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The FCS Portfolio Awards Call for Entries is now open

The firm deadline is Wednesday, February 22 at 5:00pm ET.

To submit an entry for this year’s competition, you must register and create an account with a password. (Note: this is NOT your FCS membership password; you must create a separate account.)

Click Here to Register and Enter

Celebrating our 29th year, the FCS Portfolio Awards honors creative excellence financial marketing and communications.

All categories are judged by a panel of senior marketing executives from leading financial brands and agencies.

All entries are reviewed in one of four groupings:

Business to Business

Consumer Retail

Corporate Image 

Employee Communications (Financial Institutions Only)


A. Are you entering the work by a financial institution?


Examples: asset management firms, consumer banks, credit card companies, investment banks, brokerages and exchanges, insurance companies, mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds, accounting firms, clearing corporations and commercial banks.

NOTE: For insurance companies, only life insurance and investment products/services are eligible. Healthcare/medical, P&C, auto etc. are not eligible.


B. Are you entering the work by a fintech company, professional association, agency, media company?


Includes marketing, advertising, communications, PR, digital and media-buying agencies; resource providers dedicated to financial services clients; industry focused media outlets.  

Based on the entry’s target audience, choose one Group. [An entry can be entered in only one Group.]

B2B: Targeting a corporate, institutional, or intermediary audience

Consumer Retail: Targeting a B2C, end consumer audience

Corporate Image: Targeting audiences across B2B and B2C

Employee Communications: Targeting an internal audience AND/OR recruiting new employees

Note: This Group is open to Financial Institutions only.


Should your entry be considered for a Best-in-Show Award for Multicultural or Corporate Social Responsibility?

MulticulturalTargeting a specific audience based on language, ethnicity, gender, or community 

Corporate Social ResponsibilityPromoting your company’s messaging/actions in support of a specific cause(s), mission(s), charity(ies), etc.


ELIGIBILITY:In addition to all financial institutions, we welcome entries from companies who specialize in or serve the financial marketing industry. These ‘Financial Industry’ partners include associations, agencies, fintech firms, and media companies. They are invited to enter their best work in any of the categories below (except for Employee Communications). Here are a few examples:

·    A media company’s virtual panel discussion featuring financial speakers can be entered under Event Marketing.

·    A financial association’s advertising campaign with print, digital and OOH executions can be entered under Integrated Marketing.

·    A fintech firm’s new logo can be entered under Visual Identity.

·    A media buying agency’s dedicated to financial services clients can enter its new website under Websites. 

Entries can be submitted in the following categories: 

Branding & Advertising:

Audio Advertising

Direct Mail 

Display / Rich Media


Out-Of-Home (Entry/Campaign)

Print (Entry/Campaign)

Social Media: Paid Advertising

Television (Entry/Campaign)

Visual Identity

·  Logo

·  Identity System

External Communications:


Social Media: Organic


·  Annual Reports

·  Digital Collateral

·  Print Collateral

Public Relations

Event Marketing:

Event Marketing 

Sponsorship Marketing

Media Strategy:


·  Traditional

·  Programmatic


Digital Media:

Apps and Tools

Web Video


Branded Content:

Copy & Design





Integrated Marketing

Employee Communications: (Financial Institutions Only)





Intranet (Internal Website / Employee Portal)



Visual Identity

Integrated (Any 3 Of The Above)

Recruiting Campaign


1.  All work must be new/revised in Calendar 2022.

2. The entry must have appeared in the U.S. and/or Canada during Calendar 2022.


Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies will be awarded in each category, based on the judges’ criteria for creative excellence.

There will also be Best in Show Awards for Business to Business, Consumer Retail, Corporate Image, Multicultural, Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Communications

The Judges’ Choice award is given to the best overall work.

Submission Fees:

all entries: $395

$20 discount per entry for current Corporate Members

(To confirm your company’s membership, email FCS Admin Coordinator Marisa Jago at marisa@thefcs.org.)

Deadline Wednesady, February 22, 2023

Finalists will be contacted the week of March 13.

Winners will be announced at the 29th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards Ceremony, set for Thursday, May 4th, 2023 at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City.

(Winners need not to be present)

For technical questions about submissions and required material, please contact:  

Kendra Breedlove 479-340-6919  fcsportfolio29@gmail.com


For questions related to the FCS Portfolio Awards competition (e.g., eligibility) or Awards Gala (including Sponsorship), please contact: 

Kevin Windorf    kevin@theFCS.org