Events & key dates

28 April

Self-entry Awards Launch

The IR Society is delighted to announce that the entries for the 2021 Best Practice Awards are now open

31 August

Entries close for 2021

This is the final date to submit your entries for the 2021 Best Practice Awards

1 September

Entries reviewed by IR Society

All of our self-entry awards entires are scored against our awards criteria to produce long shortlists for further analysis

20 September

Long shortlists reviewed by Business Schools

Long shortlists are reviewed and assessed by third parties, usually Universities/Business Schools, to produce the fianl shortlist for each award

6 October

Self-entry shortlists announced

Now in their 21st year, our prestigious Best Practice Awards celebrate the achievements of companies that wish to demonstrate their commitment to delivering best-in-class investor communications.

13 October

Voted awards shortlists announced

The IR Society, in partnership with Institutional Investor, will announce the shortlists for the Voted Awards categories of the 2021 Best Practice Awards.The Voted Awards recognise excellence in individual and team investor relations and excellence in engagement by investment management companies.

1 November

Judging panel convened

Our esteemed judges meet to evaluate the shortlisted entries to determine our eventual self-entry winners.

23 November

Winners announced at awards event!

Join us on 23 November when we will announce all of the winners. Check back regularly for details of the awards event.