Call for Entries Now Open for 28th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards



In our 28th annual competition, the FCS is proud to continue to recognize the great and iconic financial services marketing and communications work created in our industry. To honor the work from 2021, we invite both Financial Institutions and Financial Industry participants to enter Portfolio, where they will compete separately in three Groups: B2B, Consumer Retail, and Corporate Image. A fourth Group, Employee Communications, is open to Financial Institutions. SEE BELOW FOR FULL LIST OF CATEGORIES.

Within each Group, you can enter your best work in the fields of Branding & Advertising, Digital Media, External & Employee Communications, Event Marketing, Public Relations, Branded Content, and Media Strategy.

Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies will be awarded in each category under Corporate Image, B2B, Consumer Retail, and Employee Communications. Best In Show trophies are awarded in each of those four groups. In addition, entries from across all categories, designated as either Multicultural or Corporate Social Responsibility, are eligible for a Best In Show award for either of those two distinctions.

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

Award categories include:

Branding & Advertising

  • Audio Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Display / Rich Media
  • Email
  • Out-Of-Home
  • Print
  • Social Media: Paid Advertising
  • Television
  • Visual Identity (Logo; Identity System)

External Communications

  • Audio
  • Social Media: Organic
  • Collateral (Annual Reports; Digital Collateral; Print Collateral)

Public Relations

Event Marketing (Event Marketing; Sponsorship Marketing)

Media Strategy

  • Planning (Traditional; Programmatic)
  • Innovation

Digital Media

  • Apps and Tools
  • Web Video
  • Websites

Branded Content (Copy & Design; Audio; Video; Event; Integrated)

Integrated Marketing

Employee Communications

  • Audio
  • Blog
  • Email
  • Event
  • Intranet (Internal Website / Employee Portal)
  • Presentation
  • Video
  • Visual Identity
  • Integrated
  • Recruiting Campaign

For more information about the competition, visit our dedicated Awards page or go to our Call For Entries website.

Questions about Portfolio should be directed to FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.