2016 STAR Award Nominations

How to Enter

We welcome applications from any financial vendor. There are no fees assessed for participation in the STAR Awards program.

Any vendor providing trading platforms, strategy software, market data, newsletters, financial magazines, educational courses or books is welcome to apply. To enter, review our Terms and Conditions, then prepare the Nomination Form completely and include primary contact information should we have questions. We will consider pre-release versions of products as long as you provide some indication of the product's progress.

Promoting the STAR awards program to appeal for votes among customers, friends and business partners is crucial to achieving votes for a category win. TraderPlanet provides a library of email creatives, award seals and display banners that competitors may use at their discretion as part of their overall promotional campaigns.

What controls do you have in place to ensure fairness during the voting process?

Users must provide an email address or log in via their social media accounts to vote. Votes are limited to one ballot submission, per user per day, and any votes not originating through the TraderPlanet.com domain will be rejected. We have internal checks in place to detect fraudulent voting activity, and in some cases the poll results shown during voting may not reflect the accurate final counts used to determine winners. TraderPlanet reserves the right to disqualify any competitor for fraudulent voting activity.

Please be advised that our ballot process is not scientific. Rather, this is a way for readers to share their opinions about their favorite products, services and innovations with TraderPlanet.com and with other users.

Will you hear from us?

Yes. Anyone that submits an application will receive a response within two weeks via email. This response will serve as an acknowledgement of your application and should not be misconstrued as an acceptance. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please call or send an e-mail inquiry and we'll track your application status. If your application is accepted, you will be notified by email and additional information will be requested for the progression of your participation in the STAR Awards program.

Important Dates

November 20, 2016 Applications Close
November 21, 2016 Voting Open
January 31, 2017 Voting Close
February 7, 2017 Winners Announced

Use of Award Seals

The TraderPlanet STAR Awards Winner Seals may be used by a vendor in online or print media for the year it was earned. These seals will be made available through the STAR Media Library (online) via login.

STAR Award Competitor Benefits

  • Inclusion in the member voting process for the annual TraderPlanet STAR Awards.
  • Creatives library consisting of TraderPlanet STAR Award seals, email and banner creatives for Web and print media.
  • TraderPlanet issues press release announcing category winners.
  • Category winner trophy and certificate.
  • Eligibility to purchase TraderPlanet site promotional packages at discounted rates to boost exposure to the TraderPlanet community.