How to enter

How to enter

How to enter

The Buy-Side Technology Awards are free to enter and are open to all technology firms, brokers, and buy-side institutions regardless of their size, location or ownership. Organizations may enter as many categories as they wish, as long as they genuinely believe they meet the criteria listed alongside the categories (see Award Categories). The judging panel will consider all entries to each category.

General entry information:
About these awards: Entries to the Buy-Side Technology Awards are free and are online-only and consist of two sections: Section A and Section B (see below). Information in Section A will be included in the winners’ category write-ups (highlight sheets), which will be published on WatersTechnology. All information contained in Section B (the 500-word entry) will remain strictly confidential. 

About this year’s BST Awards category write-ups: Based on conversations with a number of WatersTechnology’s readers and past category winners, we have decided to change the format of the winners’ write-ups. The new format will include information contained in section A. Therefore, it is in your interest to provide accurate and detailed information in response to all the questions in section A. 

Your entry must include the following: 
Section A (this information will form the basis of the winners’ category write-ups)
•    A single sentence outlining the uniqueness of the product/service compared with other similar offerings on the market. (25 words max)  
•    The types of capital markets firms the product/service is aimed at (i.e. what is its sweet spot)? (25 words max)  
•    Examples of 2-3 key enhancements the product/service has undergone over the last 12 months and why those enhancements were made – new functionality, new underlying technology, new GUI or APIs, new delivery mechanism etc. (100 words max)
•    Examples of 2-3 enhancements/improvements the company has made over the last 12 months. These can include new/enhanced products, new geographies, new alliances, new hires, new asset classes, etc. (100 words max)
•    Examples of 2-3 areas the company will look to improve/grow over the next 12 months. Again, this can include new/enhanced products, new geographies, new alliances, new hires, new asset classes, etc. (100 words max)
•    Examples of 2-3 metrics that show the company’s growth: number/percentage of new users, new geographies, asset classes, company headcount (50 words max)
•    One statement (accompanied by a high-res jpg or tiff image) from a senior executive from your company explaining why they think it should win this category. (100 words max) 
•    One statement from an executive at one of your end-user clients outlining why they chose the product and how its implementation enabled the business. (100 words max)

Section B (all information in this section is strictly confidential)
•    500-word entry explaining what the product/service is, what it does, what problems it solves for its clients, how it differentiates itself from other similar offerings, and why you believe it should win the category.  

If you have any questions about the changes outlined above, please contact Katie Palisoul, Victor Anderson or Jodie Purser.