CATEGORIES

View the categories and criteria below. All entries will be passed to our judges to review and compile a shortlist, followed by a journalist vote to decide on the winners for the PR categories and a panel discussion to decide on the winners for the journalism categories.

Please ensure you read the Entry Process, Entry Tips and Guidelines, and Entry FAQs before entering. All categories are free to enter. If you have any questions, get in touch with Vicky.Finch@emap.com.

Please be advised that the entry process may experience delays due to high website traffic.

Journalist and PR entries are now closed.

  • Journalist entires | Deadline: Friday 16 February 2024
  • PR entries | Deadline Friday 19 January 2024


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Journalism Awards 

Journalism categories will open in Jan 2024.

Awarded to the best journalist covering financial services for a professional/B2B audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the best print, broadcast, or online media outlet covering financial services for a professional/B2B audience in 2023.


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Awarded to the best financial broadcaster, podcaster or multimedia blogger covering personal finance, consumer money matters, or business/City news in 2023.

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Awarded to the best financial journalist with a regular column (print/broadcast/digital) covering City, business, personal finance issues in 2023.

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Awarded to the best consumer money agony aunt/uncle (print/ broadcast/digital) tackling readers' financial problems and complaints in 2023.

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Awarded to the best journalist (print/broadcast/digital) covering personal finance and consumer money matters in 2023.

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Awarded to the best print/broadcast/online media outlet covering personal finance and consumer money matters in 2023.

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Awarded to the journalist who best covered Fintech, including AI, money apps, open banking etc in 2023.

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Awarded to the best freelance financial journalist of 2023.

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Awarded to the best financial or business journalist working for the UK’s local and/or regional press during 2023.

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Awarded to the best new financial journalist (having started your first financial journalism role after 1 Jan 2021) covering the financial services market for a B2B/professional audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the best new financial journalist (having started your first financial journalism role after 1 Jan 2021) covering the financial services market for a consumer audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered the savings market in 2023.

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Specialist Awards 

Journalism categories will open in Jan 2024.

Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered general insurance issues for a B2B audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered general insurance issues for a consumer audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered investment for a B2B audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best-covered investment for a consumer audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered the mortgage and property market for a B2B audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered the mortgage and property market for a consumer audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered the pensions market for a B2B audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered the pensions market for a consumer audience in 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist who best covered finance-related health and protection issues for either a B2B or consumer audience in 2023.

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Story of the Year Awards 

Journalism categories will open in Jan 2024.

Awarded to the financial journalist responsible for the best financial services story of 2023 aimed at a professional/B2B audience.

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Awarded to the best campaign of 2023 run by a media outlet seeking to achieve change in the financial services industry.

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Awarded to the financial journalist responsible for the best ESG/sustainable finance story of 2023.

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Awarded to the financial journalist responsible for the best personal finance/consumer money story of 2023.

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PR and Communications Awards 

Awarded to the best PR/communications professional working in the financial services industry in 2023 - as voted for exclusively by financial journalists.

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Awarded to the best press office team working in-house for a financial services company/organisation during 2023 - as voted for exclusively by financial journalists.

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Awarded to the best financial services PR/communications professional (having started your first financial PR role after 1 Jan 2021) - as voted for exclusively by financial journalists.

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Awarded to the financial services company/organisation who produced the most outstanding and thought-provoking press campaign during 2023 - as voted for exclusively by financial journalists

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Awarded to the best media expert/commentator working within a financial services company or organisation during 2023 – as voted for exclusively by financial journalists.


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Awarded to the best external financial PR agency of 2023 - as voted for exclusively by financial journalists.


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Overall performance Awards 

Awarded to an individual whose work has had a significant, beneficial impact within the sphere of financial services media.

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The overall award made to the outstanding financial journalist of 2023.

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