Annual Dinner and Best Practice Awards
The IR Society Best Practice Awards encourage and reward best practice in investor communications, both online and in print.
There are two categories of awards:
Self-entry awards (where the company or their adviser submits their entry for a particular award)
Voted awards (where the company or individual is voted for by the IR community)
How to enter – Self-entry awards
A full list of the 2013 self-entry awards categories can be found here.
To enter for one or more of the self-entry awards you will need to download and complete the awards entry form here.
The Best Practice Checklist 2013 document will assist you in completing your entry form. This checklist has been updated and simplified to make entering as simple as possible.
More information on the process for the 2013 voted awards will appear here shortly.
Wednesday 1 May 2013 - Entries for awards open
Friday 26 July 2013 - Closing date for submitting entries
Tuesday 1 October 2013 - Shortlists for all awards categories announced
Tuesday 19 November 2013 - Annual Dinner and Best Practice Awards presentation
How we review entries – Self-entry awards
All entries for the self-entry awards are reviewed and then scored against a range of criteria based explained in the Best Practice Checklist 2013.
The highest scoring entries for each award category are then peer reviewed by experienced IR officers drawn from the Society’s board of directors, who draw up a shortlist for each award.
These shortlists are then reviewed by a judging panel comprising users of accounts from a wide range of different backgrounds.
The judging panel for 2012 included:
• John Dawson (Chairman) – Head of IR at National Grid and Chairman of the Investor Relations Society
• Andrew Ninian - Association of British Insurers
• Liz Murrall – UK Investment Management Association
• David Paterson – National Association of Pension Funds
• Alison Smith – Financial Times
• Simon Thompson – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
• Jemima Murray – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
• Sue Harding – FRC Financial Reporting Laboratory