Submissions, shortlists, judging

The 2020 Headlinemoney Awards celebrate brilliant journalism and top-flight communications from across the UK’s financial press and media.

The Awards comprise categories both for individual journalists (Consumer and B2B) as well as media outlets covering different aspects of the financial market place. There are also trophies for individuals and press teams working in financial PR, media relations and communications.

A key aspect of the Awards is that all the winners are decided by their peers following an extensive submission, shortlisting and judging process.


For the 2020 Awards, Headlinemoney invites journalists, editors and PRs to showcase their best work from the calendar year 2019 by submitting entries to us direct.

IMPORTANT! Submissions now replace the previous nominations phase associated with the awards. This means journalists, media outlets and PRs need to enter their work to be in with a chance of winning a particular category.

To make a submission for 2020, you must register your name and create an account. It’s easy and you can do that here. This provides access to the all-important entry form.

All entries are free of charge. Please note the following entry periods:

PR & Communications Awards:

  • Opens 25 October 2019
  • Closes Friday 8 November 2019


Journalism Awards:

  • Opens Wednesday 11 December 2019
  • Closes Friday 17 January 2020

Shortlists and judging

Entries for each Awards category will be shortlisted by a panel of judges.

Shortlists for each category will be announced on the following dates via the Headlinemoney website, online, and through social media:

  • PR & Communications Awards: December 2019.
  • Journalism Awards: March 2020.

PR & Communications Awards

Entries submitted into each of the six categories in this section will initially be shortlisted by a panel of judges. Journalists will then be invited to vote on the shortlists in February 2020 to determine the eventual PR and communications winners.

Journalism Awards

As with the PR and communications categories, entries submitted by journalists across all categories will initially be shortlisted by a panel of judges.

After shortlisting, the final and all-important judging phase then takes place in April 2020.

The process to decide all the category winners is carried out by more than a hundred judges comprising senior financial journalists, editors and PRs drawn from around the UK’s financial media.

Their deliberations will also determine the winners of both Headlinemoney’s Journalist of the Year and Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Should you wish to nominate an individual for the Outstanding Achievement Award, please contact

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