Please read the following to guide you through the submission process, from choosing a category, to creating your entry and making sure you know exactly what to include to give you the best possible chance of success. And of course, set you on track to achieve stardom on the 6th October. Good Luck!
All entries must be received via the Emerging Payments Awards website by close of play on Tuesday 4th May 2021. Please diarise this date, as no further extensions will be permitted unless by prior written agreement from the organisers.
We have brought together a broad spectrum of independent experts, who either specialise in a particular field, or who have experience and insight into different aspects of the industry.
Award entry criteria
Companies entering must meet the general eligibility criteria stated (view all category requirements here). Nominations must be given with the formal authority of the company nominated for the Award, and while the same company can be nominated for the same Award more than once, duplicate entries are not encouraged.
All logos should be supplied as an Illustrator EPS or relevant vector file format. Please note that placing a .jpg, .gif or .tif image into an Illustrator file does not make the logo a vector file. We will be unable to accept a low resolution .jpg or image saved from the internet, as these will not print properly and will not represent your brand in the best possible way.
Entrants and winners
Entry summaries of the finalists will be published in the Emerging Payments Awards brochure and the winners will be featured on the website after the event. In addition, if the organisers are approached by members of the press to feature case studies, their enquiries will be referred to the applicable entrants. Please ensure that you have obtained permission to feature material from external suppliers before submitting your entry. Third parties or partners should be made aware that the material might appear in print.
The small print
All material will remain confidential to the Judges. Entrants may mark sensitive parts of their entry as ‘Not for Publication’. This will be respected in all
instances by the organisers.
Creating your entry
Emerging payments are new and innovative payment methods that enable more effective movement of value between people and organisations including digital, mobile, electronic, prepaid, and virtual payments.
Programme or Payments Programme:
The series of components/activities that take a payment product to market, thereby allowing end users to purchase goods and services using the payment solution.
A new plan, process or solution to achieve something or solve a problem.
Mastercard, Visa, Amex, UP, Discover or other national schemes e.g. Rupay, Mir, Span
A balance holding ledger provided by a Bank, EMI, PI or equivalent local regulatory status or through a mobile money platform with appropriate local regulation.
An organisation that accepts payment for goods and services in the form of a currency, tokens or points.
Any European Country or SEPA Market:
Any country within Europe as defined by Wikipedia, including 50 internationally recognised sovereign states with territory located within the common definition of Europe and any country within SEPA, which is the 28 member states of the European Union, the six member states of the European Free
Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland).
Where a programme is issued, managed, hosted from a country within Europe, as defined above, but distributed/ funds sent worldwide, then the programme will be accepted as if it was issued within Europe.