Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I was nominated for an Award?
You will receive a notification email confirming your nomination.

Does the number of times I’ve been nominated affect whether or not I win?
No, the judges will not know how many times a person or a company was nominated and has no influence on the judging process.

Do I have to attend the Gala Awards Dinner to win if I am nominated?
Yes. The Canadian FinTech & AI Awards are a not-for-profit initiative, and your ticket helps us pay for the Dinner, the A/V, the venue, and to purchase the Awards that we give out. Without your participation, we would not be able to host the Awards on an annual basis.

Can I nominate myself?
Yes. We encourage self-nominations since no one knows your achievements better than you.

Can I nominate my company for more than 1 award?
All of the award categories are quite different, and are designed to recognize different accomplishments. If your company qualifies for more than one award category, then you may nominate your company for each relevant category.

I won last year, can I win again?

Will the attendee list be provided?
No, while we often get this request, we do not release the list of the people who attend the Awards Gala Dinner. We do however, disclose the organizations that register in advance for transparency.

What is the dress code?
The is a formal black tie event. Men are expected to wear tuxedos and women are expected to wear gowns.

What is the judging criteria?
The judging criteria is provided to the judges and is based on the criteria set out for each Award as described on our website.

How can I contact the organizer?
If you have any questions, please email the Digital Finance Institute at