Vendor Awards

Nominations for the 2020 CNP Awards will be open in the Fall.

Click here to view highlights from the 2019 Awards Ceremony!

Recognizing the best of the best! The CNP Vendor Awards return for 2019.  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 trusted experience and reputations in the payments and the card not present industry.  The Customer Choice Award will be given in each category based on the input from your customers.  It will be up to you to encourage support from your users to vote for you in the nominated categories.

Need more information? Contact our Customer Service Team at (800) 731-6106 or (203) 840-5664 or

How It Works

1. Nominate yourself or submit a nomination on behalf of a company

  • Choose the category or categories you wish to compete in. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, February 15th, 2019.
  • Enter basic information about the program you are nominating and your company
  • Explain your program or solution for our judges in 1,000 words or less (including an overview, the secret that makes it special and relevant metrics detailing performance)

There is a non-refundable $250 entry fee per nomination before January 14, 2019. Beginning January 14, the entry fee increases to $350 per nominations. Nominees may submit for more than one category, but will be charged for each individual submissions. Credit or Debit card payments accepted.

2. The Judging Process

  • Two awards will be presented in each category.
  • The Judges Choice Award will be selected by our panel of expert judges comprised of five 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.

3. CNP Awards at CNP Expo

Winners will be announced onsite at CNP Expo during the CNP Awards event on Thursday, May 23 in our new location at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. Submit your nomination for a 10% discount toward your registration!

The categories include:

  • Best Alternative Payment Solution

    Provider or solution that most effectively facilitates CNP transactions without requiring the consumer to directly use a bank-issued credit or debit card.

  • Best Antifraud Solution

    Provider or solution that best identifies and prevents fraudulent activity through fraud case management, rules engines or big data analysis while enabling merchants to accept as many transactions as possible.

  • Best Call Center Solution

    The provider whose technology most effectively supports secure payment via phone in call-center environments through masking payment details, outsourcing, secure payment storage, etc.

  • Best Chargeback Management Program

    Program that most effectively prevents chargebacks or reduced time and cost to merchants associated with processing them, whether via technology that automates the process, consultative services educating merchants on how to minimize chargebacks or other methods.

  • Best E-Commerce Platform / Gateway

    E-Commerce application service provider that most effectively and safely connects consumers with merchants and merchants with acquirers, processors and issuers during purchase and authorization.

  • Best Identity Verification and Authentication Solutions

    Provider or solution that most effectively authenticates and verifies the identity of cardholders in a CNP environment through directory services, two-factor authentication, 3DSecure or other means.

  • Best International CNP Program

    Payment provider located outside the U.S. that most effectively meets the specific needs of merchants that accept CNP payments.

  • Best Mobile Solution

    Solution that most effectively enables consumers to make CNP purchases using a mobile device. Includes any method that facilitates mobile commerce including open and closed wallets, apps, direct-carrier billing, etc.

  • Best Payment Service Provider (PSP)

    Company or solution leveraging the PSP or aggregator model that provides e-commerce and m-commerce merchants with the best merchant services and/or payment processing.

  • Best PCI Compliance Provider

    Provider that most effectively assists merchants in their efforts to remain compliant with PCI standards through scanning, assessing, investigating or assisting in the storage of sensitive payment information.

  • Best Processor

    Payments processor that most effectively responds to the special requirements of merchants operating in the CNP space. Company is not required to serve CNP merchants exclusively, but its solution specifically must address their needs.

  • Best Subscription/Recurring Billing Program

    Provider that offers the best solution to enable automatic recurring billing while most effectively optimizing authorizations and reducing declines.

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