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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 text for a list of awards organised by industry) 

Welcome to my overview of upcoming awards to look out for during July and August.

This time of year is ‘silly season’ for awards as it gets so busy, with July and August featuring important deadlines in many major schemes. As ever, contact our team here at Boost if you need help with your entries or further guidance on which awards to enter, but please bear in mind that we work on a first-come-first-served basis – and our capacity is filling up fast so don’t leave it until the last minute. 

General business awards

Some of the highest-profile general business awards have now passed but there are a couple I would like to mention still open for entry. Specific details about many of these, and which might be most suitable for you, can be found in our guide to ‘general business awards’. 

You will need to be quick to meet the 5th July deadline, but The UK Business Awards (The Dons) are definitely worth considering. Read our full guide to everything you need to know about these awards.  

If you’re looking for more global recognition, then do consider The International Business Awards (The International Stevies). These US-based awards feature well over a hundred categories, so there is something for everyone, from apps, websites, teams, departments, products, services and the business as a whole. Deadline here is 18th July. 

Customer Service awards 

In the Customer Service space, The European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (the ever-so catchy ECCCSAs) are still open until 12th July. Also be aware of a really great new global scheme, The International Customer Experience Awards, which have their event in Amsterdam this year and will be open until 7th August.

The International Engage Awards are seemingly unique in that they are the only awards scheme that recognises both customer and employee engagement. This year they include 20 categories, nine of them brand new to the programme. The current advertised deadline is 15th July. They also provide an ideal bridge from customer-focussed awards to our next section…

HR awards and training awards

I wanted to share a quick summary of all the many HR awards on the horizon; it really is ‘HR season’ so I wouldn’t want you to miss out. Our more detailed guide is here – ‘Which are the best HR awards to enter?

The Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards are highly credible and feature a number of new categories this year including Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Most Engaging Social Responsibility Programme, Best Onboarding Programme and the highly desirable accolade, Best Recruitment Team of the Year. These have just extended their deadline until 12th July.

Two other awards on the horizon are The Stevie Awards for Great Employers (17th July deadline) and The HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence (26th July deadline).

The Investors in People Awards are now open. These are a superbly-run scheme and highly credible, so we are very proud to be partnering with them this year. Make sure to enter before 26th July deadline.

The European Diversity Awards by Twin Media are open until 30th July and host their event in London. We are seeing a rapidly increasing demand for diversity awards and diversity categories within industry-specific awards, and these are great scheme to consider. 

You have until 31st July to get your entry in for The CIPP Annual Excellence Awards. While these UK awards focus on ‘payroll’ there is some overlap with employee benefits.  

The In-house Recruitment Awards for Excellence are UK awards sponsored by Saba and Lumesse and have a deadline of 31st July. Run by the 10,000 strong In-house Recruiter network community.

A relatively new addition, The Inclusive Companies Awards reward those championing diversity and promoting inclusion for all. These UK awards close on 9th August. The Rewards are also UK hosted, but are open to global entry until 30th August. This year’s categories include Best Business Award and Recruitment Provider Award, alongside ever-popular categories such as Best Leader Award and Rising Star Award.

Financial services awards, banking awards and insurance awards

A very interesting new scheme just launched is called Culture in Finance, which aims to recognise those rebuilding public trust in the financial services sector and create positive work cultures. A great new addition but you will need to be quick –  deadline is 5th July.

The Banker also has two of their flagship schemes coming up, both sharing a 15th July deadline. The Banker Investment Banking Awards and the self-explanatory The Banker – Bank of the Year Awards.    

Some of the biggest finance awards are approaching. The Insurance Times Awards (deadline 23rd July) are understandably prestigious within the industry, while The Financial Innovation Awards (7th August) have a great selection of categories that are difficult to find in other schemes. If you are involved in the world of fintech, then it’s definitely worth considering The Banking Technology Awards (31st August). 

Technology awards

Talking of tech, there are some stalwart awards of the technology and IT industry coming up.

The UK IT Industry Awards are undoubtedly one of the biggest schemes around. Entry closes 5th July but there might be a further extension if you request it. Nominations are being accepted until 6th July for The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, recognising Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

The UK Social Media Communications Awards are open until 12th July, with a whole raft of categories for agencies, in-house teams, campaigns and paid social. Coming up hot on its heels, we’ve The CRN Channel Awards (deadline 13th July), featuring a whole host of new categories and, as is often the case with some of the more innovative awards, this year they’re going with a funfair theme to reflect the rollercoaster ride of the past 12 months in the UK channel industry. Also worth recommending, The Comms National Awards are open until 31st July.  

Marketing awards and PR awards

The PRCA National Awards are very prominent in the world of PR, being run by the world’s largest PR and communications professional body. The deadline for this year is 12th July. Categories are divided between Campaign, Individual and Team Awards, and a notable new addition is the Diversity Award for both PR agencies or in-house PR teams.
Plenty of marketing awards on the horizon so I will be brief with these. The Sales and Marketing Technology Awards (The Sammy) are open until 19th July, followed by The Drum Content Awards (2nd August) and The CorpComms Awards (9th August). 

Two sister schemes that are open to international entry are The GlobalTrend Marketing Awards and The GlobalTrend Video Awards. Deadline for both is currently advertised as 30th August. 

CSR awards

Our final section is for environmental and sustainability awards, with a few really great schemes to consider. The Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice were launched in 1994 and are a very popular scheme with multiple winners and overall awards. The Green World Awards have been more recently launched as the top tier of the Green Apple Awards – enabling companies and organisations to win environmental recognition not only for themselves, but also for their countries. Both of these international awards have a deadline of 31st July. Please also consider a brilliantly-run scheme in the US, The SEAL Awards – honouring Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership. Entries close 16th August.

Hopefully these highlighted awards have provided some insights to help you plan which awards to enter – I wish you the best of luck during this busy 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 1,300 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!  



05 Jul UK Business Awards (The Dons)
12 Jul The BOSS Industry Awards (Office Supplies and Services)
18 Jul The International Business Awards (The International Stevies)
22 Jul IFSEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards
26 Jul Sunday Times Top Track 250 Programme
31 Jul Online Business Awards
14 Aug eBay for Business Awards
~15 Aug The Telegraph Trade Awards
23 Aug Document Manager Awards

Business Leaders

01 Jul Computer Weekly 50 Most Influential Women in UK Technology
05 Jul The Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards
08 Jul NatWest Everywoman Awards
15 Jul Best Business Women Awards
21 Jul The Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards
01 Aug The ITRG CIO Leadership Awards
02 Aug MBA Roundtable Innovator Award
14 Aug Cartier Women's Initiative Awards
23 Aug Global Leaders in Consulting

Construction & Architecture

N/A RIBA Stirling Prize
05 Jul On the Tools Awards
07 Jul Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards
12 Jul What House? Awards
12 Jul The RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Award
18 Jul The Inside Housing Development Awards
19 Jul The British Engineering Excellence Awards
20 Jul BIG SEE Interior Design Awards (South East Europe)
20 Jul BIG SEE Wood Awards (South East Europe)
26 Jul The Civic Trust Awards
31 Jul G19 Awards
02 Aug Building Innovation Awards
~06 Aug The National Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards
09 Aug Lifting Equipment Engineers Association LEEA Awards
15 Aug Architecture MasterPrize
16 Aug International Property Awards (Europe)
22 Aug International Property Awards (UK)
23 Aug New Civil Engineer NCE Graduate & Apprentice Awards
30 Aug The Builders' Merchants News Awards
30 Aug The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility

01 Jul CIEH Excellence Awards
07 Jul UK Social Enterprise Awards
15 Jul WANGO Awards
31 Jul Green Apple Awards For Environmental Best Practice
31 Jul Green World Awards
~01 Aug IHPM Corporate Health and Productivity Management Awards
16 Aug SEAL Business Sustainability Awards
16 Aug The Future Resource Green Apple Awards
30 Aug Disability Matters Awards Europe
30 Aug Disability Matters Awards Europe

Customer Contact

02 Jul DACH Customer Experience Awards
12 Jul The European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSAs)
12 Jul The Collections and Customer Service Awards (CCS Awards)
31 Jul The International Engage Awards
07 Aug International Customer Experience Awards
~10 Aug GSA’s Service Provider Top Employer Index
~31 Aug GSA Global Sourcing Awards

Design & Innovation

01 Jul ICIS Innovation Awards (Chemical Industry)
05 Jul Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Innovation Awards
08 Jul SBID International Design Awards
11 Jul James Dyson Award
20 Jul BIG SEE Product Awards (South East Europe)
26 Jul The Horners Awards for Plastics Innovation & Design and Bottlemakers Award
31 Jul Global Aquaculture Innovation Award
10 Aug SVIEF Innovation Awards
12 Aug HOW International Design Awards
30 Aug Jing Shan Classic, Cultural and Creative Arts Awards


04 Jul EUREC Awards (Renewable Energy Education)
05 Jul The Progressive Preschool Awards
08 Jul Association of Colleges AoC Beacon Awards
12 Jul The Primary Science Teacher Awards
26 Jul EDUcatering Excellence Awards
31 Jul The ATC Language Industry Summit Awards
Ranking Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Energy & Utilities

12 Jul World Oil Awards
12 Jul The Electrical Industry Awards
02 Aug The Energy Awards
09 Aug Oil & Gas UK Awards
30 Aug Green Energy Awards

Financial Services

01 Jul Spears Wealth Management Awards
04 Jul Financial News FN100 Women in European Finance
05 Jul Investment Week Gold Standard Awards
05 Jul The Financial Reporter Women's Recognition Awards
05 Jul Culture in Finance
11 Jul CIR Risk Management Awards
12 Jul Financial Adviser Service Awards
12 Jul The Collections and Customer Service Awards (CCS Awards)
15 Jul The Banker Investment Banking Awards
15 Jul The Banker Awards - Bank of the Year
15 Jul The Banker Financial Inclusion and Banking in the Community Awards
N/A Moneywise Pensions Awards
18 Jul Payments Awards
MD COVER Excellence Award
23 Jul Insurance Times Awards
26 Jul Personal Finance Awards
26 Jul Women in Insurance Awards
27 Jul Risk Awards
28 Jul World Finance Pension Funds Awards
31 Jul Gartner Financial Services Eye on Innovation Awards
31 Jul CIPP Annual Excellence Awards
31 Jul Health Insurance & Protection Awards
31 Jul TMT Finance & Investment World Awards
01 Aug Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs)
02 Aug Insurance Asset Management Awards
02 Aug TRI Awards (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency)
07 Aug Financial Innovation Awards
N/A EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards
08 Aug The PwC AIM Awards
09 Aug Lending Awards
~14 Aug Women in Finance Awards Eastern Europe
~15 Aug CCR Credit Excellence Awards
16 Aug Future Digital Awards Fintech and Payments
N/A The GlobalCapital Derivatives Awards
30 Aug Buy-Side Technology Awards
30 Aug Audit and Risk Awards
31 Aug Banking Technology Awards

Health & Social Care

01 Jul Audiologist of the Year
01 Jul Digital Health Awards
01 Jul CIEH Excellence Awards
05 Jul National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Awards
12 Jul Our Health Heroes
12 Jul The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards
17 Jul Mind Media Awards
22 Jul World ADC Awards
26 Jul National Care Awards
26 Jul National Dementia Care Awards
31 Jul IMTJ Medical Travel Awards
09 Aug The Eyeforpharma Awards
16 Aug CPhI Pharma Awards
16 Aug European Lifestars Awards
16 Aug European Lifestars Awards
17 Aug The Sun's Who Cares Wins Awards
30 Aug Caring UK Awards
~31 Aug Association of Clinical Research Professionals ACRP Awards
31 Aug The AGFD Good Funeral Awards
31 Aug National Advocacy Awards

Hospitality Sport & Leisure

05 Jul The Football Business Awards
08 Jul World Spa and Wellness Awards
26 Jul HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence
31 Jul The Caterer Product Excellence Awards
02 Aug International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Brass Ring Awards
~05 Aug World Boutique Hotel Awards
09 Aug Hotel Cateys
~15 Aug The Peace and Sport Awards
16 Aug Springboard Awards for Excellence
16 Aug International Hotel Awards - Europe
18 Aug The English Italian Awards
22 Aug International Hotel Awards - UK
30 Aug National Fitness Awards
31 Aug The British Curry Awards

HR & Training

01 Jul Asian Apprenticeship Awards
Ongoing BITC Best Employers for Race / Race Equality Awards
05 Jul Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards
09 Jul APSCo Awards for Excellence
10 Jul Baxendale UK Employee Ownership Awards
12 Jul Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards
19 Jul Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards
26 Jul HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence
26 Jul The Investors in People Awards
30 Jul European Diversity Awards
31 Jul In-house Recruitment Awards for Excellence
31 Jul The Learning Technologies Awards
31 Jul The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards
31 Jul The International Engage Awards
Ranking The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
07 Aug The Stevie Awards for Great Employers
09 Aug The Inclusive Companies Awards
23 Aug The Digiday WorkLife Awards
30 Aug The Rewards
30 Aug HRO Today CHRO of the Year Awards
30 Aug Global Equality & Diversity Awards
~31 Aug Incentive Magazine Motivation Masters Awards

IT & Telecommunications

01 Jul The Global Annual Achievement Awards for Artificial Intelligence
05 Jul UK IT Industry Awards (UKITIA)
05 Jul Computing Technology Product Awards
06 Jul The Sunday Times Tech Track 100
12 Jul CRN Channel Awards
19 Jul The Lovie Awards
19 Jul The UK Social Media Communications Awards
19 Jul Digiday Technology Awards
19 Jul Cloudera Data Impact Awards
MD Mobile Choice Consumer Awards
26 Jul Computing Security Awards
31 Jul Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards
31 Jul Infoworld Bossies
31 Jul The Comms National Awards
31 Jul Technology Services Industry Association TSIA Star Awards
31 Jul The Good Web Guide Awards
31 Jul World Communication Awards Culture Change Award
01 Aug CSO50 Awards
02 Aug The Global Carrier Awards
08 Aug Cynopsis Digital It List
09 Aug TIGA Games Industry Awards
12 Aug The MobileWebAwards
~14 Aug The Proto Awards
MD PwC UK Tech Awards
16 Aug Go:Tech Awards
16 Aug Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing
16 Aug APPEALIE SaaS Awards
16 Aug The Streamy Awards
~19 Aug The Narrow Web Print Awards
19 Aug ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award
21 Aug Ragan's Intranet Awards
22 Aug IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards
30 Aug Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
31 Aug VRCORE Awards

Journalism Publishing & Media

03 Jul Digital TV Europe Content Innovation Awards
05 Jul Printweek Awards
14 Jul Caravan Writers Guild Awards for Journalism
17 Jul Mind Media Awards
19 Jul FlexoTech International Print and Innovations Awards
01 Aug Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism
02 Aug IABM BaM Awards
20 Aug The Asian Media Awards
23 Aug The Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards

Legal Services

12 Jul The UK Diversity Legal Awards
12 Jul British Legal Technology Awards
02 Aug Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
15 Aug The British Legal Awards

Marketing PR Events & Advertising

01 Jul Field Marketing and Brand Experience FMBE Awards
02 Jul Market Research Society MRS and Research Live Awards
05 Jul The Drum Awards for Digital Industries (DADI Awards)
05 Jul The Franchise Marketing Awards
09 Jul PRWeek Diversity Distinction in PR Awards
10 Jul The Drum PR Awards
11 Jul The Videographer Awards
11 Jul Mercomm Galaxy Awards
12 Jul PRCA National Awards
12 Jul Digital Cinema Media Awards
17 Jul Campaign Big Awards
18 Jul dotCOMM Awards
19 Jul PR Daily's Content Marketing Awards
19 Jul The Sales and Marketing Technology Awards (The Sammy)
19 Jul PR News Top Places to Work
22 Jul Integrated Marketing Communications IMC European Awards
24 Jul International Performance Marketing Awards
26 Jul The IPM COGS Awards (Institute of Promotional Marketing)
26 Jul Effective Mobile Marketing Awards
30 Jul The EthicMark Awards
MD Effie Awards Europe
31 Jul MediaPost OMMA Awards
31 Jul LIA Awards
31 Jul PR News' Digital Awards
31 Jul Transform's Young Contenders
01 Aug British Excellence in Sales and Marketing BESMA Awards
02 Aug The Drum Content Awards
05 Aug Digital Entrepreneur Awards
05 Aug Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Solutions
06 Aug Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards
08 Aug Cynopsis Model D Awards
09 Aug ANA International Echo Awards
09 Aug CorpComms Awards
09 Aug Davey Awards
09 Aug Clio Entertainment
~13 Aug APA Show
16 Aug The Drum B2B Awards
22 Aug HSMAI Adrian Awards
28 Aug The Drum Advertising Awards
29 Aug The Drum Out of Home Awards
30 Aug Screen Awards
30 Aug The Drum Social Purpose Awards
30 Aug GlobalTrend Marketing Awards
30 Aug GlobalTrend Video Awards

Planning & Property

MD The 24Housing Awards
26 Jul FX International Interior Design Awards
26 Jul Property Week Management All-Stars
31 Jul The Negotiator Awards
31 Jul National LIS Awards
01 Aug The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards
MD The PFM Awards (Premises & Facilities Management)

Products & Manufacturing

01 Jul Lux Awards
26 Jul Agrow Awards
MD Materials Research Society MRS Annual Awards
16 Aug Elektra Awards (Electronics Weekly)
30 Aug The British Aerosol Manufacturers Association BAMA Awards

Public Sector

01 Jul CIEH Excellence Awards
15 Jul The Guardian Public Service Awards
19 Jul Social Worker of the Year Awards
24 Jul The Civil Service Awards
19 Aug Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee LARAC Awards

Retail & Consumer Goods

01 Jul Women in Meat Industry Awards
04 Jul Great British High Street Awards
05 Jul Retail Knowledge Fraud Awards
MD International Chocolate Awards
12 Jul British Farming Awards
MD European Street Food Awards
20 Jul BIG SEE Fashion Awards (South East Europe)
22 Jul The Walpole British Luxury Awards
22 Jul Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards
24 Jul The eCommerce Awards for Excellence
25 Jul Drinks International Travel Retail Awards
25 Jul The OutDoor INDUSTRY Award
26 Jul The NBF Bed Industry Awards
29 Jul Food Manufacture Excellence Awards
MD Grocer Own Label Accreditation and Awards
31 Jul The Gluten Free Awards
31 Jul Product of the Year
MD National Fish and Chip Awards
31 Jul The Vendies Vending Industry Awards
01 Aug Asian Trader Awards
08 Aug Revo Gold Awards
10 Aug The Lucie Technical Awards (Photographic Industry)
16 Aug The Drinks Retailing Awards
16 Aug VM & Display Awards
23 Aug Society of Food Hygiene & Technology SOFHT Awards
MD British Street Food Awards
N/A PETA Vegan Food Awards
30 Aug The Beauty Awards
31 Aug National Chilli Awards

Supply Chain

30 Jul Supply Chain Project of the Year Award

Third Sector

26 Jul PR Daily's Nonprofit PR Awards
MD The Local Business Charity Awards

Transport & Logistics

Ongoing Global Fleet Champions Awards
05 Jul CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence
12 Jul Global Freight Awards
15 Jul Commercial Fleet Awards
19 Jul The CIVITAS Awards (Sustainable Urban Mobility)
26 Jul TRANStech Awards
31 Jul The International Railway Group Award
~31 Jul International Auto Finance Network IAFN Awards
02 Aug Postal Technology International Awards
02 Aug Transport Planning Society People's Award
30 Aug The Global Light Rail Awards
30 Aug The CitNOW Video Awards

Travel & Tourism

01 Jul Group Leisure and Travel Awards
07 Jul Travolution Awards
N/A Business Traveller Awards
19 Jul International Travel Insurance Journal ITIJ Awards
20 Jul BIG SEE Tourism Awards (South East Europe)
31 Jul Seatrade Cruise Awards
11 Aug World Travel Technology Awards
15 Aug Travvy Awards
~30 Aug World Luxury Hotel Awards
~31 Aug Travel and Hospitality Awards

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