How to enter


The awards will be decided by a panel of judges, selected by the editors of The panel includes technology users, analysts and members of the editorial team.

The names of the judging panel will be published when the awards are announced

Judges will only offer an opinion on categories where they have direct experience.


How to enter:

Interested firms must submit a pitch document. The pitch should briefly seek to answer three questions. Each has a word limit:

  • How do you meet the industry's needs in this category? (600 words)
  • What differentiates you from other vendors? (600 words)
  • How has your product/service changed over the past 12 months? (800 words)

Any entry that does not directly answer these three questions will be excluded.

Testimonials from named clients are helpful, but not compulsory.

Candidates are free to submit additional material in support of their entries - presentations, product brochures, technical specifications, white papers etc.

Please check the dates for  the 2020 entries on our homepage

Any questions should be directed to [email protected]


Who can enter:

Each category relates to a broad industry need. Any firm with a product or service that attempts to meet that need is eligible to enter.

We deliberately do not provide tight eligibility criteria, or seek to use existing vendor market segments – the aim is to cast a broad net, rather than to compare apples with apples.

Interested parties with queries about eligibility should contact [email protected]

In some cases, judges may decide that a particular nominee is better suited for a category other than the one that was originally entered. Judges may move entries from one category to another at their discretion.