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
The BCI Africa Awards 15th Jul ~12th Sep Business Africa
Cresta Awards 20th Jul ~26th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Digital Media Awards (Kenya) 30th Jul 2nd Aug IT & Telecommunications Africa
The Exclusive Men of The Year EMY Africa Awards 31st Jul ~18th Aug Business Leaders Africa
African Fact Checking Awards 1st Aug ~10th Oct Journalism Publishing & Media Africa
HR People Magazine Awards (Nigeria) 4th Aug 30th Sep HR & Training Africa
MEED Projects Awards 19th Aug 8th Dec Business MENA
MENA Green Building Awards 19th Aug ~15th Oct Construction & Architecture MENA
Middle East Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards 27th Aug ~29th Sep Retail & Consumer Goods MENA
The SERAS CSR Awards Africa 31st Aug ~7th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Nigeria Technology Awards 31st Aug 20th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
BCX Digital Innovation Awards 31st Aug ~6th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
HRO Today Association Awards 1st Sep 1st Nov HR & Training EMEA
EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards ~8th Sep ~8th Sep Financial Services EMEA
Storage Digitalisation Cloud (SDC) Awards 10th Sep 24th Nov IT & Telecommunications EMEA
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation ~14th Sep 1st Jun Construction & Architecture Africa
EMEA Finance African Banking Awards ~20th Sep ~15th Oct Financial Services Africa
IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards ~22nd Sep ~3rd Oct IT & Telecommunications EMEA
Environmental Care Awards ~23rd Sep ~23rd Nov Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
GCC GOV HR Awards 23rd Sep 26th Oct HR & Training MENA
MENA Search Awards
Celebrating the very best in PPC, SEO & Content Marketing from across the Middle East & North Africa
30th Sep 25th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Global Investor MENA Awards ~30th Sep ~6th Nov Financial Services MENA
FNB Business Innovation Awards ~30th Sep ~3rd Mar Business Africa
Telecoms World Awards ~30th Sep 15th Jun IT & Telecommunications MENA
The MENA Digital Awards 3rd Oct ~4th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Europe and Middle East Coffee Awards ~8th Oct ~12th Nov Retail & Consumer Goods EMEA
MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards ~10th Oct ~29th Jan Financial Services MENA
World Finance MENA Investment & Development Awards 11th Oct ~10th Sep Financial Services MENA
South African Premier Business Awards ~13th Oct ~13th Mar Business Africa
PRCA MENA Digital Awards ~15th Oct ~16th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
The SMARTIES EMEA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) ~16th Oct ~10th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Apps Africa Innovation Awards ~20th Oct ~26th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
Big Project Middle East Awards ~24th Oct ~24th Nov Construction & Architecture MENA
Africa Digital Awards ~25th Oct ~27th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
Xero Awards UK & EMEA ~31st Oct ~3rd Mar Financial Services EMEA
Digital Impact Awards Africa ~2nd Nov ~11th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
LinkedIn Marketing Awards ~8th Nov ~20th Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards ~23rd Nov ~9th Feb Supply Chain MENA
PRCA MENA Awards ~26th Nov ~5th Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
The IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards ~27th Nov ~13th Jul Financial Services EMEA
The SMARTIES MENA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) ~27th Nov ~14th Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Campaign Agency of the Year EMEA ~3rd Dec ~1st Mar Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Gulf Customer Experience Awards ~17th Dec ~16th Feb Customer Contact MENA
SABRE Awards EMEA ~18th Dec ~25th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
The Seamless Awards ~10th Jan 29th Sep Financial Services MENA
M&A Atlas Awards ~15th Jan ~2nd Feb Financial Services EMEA
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA ~25th Jan ~1st Apr Business EMEA
CEO Today Africa Awards ~31st Jan ~15th Mar Business Leaders Africa
10 Year Old Wine Awards ~5th Feb ~18th Feb Retail & Consumer Goods Africa
WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards ~15th Feb ~7th Apr Travel & Tourism Africa
Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Award ~24th Feb ~24th Mar Business MENA
Brand Film Awards ~24th Feb ~11th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
ActionCoach Business Excellence Awards ~26th Feb ~23rd Apr Business EMEA
Discovery Sport Industry Awards ~26th Feb ~22nd Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure Africa
Middle East M&A Awards ~26th Feb ~10th Apr Financial Services MENA
Pitcher Awards ~26th Feb ~22nd May Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
Financial News FN Private Equity Rising Stars ~5th Mar ~15th Jul Financial Services EMEA
The PRISM Awards ~5th Mar ~7th Apr Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
African Global Trade and Investments Excellence Awards ~7th Mar ~27th Mar Financial Services Africa
Transform Awards MEA ~10th Mar ~5th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
MENA IR Insurance Awards ~20th Mar ~27th Jan Financial Services MENA
International Property Awards (Dubai Africa & Arabia) ~26th Mar ~7th Sep Construction & Architecture MENA
The Europas - The European Tech Startup Awards ~30th Mar 24th Jun IT & Telecommunications EMEA
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development ~31st Mar ~1st Jul Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
International Federation of Landscape Architects AAPME ~31st Mar ~13th Aug Construction & Architecture MENA
Purpose Awards EMEA ~31st Mar ~21st Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
The CEDIA Awards ~2nd Apr ~6th Sep Design & Innovation EMEA
Inspiring Workplace Awards EMEA ~8th Apr ~15th Sep HR & Training EMEA
African Banker Awards ~15th Apr 23rd Jun Financial Services Africa
Rising Star Awards South Africa ~19th Apr ~23rd Jul Business Leaders Africa
The WARC Prize for MENA Strategy ~28th Apr 4th Aug Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
World Travel Awards Africa ~30th Apr ~9th Apr Travel & Tourism Africa
AHEAD Awards MEA ~30th Apr ~9th Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
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
BIG SEE Wood Design Awards (South East Europe) ~5th May 21st Oct Construction & Architecture EMEA
FStech Awards ~13th May 8th Sep Financial Services EMEA
FStech Awards ~13th May 8th Sep IT & Telecommunications EMEA
African Legal Awards ~28th May 3rd Sep Legal Services Africa
The Eco-Logic Awards ~30th May ~14th Jun Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Effie Awards South Africa 10th Jun ~23rd Jul Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
The Gulf Sustainability Awards 10th Jun 20th Sep Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
Top Empowerment Awards 15th Jun 15th Jul Business Leaders Africa
Gulf Business Awards 15th Jun ~6th Nov Business MENA
The Big 5 Impact Awards 21st Jun 12th Sep Construction & Architecture MENA
Santam Women of the Future Awards 23rd Jun ~16th Aug Business Leaders Africa
HRO Today CHRO of the Year Awards 30th Jun 1st Nov HR & Training EMEA
Arabia CSR Awards 30th Jun 4th Oct Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
GRABCSR Awards 30th Jun 24th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards 30th Jun ~25th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa

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