This year there will be two stages in the awards process - the deadlines of which are as follows:

1. Registration: Firms need to register for the awards and let us know what categories they plan to enter by Friday 14 December. Registration involves simply logging into our awards system and selecting the categories which you plan to enter.

Registration is hugely important. Registering to enter for the awards will mean we can send you essential updates about the UK Pensions Awards 2018 as soon as they are available.

It will also give you access to entry guidance and allow you to register for our live Q+A with judges at 11am on 29 November.

2. Entry submission: Firms that register will then have to submit an entry form. The judges will use this form to draw up the finalists list and decide on the final winners. The deadline for receipt of the entries is Monday, 21 January 2019.

The entry forms and submissions will be considered by a panel of judges made up from professionals from across the occupational pensions industry. These judges will be announced in Professional Pensions over the coming weeks.

The finalists list will be published on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 23 May 2018.

>>Register for the Live Judges Q&A

>>Register to enter the 2019 UK Pensions Awards