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A straightforward entry process

To enter the Corporate Finance Awards you need to complete the online entry form, upload a submission paper when prompted, and pay the entry fee.

Entries to the Corporate Finance Awards must be submitted online. Your written entry must be no more than 1,500 words in English (12 point type, single line spacing) saved in PDF format (5MB maximum file size), uploaded from your desktop to the Corporate Finance Awards’ website. All entries should be uploaded following the template sections listed below. The Judges will automatically vote lower any entries exceeding the word count. At the same time, the judges will appreciate the conciseness of your entry. There is no need to use the full word count. Please adhere to these basic rules of entry, together with any other specific  criteria described below.

Please remember: the closing date for entries is April 30, each year and you will need to pay the necessary fee before your entry will be processed for judging.

Template Guide

Your completed entry form and your written entry are the basis on which each entry will be voted for by the judges and shortlisted. Your written document should clearly describe the nature and aims of any project or deal, define the sector and competitive environment (if appropriate), set out any relevant strategic considerations, explain any innovative initiatives or use of technology, then map out the implementation pathways. Please provide as clear an indication as possible of what has been achieved, with supporting facts, figures and pictures. At the beginning of your document the following information must be listed:

  • Category entered
  • Title of entry (name of project, initiative or organisation)
  • Relevant URL for the project (if any)
  • Client company (if relevant and you are entering on behalf of a client)
  • Name of company making the entry
  • Sector (e.g. retail, manufacturing, energy, construction, etc)
  • Relevant URL for access to supporting data, photographs or video.

Within your submission you must use the following as sub-headings under which you clearly provide your explanation for the judges.

  • Nature of project/deal
  • Aims for project/deal
  • Strategic considerations
  • Innovation/technology
  • Implementation/development stages/funding rounds
  • Outcome (supported by any formal evaluation of results, ROI, etc,

Individual Achievement categories may be entered by the individual, or by their company, or colleagues

To enter one of the Expertise categories, please do remember that the judges will wish to see a minimum of three project or deal profiles.

Failure to include these details may result in your project being marked down by the Judging Panel.

Support material

Entries for the Corporate Finance Awards must be submitted online.

You will almost certainly need to provide physical support material (for instance printed literature, stage development plans, photographs or video) please provide a URL to a supporting micro site, or a link to YouTube or Vimeo for video files, in your submission paper. If the organisers feel that the judges will need to see physical items in support of your entry you will be notified well in advance of the judging date and asked to send the material by post.

The judges will want to feel fully informed about your activity, so please include whatever you feel is appropriate and relevant for your entry. If an entry is entered into more than one category, please indicate this clearly, but remember you need to remind the judges of the micro site URL for the support material, each time you enter. 


The organizers intend that the Corporate Finance Awards are open to the whole industry, but any website that breaks national or international laws or offends public, religious, national or gender-specific sensitivities, or that flouts banking, compliance, advertising, promotion or Internet rules will be disqualified. If an entry  is disqualified for any reason the entry fees will not be refunded.

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