How to enter

How to enter

Risk Technology Awards 2020 - Guidelines has two sets of awards that recognise the work of technology vendors.

This year, the Risk Technology Awards (RTAs)  focusing on ALM, credit, operational risk and credit risk - will be presented in May, in New York. 

Our Markets Technology Awards – for vendors of market risk and trading systems – will be presented in November, in London. 


The RTAs will be decided by a panel of judges, selected by the editors of The panel includes technology users, risk management practitioners and members of the editorial team.

How to enter:

Entries must answer three questions. Each has a strict 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)

IMPORTANT: Any entry that does not directly answer these three questions will be excluded. Entries should also seek to support their claims with client names, numbers or testimony. This is not compulsory, but judges often give greater weight to entries that contain this information.

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

Entries can be submitted here.

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.

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

In some cases, judges may decide 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. 

The results:

The results will be published on following the awards night, and will also appear in the next issue of Risk magazine, accompanied by analysis and interviews with selected winners.