FCS Portfolio Awards 2023

Call for entries NOW OPEN

To register and enter: Portfolio Portal

In our 29th 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 2022, 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 exclusively to Financial Institutions.

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.

FCS Portfolio 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
  • Website

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


All entries are $395 each. $20 discount per entry for current Corporate Members.
(To confirm your company’s membership, email FCS Admin Coordinator Marisa Jago at [email protected].)


  • Entries fees must be received on or before March 13, 2023, 3:00pm or entries will be disqualified.
  • All entries must have been accessible to audiences in the U.S./Canada for the first time during calendar 2022.
  • The FCS reserves the right to reclassify entries and will notify entrants of changes.
  • Duplicated or ineligible entries will be disqualified.
  • Entry fees for disqualified entries will not be refunded.

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 beginning the week of March 13. Finalist company names will be posted to this web page on or about March 20. Non-winners will not be contacted.

Winners will be announced at the 29th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards Gala on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. You need not be present to win a trophy.

For more information regarding any aspect of Portfolio, please email FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.


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. To nominate a judge or for more information on the judging process, please contact Portfolio Judging Chair Tom Jago, [email protected].


To discuss sponsorship opportunities for the FCS Portfolio Awards Ceremony, please email FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.

  • Silver Sponsor

  • Creative Agency of Record

Portfolio 29 Awards / Event Committee

  • Kevin Windorf Committee Chair
  • John McCormick AdNode
  • Tom Jago The Ward Group, Judging Chair
  • Karen List LMG
  • Marisa Jago FCS

The Portfolio Portal and full production for the Gala is managed by Bob McKeon, McKeon Productions.