As the COVID-19 situation continues to impact us all, we’ve seen many award organizers respond by extending their submission deadlines. Others — especially those that typically culminate with an in-person celebratory event — have been postponed. 

Here are several award opportunities within the financial services and technology sectors with submission deadlines around the corner, that haven’t — at least yet! — been changed:

Global Finance World’s Best Digital Bank Awards, May 8
Opportunity for digital banking service providers to be recognized by a well-established award program (21 years

Waters Rankings 2020, May 8
WatersTechnology readers determine the winners in 33 categories, which are divided into five sections: trading services; trading tools; data management; compliance, risk and the back office; and infrastructure and connectivity

The PRI Awards, May 11
Honors responsible investing projects across four categories: ESG incorporation, stewardship, ESG research and real-world impact

2020 Innovation by Design Awards, May 15
Recognizes the designers and businesses solving the problems of today across 29 categories, including a new one specifically dedicated to finance

The Banker Innovation in Digital Banking Awards 2020, May 15
Honors excellence and innovation in financial technology 

2020 Inc. 5000 List, May 22
Highlights the fastest-growing private companies in America 

CB Insights Fintech 250, June 19
Lists the most innovative financial technology startups that are applying a mix of software and technology to transform the financial services, wealth and insurance industries

Earning awards for your company can be an excellent opportunity for increasing awareness of your brand. But, prepping submissions can require a lot of your time and sometimes chip away at a portion of your marketing budget. 

We advise our clients to be discerning about where to invest their time and dollars. Our recommendation is to weigh the financial expenditure required to apply against the tier of the award, the caliber of past award recipients and your company’s chances of winning.

Some of our clients look to Caliber to play the role of “strategic counselor” as they evaluate opportunities. For others, we are hands-on, which gives our clients’ teams the bandwidth to focus on other strategic priorities.

Interested in discussing the role industry awards could play in your strategy for building brand awareness? Let’s talk.