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Open Source/HFOSS Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.An application form completed by the candidate (self-nomination).
A nomination form completed by an individual who can speak to the personal qualities that contribute to that individual’s leadership, as well as to the product the nominee has developed. The nominator may be a peer within the public interest computing world or leader in the nonprofit community familiar with the candidate’s work.
A link to the relevant software, where this software is available for public and Advisory Panel review.
Open Source/HFOSS
The Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards have been presented to individuals for dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source.
Open Source/HFOSS
Each year, InfoWorld's Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for businesses and professional users. InfoWorld's central mission has always been to identify the most innovative products available to developers and IT organizations. Increasingly, those products -- ranging from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure software to CRM and ERP applications -- come from open source projects. Bossie winners are chosen by InfoWorld editors and reviewers.

To nominate your favorite open source project for the 2017 awards, email Executive Editor Doug Dineley by July 31, 2017. In addition to the name of the specific software project you're nominating, please provide links to the project's main page and repository. A few sentences on why the software is important and award worthy would be welcome but is not required. The winners will be announced Sept. 27, 2017.
Microfinance/Financial Inclusion
The Zambezi Prize raises awareness of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, encourages the flow of capital to financial inclusion ventures, and advances entrepreneurship and financial inclusion to fuel broad-based prosperity.
The venture must help advance financial inclusion. The venture must have a presence in Sub-Saharan Africa. The venture must have a founder or co-founder that work or plan to work full-time on the venture. If selected as finalists, ventures must have a founder or co-founder to attend MIT’s Entrepreneurship Development Program in Boston in January 2018TBD
$100k (grand prize), $20k (5 runners-up)
Clients at the Centre PrizeMastercardMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion
The Mastercard Foundation today launched its 2017 Clients at the Centre Prize competition as it invited applications from financial service providers for the US$150,000 in prize money. Awarded annually, the Prize recognizes a financial service provider, working with poor people in developing countries, that demonstrates outstanding client-centric behaviour.
The Prize is open to registered organisations operating anywhere in the world that provide financial products and services to low-income populations in developing countries. The following points further clarify eligibility:06/05/2017$150k
Benzinga Fintech AwardsBenzingaFintech
The BZ Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology, who are paving the future in financial services and capital markets!
The Benzinga Fintech Awards was created to seek out the most innovative companies that are improving the way we create wealth within the capital markets. Companies were encouraged to apply to the competition, and finalists were selected by the people. In the 2016 competition, If a company received 200 social votes after they applied, it would move on to the finalist round. Although no companies were restricted from applying, only the ones operating within the capital markets space were allowed to become finalists. Winners were announced at the gala on May 24th, 2016.02/18/2018
PRNews' Nonprofit AwardsPRNewsNon-Profit
PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards program is dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams in the nonprofit sector. We’re not looking for the campaigns or initiatives that are just “good” or “make budget.” We’re looking for the best, the most innovative programs—those that exceed expectations. So show us what you’ve done and get recognized for all your hard work.
The PR News Nonprofit Awards are open to all agency, corporation, nonprofit/association, and government organizations. To be eligible, the campaigns or PR initiatives you are highlighting must have taken place (either in part or in full) between November 1, 2016, and November 31, 2017. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it's not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.11/10//2017
The Drucker PrizeDrucker InstituteNon-Profit
The Drucker Prize (formerly known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation) continues to recognize the organization that best exemplifies Peter Drucker's definition of innovation
All nonprofit organizations9/30/2017$100k
WSIS Prize
International Telecommunications Union
WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development. The WSIS Prizes contest is an integral part of the WSIS stocktaking process; set up in 2004 to assist WSIS implementation and follow-up. The contest was held for the first time in 2012, and rapidly gained attention and popularity within the ICT for Development (ICT4D) community.
Information and communication technologies company01/10/2018
Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards
Longboat AnalyticsFinancial Services
The Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards 2017 are the must attend event and a major celebration for the financial services industry. The awards are designed to recognise and reward the companies and individuals who have excelled in the financial services industry. They honour those organisations that consistently provide outstanding products and services. For 15 years, the Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards (formerly the MoneyMate Group and Investor Awards) have been known as the pinnacle of recognition in the Irish Financial Industry. After the successful relaunch of the awards in 2016, 2017’s awards will continue the celebration of Ireland becoming a leader in the financial and funds industry as we achieve record levels of GDP growth.
The Longboat Analytics Financial Services Awards 2017 are open to all companies operating on the island of Ireland or other companies providing services/products to investors in the Irish market.
The Collaboration PrizeLa Piana ConsultingNon-Profit
The Collaboration Prize identifies and showcases models of permanent collaboration between two or more nonprofit organizations. Recognizing the impact that can result from working together, the Prize shines a spotlight on collaborations that demonstrate innovative and effective responses to challenges or opportunities. A grand prize of $150,000 will be awarded to the collaboration that best exemplifies the impact that can result from working together on a permanent basis. Each of the eight finalists will receive $10,000.
A: Collaborations between two or more nonprofit organizations are eligible, as are collaborations that involve two or more nonprofits and a community foundation, government entity or public agency. Collaborations involving for profit corporations are not eligible.2018
$150k (grand prize winner), $10k (finalism)
Global Fintech ChallengerGroupe BPCEFintechAward/Prize NameSponsorTo join the challenge, the following is required: 1. A Video Pitch that presents your solution and your business (max 2 minutes) Be proactive! Your strength of conviction may lead you to victory. 2. Application Form from your company and team, to complete online once registered. Be specific: development prospects, financial structure, customer references, be exhaustive!201760,000 Euros
SME Fintech ChallengeMahindra FinanceFintechPizzigati PrizeTides Foundation11/15
Impact ChallengeGoogleNon-ProfitGoogle-O'Reilly Open Source AwardGoogle and O'Reilly MediaVaries based on impact challenges12/31$50k
Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award
DMANFNon-ProfitBossiesInfoworldSustained achievement in fundraising through data-driven marketing and consistently successful financial performance recognized leadership with a reputation for excellence within the nonprofit and data-driven marketing communities, as well as with the public at large high ethical standards and compliance with generally accepted standards for management and public disclosure use of proven innovative data-driven marketing techniques
Ford Foundation GrantsFordNon-ProfitThe Zambeti PrizeMIT and MastercardMust be a non-profit challenging inequalityRollingVaries
Skoch Financial Inclusion AwardSkoch GroupMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion
Skoch Development Foundation is created with the mission of accelerating initiatives towards digital, social and financial inclusion.
Must be a Public Sector Bank, Private Sector Bank, MNC Bank, Payments Bank, Small Finance Bank, Co-operative Bank, Regional Rural Bank, Financial Institution, NBFC/ MFI Business, SHGs, or Finance ServiceMay 2018None
Financial Innovation Awards
The London Institute of Banking & Finance and UK Finance
Microfinance/Financial Inclusion
The Financial Innovation Awards is presented by The London Institute of Banking & Finance and UK Finance.
Entry is open to any UK or International institution or partner company that has implemented an innovative project, service or initiative within the banking and financial services sectors. Nominations may be from within the financial services organisation, from a technology vendor or from a third party with the permission of the named financial institution.July 2018None
EFInA Financial Inclusion AwardsEFInAMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion
EFInA created the Financial Inclusion Awards to celebrate organisations that have made a significant contribution to financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Applicant must be licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide mobile money services in Nigeria, Applicant must be actively providing mobile money services as of the time of application, Applicant must provide nominations from at least five customers and five agentsSeptember 2018None
Financial Inclusion AwardThe BankerMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion
Whether in convalescent industrialised countries or hopeful developing economies, all communities face the challenge of including their poorest members in the financial system. Banks serving this segment not only perform a social function, but can also gain access to the potential high-margin customers of the future.
To participate, please present the initiatives your bank has undertaken to serve
people living on low incomes or in remote areas. Submissions featuring only
one case study have the same chance of winning as others. It is the quality
– not the quantity – of initiatives that we are looking for
October 2018None
Global Inclusion AwardsCYFIMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion
The Global Inclusion Awards 2016, a CYFI initiative, recognize and honor those that achieve greatness and demonstrate innovation in financial, social and livelihoods education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurial support for children and youth at the national, regional and international level.
• Entrepreneurs aged 16 - 30
• The enterprise is legally incorporated
• The enterprise is over 2 years old with proven customer base
• The enterprise is postrevenue
• The enterprise has a positive impact on society
• The enterprise has high potential for sustainable job creation
September 18None
Nonprofit PR AwardsPR DailyNon-Profit
PR Daily’s Nonprofit PR Awards will recognize excellence in public relations by philanthropic foundations, government agencies, professional associations, charitable organizations, academic institutions and the agencies that represent them. This is your chance to show off the campaigns and projects that were instrumental in changing lives.
These awards are open to in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners in the nonprofit and government sectors. This includes foundations, associations, charitable organizations, academic institutions and the agencies that represent them. Enter your work, the work of your organization or submit entries on behalf of your client.July 2018A featured write-up in a Special Edition of
One complimentary registration to any Ragan event, webcast, or conference within 12 months of winning
Collaboration PrizeThe Collaboration PrizeNon-Profit
The Collaboration Prize shines a spotlight on nonprofit organizations that choose to permanently collaborate in response to challenges or opportunities in order to maximize the impact of their work.
• A permanent collaboration must have been formed by at least two nonprofit organizations
• A written formal agreement must exist that addresses the critical elements of the collaboration
• The collaboration must have been in operation for at least 18 months
• The collaboration must do most of its work in the United States and all parties to the collaboration must be located in the United States
November 16$150,000.00
Henry R. Kravis PrizeClaremont Mckenna CollegeNon-Profit
Established in 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership conducts a rigorous due diligence and selection process to choose an annual recipient. A formal award ceremony celebrates the recipient’s or the organization’s accomplishments with a $250,000 designation. The Prize aspires to impact the nonprofit sector by lauding strong performance and sharing recipients’ best practices with others.
Nominations and suggestions typically span a broad range of sectors in the nonprofit field, including economic development, public health, law/ justice/human rights, education, and capacity building in the nonprofit sector as a wholeSeptember$250,000.00
Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
Hilton FoundationNon-Profit
Inaugurated in 1996, as a tribute to Conrad N. Hilton’s lifetime of international humanitarian efforts, the annual award is presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. Following initial background and legal review, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize staff conducts an extensive evaluation of the candidates, which is then submitted to an independent, international jury that makes the final selection.
Nominees must be organizations, not individuals.
Nominees must be established, nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organizations. U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status—or the equivalent for international organizations—will determine eligibility. (International nominees will be contacted by the Foundation for appropriate documentation.)
Nominees must be legally established for at least five years in order to be considered.
Nominees must have audited financial statements and an operating budget (expenditures) greater than U.S. $750,000.
October 182 Million USD
Innovation AwardMap for NonprofitsNon-Profit
This award recognizes creative applications and nontraditional approaches to solving community challenges.
Bring creative solutions to community challenges;
Employ a variety of strategies in developing these solutions; and
Collaborate with other nonprofit organizations, businesses and governmental agencies in their efforts.
May 15None
RetailMeNot Large Nonprofit Award
The RetailMeNot Large Nonprofit Award is presented to a local large nonprofit and is accompanied by a $5,000 unrestricted cash prize courtesy of RetailMeNot.
The nonprofit has a process in place to acknowledge gifts in a timely manner.
The acknowledgment is meaningful and communicates the impact of the contribution.
The nonprofit uses innovative and diverse techniques to communicate with donors.
The nonprofit has not won a BIG Give Nonprofit Award in the past three years.
Nonprofit organizations with an Operational Budget of over $500,000 are eligible for the RetailMeNot Large Nonprofit Award and organizations with an Operational Budget of $500,000 or under are eligible for the K Friese + Associates Small Nonprofit Award.
July 19$5,000.00
The K Friese + Associates Small Nonprofit Award
K Friese + AssociatesNon-Profit
The K Friese + Associates Small Nonprofit Award is presented to a local small nonprofit and is accompanied by a $2,500 unrestricted cash prize courtesy of K Friese + Associates.
The nonprofit has a process in place to acknowledge gifts in a timely manner.
The acknowledgment is meaningful and communicates the impact of the contribution.
The nonprofit uses innovative and diverse techniques to communicate with donors.
The nonprofit has not won a BIG Give Nonprofit Award in the past three years.
Nonprofit organizations with an Operational Budget of over $500,000 are eligible for the RetailMeNot Large Nonprofit Award and organizations with an Operational Budget of $500,000 or under are eligible for the K Friese + Associates Small Nonprofit Award.
July 19$2,500.00
Mission Capital AwardsMission CapitalNon-Profit
Formerly the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, the Mission Capital Awards celebrate the people and organizations at the heart of solving complex community problems. Finalists will be celebrated at Mission Driven and nonprofit honorees receive a $2,000 cash award.
The Nonprofit Leadership Award is presented to a current nonprofit CEO/Executive Director whose notable achievements over the course of his or her career have resulted in lasting community impact.May$2,000.00
FinTech AwardsTANK Stream LabsFintech
FinTech Awards celebrate the achievements of the dynamic people and businesses comprising the fintech sector. These Awards seek to recognise success in the FinTech sector in its many forms.
1. Entrance is FREE
2. You can enter here – Submissions now closed
3. You can enter as many Award Categories as you wish
4. You can enter multiple times in the same Category – eg you may wish to enter 2 or 3 people for the ‘FinTech Leader of the Year’
5. For each Award Category the Judges will select THREE finalists. Finalists will be invited to the FinTech Awards night, and the Winner will be announced on the night. Finalists will not need to buy a ticket to attend.
6. The project, product, research paper, campaign, or activity you are entering must have been created, developed or released in the past 18 months to be a valid entry. Anything relating to the period before January 2017 is not deemed relevant for these awards.
7. Seating at the Awards is extremely limited; however entrants who do not make the finals list will be offered a special reduced price ticket and receive preference in the ticket/seating allocation.
8. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

Submissions Open: 1st May

Submissions Close: 1st June

Finalists Notified: 12th June
Banking Technology Awards
IBM, IFF Training, Ovum, FemTech Global, Cyber Execs
Financial Services
Now in their 19th year, the Banking Technology Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services worldwide, and the people who make it happen.

For banks and financial institutions, winning a Banking Technology Award proves the value of their technology investments and showcases their skills, commitment, creativity and execution.

For software providers, a Banking Technology Award is a valuable recognition of the company’s products and services, and an endorsement by the fintech community.

For individuals and teams, a Banking Technology Award is a prized acknowledgment of the demonstrated skills, leadership, vision, inspiration and dedication to the industry’s betterment.
Banking Technology Awards are open to banks and financial institutions worldwide - i.e. for projects, implementations, partnerships and other initiatives at/by banks and financial institutions. These Awards are not for vendors’ products, they are for projects that might involve vendors’ products. The Awards entrants, winners and highly commended are banks/FIs, not vendors. Of course, wherever applicable, vendors and their products/input will be named and commended, and vendors are very welcome to attend the Awards ceremony.

PR agencies, consultants, vendors and other industry participants can put an entry in on behalf of a bank or financial institution but must have prior approval from them.

No off-the-record/unnamed entries will be considered (but if you apply, you will still be charged).
Celent Model Bank AwardsCelentFinancial Services
Celent Model Bank is awarded for best practices of technology usage in different areas critical to success in banking, and is the main award that a financial institution (FI) can receive from Celent.
If the improvements relate to the same solution (e.g. different functionalities to your digital platform), we would recommend submitting a single application and highlighting them as key features why you believe your platform merits an award. We expect competition to be fierce, and by fragmenting your platform functionality into discrete components, you run the risk that none of them individually will be strong enough to win. Remember, it’s about quality, not quantity.Spring 2018N/A
FSTech Awards
Bandwith recruitment, BCS, Church INT, FintechConnectLive, GSA-UK, ISSA.
Fintech March 2018N/A
European Microfinance AwardsEuropean Investment BanksMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion
Convinced that microfinance is an important tool for poverty alleviation, the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs launched the European Microfinance Award in 2005 to promote microfinance initiatives and highlight their contribution to the development of the sector.
N/AEnded-Rolling€ 100, 000
Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards
Citi FoundationMicrofinance/Financial Inclusion

Launched in 2005, the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards program is a signature initiative of the Citi Foundation aimed at raising awareness about the importance of microentrepreneurship and microfinance in supporting the financial inclusion and economic empowerment of low-income individuals.

The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards spans more than 30 countries and has invested more than $18.2 million in microfinance networks and microfinance institutions (MFIs). Through the program, $9 million has been awarded in cash prizes to more than 6,000 entrepreneurs. Explore the map below to learn about our past award winners.
In select countries, an additional award for "Most Innovative Microfinance Institution" honors a microfinance institution that has created or implemented an innovative product, delivery mechanism or integrated financial education with product offering.Ended-RollingN/A
Open Source RookiesBLACKDUCKOpen Source/HFOSS
the Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year awards have recognized some of the most innovative and influential open source projects launched during the previous year. This recognition is a tribute to the success and momentum of these projects, and affirmation of their prospects moving forward.
This year, we saw organizations stretching for broader influence across use cases and to evolve the standards for performance and ability. These activities were largely focused among seven key areas.RollingN/A
DIAAHipPipoFinancial Services
Citi HK FinTech ChallengeCitiBank, PWC, CyberportFintech
is a competition to encourage developers and FinTech companies to develop innovative solutions with Citi’s APIs to enhance the banking experience and solve business pain points. Through the Challenge, Citibank aims to arouse public interest on FinTech development while accelerating its use in the financial services industry and at the same time benefiting the general public in Hong Kong by bringing more innovative solutions to the market.
articipants of all ages and nationalities will be eligible for the Challenge. You can participate as an individual or part of a developer team or company, the team can consist of no more than five members and you will be required to identify a team leader on the registration form.RollingHK$ 650,000
Alpha Bank Fintech Challenge
Alpha Bank, miteefgreece,, Microsoft, Vodafone
As the financial sector is constantly changing, with it, our daily banking habits evolve as well.

We, at Alpha Bank have faith in the young people who build new business ideas, with knowledge, vision, and potential.
The Fintech Challenge ’17 is addressed to groups of students, young workers, freelancers and startups with no more than five years of activity. In addition, individuals who are developers, designers, or business thinkers, can also sign up. Participants will be given the opportunity to create teams, before and during the contest.
Fintech Breakthrough AwardsN/AFintech
The FinTech Breakthrough Awards recognize the top companies and products in the financial services and technology industry today.
The competition is open to all individuals, companies and organizations involved in producing FinTech products and services. To be eligible, an entry must have been produced after January 1, 2016 (2-year window). For platform and product entries, updates and refreshes to legacy solutions are valid if those updates have taken place after January 1, 2016.RollingN/A
Finance monthly fintech awardsN/AFintech
The Fintech Awards acknowledge and reward the individuals, firms, start-ups and banks who are recognised as leaders and thought leaders in their area of expertise.
Award nominations are open to those that devise and design new financial technology, those that implement systems, and those who adopt new systems and technology – which in turn enhances customer experience. In addition, key award categories include; Payment Innovation, Customer Experience, Data, Trading, Cyber Security and Lending to name but a few.
We have included various categories relating to innovation from fraud, data protection and payment mechanisms. There is also additional space to include categories that have not been listed. Each award is then issued per country. A shortlist of finalists will be drawn up from which the eventual winners will be selected.
Shortlist information: Additional information can be submitted for a very limited time after the shortlist has been announced. The information may be taken into consideration in advance of the final notification to the 2018 winners. Materials that will be considered include, but not restricted to, press releases relating to innovation and industry achievements, and transactional information.
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