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Methodology and Judging

Stages of submissions and brief on judges. To view all award categories click here.

stage 1

Any individual or group wishing to enter the ifa Excellence Awards 2020 is asked to complete a detailed submission answering key criteria items. Submissions will be open in June.

If you would like to nominate a business partner, colleague, industry participant, business, sub- contractor, university or association for an ifa Excellence Award click here. Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute; nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.

stage 2

All submissions must be received through our secure awards platform by the due date.

Our awards platform is safe, secure and compliant. It’s ISO/IEC 27001 certified, compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI DSS, and more.

stage 3

Finalists are announced; individuals and groups will be contacted directly and a list of the finalists will be published on ifa and the ifa Excellence Awards website. Finalists will be announced on Monday, 28 September 2020.

stage 4

Submissions will be delivered to a panel of respected industry professionals and business leaders who will assess each submission. Judges will score each submission across a range of criteria, which can be found under each category description here. A number of judges will individually assess each submission for each category, offering a blended score and assessment.

stage 5

One winner will be announced per award category, with the awards presented at a gala black-tie dinner. Details to be announced.

For additional details on the methodology and your submissions, please contact our team here



With a judging panel including senior business leaders, top business coaches, senior lecturers and pioneers in financial advice, the ifa Excellence Awards is peer-reviewed recognition of your capabilities in financial advice and passion for driving the industry forward.

We’re currently assembling a respected panel of judges who will review and assess all 28 categories based on the methodology outlined. Full details about our judging panel will be released shortly.

The awards are open to all businesses operating in Australia supporting the finance industry and winning an ifa Excellence Award will be a desirable accolade for both individuals and businesses seeking to forge their role in the finance industry.

For full details on category criteria for all 28 categories, please click here.

Also, don’t miss out on nominating a business partner, colleague, industry participant, mentor, business, university or industry thought leader for an ifa Excellence Award.

Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute using the form found here. Nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.