Criteria & Guidelines

Awards Process

Once the nominations have been considered and verified, a shortlist of finalists will be drawn up from which the eventual winners will be selected. Winners are selected on the basis of research undertaken by Finance Monthly and the nominations received via
Shortlist information: Additional information can be submitted for a very limited time after the shortlist has been announced. The information may be taken into consideration in advance of the final notification to the 2017 winners. Materials that will be considered include, but not restricted to, press releases relating to innovation and industry achievements, and transactional information.


Who can vote?

Any firm or business/corporation can submit an entry. Non-businesses (clients) must have had direct involvement with the professional that they wish to vote for.

Although we recognise the heritage of well-established firms, our primary focus will look at the achievements over the past 12 months.


What should I include in my submission?

We have provided space for you to submit a 500 word statement to accompany your category selection. Given the word count we encourage participants to be as specific as possible when highlighting expertise and work. The statement must provide tangible examples to support the entry. Good entries tend to avoid too many superlatives and focus on measurable results – unless using direct client quotes. In short, facts and figures are always welcome as they can be easily measured.

All nominations must be entered via our online voting system. We cannot accept entries by post or any other method.


What happens if I win?

Each category winner will be listed in the special edition Finance Monthly CFO Awards publication 2017. The special awards edition will be published in both print and digital formats and distributed to our entire readership. In addition our marketing team will promote the publication and your win across our social media platforms as well as sharing the publication and press release with our media partners.


Is there a cost?

There is no cost to enter the Finance Monthly CFO Awards 2017.


Rules of Entry

  • In order for your entry to be considered, please adhere to the following general rules of entry:
  • Each entry must be submitted via the online form – the maximum word count is 500 words. Please provide written evidence to support your entry.
  • Please follow the voting criteria set out in the voting criteria above.
  • When nominating a third party, please provide as much information as possible.
  • All information/data received regarding the Finance Monthly CFO Awards 2017 will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with any third party.
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