How much does it cost to enter?
For 2020, the awards are free to enter.
Can I start my entry online and finish it at a later date?
Unfortunately the online entry form does not allow you to save an unfinished entry to be completed at a later date. We advise that you write your entry in a word document and gather all supporting materials before completing the online entry form.
Can I amend my entry once it has been submitted?
No, entries cannot be amended once they have been submitted, which is also why we urge you to draft your entry and gather all supporting materials before completing your entry online.
What supporting materials are allowed?
We accept the following file types: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, csv, txt, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, jpg, jpeg, png, gif. Any links to websites should be collated in a document and uploaded seperately.
There is no limit or word count for supporting documents, but please avoid including superfluous documents if they are not relevant to the entry, as these may damage your submission rather than support it.
Remember it is quality and relevance that matter, and we want to see anything that showcases excellence!
Who are the judges?
The judging panel is made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial team members. Keep checking our website for updates.
How will my entry be judged?
The judging process is made up of three simple phases:
Phase one: The IR Magazine editorial team reviews the entries and produces the shortlist.
Phase two: The shortlisted entries are shared with an independent judging panel of industry experts. The judges review each shortlisted entry and select their top two picks.
Phase three: The judges come together for a discussion to select the winners.
The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event
Will my entry be shared with anyone else apart from IR Magazine and the judging panel?
Your entry (including any files you upload) may be made public after the awards to substantiate your nomination. If you do not wish for your entry to be shared in this way then you should mark it as confidential. There will be an opportunity to do this in the entry form.
When will I know if my entry has made the short list?
We will inform short-listed companies and individuals from January by telephone and email.
I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I contact?
You can contact Jamie Garcia, events manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 430-6872.
I have all of the information I need. How do I start my entry?
Click on the Next button below. You will be asked to fill in the written entry fields, upload your supporting materials (if applicable) and finally, enter your contact details.
How do I book seats/tables for the awards?
You can book seats/tables directly on our website: events.irmagazine.com/usawards
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you on March 25 in New York!