How to enter

How to enter

How to Enter

These Awards are free to enter and are open to all third-party technology vendors/providers of market and reference data services for the financial services industry, 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 beneath the categories (see Call-for-entries Award Categories). The judging panel will consider all entries to each category. 


General Entry Information:

  • Entry to the Inside Market Data Awards and Inside Reference Data Awards is free and is online only.
  • Each entry must be completed in a separate online entry form. If you are entering multiple products and categories, you will need to complete the requisite number of online entry forms.
  • The body copy word count for each entry is restricted to 500 words. Please do not attempt to attach pdfs or other files to your entry - the entry template will not allow you to do this.
  • Please note that the quality of your entry (general information, lay-out etc.) has a bearing on the outcome of each category. In our experience, some entrants have gone to great lengths to provide the judging panel with as much transparency as possible regarding their products and the company in general. These entries stand a greater chance of success than those consisting of a "cut-and-paste-job" from the company website.


Entrants are advised to include only the technical specifications and benefits/advantages of their products. Marketing material is a waste of words.

In addition to the call-for-entries categories, there is also Reader Survey where you, Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data readers, will choose the winners in 9 hotly contested vendor categories. The shortlist for each category has been carefully compiled by the Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data editorial teams and voters are invited to select their top company from each category.