List of Business Awards in Africa

This is the world’s best list of Business Awards in Africa. It includes all the most credible African business awards across the continent and in specific African countries. Here you can find information to help you enter The African Fintech Awards, The Africa Energy Awards, The EMEA Finance African Banking Awards, Nigerian Business Awards, South African Business Awards, The All Africa Business Leaders Awards and The Digital Impact Awards Africa among many others. Also view our MENA Business Awards and EMEA Business Awards pages for other awards you may wish to enter.

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Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
FStech Awards 2nd Dec 16th Mar Financial Services EMEA
FStech Awards 2nd Dec 16th Mar IT & Telecommunications EMEA
MENA Agency Awards 8th Dec 22nd Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
SABRE Awards EMEA 9th Dec ~27th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Gulf Customer Experience Awards 9th Dec 1st Mar Customer Contact MENA
The IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards 9th Dec 9th Mar Financial Services EMEA
The MENA Digital Awards 9th Jan ~4th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Transform Awards MEA
From big global agencies to small local work, the awards recognise excellence and reward innovation in branding.
12th Jan ~5th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
M&A Atlas Awards ~15th Jan ~2nd Feb Financial Services EMEA
CIPS Middle East Excellence in Procurement Awards ~19th Jan ~9th Feb Supply Chain MENA
HRO Today CHRO of the Year Awards ~31st Jan ~1st Nov HR & Training EMEA
CEO Today Africa Awards ~31st Jan ~15th Mar Business Leaders Africa
WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards 31st Jan 3rd Apr Travel & Tourism Africa
African Global Trade and Investments Excellence Awards ~7th Feb ~27th Mar Financial Services Africa
ActionCoach Business Excellence Awards ~14th Feb ~23rd Apr Business EMEA
Inspiring Workplace Awards EMEA 22nd Feb ~24th May HR & Training EMEA
Brand Film Awards ~22nd Feb ~11th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
10 Year Old Wine Awards ~24th Feb ~18th Feb Retail & Consumer Goods Africa
Pitcher Awards ~25th Feb ~19th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
The Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) ~28th Feb ~11th Mar Journalism Publishing & Media Africa
Women SME Leaders Award ~28th Feb ~29th Mar Business Leaders MENA
IDC Future Enterprise Awards MENA ~5th Mar ~3rd Dec IT & Telecommunications MENA
The PRISM Awards ~7th Mar ~7th Apr Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
International Federation of Landscape Architects AAPME ~15th Mar ~31st Aug Construction & Architecture MENA
Purpose Awards EMEA ~17th Mar ~10th Jun Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Financial News FN Private Equity Rising Stars ~18th Mar ~2nd May Financial Services EMEA
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards ~18th Mar ~9th Jun Financial Services EMEA
Rising Star Awards South Africa ~31st Mar ~23rd Jul Business Leaders Africa
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development ~31st Mar ~1st Jul Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
ASCOM Awards 31st Mar 11th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
MENA Banking Excellence Awards ~1st Apr ~23rd Jun Financial Services MENA
African Banker Awards ~1st Apr 24th May Financial Services Africa
The Seamless Awards ~8th Apr ~31st May Financial Services MENA
Health Environment Safety and Security Awards (HESS AWARDS) ~14th Apr ~17th Jun HR & Training Africa
World Commerce & Contracting Innovation & Excellence Awards ~22nd Apr ~22nd Jun Business EMEA
The WARC Prize for MENA Strategy ~28th Apr ~4th Aug Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
World Travel Awards Africa ~30th Apr 15th Oct Travel & Tourism Africa
The Eco-Logic Awards ~30th Apr ~14th Jun Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Isu Elihle Awards ~30th Apr ~8th Oct Journalism Publishing & Media Africa
African Insurance Awards ~30th Apr ~18th Dec Financial Services Africa
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award ~30th Apr ~29th Jan Design & Innovation MENA
Effie Awards South Africa ~5th May ~23rd Jul Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
AFSIA Solar Awards ~13th May ~21st Jun Energy & Utilities Africa
African Legal Awards ~20th May ~2nd Sep Legal Services Africa
The E-Business Awards ~20th May ~25th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
The CEDIA Awards ~5th Jun ~29th Sep Design & Innovation EMEA
Digital Media Awards (Kenya) ~9th Jun ~2nd Aug IT & Telecommunications Africa
International Property Awards (Dubai Africa & Arabia) 10th Jun ~7th Sep Construction & Architecture MENA
International Property Awards (Africa) 10th Jun ~14th Aug Planning & Property Africa
EMEA Finance Europe Banking Awards ~15th Jun ~15th Jul Financial Services EMEA
Santam Women of the Future Awards ~20th Jun 14th Oct Business Leaders Africa
Top Empowerment Awards ~30th Jun ~21st Jul Business Leaders Africa
BIG SEE Wood Design Awards (South East Europe) ~30th Jun ~21st Oct Construction & Architecture EMEA
Arabia CSR Awards ~30th Jun 5th Oct Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards ~30th Jun ~25th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards ~30th Jun 16th Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
AHEAD Awards MEA ~1st Jul 10th Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
The Big 5 Impact Awards ~7th Jul 5th Dec Construction & Architecture MENA
The BCI Africa Awards ~14th Jul ~12th Sep Business Africa
African Fact Checking Awards ~15th Jul ~10th Oct Journalism Publishing & Media Africa
GRABCSR Awards ~16th Jul ~24th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
Cresta Awards ~20th Jul ~26th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards ~22nd Jul 9th Dec HR & Training EMEA
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation ~26th Jul ~1st Jun Construction & Architecture Africa
Women in Mining and Energy WIME Awards ~29th Jul ~26th Aug Energy & Utilities Africa
FF (Fintech Finance) Awards ~29th Jul 29th Nov Financial Services MENA
Real Estate Excellence Awards ~31st Jul ~25th Sep Planning & Property Africa
The Gulf Sustainability Awards ~4th Aug 24th Oct Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
MEED Projects Awards ~4th Aug ~8th Dec Business MENA
MENA Green Building Awards ~7th Aug ~15th Oct Construction & Architecture MENA
HR People Magazine Awards (Nigeria) ~10th Aug ~15th Sep HR & Training Africa
SARA Reward Awards ~16th Aug 5th Nov HR & Training Africa
EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards ~27th Aug ~27th Sep Financial Services EMEA
Nigeria Technology Awards ~31st Aug 27th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
BCX Digital Innovation Awards ~31st Aug ~6th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
Africa Economy Builders Forum Awards ~31st Aug ~29th Sep Business Leaders Africa
HRO Today Association Awards ~1st Sep 16th Nov HR & Training EMEA
TIARA MENA Awards ~2nd Sep 3rd Nov HR & Training MENA
Storage Digitalisation Cloud (SDC) Awards ~2nd Sep 24th Nov IT & Telecommunications EMEA
Africa Tourism Leadership Awards ~2nd Sep ~27th Nov Travel & Tourism Africa
CSR Reporters' Philanthropic Award (CSR and Sustainability Award) ~5th Sep 26th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Effie MENA Awards ~15th Sep 17th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
GCC GOV HR Awards ~15th Sep 26th Oct HR & Training MENA
The Exclusive Men of The Year EMY Africa Awards ~22nd Sep ~18th Aug Business Leaders Africa
Middle East Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards ~22nd Sep 6th Dec Retail & Consumer Goods MENA
Retail Congress MENA Awards ~22nd Sep 6th Dec Retail & Consumer Goods MENA
Africa Tech Festival Awards ~23rd Sep 7th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
MENA Search Awards 28th Sep 23rd Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Digital Impact Awards Africa ~30th Sep 18th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
PRCA MENA Digital Awards ~30th Sep ~8th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Sustainability and Social Investment Awards ~30th Sep ~26th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
South African Small Business Awards ~30th Sep ~18th Nov Business Africa
Nigerian Marketing Awards ~30th Sep 11th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
Africa Top Schools Awards ~30th Sep 30th Nov Education Africa
MENA Housing Forum Innovation Awards ~30th Sep 21st Nov Planning & Property MENA
The MENA Influencer Awards ~3rd Oct ~4th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Gulf Business Awards 7th Oct 24th Nov Business MENA
World Finance MENA Investment & Development Awards 11th Oct ~10th Sep Financial Services MENA
The SMARTIES EMEA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) 14th Oct ~10th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Adz awards!! ~15th Oct ~31st Dec Business Africa
EMEA Finance African Banking Awards ~19th Oct ~19th Nov Financial Services Africa
Big Project Middle East Awards 24th Oct 15th Dec Construction & Architecture MENA
The SERAS CSR Awards Africa 30th Oct 4th Dec Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Women's Business Awards South Africa 31st Oct 7th Dec Business Leaders Africa
CenBA Africa Business Excellence Awards 2nd Nov 9th Dec Business Africa
Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 7th Nov 21st Nov Financial Services MENA
Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Award 9th Nov 18th Mar Business MENA
Global Investor MENA Awards 18th Nov 1st Dec Financial Services MENA
MENA IR Insurance Awards 18th Nov 25th Jan Financial Services MENA
PRCA MENA Awards 18th Nov 16th Mar Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
The SMARTIES MENA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) 25th Nov 10th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA

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