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The Best of the Best in the Payments and Card-Not-Present Space

The 2020 CNP Awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the CNP Summit™ in San Francisco. The CNP Awards is the only awards competition honoring the companies, programs and solutions that have distinguished themselves in the card not present space throughout the year.

In conjunction with CNP Summit™ and Card Not Present®, the CNP Awards are open to both Vendors and Merchants in the industry. New for 2020, the CNP Awards will be recognizing startups and established businesses in the Best Antifraud Category! Enter for a chance to win in over 12 different categories in the card not present space.

The CNP Vendor Awards

The CNP Vendor Awards are the only awards honoring the companies, programs, and solutions that have distinguished themselves in the card not present space throughout the year. Each category will have a Judges Choice Award and a Customer Choice Award.

The Judges Choice Award is selected by a panel of independent experts chosen for their deep experience and their reputations in the payments and the card not present industry. A Customer Choice Award will be given in each category based on input from your customers.

The CNP Merchant Team of the Year Award

The CNP Merchant “Team of the Year” category recognizes a merchant team that has used innovative techniques to overcome challenges with fraud or launched a unique payments platform for their business. Merchants are able to submit their own entry with supporting documentation. Vendors are also encouraged to submit entries for their customers with strong success stories!


  1. Nominate yourself or a business partner:
    • Choose the category or categories you wish to compete in
    • Enter basic information about the program and company you are nominating
    • Explain your program or solution in 1,000 words or less (including an overview, the secret that makes it special and relevant metrics detailing performance)
  2. The judging process:
    • CNP Vendor Awards: Two awards will be presented in each category.
      • The Judges Choice Award will be selected by our panel of expert judges comprised card not present industry experts.
      • The Customer Choice Award will be selected by an online vote of customers and users of the various products and solutions. The winner in each category will be based on a majority vote.
    • CNP Merchant Award: One award will be presented to the team with the most votes determined by the judges.
      • The Judging Panel is made up industry experts representing the consulting side of the CNP industry. Judging will be based only on what is included in your nomination submission.
  3. If you become a finalist or winner:
    • Nominees may be notified of their status in February 2020. 
    • All nominees that are exhibiting at CNP Summit will receive the following promotion:
      • Logo to be included on signage promoting the CNP Award finalists
      • Display easel back promoting your nomination
    • All winners that are participating in the CNP Summit will receive the following promotions:
      • Logo to be included on signage promoting the CNP Award finalists
      • An award presented at the CNP Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, recognizing your solution
      • Featured in official CNP Awards Press Release
      • Write up and featured page on the CNP Awards Website
      • Mention in post-event marketing materials promoting your award
      • Post-event promotion by Card Not Present

Submission Deadlines

  • Discounted Rate: $250/submission | Submit on or before November 18, 2019 
  • Standard Rate: $350/submission | Submit on or before the extension deadline of December 16, 2019
  • Note: There is no fee to submit an entry or nomination for the Merchant Team of the Year category.

Don't miss the CNP Awards Ceremony at CNP Summit

The 2020 CNP Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 20 during CNP Summit. All finalists are encouraged to be in attendance to accept their award in person.