Nomination & Entry Guidelines

Nomination and Entry Deadline

Friday, 1 March 2019, 11pm

 

Eligibility

  • The Awards are open to all companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, as at 31 December 2018.
  • Companies delisted, pending to be delisted, or in suspension are not eligible.
  • Awards are further categorized by company market capitalization into Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap (see classification below). Eligible companies are to be nominated according to their capital size.
  • There is no limit to the number of Awards each company may enter.
  • Only companies first listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in year 2017 and 2018 are eligible to be nominated and enter the “Best IR Company for an IPO” Award, while the companies awarded last year in this award category are not eligible to enter this year for the same Award, which is not categorized by company size.

 

Classification of Market Capitalization

Large Cap Companies with market capitalization of HK$50 billion and above
Mid Cap Companies with market capitalization of HK$10 billion and above but below HK$50 billion
Small Cap Companies with market capitalization below HK$10 billion

As of 31 December 2018

 

Nomination and Entering the Awards

Nomination

The Awards is open to public for nominations whose achievements deserve to be honoured and have demonstrated the best IR practices for others to learn from.

  • Individual may nominate a desired listed company, or self-nominate his/her own company.
  • Contact information of the nominator and the nominee are required.
  • Each Nominator may submit more than one nomination.

Entry

  • Nominees will be notified upon nomination.
  • To enter the Awards and be voted online, nominees are required to confirm their acceptance of nomination and provide the award categories that they would like to enter, and pay the entry fee.
  • An entry is valid only if it is received on or before the deadline.
  • To accept nomination and enter the awards of Best Investor Presenation Material, Best Annual Report, and Best Digital IR, valid URL must be provided. Submission of invalid URL resulted in any failures of assessment by voters and the Judging Panel will not be given any opportunity of compensation under any circumstances.
  • To accept nomination and enter the awards of Best IR by Chairman/CEO, Best IR by CFO, and Best IRO, full names in English and Chinese and IR Team full names in English and Chinese and Job Title must be provided. Any missing names resulted in any failures of assessment by voters and the Judging Panel will not be given any opportunity of compensation under any circumstances.
  • Once nomination is accepted by the Nominee, payment is required and non-refundable.
  • Nominees may withdraw entry of one or more categories after payment, but no refunds will be issued.

See More:
- Award Categories
- Entry Fee

 

How the Awards are Selected

Online Voting

Domestic and international investment community including buy side and sell side analysts, and fund managers are eligible to participate in the online survey and vote on their choices of the Awards. Voters are expected to cast their top 3 choices for each award category.

See Judging Criteria.

Selection by Judging Panel

Top award finalists in each of the award categories will enter into the selection process for the Most Progress in IR and the Overall Best IR Company Awards, members of the Judging Panel for the HKIRA Investor Relations Awards have been carefully selected among esteemed professionals. to ensure a fair and balanced evaluation and selection of award winners.

Final Decision

HKIRA and the Judging Panel of the HKIRA Investor Relations Awards reserve the right to approve shortlisted nominees and winners. The decision of the HKIRA and Judging Panel will be final. In case there are no nominations of sufficient merit, the organizer reserves the right to withhold some awards.