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 nameAwards Trust MarkDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
Middle East Insurance Industry Awards - 7th Jul 21st Nov Financial Services MENA
CEO Today Africa Awards - 10th Jul 10th Aug Business Leaders Africa
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards - 12th Jul 26th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
African Fact Checking Awards - 14th Jul ~10th Oct Journalism Publishing & Media Africa
MENA Green Building Awards - 15th Jul ~8th Nov Construction & Architecture MENA
Global Private Banker MEA Awards - 19th Jul 3rd Oct Financial Services MENA
The Park World Excellence Awards - 24th Jul 25th Sep Hospitality Sport & Leisure EMEA
Gulf Business Awards - 26th Jul 24th Sep Business MENA
AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards - 26th Jul 24th Jan HR & Training EMEA
BCX Digital Innovation Awards - 31st Jul 7th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
BIG SEE Wood Design Awards (South East Europe) - ~1st Aug ~21st Oct Construction & Architecture EMEA
TIARA Recruitment Awards MENA - 16th Aug 7th Nov HR & Training MENA
SARA Reward Awards - 16th Aug ~4th Nov HR & Training Africa
MECS+R Shopping Centre & Retailer MENA Awards - 16th Aug 5th Nov Retail & Consumer Goods MENA
Zimbabwe Charity Awards - ~25th Aug ~28th Oct Third Sector Africa
International Property Awards (Dubai Africa & Arabia) - ~28th Aug ~7th Sep Construction & Architecture MENA
International Property Awards (Africa) - ~28th Aug ~14th Aug Planning & Property Africa
HR People Magazine Awards (Nigeria) - 30th Aug 10th Oct HR & Training Africa
Nigeria Technology Awards - ~31st Aug ~26th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
REAL Estate Excellence Awards Nigeria - ~31st Aug ~30th Sep Planning & Property Africa
Storage Digitalisation Cloud (SDC) Awards - ~1st Sep ~30th Nov IT & Telecommunications EMEA
GCC GOV HR Awards - 5th Sep 10th Oct HR & Training MENA
Africa Tech Festival Awards - ~7th Sep ~15th Nov IT & Telecommunications Africa
Africa Global Funds AGF Service Providers Awards - ~8th Sep ~1st Nov Financial Services Africa
Nigerian Marketing Awards Advanced ~15th Sep ~10th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
WealthBriefing MENA Awards - ~15th Sep ~16th Nov Financial Services MENA
AFSIA Solar Awards - 18th Sep 6th Nov Energy & Utilities Africa
Effie MENA Awards - 20th Sep 21st Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
The SMARTIES EMEA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) - ~22nd Sep ~10th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
MENA Search Awards
Celebrating the very best in PPC, SEO & Content Marketing from across the Middle East & North Africa
Outstanding 26th Sep 27th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
FF (Fintech Finance) Awards - ~28th Sep ~28th Nov Financial Services MENA
The SMARTIES MENA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) - ~29th Sep 30th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
PRCA MENA Digital Awards - ~29th Sep ~8th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
South African Small Business Awards - ~29th Sep ~18th Nov Business Africa
Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards - ~30th Sep ~6th Dec Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
Sustainability and Social Investment Awards - ~30th Sep ~26th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
MENA Housing Forum Innovation Awards - ~30th Sep ~21st Nov Planning & Property MENA
The Europas - The European Tech Startup Awards - ~1st Oct ~13th Nov IT & Telecommunications EMEA
The Exclusive Men of The Year EMY Africa Awards - ~6th Oct ~14th Oct Business Leaders Africa
Digital Impact Awards Africa - ~10th Oct ~17th Nov Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
World Finance MENA Investment & Development Awards - ~11th Oct ~10th Sep Financial Services MENA
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation - 15th Oct 1st Nov Construction & Architecture Africa
HRO Today Association Awards - ~16th Oct ~1st Dec HR & Training EMEA
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Awards South Africa (powered by WorkL) - 18th Oct 1st Dec HR & Training Africa
The Future of HR Awards - ~20th Oct ~23rd Nov HR & Training Africa
Ad\'z awards!! - ~22nd Oct ~31st Dec Business Africa
The Africa Export Awards - ~30th Oct ~10th Nov Supply Chain Africa
South African Health Excellence Awards - ~30th Oct ~25th Nov Health & Social Care Africa
International Hotel Awards - Dubai, African and Arabia - ~31st Oct ~1st Feb Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
Women's Business Club Awards South Africa - ~31st Oct ~6th Dec Business Leaders Africa
Business Excellence Awards Nigeria - ~31st Oct ~16th Dec Business Africa
FStech Awards - 7th Nov 13th Mar Financial Services EMEA
FStech Awards - 7th Nov 13th Mar IT & Telecommunications EMEA
CenBA Africa Business Excellence Awards Accredited ~10th Nov ~16th Dec Business Africa
Big Project Middle East Awards - ~15th Nov ~18th Jan Construction & Architecture MENA
MENA IR Insurance Awards - ~20th Nov ~25th Jan Financial Services MENA
Global Investor MENA Awards - ~21st Nov ~13th Dec Financial Services MENA
Africa in Business Awards - ~24th Nov ~15th Dec Business Africa
Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Award - 27th Nov ~2nd Mar Business MENA
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA - ~30th Nov 15th Nov Business EMEA
IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards - ~8th Dec ~7th Mar Financial Services EMEA
MENA Agency Awards - ~8th Dec ~22nd Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
UF Award MEA - ~15th Dec ~17th Jan Financial Services MENA
SABRE Awards EMEA - ~18th Dec ~27th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Ghana's Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality Awards and Rankings - ~29th Dec ~8th Mar HR & Training Africa
HRO Today CHRO of the Year Awards - ~31st Dec ~1st Nov HR & Training EMEA
MENA Banking Excellence Awards - ~5th Jan 28th May Financial Services MENA
PRCA MENA Awards - ~10th Jan ~25th Apr Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Transform Awards MEA - ~18th Jan ~5th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
PRWeek Corporate Affairs Awards - ~18th Jan ~16th Apr Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
M&A Atlas Awards - ~19th Jan ~2nd Feb Financial Services EMEA
Brand Film Awards - ~29th Jan ~23rd Apr Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
MENALAC Awards - ~31st Jan ~6th Mar Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
The WARC Awards for MENA Strategy - ~6th Feb 20th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Gulf Customer Experience Awards Outstanding ~8th Feb ~24th Apr Customer Contact MENA
FN Rising Stars of Private Equity - ~9th Feb ~15th Apr Financial Services EMEA
The Digital Banker Middle East & Africa Innovation Awards - ~9th Feb ~2nd May Financial Services MENA
10 Year Old Wine Awards - ~15th Feb ~7th Mar Retail & Consumer Goods Africa
Inspiring Workplaces Awards Middle East Africa - 19th Feb ~15th May HR & Training MENA
Responsible Business and Leadership Excellence Awards - ~22nd Feb ~26th Apr Business Leaders Africa
E-Business Awards - ~29th Feb ~8th Mar Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
BizX Awards - ~1st Mar ~18th Apr Business EMEA
WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards - ~1st Mar ~11th Apr Travel & Tourism Africa
Purpose Awards EMEA - ~14th Mar 7th Jun Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Stellar Performance CEO Awards - ~15th Mar 12th Jul Business Leaders Africa
Africa Economy Builders Forum Awards - ~18th Mar ~18th Apr Business Leaders Africa
CIPS Middle East Excellence in Procurement Awards - ~27th Mar ~16th May Supply Chain MENA
MENA Vape Awards - ~28th Mar 12th Jun Retail & Consumer Goods MENA
African Banker Awards - ~29th Mar 29th May Financial Services Africa
African Insurance Awards - ~29th Mar 3rd Jun Financial Services Africa
Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa Awards - ~29th Mar 13th Aug Financial Services Africa
Rising Star Awards South Africa - ~31st Mar ~21st Jul Business Leaders Africa
Pitcher Awards - ~31st Mar ~18th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
ASCOM Awards - ~31st Mar ~11th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
The Drum Awards for Marketing EMEA - ~4th Apr 13th Jun Marketing PR Events & Advertising EMEA
Africa Impact Investment Awards - ~7th Apr 17th Jul Financial Services Africa
Health Environment Safety and Security Awards (HESS AWARDS) - ~8th Apr 28th Jun HR & Training Africa
Seamless Awards - ~14th Apr ~14th May Financial Services MENA
CEDIA Smart Home Awards - ~15th Apr 5th Sep Design & Innovation EMEA
GTR+ MEA Awards - ~19th Apr 15th Aug Financial Services MENA
Kenya Ecommerce Awards - ~19th Apr 27th Jun Retail & Consumer Goods Africa
World Travel Awards Africa - ~30th Apr ~15th Oct Travel & Tourism Africa
The Eco-Logic Awards - ~30th Apr ~14th Jun Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award - ~30th Apr ~15th Jan Design & Innovation MENA
BCI Africa Awards - ~3rd May ~7th Aug Business Africa
SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development - ~5th May ~1st Jul Corporate Social Responsibility Africa
Global Startup Awards Africa - ~5th May ~10th Oct Business Africa
THE Awards Arab World (Times Higher Education Awards) - ~6th May 3rd Dec Education MENA
African Legal Awards - ~17th May 6th Sep Legal Services Africa
You Mailed It Email Marketing Awards - ~17th May 1st Jul Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
The PRISM Awards - ~18th May ~7th Apr Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
Women SME Leaders Award - 20th May 6th Jun Business Leaders MENA
Pan African Business and Development Awards - 21st May 12th Jun Business Africa
The Digital Banker Middle East & Africa Retail Banking Innovation Awards - 24th May 1st Aug Financial Services MENA
Effie Awards South Africa - 30th May 18th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising Africa
Isu Elihle Awards - 30th May ~8th Oct Journalism Publishing & Media Africa
World Commerce & Contracting Innovation & Excellence Awards - ~31st May ~22nd Jun Business EMEA
Africa Top Schools Awards - ~31st May ~11th Dec Education Africa
Santam Women of the Future Awards - 3rd Jun ~14th Oct Business Leaders Africa
Gulf Sustainability Awards Outstanding 14th Jun 25th Sep Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
IDC Future Enterprise Awards MENA - 14th Jun ~23rd Nov IT & Telecommunications MENA
The MENA Digital Awards - 15th Jun ~4th Oct Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Top Tech Awards - 21st Jun 23rd Nov Financial Services Africa
Africa Tourism Leadership Awards - 27th Jun 6th Sep Travel & Tourism Africa
Big 5 Impact Awards - 28th Jun 27th Nov Construction & Architecture MENA
MEED Projects Awards - 28th Jun 20th Nov Business MENA
AHEAD Awards MEA - 28th Jun 4th Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
Top Empowerment Awards - 30th Jun 18th Jul Business Leaders Africa
Arabia CSR Awards - 30th Jun 10th Oct Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
The SERAS CSR Awards Africa - 30th Jun ~5th Dec Corporate Social Responsibility Africa

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