FAQs

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

Stage 2 Judging

Awards Ceremony

General

Can I still enter?
No, entries closed on 8 June but you can register your interest in next year’s awards and we’ll notify you when they open for entry.

I’m a finalist, what happens next?
Once the finalists have been announced on Tuesday 29 June, an email detailing the stage 2 judging process will be sent. Please contact us if you don’t receive your email within 24 hours of the announcement. 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?
Details on the the 2021 Judges can be found on the website with photos and biographies.

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 London. The safety and wellbeing of our guests remains of paramount importance and we will continue to review and refine plans for all live events in accordance with UK Government and local authority guidance, as well as taking any venue/location specific regulations into account. You can 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 are detailed in the Book Your Table section of the website.

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!

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).