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 – as you will see, there are still plenty of credible awards coming up, so why not end the year or start the new one on an award-winning high?

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 in 2022 – 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

There are two inaugural UK business awards coming up that are definitely worth considering. The team at Awards International has launched The UK Business & Innovation Awards which has a wide range of categories that could be suitable for whole business recognition, and conveniently, has a 10th December deadline. Check out our comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about entering UKBIA 2022. Another new whole business scheme that we are very excited about has just launched – The Business Champion Awards (15th December). This new award scheme, in association with Reuters, is aiming to become the UK’s leading business awards – with a prestigious event held in March 2022, it’s a great way of maximising 9 months worth of publicity as 2022 winners. Other UK business awards schemes coming up include The Management Today Business Awards (16th December) which recognises companies of all sizes from dynamic start-ups to Britain’s biggest firms, or if you are at the smaller-sized end of the spectrum, The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, which runs a series of regional editions with deadlines through January and February, culminating in a national event later in the year. For more details read our Guide to General Business Awards.        

Employer awards, HR 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?’ ‘Diversity and inclusion awards‘.

In terms of D&I, The Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index is set to open in November – so you may find our Guide to The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index helpful or contact us to see how we can help manage your entry as they are daunting in their size and complexity. The British Diversity Awards is now open until 17th December, and, although further away on the horizon, it is worth beginning the preparation now for The Inclusive Companies Awards (10th January).

In the world of employee benefits, we are delighted to see The Employee Benefits Awards (31st December) is open, back to its pre-pandemic end-of-year deadline, this time with 22 categories to enter.   

These days it is increasingly important to be able to show that you are a top employer and there are a number of very credible schemes coming up that do just that, but bear in mind they can be highly competitive, so you will need strong evidence to support your claims. Great Place to Work is a very well-established international scheme with a strong emphasis on surveys (3rd December but contact them for an extension). The Times Top 50 Employers for Women (BITC) is highly prestigious as the name suggests (17th December) and is UK-only with considerable entry requirements but well worth entering. By contrast, if you are looking for an award which is less onerous to enter but has a great sounding name, then consider a US-based international scheme sharing the same deadline – Best Places to Work, by Business Intelligence Group. Final mention goes to an award that has undergone significant change of late. The UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (previously The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For). The association with the publication has ended, and the format has undergone a number of changes, including a move to publishing quarterly lists – the next deadline being 31st December. Read our guide to all the changes and all the Great Employer Schemes for more detail.           

Customer contact awards

If you are looking for awards with a call centre-focus, there is still time to enter The CCA Excellence Awards (deadline extended to 8th December) – it is very well-established, and recognises an industry sector that has had to completely change, adapt and innovate in the face of the pandemic. Similarly, there is an international call centre alternative with a further away deadline – ContactCenterWorld Top Ranking Performers Awards (20th January).  For something a bit more general in scope and open to global entry, consider The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service (12th January) which features a whopping 250 categories.   

Marketing and PR awards

Some credible marketing and creative awards that should be on your radar include The AVA Digital Awards, honouring excellence in digital creativity, branding and strategy (16th December). Prolific award organisers, Don’t Panic Events, continue to unleash new and very timely award schemes focussed on the digital space – the latest being The UK Digital PR Awards (deadline 17th December). The new year sees a whole raft of credible, established awards, such as Campaign Media Awards (20th January), PRWeek Global Awards (27th January) and SABRE Awards EMEA (31st January). 

Financial services awards

Finally, a couple of key schemes in the world of finance to be aware of – The FStech Awards which is open to the EMEA region until 3rd December (get your skates on!) and The Best Investment Bank Awards by Global Finance – open until 17th December.    

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 2022. 

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! 



10 Dec UK Business & Innovation Awards
15 Dec Business Champion Awards
16 Dec Management Today Business Awards
Ranking Fortune World's Most Admired Companies
Ongoing WorkL Workplace Awards
31 Dec The UK's 100 Best Companies to Work For
07 Jan PLC Awards
MD FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards
20 Jan Town & County Business Champions
MD The MCA Awards (Management Consultancies Association)

Business Leaders

Ongoing Business Worldwide CEO Awards
Ongoing European CEO Awards
17 Dec The Times Top 50 Employers for Women (BITC)
~30 Dec CEO Today UK Awards
31 Dec COVID Unsung Heroes Awards - Celebrating Women in STEM
14 Jan Women in Technology and Data Awards

Construction & Architecture

01 Dec RIBA Awards
01 Dec The International Architecture Awards
17 Dec The Architizer A+ Firm Awards
Ongoing Transparent Construction Awards
31 Dec NHBC Pride in the Job Awards
07 Jan Architectural Review AR Future Project Awards
~09 Jan The Royal Academy of Engineering Major Projects Award
14 Jan The Building Controls Industry Association BCIA Awards
~15 Jan Master Builder Awards
21 Jan AJ Small Projects Awards
27 Jan The European Women in Construction & Engineering WICE Awards
28 Jan Construction News Awards
~29 Jan Pro Landscaper Business Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility

02 Dec Communitas Awards
Ongoing Global Healthy Workplace Certification
12 Dec WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award
~08 Jan The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards
18 Jan SozialMarie - Prize for Social Innovation

Customer Contact

08 Dec CCA Excellence Awards (Customer Contact Association)
Ongoing Customer Service Excellence
31 Dec NorthFace ScoreBoard Award
12 Jan Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
14 Jan The VA Awards (Virtual Assistants)
14 Jan Customer Centricity World Series
MD ContactCenterWorld Top Ranking Performers Awards
28 Jan Modern Insurance UK Customer Service Excellence Awards
~29 Jan GSA UK Awards (Outsourcing)

Design & Innovation

01 Dec World Brand Design Awards
15 Dec London International Creative Competition
31 Dec BOLD Awards
02 Jan Design Educates Award
~17 Jan Lighting Design Awards
19 Jan The Dieline Awards
MD Airwards (Drone Awards)


08 Dec The APPG Excellence in School Food Award
13 Dec Learning Science Teaching Innovation Awards
17 Dec Be Kind Awards
14 Jan The Primary Science Teacher Awards
17 Jan The WISE Awards

Energy & Utilities

03 Dec Mining Magazine Awards
~09 Jan UK Gas Industry Awards (EUA/IGEM)
~11 Jan Water Industry Awards
~22 Jan The Utility Week Network Awards
~31 Jan IOM3 Awards (Institute of Materials Minerals & Mining)

Financial Services

03 Dec FStech Awards
10 Dec Xero Awards UK & EMEA
10 Dec Treasury & Cash Management Awards (Global Finance)
15 Dec A-Team Innovation Awards
17 Dec Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance
17 Dec Best Investment Bank Awards (Global Finance)
17 Dec WealthBriefing European Awards
31 Dec International Banker Awards
31 Dec International Banker Wealth Management Awards
N/A EuroHedge Awards
07 Jan The Mortgage Awards from MoneyAge
N/A Citywire's Gender Diversity Awards
11 Jan Global Trade Review GTR Best Deals and Leaders in Trade Awards
~11 Jan HFM European Services Awards
N/A M&A Atlas Awards
~20 Jan PRCA City and Financial Awards
~20 Jan ITR European Tax Awards
21 Jan The Asset Management Awards
21 Jan The Leadership Awards (Credit Strategy)
~22 Jan TXF Perfect 10 Deals of the Year Awards
~26 Jan World Finance Pension Funds Awards
28 Jan The Professional Adviser Awards
~29 Jan The Powerwomen Awards
~31 Jan Best of FinXTech Awards

Health & Social Care

Ongoing Global Healthy Workplace Certification
14 Dec The HTN Now Awards
~09 Jan RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards
10 Jan Petplan Veterinary Awards
12 Jan The Medical Design Excellence Awards
~15 Jan The Design & Health International Academy Awards
15 Jan The Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators
17 Jan Pharmaceutical Field PF Awards
~19 Jan Chief Scientific Officer's Healthcare Science Awards
~22 Jan Skills for Care Accolades Awards
Ranking Top 20 Care Home Awards
~28 Jan European Healthcare Design Awards
30 Jan Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award
31 Jan Care Home Awards
31 Jan MedTech Innovator
31 Jan EASO Early Career Network (ECN) Awards

Hospitality Sport & Leisure

N/A Top 50 Gastropub Awards
Ongoing International Spa Awards
Ongoing A Greener Festival Award
Ongoing World Boutique Hotel Awards
Ongoing Best Bar None Awards
Ongoing International Dining Awards
Ongoing Institute of Hospitality Accreditation
Ongoing World Luxury Spa Awards
N/A Class Bar Awards
N/A Business of Cricket Awards (BOCAs)
~10 Jan UK Outdoor Industry Awards
N/A Casual Dining Awards
MD ATCM Purple Flag Status
28 Jan Exhibition News Awards
~31 Jan International Hospitality Awards

HR & Training

01 Dec TrainingIndustry.com Top Sales Training & Enablement Companies
03 Dec AAC Apprenticeship Awards
03 Dec Great Place to Work - UK's Best Workplaces for Women
03 Dec Great Place to Work - UK's Best Workplaces in Tech
03 Dec British LGBT Awards
03 Dec Great Place to Work
Ongoing Global Healthy Workplace Certification
Ongoing Diversity Champion Award and International Inclusion Award
10 Dec Ragan's Workplace Wellness Awards
Ongoing Inclusive Top 50 Employers
14 Dec ATD Innovation in Talent Development Award
17 Dec Best Places to Work (Business Intelligence Group)
17 Dec The Times Top 50 Employers for Women (BITC)
17 Dec British Diversity Awards
Ongoing Workplace Wellbeing Index
Ongoing Top Employer Institute Certification Programme
MD The UK's 100 Best Companies to Work For
31 Dec Employee Benefits Awards
~05 Jan The LEAD Awards
MD TrainingIndustry.com Top Training Companies
07 Jan Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards
MD SGUK National Health and Safety Awards
10 Jan The Inclusive Companies Awards
12 Jan TrainingIndustry.com Top Leadership Training Companies
MD The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards
~27 Jan Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards
~29 Jan The Recruiter Awards
31 Jan The Safety & Health Excellence Awards

IT & Telecommunications

MD Industry Insights IoT Awards
03 Dec FStech Awards
03 Dec FICO Decisions Awards
Ongoing Best Mobile App Awards
03 Dec Future Digital Awards - Telco Innovation
Ongoing Awwwards
10 Dec IoT Evolution IoT Excellence Award
13 Dec CIO 100 Awards
15 Dec Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards
17 Dec The Webby Awards
17 Dec Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology
Ongoing CSS Design Awards
21 Dec CES Picks Awards
07 Jan Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
07 Jan RegTech Insight Awards Europe
~08 Jan The Steam Awards
14 Jan Computing DevOps Excellence Awards
~15 Jan Tech Rocketship Awards
~20 Jan IBM Beacon Awards and IBM Cloud, Data and AI Excellence Awards
21 Jan SIIA CODiE Awards
MD The Network Computing Awards
28 Jan Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards
~30 Jan The Global Annual Achievement Awards for Artificial Intelligence
~31 Jan Bingoport Players Choice Awards
31 Jan SAP Innovation Awards

Journalism Publishing & Media

10 Dec MediaPost Creative Media Awards
~10 Jan National Press Awards
~15 Jan FESPA Print Awards
19 Jan SJA British Sports Journalism Awards
19 Jan The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards
~25 Jan The PPA New Talent Awards 30 Under 30
26 Jan Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma
~30 Jan CMI Management Book of the Year
~31 Jan Society for Environmental Graphic Design SEGD Global Design Awards
~31 Jan Sound of the Year Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

MD The International Andy Awards
03 Dec Corporate Content Awards
10 Dec Horizon Interactive Awards
10 Dec The Diversity in Events Awards
10 Dec PRNEWS & Social Shake-Up - Digital + Social Media Awards
10 Dec The Killer Content Awards (The Finnys)
N/A MediaPost Agency of the Year
N/A MediaPost Online All Stars
16 Dec AVA Digital Awards
17 Dec The Event Production Awards (EPAs)
17 Dec Ragan's Crisis Communications Awards
17 Dec Global Social Media Awards
17 Dec UK Digital PR Awards
20 Dec HSMAI Adrian Awards
31 Dec OBIE Awards
31 Dec Prestigious Star Awards
MD Communication Arts Awards
07 Jan Digiday Video and TV Awards
~08 Jan The Videonet Connected TV Awards
~09 Jan The Online Influence Awards
10 Jan MAA Worldwide GLOBES Awards
11 Jan British Arrows Awards
12 Jan Campaign Experience Awards
17 Jan UK Sponsorship Awards
20 Jan Campaign Media Awards
20 Jan Campaign Tech Awards
21 Jan PR Daily's Social Media & Digital Awards
21 Jan The iList (IPA & Unilever)
21 Jan Digiday Future Leader Awards
23 Jan IABC Gold Quill Awards (for Business Communication)
27 Jan PRWeek Global Awards
27 Jan Festival of Media Global Awards
28 Jan The Communicator Awards
~29 Jan Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media
31 Jan The Creative Circle Awards
31 Jan The Internet Advertising (IAC) Competition Awards
31 Jan SABRE Awards EMEA

Planning & Property

31 Dec The ESTAS Estate and Letting Agent Awards
~08 Jan Property Care Association PCA Best Practice Awards
~14 Jan The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence
21 Jan The RICS Awards
31 Jan Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence

Products & Manufacturing

13 Dec iLuxury Awards
21 Dec European Office Products Awards (EOPA)
07 Jan The Pump Industry Awards
N/A Insider Made in the UK Awards

Public Sector

~14 Jan The Youth Sport Trust Awards
~18 Jan Engaged Cities Awards
21 Jan iNetwork Innovation Awards
21 Jan iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards
28 Jan LGC Awards (Local Government Chronicle Awards)

Retail & Consumer Goods

05 Dec FreeFrom Food Awards
05 Dec The Sprudgie Awards
08 Dec Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards
Ongoing CiWF Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
15 Dec Monde Selection - International Quality Award
17 Dec ISPO Awards
24 Dec World Food Innovation Awards
07 Jan Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards
~08 Jan Countryside Alliance Awards
~08 Jan Global RLI Awards
~09 Jan The Revo ACE Awards (Achieving Customer Experience)
~10 Jan The Delivery Excellence Awards
~10 Jan Drapers Digital Awards
15 Jan EuropaProperty CEE Retail Awards
~15 Jan The Vendies Vending Industry Awards
15 Jan Land and Soil Management Awards
~16 Jan The Golden Chopsticks Awards
~20 Jan The Glossy Awards Europe
~20 Jan The Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA)
21 Jan Glossy Beauty Awards
21 Jan Food Management Today FMT Industry Awards
~22 Jan Specialty Coffee Association Awards
~24 Jan Professional Beauty Awards
~27 Jan Toy Industry Awards
~30 Jan BRIT/FIVS International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition
~31 Jan The Academy of Chocolate Awards
~31 Jan Farm Shop & Deli Awards
~31 Jan Magneto Imagine Excellence Awards
31 Jan SIBA Business Awards

Third Sector

31 Dec The Turkish Cypriot Community Awards
07 Jan Weston Charity Awards
~18 Jan Amazing Women Awards
23 Jan National Crimebeat Awards
26 Jan The Charity Governance Awards

Transport & Logistics

10 Dec The Heavies (Heavy Transport Association HTA)
31 Dec The CitNOW Digital Spotlight Awards
~11 Jan The FTA Van Excellence Honours
Ranking AirlineRatings Airline Excellence Awards
N/A Experteye Awards
17 Jan The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards
21 Jan Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award
MD RoSPA Fleet Safety Awards
~30 Jan European Talent in Mobility awards
31 Jan The British Independent Garage of the Year Awards (The BIG Awards)
~31 Jan The Auto Industry Excellence Awards

Travel & Tourism

Ongoing World Luxury Hotel Awards
Ongoing Travel and Hospitality Awards
Ongoing International Travel Awards by KSA
~09 Jan Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards (M&IT Awards)

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