The deadline for entering Pensions & Investments' 2017 Eddy Awards has been extended.
Entering is easy: Log in to www.pionline.com/eddy2017 to create an account; the new deadline for entry is Oct. 14. Materials also must be mailed to P&I and postmarked by Oct. 14.
The annual awards aim to spotlight plan sponsors and service providers' best practices in offering investment education to defined contribution plan participants.
Those eligible to participate include plan sponsors entering on their own; service providers entering generic materials on their own; and plan sponsors and their service providers entering together. In the latter instance, both will receive trophies for a winning entry.
Winners of the Eddy Awards will be announced at P&I's annual East Coast Defined Contribution Conference, to be held March 19-21 at the Trump National Doral in Miami. They also will be honored at an exclusive dessert party.
Visit www.pionline.com/eddy2016 for a look at last year's winners.
The seven categories for the 2017 Eddy Awards can be found at www.pionline.com/2017categories.
All entries must include evidence of the effectiveness of the program, such as an increase in participation or a change in asset mix.
For entries that include online components, the complete website address and a temporary user ID and password, valid through March 21, 2017, must be provided.
Entrants must complete and return an entry form with one set of educational materials. A separate envelope and entry form must be used for each category entered; multiple entries may be boxed together for mailing purposes only.
Please do not mount entries on boards. Entries will be returned only if accompanied by an appropriately sized self-addressed envelope. PowerPoint presentations and training materials for human resources teams or financial advisers will not be judged; please do not include them in your entry.
Joint entries must include documentation that the plan sponsor approved the submission. An entry acknowledgement form is available online. Complete rules and entry forms also are available there.
For more information, contact Editor Amy B. Resnick at [email protected] or by phone at 212-210-0751.