Calling all technology founders, creators, and innovators! If you have a software solution that you’re proud of, you should shout about it from the rooftops.
Getting your tech recognized by your industry peers is an awesome way to network and get more eyeballs on your product, and there is no better recognition than through awards programs.
There are a whole host of technology awards programs that run throughout the year – both locally and internationally – that shine spotlights on the tech businesses and innovative thinkers doing amazing things.
In this blog, we will list 11 tech awards programs to get acquainted with, including some prestigious global awards and awards that are specifically for SaaS businesses – as well as how and when to apply. Take a look at our list and prepare your submissions.
SaaS Awards & Cloud Awards
The SaaS Awards is a well-respected awards program that recognizes software-as-a-service companies around the world. Any SaaS solution – public or private clouds, single-tenant solutions, off-premise or on-premise – can be considered. Previous winners of the SaaS Awards include Sage, Decision Lens, iAuditor, Logistyx Technologies, Webeo, BlueSnap, and many more.
The Cloud Awards is the sister program of the SaaS Awards, recognizing exceptional cloud-based offerings around the world. Previous winners include Apptio, ClickUp, Curo, DOMO, Freshworks, Granulate, British Gas, ShareFile, Dell, Hitachi, HP, and many more.
The SaaS Awards (aka Spring SaaS Awards) and the Cloud Awards (aka Winter Cloud Awards) run annually, throughout the spring and winter seasons respectively. Both awards programs encompass many different categories in which to recognize companies of different sizes, across a variety of industries and those that excel in particular areas.
Some of the categories are in the SaaS awards include:
Best SaaS Product for Small Business / SMEs
Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product
Best SaaS Product with 1,000+ Licensed Users
Highest Customer Satisfaction with a SaaS Product
Best SaaS Product for Nonprofits or Education
Best SaaS for Productivity
Best SaaS for E-Commerce / E-Shops
Some categories in the Cloud Awards include:
Best Cloud Infrastructure
Most Innovative Use of Data in the Cloud
“Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution
Best Hybrid Cloud Solution
Cloud CRM of the Year
Best Cloud Automation Solution
Cloud Management Solution of the Year
Entry to the SaaS Awards closes on the penultimate Friday in May every year. To apply for the 2023 SaaS Awards, download the forms and choose your categories. The deadline for the Cloud Awards is the penultimate Friday in October. To apply for the 2022 Cloud Awards, download the forms and choose your categories.
Forbes Cloud 100
Forbes’s Cloud 100 list charts to world’s top private cloud companies, produced in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partner and Salesforce Ventures. 2022 marked its seventh year of recognizing and awarding the standout companies in areas such as growth, sales, valuation, culture, and reputation, determined by a panel of industry leaders and experts.
Earning a top-10 spot on 2022’s Cloud 100 list were Stripe, Databricks, Canva, Miro, Figma, Airtable, Service Titan, Talkdesk, Plaid, and Attentive (ranked 1-10 respectively).
To be in the running to be featured in 2023’s list, keep your eye on the Cloud 100 website as submissions usually open in May.
Inc. magazine has been on a quest to reveal America’s fastest-growing privately held company since 1982. Back then, it was a list of 500 companies, but in 2007 the prestigious list expanded to 5000, and cemented itself as being the hallmark of business success.
Today, the Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period, and the top 500 are profiled in the September issue of Inc. Magazine.
Businesses that bagged the top spots on the Inc. 5000 2022 list include BlockFi, SnapNurse, CDL 1000, eTrueNorth, HighKey, and Livingood Daily.
Although this list isn’t dedicated to technology companies – it considers companies across all industries across America – the Inc. 5000 is highly esteemed and to be featured on the list is one of the best accolades a business can achieve.
Semrush Search Awards
The Semrush AU Search Awards exists to celebrate the success of online marketing professionals. Any company that has improved its online presence in Australia in the past 12 months can enter and get recognized for its achievements.
Award categories include:
Online presence breakthrough
Highest website visitor growth
Best local campaign
Best SEO campaign
Best low budget campaign
Best advertising campaign
Best content marketing campaign
Best digital PR campaign
Best integrated campaign
Best B2C campaign
Best B2B campaign
The entry deadline for the 2022 awards is 30 September 2022, and the awards ceremony is November 2022. Click here to find out more.
Tech Trailblazers Awards
The Tech Trailblazers Awards is a program for enterprise technology startups around the world that recognizes technological and commerce innovation and entrepreneurial excellence.
Award categories include AI, blockchain, cloud, developer, fintech, big data, sustainable tech, telecoms, Infosecurity, internet of things, storage, and networking.
The deadline for entries for the 2022 awards is 31 August 2022. Keep an eye on the website for 2023 submissions. Sign up for updates here.
Global Business Tech Awards
The Global Business Tech Awards recognises, rewards, and celebrates tech developments within customer experience, management systems, marketing and sales, information storage, and data tracking.
The awards are open to innovative and creative technology software tools around the world and are judged by leading international industry experts.
The award categories include:
SaaS company of the year
Healthtech company of the year
Fintech company of the year
Ecommerce company of the year
Ad tech company of the year
Hosting company of the year
App of the year
The 2023 awards are open for entry – the submission deadline is February 24 2023 and the winners will be announced on May 11 2023. Download the entry form here.
TiE50 (The Indus Entrepreneurs Top 50) is Silicon Valley’s annual prestigious awards program for entrepreneurs and early-stage technology startups. Its aim is to advance entrepreneurship, mentoring, networking, and education for technology worldwide.
2022 is TiE50’s 13th year running, and each year the winners are selected by a panel of experts who judge the competing companies’ business model, IP, and team. Applications are open globally.
To register your interest for 2023, keep an eye on the website here.
The Campaign Tech Awards
The Campaign Tech Awards exist to celebrate and honor the tech industry’s innovators and trailblazers, and collaboration across marketing, advertising, and media agencies to produce work that propels the creative industries forward.
Categories in the Campaign Tech Awards include:
Best Use of Data
Best Use of AI
Best Use of Experimental Tech
Best Use of Insight
Best Use of Paid Search
Integrated Campaign of the Year
Best Campaign of the Year by a Start-Up
Click here to register your interest for 2023 here.
Women in IT Awards
The Women in IT Summit & Awards series is a global platform that showcases and celebrates women in the tech industry to move the dial on diversity and inclusion within the tech sector. It is presented by DiversityQ in association with Information Age.
Awards ceremonies occur throughout the year, around the world. To see the event calendar and register your interest, click here.
Deloitte Technology Fast 500
Deloitte has been committed to recognizing the fastest-growing public and private companies across the technology ecosystem for more than two decades. The program celebrates innovative and rapidly-growing companies around the world, and is split across three regions: Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and North America.
To find out about submissions in your region, visit Deloitte’s website here.
G2 Best Software Awards
Each year, global software marketplace G2’s Best Software Awards list ranks the world's best software companies and products based on authentic, timely reviews from real users. These awards are “the industry’s version of the Academy Awards”. 2022 marks its sixth year.
The categories include:
CAD & PLM Products
Collaboration & Productivity Products
Content Management Products
IT Infrastructure Products
To be included in one of G2’s Best Software Sellers or Best Software Products Lists, a software seller or product must receive at least 50 approved and published reviews during the calendar year. Rankings are determined by G2’s algorithm based on verified user reviews and market presence data. To find out more, read the FAQs here.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain worldwide recognition for the work that you do. Check out the awards programs listed above and make a note of submission deadlines in your calendar.