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 this month’s round up of all the credible business awards to consider in August and September. With soaring temperatures and holiday season upon us, you might be tempted to think that it would be quiet on the deadlines front, but there are still plenty of prestigious awards to be entered in the coming month or so. 

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 for the rest of 2022 and beyond – our amazing in-depth awards 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

Arguably one of the most prestigious awards to win here in the UK is The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, now open until 6th September. The entry process is considerable (by that, I mean it is a beast of an application) so please read our guide to How to Win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Please contact us asap if you need help with your entry as we are seeing record levels of bookings this year so our capacity will soon be reached. We have a formidable record of wins for our clients. If you are looking for a general business award to win, then there are a few notable schemes now open to consider. If you want a winnable award that is international, then consider The TITAN Business Awards (deadline 24th August). It features literally hundreds of categories, as is often the way with US-based awards, but is a perfect way of showing your customers (and competitors) that “We won an International award” for our achievements. Another alternative to consider, The Business Brilliance Awards, is now open to global entry until 23rd September. For more details of similar awards, read our Guide to General Business Awards.     

Employer awards, HR awards, Training awards and D&I awards

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

The HR Excellence Awards is one of the biggest in the HR sector, and is now open for entries until 5th August. Similarly be quick if you want to enter The Engage Awards (14th August). If you are looking for something with a bit more breathing space deadline-wise, The Investors in People Awards are incredibly popular and well-established. There are a few changes this year, notably it is now open to international entry, so be sure to enter by 26th August deadline. 

The next quarterly deadline for the UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For is approaching (30th September). Previously aligned to the Sunday Times these are now going it alone and have changed the format considerably – details can be found in our Guide to 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work Awards article. The Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program (9th September) and The Learning Awards (30th September) are also highly credible awards in this space. Another programme with an enormous application process, The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index is open until 20th September. Read our guide to The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index and contact us today if you need help applying.            

Marketing and PR awards

There are a large number of credible marketing and creative awards that have launched, so I won’t mention them all, but some that focus on particular areas of digital marketing that should be on your radar include: The Drum Awards for Digital Industries (11th August), The Drum Awards for Content (7th September), The Drum Awards for Social Media (7th September), The Drum Awards for B2B (14th September), Marcom Awards (15th September), UK Search Awards (23rd September) and finally, The Drum Awards for Experience (28th September).  

Financial services awards

In specific areas of the financial sector we also see the following notable deadlines – The Insurance Times Awards (11th August) and the highly prestigious Card and Payments Awards which is open until 23rd September. 

Technology awards

Final mention for this month goes to the technology and computing sector which has loads of awards coming up so I will rattle through them. We are very pleased to see a new scheme, The IT Eagles Awards launched last month (deadline 29th August). This is from the same organisers as the well-established Brilliance Awards, and has an impressive line up of sponsors and judges. Also on the horizon consider The DevOps Industry Awards (10th September). And, despite it not really fitting into any of the industry categories for this month’s highlights, it would be remiss of me to not mention the highly credible Utility Week Awards, now open until 8th September.   

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 1,700 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.

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Good luck winning awards! 


Financial Services

01 Aug The Banker Awards - Bank of the Year
01 Aug The Banker Financial Inclusion and Banking in the Community Awards
05 Aug Data Management Insight Awards - Europe
05 Aug Lending Awards
05 Aug The PwC AIM Awards
08 Aug The BVCA Responsible Investment Awards & Excellence in ESG
08 Aug Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs)
08 Aug Growth Investor Awards
10 Aug The IJGlobal ESG Awards
11 Aug Insurance Times Awards
12 Aug TRI Awards (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency)
12 Aug Risk Markets Technology Awards
14 Aug Leasing World Gold Awards
15 Aug Consumer Credit Awards
19 Aug Banking Tech Awards
26 Aug Future Digital Awards - Fintech & Payments
26 Aug Mortgage Introducer Awards
26 Aug BAI Global Innovation Awards
26 Aug Treasury & Risk Alexander Hamilton Awards
26 Aug National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) Awards
N/A EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards
27 Aug CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 and 20 Under 40 Awards
29 Aug Financial Services Eagles Awards
31 Aug Money Pages Personal Finance Awards
31 Aug The IR Society Best Practice Awards
31 Aug ESG Culture Awards
31 Aug Global Islamic Finance Awards
01 Sep COVER Excellence Award
01 Sep Funds Europe Awards
01 Sep Shares Awards
01 Sep World's Best Private Bank Awards (Global Finance)
02 Sep Protection Review Awards
02 Sep Buy-Side Technology Awards
~03 Sep Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association PLSA Awards
09 Sep Personal Injury Awards
09 Sep Investments & Pensions Europe IPE Awards
10 Sep Citywire New Model Adviser Top 100 and Awards
11 Sep Benzinga Fintech Awards
14 Sep Motor Finance Europe Awards
15 Sep Best SME Bank Awards (Global Finance)
15 Sep Citywealth Magic Circle Awards
16 Sep The Working Capital and Supply Chain Finance Awards
16 Sep The ESG Awards
N/A Professional Pensions Investment Awards
23 Sep International Adviser - Best Practice Adviser Awards
23 Sep The Card and Payments Awards
~24 Sep Euromoney Private Banking Survey Awards
29 Sep FLA ESG Awards
30 Sep TMT M&A Awards
30 Sep Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards
30 Sep Professional Trader Awards
30 Sep Islamic Finance News Service Providers Awards
~30 Sep IBSi NeoChallenger Bank Awards
30 Sep RiskTech100
~30 Sep EuropaProperty CEE Investment & Manufacturing Awards

HR & Training

01 Aug Menopause Friendly Employer Awards
Ranking The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
01 Aug Chief Learning Officer Magazine Learning in Practice Awards
05 Aug Coaching Culture Awards
05 Aug European Diversity Awards
12 Aug HR Excellence Awards (HR Magazine)
15 Aug Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence
15 Aug The Engage Awards
Ongoing Inclusive Top 50 Employers
19 Aug Federation of Awarding Bodies FAB Awards
19 Aug The Rewards
19 Aug Great Place to Work - UK's Best Workplaces in Tech
24 Aug TrainingIndustry.com Top IT and Technical Training Companies
26 Aug The Investors in People Awards
31 Aug enei Inclusivity Excellence Awards
31 Aug Diversity in Tech Awards
01 Sep HRO Today Association Awards
MD TrainingIndustry.com Top Training Companies
MD TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards
05 Sep Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative RIDI Awards
09 Sep The Learning Pool Awards
09 Sep Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program
11 Sep British Recruitment Awards
12 Sep Training APEX Awards
12 Sep National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs)
12 Sep UK Coaching Awards
15 Sep The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models Lists
16 Sep WorkLife Awards
20 Sep The Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index
21 Sep TrainingIndustry.com Top Assessment and Evaluation Companies
23 Sep Internal Communications Brilliance Awards
23 Sep HR Brilliance Awards
30 Sep Britain's Healthiest Workplace
MD The UK's 100 Best Companies to Work For
30 Sep The Learning Awards
30 Sep Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

01 Aug Campaign Brand Leadership & Partnership Awards
01 Aug Field Marketing and Brand Experience FMBE Awards
05 Aug BIMA Awards
05 Aug The Lovie Awards
11 Aug The Drum Awards for Digital Industries (DADI Awards)
12 Aug Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards
17 Aug VideoTech Innovation Awards
18 Aug MUSE Creative Awards
23 Aug Diversity in Advertising Award
23 Aug MediaPost EIS Awards
26 Aug MRX Diversity Champion Award
26 Aug Ragan's Employee Communications & Top Places to Work Awards
26 Aug LIT Commercial Awards
31 Aug National Outdoor Events Association NOEA Awards
01 Sep The Shorty Impact Awards
02 Sep Young Arrows Awards
~02 Sep APA Show Awards
~03 Sep Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards
07 Sep NYX Video Awards
07 Sep NYX Marcom Awards
07 Sep The Drum Awards for Content
07 Sep The Drum Awards for Social Media
09 Sep Lisbon International Advertising Festival Group
09 Sep Search Engine Land Awards
09 Sep CorpComms Awards
09 Sep The Immortal Awards
14 Sep The Drum Awards for B2B
14 Sep The Drum Awards for Out of Home
16 Sep The International Content Marketing Awards
16 Sep Internet Marketing Association IMA Impact Awards
16 Sep The Content Council Pearl Awards
16 Sep PR & Marketing Excellence Awards
21 Sep LIT Talent Awards
22 Sep MarCom Awards
23 Sep Women in Marketing Awards
23 Sep The Experience Design & Technology Awards
23 Sep The Digiday Awards
23 Sep Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards
23 Sep Internal Communications Brilliance Awards
23 Sep UK Search Awards
23 Sep The DMA Awards
23 Sep PR Daily's Top Agencies Awards
23 Sep Anthem Awards
~27 Sep Newsworks Planning Awards
28 Sep The Drum Awards for Social Purpose
28 Sep The Drum Awards for Experience
29 Sep European Excellence Awards (PR)
30 Sep Global Digital PR Awards
30 Sep European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Awards
30 Sep The Digital Signage Awards

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