FCS Portfolio Awards

FCS Portfolio Awards

25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards, recognizing creative excellence in financial marketing and communications.


Deadline: March 1, 2019 [FIRM, NO EXTENSIONS]

To enter, click here.

The FCS is proud to recognize the great and iconic financial services marketing and communications work done in 2018.

If your work drove significant impact for your company or client, we invite you to enter the competition for the 25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards. "Portfolio" celebrates the best in the fields of Advertising, Collateral, Digital and Social Media, Events Marketing, PR, Branded Content, and Visual Identity. 

Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies will be awarded for Corporate Image, B2B and Consumer Retail, with Best In Show trophies for those groups plus Digital Media, Multicultural and, new for this year, Corporate Social Media.

The Judges’ Choice Award is bestowed on the best overall entry.

Award categories include:

  • Advertising (Print, Television, Out-of-Home, Direct Mail)
  • Branded Content
  • Digital Media (Apps/Tools, Digital Collateral, Display/Rich Media, Email, Mobile, Web Video, Web Sites)
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Social Media (Paid and Non-Paid)
  • Annual Reports (Print or Digital)
  • Print Collateral
  • Public Relations
  • Event Marketing
  • Visual Identity


All entries are $375 each. Enter 7 or more entries (at the same time) and receive a 10% discount.

Entries fees must be received on or before March 1, 2019, or entries will be disqualified.

All entries, submissions, payment and judging will be conducted online.

To enter, please go to our dedicated FCS Portfolio Awards site(You must create a unique registration password for this website; it is not tied to the FCS website or linked to your membership password.)

Finalists will be notified by email by March 29th.  Non-winners will not be contacted.

Winners will be celebrated at a black tie gala to be held at the famed Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9, 2018.

For more info, contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.


For sponsorship opportunities at the 25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards Gala on May 9th, please contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.


More than 30 senior marketing and creative executives from financial services firms and agencies are being recruited to serve on this year's judging panel. Judging takes place in March, with finalists notified by month-end.
To nominate a judge or for more information on the judging process, please contact Portfolio Judging Chair Tom Jago, Vice Chair of the FCS.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze trophies may be awarded in each category. Best In Show trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring entries within each Group [Corporate Image, B2B, Consumer Retail] as well as for Digital Media (which includes all Digital/Social categories), and, eligible across all categories, designated as Multicultural and (new this year) Corporate Social Responsibility.

The judging panel will honor their top overall favorite with our Judges' Choice Award.

Agencies Of Record

For the 25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards, all creative, ranging from print and online advertising to signage to the event journal, will be designed and executed by Living Group; strategic media / public relations and communications will be driven by Cognito.

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Sign up or renew your FCS membership in 2019 and take advantage of a special discounted rate of $100 .