awards
28 Feb The A' Governance and Public Services Design Award

Retail & Consumer Goods

03 Jan International Craft Awards
11 Jan Drapers Digital Awards
14 Jan The Revo Opal Awards
15 Jan Seafood Excellence Global Awards
18 Jan The World Retail Awards
18 Jan The Fragrance Foundation Awards
22 Jan The British Kebab Awards
23 Jan The Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA)
31 Jan SIBA Business Awards
31 Jan Creative Retail Awards
31 Jan The Greats Gift Retailer Awards
31 Jan The Academy of Chocolate Awards
01 Feb Drapers Footwear Awards
01 Feb World Food Innovation Awards
01 Feb The Craft Business Awards
MD Grocer Own Label Accreditation and Awards
~05 Feb The Asian Restaurant Awards
08 Feb The Bookseller British Book Industry Awards
08 Feb The Delivery Excellence Awards
N/A Great Taste Awards
15 Feb Magneto Imagine Excellence Awards
~16 Feb British Pie Awards
19 Feb International Association for Food Protection IAFP Awards
N/A Retailers' Retailer of the Year
26 Feb The Grocer New Product Awards
28 Feb Food and Drink Federation FDF Awards
28 Feb The A' Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award
~28 Feb Scratch Stars Awards (UK Nail Industry)
28 Feb Horticulture Week Business Awards
~28 Feb BBC Food and Farming Awards
~29 Feb James and James eCommerce Awards

Supply Chain

~10 Feb Resilient Supply Chain Awards

Third Sector

16 Jan DoGooder Video Awards
21 Jan The Sheila McKechnie Foundation National Campaigner Awards
22 Feb The Charity Awards

Transport & Logistics

11 Jan The FTA Van Excellence Honours
25 Jan UK Coach Awards
30 Jan The Auto Industry Excellence Awards
MD RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards
~02 Feb The FTA Multimodal Awards
N/A Skytrax World Airport Awards
11 Feb FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards
14 Feb Women in Rail Awards
~16 Feb Airfinance Journal Deals of the Year Awards
28 Feb The A' Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award
28 Feb Motor Transport Awards

Travel & Tourism

25 Jan UK Group Travel Awards
01 Feb Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence
02 Feb Tomorrow's Travel Marketing Leader Award
~05 Feb VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
~06 Feb The FlyerTalk Awards

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