FAQs

See below for answers to the most common questions asked about the Tech & Innovation Awards

Awards Ceremony

Entries & Stage 2 Judging

General

Where is the awards taking place this year and how do I book?
The 2021 Tech & Innovoation Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Wednesday 3 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. We are currently awaiting updated Government guidance regarding business events and gatherings as part of the roadmap out of lockdown. As soon as this is in place and we know what we need to do at the venue to ensure we are Covid-secure, table packages will be confirmed and tickets will go on sale. You will be able to purchase tickets via the awards website.

What time does the event start and how long will it last?
Timings will be published at a later date.

Is there a charge to attend?
Yes. Table packages and prices will be confirmed at a later date.

What will the dress code be?
The dress code will be black tie. Go on! Get out your glad rags and get ready to party!

Am I eligible to enter?
These awards are open to any UK based company working within the UKGI market. Please check the Rules of Entry before submitting your entry.

Are the awards open to companies outside the UK?
No, these awards are only open to UK based companies working within the UKGI market.

How do I enter?
Entries must be submitted via the official online entry system, which can be accessed here. Please make sure you read the Rules of Entry and Terms and Conditions before submitting your entry.

How much does it cost to enter?
Nothing – all of our awards are free to enter.

Is there a limit to the number of entries we can submit?
No, you are welcome to submit as many entries, across as many categories as you’d like.

What are the rules / terms and conditions of entry?
Rules of Entry
Terms and Conditions of Entry

When is the entry closing date?
Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday, 8 June 2021

I’m a finalist, what happens next?
Once the finalists have been announced on Tuesday 29 June, you will be sent an email detailing the stage 2 judging process. Please contact us if you don’t receive your email within 24 hours. Please note that the email will be sent to the person who submitted the entry.

What is the stage 2 judging process?
Stage 2 requires all finalists to present to our judges at a virtual meeting on Wednesday 28 July. Presentations should be evidence-based and include an overview of what you do and how you do it, with clear examples of where you have excelled and gone the extra mile.

Will the judges see my original written submission?
Yes, the judges will have access to all the details you submitted online (excluding contact details) and will consider the quality of your original written submission in conjunction with your online presentation.

Do you give feedback on the entries and presentations?
No, the judges’ comments on individual entries and presentations and the deliberation process are confidential.

Who are the judges?
Judges will be announced at a later date on the awards website.

When are the finalists announced?
Finalists will be announced on Tuesday 29 June.

What do we get for being a finalist?
Apart from a warm glow and the satisfaction of being an Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards finalist, you will also receive a finalist logo which you can use to promote your success.

When do we find out who’s won?
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, 3 November. Please don’t ask us to reveal anything in advance of the ceremony – we won’t!

When do tickets go on sale?
The 2021 Awards will be held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on 3 November. We are currently awaiting updated Government guidance regarding business events and gatherings as part of the roadmap out of lockdown. As soon as this is in place and we know what we need to do at the venue to ensure we are Covid-secure, table packages will be confirmed and tickets will go on sale.

What happens if we can’t hold an in person awards ceremony?
In the event that restrictions are still in place making a physical ceremony impossible, we will have a Plan B virtual ceremony on standby.

What do we get for being a winner?
The right to brag that you’re the best of the best, as well as a certificate, trophy and winner’s logo (please note there may be a charge for this package).