Submission Process

Entrants are allowed to apply for multiple categories, in separate submissions. Our evaluation team reserves the right to assess the submissions for their suitability in each category, and decide to have them judged in a different or, in some cases, multiple categories. Not all awards categories will have a winner declared.

Depending on the number and diversity of submissions received, some categories may be split off into subcategories and evaluated separately based on the specific regulatory requirements being addressed, and the types of firms providing solutions.

To encourage submissions, we do not ask for exhaustive detail of your projects at the entry stage, but we may later request additional information, seek responses to questions from judges, or request interviews with entrants. 

All submissions will need to be sent in via the online form, which also supports file uploads to allow entrants to supply any documentation in support of their submissions.


Organisations are asked to complete a comprehensive questionnaire describing their solutions, projects and other efforts to meet changing regulatory requirements. The questionnaire also asks for documents, references, case studies, client testimonials and other materials to support the submission.

Regulation Asia’s editorial team provides an external panel of judges a set of criteria to use to assess the submissions and shortlist those with the most merit in each category. Judges are also asked to offer guidance on category appropriateness.

The editorial team then conducts interviews with shortlisted firms, and in some cases their clients, in order to obtain a more detailed picture of the strengths and weaknesses of each firm or solution and to enable a clearer comparison between the entrants. Some entrants may be asked for additional supporting documents to evidence the merits of their submissions.

The panel of judges – comprising subject-matter experts from banks, associations, law firms, consulting firms and academia – is tasked with assessing and scoring each submission on pre-set criteria, based on the submissions, interview data and other supporting materials collected by the editorial team.

Each judge makes their scoring decisions independently, without communicating with one another. All the submissions, interview data, and other supporting materials collected during the Awards process are subject to strict confidentiality.

The judges’ scores are compiled to determine the winners in each category. Each category has the benefit of multiple judge assessments, so that a consensus or majority view can be established. In categories where a winner cannot be determined or where the scores are close, input is sought from additional judges. In some categories, both a ‘winner’ (1st place) and ‘highly commended’ (2nd place) may be declared.

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