How to enter

How to enter

How to enter the Awards

These awards are decided by Energy Risk editorial. To enter, firms need to fill in the entry form on this site and submit it via the website portal.

The entry form requires firms to discuss specific challenges they have overcome and detail the progress they have made over the past 12 months in the area of commodities trading and risk.

Once the submission deadline is closed, there will be a six-week period for judges to consider the entries. During this period, short-listed candidates may be contacted for pitch meetings – usually over the phone – in order to discuss the entry and the company’s risk management achievements in more detail. 

We are looking for submissions that demonstrate innovation and creativity in how firms address the challenges they face and how they have helped their clients.

Submissions should be as specific as possible and give as much detail as possible. Pitches always remain confidential and any follow-up interviews will be off the record. We are looking for stories of growth and improvement over the year, even from the largest of players. We consider not only the performance of the company but its contribution to best practice in risk management and market development.

We look for entries that show firms contributing positively to the development of commodity markets and risk management. Of particular interest are pitches that demonstrate a firm is doing something new or has made a breakthrough in some way.

Submissions should include case studies and examples of best practice or key deals. All submissions should include references. These will only be followed up if the submission goes through to short-list stage.