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The FCS Portfolio Awards Call for Entries will open January 12, 2022

with a firm deadline of Monday, March 1 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 28th 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?

Enter 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?

Enter FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

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

Email

Out-Of-Home (Entry/Campaign)

Print (Entry/Campaign)

Social Media: Paid Advertising

Television (Entry/Campaign)

Visual Identity

·  Logo

·  Identity System

External Communications:

Audio

Social Media: Organic

Collateral

·  Annual Reports

·  Digital Collateral

·  Print Collateral

Public Relations

Event Marketing:

Event Marketing 

Sponsorship Marketing

Media Strategy:

Planning

·  Traditional

·  Programmatic

Innovation

Digital Media:

Apps and Tools

Web Video

Website

Branded Content:

Copy & Design

Audio

Video

Event

Integrated

Integrated Marketing

Employee Communications: (Financial Institutions Only)

Audio

Blog

Email

Event

Intranet (Internal Website / Employee Portal)

Presentation

Video

Visual Identity

Integrated (Any 3 Of The Above)

Recruiting Campaign

RESTRICTIONS:

1.  All work must be new/revised in Calendar 2021.

2. The entry must have appeared in the U.S. and/or Canada during Calendar 2021.

 

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 Monday, March 1, 2022

Finalists will be contacted the week of March 28.

Winners will be announced at the 28th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards Ceremony, set for Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City.

(Winners need not to be present)

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

Anniken McKeon 516-270-8147  fcsportfolio28@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

 

  

 

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