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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) 

It is a busy part of the year for business award deadlines, with October and November seeing some of the most high profile industry-specific awards alongside some key niche HR awards, and various Customer Service awards stating their final award deadlines. It is of course the busiest time of the year for award ceremonies themselves, as achievements and innovations earlier in the year gain deserved recognition before Christmas then takes over.   

Customer Service Awards

Two major schemes of note here – The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service and The ICS UK Customer Satisfaction Awards. The first of these is a credible international scheme, with 138 categories and a focus on ‘specific accomplishments’, later referred to as  ‘achievements’ from 1st July 2017 through to 10th January 2019 , so something for everyone to enter. Early-bird entry deadline is 17th October, the standard deadline is a month later on 14th November 2018, or if you need more time and are willing to pay the $55 entry late fee then the last day for entries is 10th January 2019. The ICS UK Customer Satisfaction Awards are UK-specific with a 12th October deadline. The entry requirements are demanding too, so you will need plenty of time to prepare (or of course Contact Boost to help!). Categories are split between generic ones like ‘Customer Commitment Award’, while the other half are a bit more quirky like the ‘Customer Feedback Strategy Award’. 

Industry Awards 

Some key industry specific awards and their deadlines are on the horizon.  The Retail Week Awards are UK only and, from experience, I would say focus mainly on the big household names – perhaps only enter if you turnover is north of £100m. The deadline is 28th September but we have found that the organisers EMAP tend to extend the deadline a week or so for most of their awards.  Two big awards in the fleet industry are also coming up – The Fleet News Awards has a deadline of 17th November, while you have until 1st October to enter the more people-focussed categories of The Fleet Hero Awards.    The Construction News Specialists Awards are open to entry from the UK and Republic of Ireland. Categories include 8 specialisms like demolition and ground engineering, as well as project and internal themes like training. Deadline is 12th October.  The FSTech Awards celebrate innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector. Highly credible and currently in their 19th year. Enter by 23rd November. 

HR Awards

The HR Brilliance Awards are a generally smaller scheme than a lot of HR Awards with fewer categories, but boast an impressive array of past winners that includes global multinationals as well as smaller-sized companies. You have until 26th October to enter.  Finally, it is definitely worth considering entering The Employee Wellbeing Awards, this year expanding to 15 categories. These include Employee Wellbeing awards for ‘Leadership and Culture’, ‘Financial’ Wellbeing, ‘Mental’ Wellbeing and ‘Community Impact.’ Deadline here is 30th October. 

Okay so there we have a few award highlights coming up – I wish you the best of luck during the autumn awards season. Below you will find all the awards in the next two months organised by industry sector. Remember, Contact Boost if you need a helping hand entering any of these awards. Our in-house team of experienced award writers have won over a 1,100 awards and can increase your chances of a win significantly.

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19 Oct The MCA Awards (Management Consultancies Association)
26 Oct Business Brilliance Awards
29 Oct Glassdoor's Best Places to Work
~01 Nov WfMC Global Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow
~13 Nov The RAD Royal Deaf Awards
~15 Nov The Silver Economy Awards
16 Nov One Planet Best in Business Awards
~21 Nov The Free2Network Business Awards
30 Nov Red Herring 100 Awards Europe
~30 Nov Golden Bridge Trade and Investment Awards
~30 Nov The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
~30 Nov CEE Shared Services And Outsourcing Awards
30 Nov Family Business of the Year Awards

Business Leaders

01 Oct FDM everywoman in Technology Awards
Ranking Forbes The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
26 Oct The Corporate Entrepreneur Awards (CEA Awards)
Ongoing Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
~01 Nov Women's Business Club Maximise Awards
09 Nov Women in Compliance Awards
~13 Nov The Emerging Entrepreneur Awards
~14 Nov The British Muslim Awards
~15 Nov Enterprising Women of the Year Awards
~17 Nov Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award
21 Nov Edison Achievement Award
22 Nov The Times Top 50 Employers for Women (BITC)
~22 Nov The Whole Life Activation Award
~26 Nov The Non-Executive Director NED Awards
~28 Nov Inspiration Awards for Women

Construction & Architecture

12 Oct Construction News Specialists Awards
12 Oct National Fenestration Awards
N/A RIBA House of the Year Award (Grand Designs)
01 Nov The Pritzker Architecture Prize
05 Nov The British Expertise International Awards
~05 Nov The Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture & Woman Architect of the Year
~07 Nov CIOB International Innovation & Research (I&R) Awards
~13 Nov RIBAJ MacEwen Award
16 Nov The Royal Academy of Engineering Major Projects Award
30 Nov Architectural Review AR Future Project Awards
30 Nov Semta Skills Awards (Engineering)
~30 Nov BREEAM Awards
~30 Nov NHBC Health and Safety Awards (house builders)
~30 Nov TID Excellence Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility

15 Oct Communitas Awards
18 Oct European Green Capital Award
19 Oct PR News CSR Awards
19 Oct BusinessGreen Technology Awards
06 Nov The International Ashden Awards
06 Nov Ashden Awards
08 Nov World's Most Ethical Companies
~17 Nov The NatWest SE100 Index Awards
~17 Nov Natwest SE100 Social Business Awards
21 Nov Energy Globe Awards
21 Nov Edison Green Award
~28 Nov Global Sourcing Council 3S Awards
~29 Nov 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics
~29 Nov The Natura 2000 Award
30 Nov Rushlight Awards
~30 Nov Water Air Food WAF Awards

Customer Contact

12 Oct The ICS UK Customer Satisfaction Awards
12 Oct Temkin Group Customer Experience Excellence Awards
20 Oct Customer Contact Innovation Awards
14 Nov Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
16 Nov UK Complaint Handling Awards

Design & Innovation

08 Oct Lexus Design Awards
N/A Wired Audi Innovation Awards
12 Oct Mixology Awards North
19 Oct iF Design Award
01 Nov World Packaging Organisation WorldStar Awards
09 Nov Big Innovation Awards
~14 Nov The Spark Design and Architecture Awards
N/A Beazley Designs of the Year Awards
21 Nov Edison Awards
N/A Penrose Awards
~30 Nov Starpack Industry Awards
~30 Nov International Design Awards
~30 Nov Talent Unleashed Awards
30 Nov DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
~30 Nov UX Awards

Design & Innovation

08 Oct Lexus Design Awards
N/A Wired Audi Innovation Awards
12 Oct Mixology Awards North
19 Oct iF Design Award
01 Nov World Packaging Organisation WorldStar Awards
09 Nov Big Innovation Awards
~14 Nov The Spark Design and Architecture Awards
N/A Beazley Designs of the Year Awards
21 Nov Edison Awards
N/A Penrose Awards
~30 Nov Starpack Industry Awards
~30 Nov International Design Awards
~30 Nov Talent Unleashed Awards
30 Nov DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
~30 Nov UX Awards


08 Oct BETT Awards
15 Oct British Education Awards
02 Nov ELTons Awards
~23 Nov ESRC Celebrating Impact Awards
~30 Nov The National Acquisitions Group NAG Award for Excellence

Energy & Utilities

05 Oct Subsea UK Awards
13 Oct World Finance Oil and Gas Awards
15 Oct Mining Journal Outstanding Achievement Awards
26 Oct Street Works Awards
26 Oct Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Awards
26 Oct UK Nuclear Skills Awards
~08 Nov Sustainable Water Industry Awards (SWIG)
09 Nov ENI Award
16 Nov Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Offshore Achievement Awards
~19 Nov The Institute of Water Innovation Awards
~30 Nov The European Utility Industry Awards
30 Nov Rushlight Awards

Financial Services

01 Oct The Card and Payments Awards
01 Oct Citywealth Magic Circle Awards
Ranking Savings Champion Awards
05 Oct Equity Release Awards
13 Oct Euromoney Private Banking Survey Awards
18 Oct Family Wealth Report Awards
N/A Professional Pensions Investment Awards
26 Oct CIPFA Public Finance Innovation Awards
26 Oct Euromoney Trade Finance Survey
31 Oct The TMI Awards for Innovation & Excellence
01 Nov Best Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance Provider Awards (Global Finance)
~01 Nov European Fintech Awards
02 Nov The Pensions Age Awards
~03 Nov Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards
05 Nov British Bank Awards
N/A InvestmentEurope Fund Manager of the Year
~07 Nov The Tradestreaming Awards
~08 Nov Structured Products Europe Awards
09 Nov Business Moneyfacts Awards
09 Nov CIR Commercial Insurance Awards
~11 Nov The Compliance Register Platinum Awards
N/A Moneyfacts Consumer Awards
~17 Nov Private Asset Managers PAM Awards
~17 Nov The IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards
~18 Nov GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan Leveraged Finance & Private Placement Awards
~20 Nov The Treasurer ACT Deals of the Year Awards
23 Nov FStech Awards
~25 Nov The Underwriting Service Awards
~28 Nov Women in Private Equity Awards
~30 Nov The AltFi Awards
~30 Nov MPF Awards for Management Excellence
30 Nov PFI Awards
~30 Nov Savvy Investor Awards

Health & Social Care

12 Oct Health Business Awards
N/A AIHHP Golden Lobe Awards
26 Oct The Autism Professionals Awards
~13 Nov PM Society Awards (Pharmaceutical Marketing Society)
23 Nov Patient Experience Network PEN National Awards
~28 Nov The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards
30 Nov Pinders Healthcare Design Awards
30 Nov Pharmapack Europe Awards

Hospitality Sport & Leisure

02 Oct UK Festival Awards
08 Oct The International Gaming Awards
09 Oct The Wedding Industry Awards
MD ATCM Purple Flag Status
14 Oct UK African Wedding Awards
19 Oct iGB Affiliate Awards
N/A Business of Cricket Awards (BOCAs)
22 Oct The Adventure Awards
N/A Top 50 Gastropub Awards
31 Oct The Festival Supplier Awards
~02 Nov International 5 Star Classification & Hotel Awards
02 Nov British Pool and Hot Tub Awards
~07 Nov World Snow Awards
~07 Nov The UK Wedding Awards
~14 Nov The Green Hotelier Awards
~15 Nov Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards
~23 Nov UK Restaurant Manager of the Year
27 Nov Imbibe Personality of the Year
29 Nov Sport Industry Awards
~29 Nov The Sports Technology Awards
~30 Nov International Hospitality Awards

HR & Training

Ongoing Top Employer Institute Certification Programme
12 Oct Employee Engagement Awards UK & Europe
12 Oct National Centre for Diversity NCFD Grand Awards
26 Oct HR Brilliance Awards
MD The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards
~01 Nov Globe of Honour
09 Nov Safety Groups UK Awards
MD TrainingIndustry.com Top Training Companies
15 Nov Great Place to Work
16 Nov The Employee Wellbeing Awards
22 Nov BITC Gender Equality Awards
~22 Nov Tech & Learning's Stellar Service Awards
30 Nov The IFTDO Global HRD Awards
~30 Nov The LEAD Awards

IT & Telecommunications

01 Oct The IxDA Interaction Awards
N/A SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
05 Oct The Openstack Superuser Awards
05 Oct The VMworld Computer Weekly Europe User Awards
17 Oct Ragan's Intranet Awards
18 Oct Outstanding Gamification Awards
19 Oct The Cloud Awards
19 Oct APPEALIE SaaS Awards
20 Oct The Mobile Excellence Awards
21 Oct EMEA Inavation Awards
28 Oct National UK Blog Awards UKBAs
~01 Nov IPACSO European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards
~01 Nov FICO Decisions Awards
~01 Nov Rise Awards
~03 Nov The Crunchies Awards
~04 Nov RegTech Awards
~08 Nov Ovum On the Radar Awards
12 Nov Women in Open Source Awards
~13 Nov Talkin' Cloud 100 Awards
~14 Nov The Proto Awards
16 Nov The IP Theft Awards
21 Nov The GSMA Global Mobile Glomo Awards
~22 Nov Cloudex Awards
23 Nov FStech Awards
~23 Nov Socitm Women in IT Awards
~28 Nov AOTMP Mobility Awards
30 Nov Geospatial World Awards
~30 Nov TechRadar Pro - Best for Business Awards
~30 Nov The AI 100 (Artificial Intelligence)
30 Nov The Lovely Mobile Awards

Journalism Publishing & Media

31 Oct FIPP Rising Stars in Media
~07 Nov PPA Independent Publisher Awards
~25 Nov Headlinemoney Awards
~30 Nov Digital Magazine Awards

Legal Services

08 Oct LawWorks Pro Bono Awards
~02 Nov Institute of World Business Law Prize
02 Nov The Lawyer European Awards
~07 Nov Conveyancer of the Year Awards
~17 Nov Halsbury Legal Awards
~24 Nov Legal Business Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

01 Oct Midas Awards for the World’s Best Financial Advertising
01 Oct EDPA Awards
04 Oct European Excellence Awards (PR)
05 Oct European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Awards
MD Communication Arts Awards
N/A MediaPost Agency of the Year
18 Oct MarCom Awards
19 Oct Ragan's Employee Communications Awards
22 Oct Exhibitor Magazine Exhibit Design Awards
24 Oct PR Daily's Video & Visual Awards
25 Oct The UnAwards
26 Oct Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards
31 Oct The Digital Signage Awards
31 Oct Global Event Awards (Eventex Awards)
31 Oct Prestigious Star Awards
01 Nov Transform Awards Europe
01 Nov The Killer Content Awards (The Finnys)
~03 Nov Corporate Content Awards
07 Nov Ragan's PR Daily Awards
~08 Nov Data Storytelling Awards
09 Nov Summit Emerging Media Awards
~10 Nov Cynopsis Buyers & Planners Awards
~13 Nov ARF David Ogilvy Awards
16 Nov Digiday Video Awards
21 Nov Ragan & PR Daily's Ace Awards (Awarding Communication Excellence)
~24 Nov AV Technology Europe Awards
~25 Nov IPA Best of Health Show
~25 Nov Internet Marketing Association IMA Impact Awards
~29 Nov Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) ICon Awards
~30 Nov Retail Loyalty Awards
30 Nov CIM Marketing Excellence Awards
30 Nov MAA Worldwide - The GLOBES Awards
~30 Nov Cristal Festival Media & Advertising International Awards
~30 Nov Rebrand 100 Global Awards
~30 Nov PerformanceIN 50

Planning & Property

19 Oct i-FM Technology in FM Awards
~02 Nov Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards
~10 Nov The UK Housing Awards (UKHA)
~13 Nov Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence
14 Nov National Housing Maintenance Forum NHMF Awards
30 Nov BCO Awards (British Council for Offices)
~30 Nov The Times Estate Agency of the Year

Products & Manufacturing

23 Oct European Office Products Awards (EOPA)
MD Materials Research Society MRS Annual Awards
02 Nov Heating and Ventilation (H&V) News Awards
~04 Nov The Temperature Controlled Logistics Awards
22 Nov kbbreview Retail & Design Awards

Public Sector

~18 Nov EU Public Affairs Awards
~25 Nov Socitm Awards

Retail & Consumer Goods

01 Oct The Revo ACE Awards (Achieving Customer Experience)
02 Oct The Housewares Innovation Awards
05 Oct Retail Week Awards
05 Oct The Drinks Business Green Awards
08 Oct Direct Commerce Innovator Awards
15 Oct World Gin Awards
15 Oct World Vodka Awards
MD National Fish and Chip Awards
~01 Nov UK Lingerie Awards
~02 Nov Grocer Own Label Food and Drink Awards
~03 Nov Made For Mums Awards
N/A British Fashion Awards
~10 Nov The Publican Awards
~11 Nov Retail Brilliance Awards
12 Nov Chef's Choice Awards
~13 Nov Convenience Retail Awards
~17 Nov Motor Trader Quality Awards
22 Nov kbbreview Retail & Design Awards
~23 Nov BikeBiz Awards
~27 Nov Sainsbury's Magazine Food and Drink Awards
N/A PETA Vegan Food Awards
~30 Nov National Calendar Awards

Third Sector

02 Nov The European Association Awards
05 Nov Association Awards UK
~13 Nov The Bond International Development Awards
~30 Nov Charity Learning Awards

Transport & Logistics

01 Oct Fleet Hero Awards
Ranking FN50 Fleet News
19 Oct The Rail Staff Awards
26 Oct The AM Awards
31 Oct Global AirRail Awards
02 Nov London Transport Awards
05 Nov The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards
~08 Nov Association of Car Fleet Operators ACFO Awards
~11 Nov National Cycle Rail Awards
16 Nov Fleet News Awards (Lease)
~25 Nov UK Rail Industry Awards

Travel & Tourism

01 Oct Globe Travel Awards
01 Oct World Food Travel Association FoodTrekking Awards
07 Oct TravelMole UK Awards
16 Oct The Mercurys (Travel Catering)
19 Oct The Wave Awards
31 Oct UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism
~01 Nov European Group Travel Awards (EGTA)
~10 Nov Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards
14 Nov WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
~14 Nov World Halal Tourism Awards
15 Nov EU Prize for Cultural Heritage - Europa Nostra Awards
16 Nov Travel Marketing Awards
~20 Nov National Geographic Traveller World Legacy Awards
~30 Nov Hudson's Heritage Awards

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