The Public Finance Awards 2022 is open for entries. Click on each category below and submit the required information to download the category entry form.

The awards feature 17 awards plus a Grand Prix overall winner.

The awards are divided into two sections, categories 1-16 are for public sector organisations and individuals. These are FREE to enter and organisations may enter more than one category. Two additional ‘Partner Awards’ categories, are for those commercial organisations whose services and solutions support public sector organisations across public finance and governance. The two  ‘Partner Award’ categories are 13 and 17 and these carry a fee of £195 + VAT per entry (standard rate).

Here are some tips to help you put together a successful submission. We’ve also made a few changes, so please read!

1) Review the entry form carefully and ensure the project you are putting forward is a good fit for the category

2) Keep your submission focused and concise – we’ve introduced more questions, but will be looking for shorter responses

3) Avoid jargon, especially if it’s specific to your sector or organisation – the judges reviewing your entry will have different professional backgrounds

4) Ensure the achievements you tell us about are backed up with evidence of impact

5) Do submit supporting material, such as annual reports, press clippings, testimonials, graphics or videos – but make sure these are relevant to your submission.

*Click on each category below and submit the required information to download the category entry form.


1. Finance Team of the Year - Local Services

2. Finance Team of the Year - Councils

3. Finance Team of the Year - Health

4. Finance Team of the Year – Central Government and National Bodies

5. Public Finance Future Leader of the Year

6. Public Finance Leader of the Year

7. Achievement in Financial Reporting and Accountability

8. Aligned Public Service Delivery (New for 2022)

9. Outstanding Procurement Initiative

10. Good Governance, Risk Management or Prevention

11. Outstanding Proactive Fraud Detection and Recovery

12. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion (New for 2022)

13. Excellence in Public Sector Audit (public sector and commercial organisations)

14. Excellence in Asset Management

15. Sustainability and Social Value

16. Digital Finance Project of the Year

17. Solutions Partner (commercial organisations)

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