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 2022 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 the 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 the 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 (Information in this section will form the basis of the winners’ category write-ups. Please stick to the word count and refrain from using adjectives like leading, award-winning, next-generation etc.)

* Mandatory

  • Overview – Briefly describe what the product/service is and the problem it addresses/fixes. (Maximum 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.) *
  • The Solution – How specifically does the product/service fix the problem? (Maximum 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.) *
  • Secret Sauce – What do you believe is unique about the product/service? In other words, what specifically does it offer its users that differentiates it from other similar offerings on the market? (Maximum 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.) *
  • Recent Milestones – What enhancements/developments has the company or product/service undergone over the last 12 months? (Please provide three bullet points with a maximum of 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.) *
     
  • Future Objectives – What are your immediate plans for the company or product/service over the next 12 months? (Please provide three bullet points with a maximum of 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.) *
     
  • Company Quote – Please provide a quote from a company spokesperson explaining what this win means to the firm. (Maximum 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.) *
     
  • Client Quote (Optional) – Please provide an end-user quote explaining why the product/service has been so useful/transformative. (Maximum 375 characters or 75 words. Please stick to the word count. Anything more than 75 words will be deleted.)

    Section B (Information in this section will remain strictly confidential

    • 500-word free-form 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. The information in this section will play a key role in determining the category winners. Therefore, the information you include and how well you articulate the features, advantages and benefits of the product or service you are entering is crucial.   

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