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How to enter the FinTech Awards MENA

Posted by Josh Poyser on 7 August 2023

How to enter the FinTech Awards MENA

Our step-by-step guide will outline everything you need to know about the entry process. 

By following this guide, you’ll give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted and winning an award this December. 

Registration and categories

First, you need to register. Once you have registered and paid the US$350 registration fee, you’ll gain access to the entry form and can enter as many categories as you wish. 

The categories are wide ranging to recognise and reward the best financial technology and innovation from every kind of fintech. 

We recognise products and services, such as the best tech in banking, payments and wealth.  

There are awards for the people and values of organisations, such as Best ESG Campaign, Team of the Year and Director of the Year.  

Other awards include Islamic FinTech Initiative of Year, Crypto Award, and FinTech of the Year.  

The criteria are in Q&A format. Follow this closely and fill in all the information to provide the judges with a clear submission, to give yourself the best opportunity to win. 


The judges are looking for memorable submissions, so make sure every submission you make is unique for the category that you’re entering.  

Written submissions can be between 250 and 1,000 words per category. As with all writing, submissions will be much improved after several drafts.  

Getting input from all your team will help to provide clarity and spot any mistakes.  

Clear, concise writing, free from unnecessary jargon will provide a clearer picture for the judges.  

Alternatively, you can enter a video submission. You have three minutes to show why you, your team or business should win an award.  

Like the written entry, videos should follow the guidelines and provide a clear picture of why you should win.  


Submissions can only be accepted via the entry form, which you can access after registering.  

A form must be filled out and submitted for every category you’re targeting. 

If you’re putting an organisation forward for an award, mark the fields under the Nominee heading with an ‘N/A’ except for the Company name field. 

Make sure you choose the correct category from the list as this reveals the correct criteria and fields in which to paste your submission. 

For video submissions, upload the file to a third-party site such as YouTube, fill out the form (except the criteria fields) and paste the link to your video into one of the criteria fields. 

If you have any specific questions not covered here, please do get in touch with the FinTech Awards MENA team. 

Good luck!  

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