FAQ

The deadline for entries is July 30, 2021.

The STAR Awards accepts entries from all investment management products from traditional mutual funds and ETFs, to Unit Investment Trusts, Closed-End Funds and alternative investment structures.  Non-investment management companies can submit entries on behalf of their clients (e.g. agencies, firms that create investor education material).

Materials from previous years can be entered if they have not previously won a STAR Award or have been significantly revised since receiving a STAR Award.

Yes. You may enter the same submission in more than one category as long as it is a fit. Each submission will be billed according to the 2021 STAR pricing.

There is not a set time frame on when the communication materials were used. However, the materials must not have won a STAR Award previously unless they have been significantly revised (e.g. website).

No, communication materials must be used in the U.S.

Please submit samples that showcase different efforts from the firm in the area of Investor, Advisor and/or Retirement. Samples should align with existing categories and show consistency and integration in the key areas of effectiveness, messaging, educational value, innovation, user experience, distribution and design.

After your entry has been submitted, you will receive an invoice via email. When you view this invoice in your browser, you will have the option to pay online. You can also mail a check or submit an ACH payment.

Winners will be announced virtually in October.

STAR Award Entry Fees

Member: $350/entry | Non-Member: $500/entry

STAR Award Entry Fees

Member: $350/entry | Non-Member: $500/entry

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