Submission Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020 11:59:59 PM EST


Thank you for your interest in the 2020 RemTECH Awards! We are looking for innovations that contribute to development, benefit the market ecosystem, and improve transparency, speed, cost and reliability for the companies and end-users that send and receive remittances every day. Entries can be projects, services, products, research, programs, campaigns, or activities released AFTER June 30, 2017. Aspects of entries relating before this date will not be accepted. However, entries may still be in concept or pilot phase to-date. Businesses, organizations, collectives, and individuals of all-levels of establishment from anywhere in the world are welcomed to apply.

Please review our categories to determine if your innovation helps in any of these remittance areas:

We are particularly interested in entries that:

  • Involve blockchain
  • Don’t involve blockchain
  • Are making great strides but are relatively unknown
  • Solve today’s money transfers and international payments problems but also anticipates future ones.
  • Develop solutions in periphery industries that could benefit cross-border senders and their recipients


  • 1 invitation to GFRID 2020 (October 5 to 7)
  • Tradeshow space at GFRID at IMTC table
  • 1 invitation to showcase entry at the Remittance Innovation Forum
  • Recognized at RemTECH Awards 2020 Ceremony on October 6
  • Receive a RemTECH Awards 2020 trophy and a digital badge for display on website and/or company’s e-mail signatures
  • Featured in IMTC’s 7000+ mailing list
  • An opportunity to present innovation at IMTC ASIA 2020, in Ho Chi Minh City September 2020, and/or IMTC WORLD 2020 in Miami, November 2020


Share your innovation and gain recognition in front of senior individuals representing companies and institutions of the following:

  • Central bankers
  • NGOs + Government organizations
  • Executives of Money Service Businesses
  • Investors
  • Blockchain startup founders


  1. OPEN SUBMISSIONS AND POPULAR VOTE – February 17th to May 4th: Once your application is approved (1-3 days), you can begin sharing your profile with supporters to get them to vote for your entry. We suggest you alert your email list, social media, and partners. The top two winners of the Popular Vote will be considered Finalists.
  2. JUDGES VOTE – May 15th to May 31st: Our Judging Panel will determine the entries to name who are the Category Finalists, Winners and Award Mentions. All Finalists will be invited* to attend GFRID 2020, showcase their entries on July 25 and be at the Award Ceremony on June 25. Mentions will be selectively given out by judges to candidates that they feel strongly about and entries they think deserve some recognition. The judges will review entries and will be asked through an online portal to rate each entry based on the following criteria:
    1. Originality, Creativity & Intent
    2. Functionality & Technical Qualities
    3. Ease of Use & Adoption (Impact on end user experience)
    4. Game-changer – Impact in industry
    5. Integration & Performance
    6. Sustainability & Potential for Growth
    7. Results and campaign efforts from Popular Vote
  3. AWARD CEREMONY – October 6 at  the Global Forum on Remittance, Investment, and Development (GFRID) 2020: Winners will receive their awards at the GFRID in Nairobi, Kenya, in front of the private and public sector audience. All Category Winners and Industry Choice Winners will be e-mailed a corresponding RemTECH Award 2020 digital badge that they may display on their website, social media, and e-mail signature.


Co-Chair Olivia Chow is available to review innovations and assist with positioning entry in the best way. Please email her at

For media inquiries, contact Marketing Coordinator Florencia Miller using the contact form here.

For all other inquiries, contact Joyce Jerez using the contact form here.

Okay, how do I enter?

Deadline: May 4, 2020

Learn how to enter, get started on your application, and submit it promptly to ensure time in application approval and collecting popular votes.