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NOMINATION

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HOW DO I GO ABOUT NOMINATING MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE?

Complete the nomination form which is available on the website.

THE WOMAN OF STATURE AWARDS FOLLOWS AN EIGHT-STEP PROCESS:

  • Complete online Nomination Form

  • Accept Nomination

  • Submit required documentation online

  • Screening and approval of nomination

  • Announcement of Nominee

  • Announcement of Finalists

  • Adjudication of Finalists

  • Announcement of Winners

STEP 1
Complete online Nomination Form
STEP 2
Accept Nomination
STEP 3
Submit required documentation online
STEP 4
Screening and approval of nomination
STEP 5
Announcement of Nominee
STEP 6
Announcement of Finalists
STEP 7
Adjudication of Finalists
STEP 8
Announcement of Winners
STEP 1
Complete online Nomination Form
STEP 2
Accept Nomination
STEP 3
Submit required documentation online
STEP 4
Screening and approval of nomination
STEP 5
Announcement of Nominee
STEP 6
Announcement of Finalists
STEP 7
Adjudication of Finalists
STEP 8
Announcement of Winners
What are the benefits of being a nominee?

One of the major benefits as a Nominee, Finalist or Winner is the personal and professional development during their nomination journey. The coaching and mentoring received and in addition to this the PR and Media exposure in South Africa, Africa, and globally.

Who is eligible for an awards?

A woman over the age of 18, who is living and working in South Africa.

Must I be a South African citizen to be eligible?

No, but you must live and work in South Africa

Is there a fee to nominate?

There is a nomination fee of R500 which can either be paid by the nominator or the nominee

What is the fee used for?

The Woman of Stature Awards are run with utmost integrity and ethics. Once you are nominated for the awards, there is a thorough administration process of screening the nominee, conducting due diligence, approving the nomination, adjudication and auditing the results. The adjudication panel are independent from the awards, they leaders of industry, past winners, and finalists.


This is a system we developed to bring credibility and a fair outcome for all parties involved.


The nomination fee helps with the costs associated with running such an ethical process.

What else is expected of me as a nominee?

The nominee is asked to support with fundraising as part of her contribution and set their own target. There are two special awards in addition to the category awards: Fundraiser of the Year for the most funds raised and Public Choice Award which is determined by a public voting system. This does not influence the results or determine the category or overall winner.

What happens if there are not sufficient nominees in a category?

If a category does not meet the minimum requirement of five nominations (nominees), Woman of Stature has the right to close the category, move the nominee to another category.

AWARDS GALA DINNER EVENT:

  • It is a requirement for a finalist to attend the awards gala dinner in person.
  • Finalists receive a FREE ticket if they sell two tickets.
  • Two free tickets when they sell a minimum of 8 tickets or a corporate table.
  • Finalists are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.
  • Finalists receive a framed finalist certificate.
  • Category winners receive a framed category winner certificate, trophy, and various other prizes.
  • Overall winner receives a framed winner certificate, trophy, and various other prizes.
  • Official photos taken of finalists and winners.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T ATTEND THE GALA AWARDS?

This will lead to an elimination, however an exception will be made in the event of hospitalisation or death of an immediate family member.

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ADJUDICATION PROCESS?

  • Every category is adjudicated by three independent adjudicators.
  • Interviews are conducted online and on Zoom.
  • Interview time is 20 minutes.
  • Finalists will be informed well in advance of their interview date and time.
  • Results will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER AWARDS AND DOES IT INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS?

There are two additional awards: Fundraiser of the Year and Public Choice Award.
This does not in any way influence the outcome of the category awards or overall winner, and is not mandatory.

The “Fundraiser of the Year” is in aid of raising funds for the Woman of Stature Foundation which is the beneficiary.
The “Public Choice Award” is in aid of raising the profile of the nominee who is building her personal brand.

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