Here’s some help with navigating the US FinTech Awards entry process
The US is home to the world’s premier financial services centre and a leading financial technology market.
Our awards were developed to celebrate this incredible community, and the achievements and successes of the country’s best and brightest.
The categories are designed to cover the full spectrum of fintech, and submissions are judged by an independent panel of experts.
Our easy-to-follow guide will outline everything you need to know about entering.
By following these steps, you’ll give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted and winning an award at the grand ceremony in New York this October.
Registration and categories
First, you need to register. Once you have registered and paid the $350 registration fee, you’ll gain access to the entry form and can enter as many categories as you wish.
The categories are wide ranging to recognise and reward the best financial technology and innovation from every kind of fintech.
We recognise products and services, such as the best tech in accounting, payments and pensions, among many others.
There are also awards for initiatives, such as best use of blockchain technology, a team of the year award and a rising star of the year category.
By following the criteria carefully and recognising where your strengths lie, you’ll give yourself the best opportunity to win.
The criteria are in Q&A format. Follow this closely and fill in all the information to provide the judges with a clear submission.
The judges are looking for memorable submissions, so make sure every submission you make is unique for the category that you’re entering.
Written submissions can be between 250 and 1,000 words per category. As with all writing, submissions will be much improved after several drafts.
Getting input from all your team will help to provide clarity and spot any mistakes.
Clear, concise writing, free from unnecessary jargon will provide a clearer picture for the judges.
Alternatively, you can enter a video submission. You have three minutes to show why you, your team or business should win an award.
Like the written entry, videos should follow the guidelines and provide a clear picture of why you should win.
Submissions can only be accepted via the entry form, which you can access after registering.
A form must be filled out and submitted for every category you’re targeting.
If you’re putting an organisation forward for an award, mark the fields under the Nominee heading with an ‘N/A’ except for the Company name field.
Make sure you choose the correct category from the list as this reveals the correct criteria and fields in which to paste your submission.
For video submissions, upload the file to a third-party site such as YouTube, fill out the form (except the criteria fields) and paste the link to your video into one of the criteria fields.
If you have any specific questions not covered here, please do get in touch with the US FinTech Awards team.