African Diaspora: African Women in Europe Awards – 29th June 2013

Applications for the Second AWE (African Women in Europe) 2013 Awards are now officially open. This year, the AWE Awards Event Ceremony will be held in London, UK at Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum on the 29th June 2013.

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The A.W.E award aims to recognize and honor African Women in Europe members of good standing living, working, and studying, or in business in Europe for their outstanding achievements and excellence, contribution to understanding and to voluntary work. The nominations can be made for any paid up African woman who meets these requirements. The event also provides a good opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and provides a marketing opportunity for women to show-case their products and services, and also be rewarded for their achievement thus serve to inspire others.

The Award is the result of a member survey conducted through the African Women in Europe website which has over 600 registered members, through interviews undertaken through our online radio shows and from evaluations emanating from our activities. The management of AWE was inspired and amazed by the African Women in Europe encounters and surprised at the level of talent they possessed, and their high caliber, innovation, creativity and wide range of involvement. We were surprised at the absence of any award recognizing and encouraging these achievements. AWE unanimously decided to recognize and celebrate the great endeavors and use this platform to honor and acknowledge these women.

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BENEFITS OF WINNING THE AWARDS

We recognize the power of celebrating achievement both for the recipient as well as for others;

Award winners, have gained recognition and also been able to market themselves and their field of endevour and also encourages them to aim higher;

The award provides opportunity to gain exposure for your talent and to promote your company/business:

You become a role model and inspiration to others

You gain new contacts, partnerships, friendships and exposure.

HOW CAN I BE NOMINATED?

You can nominate yourself or you can be nominated by other colleagues.

The AWE AWARDS COMMITTEE which includes independent jurors will select and submit a shortlist of 3 nominees for selection for each category through the website secret ballot.

The winners will be invited to the award ceremony to receive the Awards. The other nominees will be given a certificate of merit during the award ceremony. Winners will be allowed an opportunity to give a three minutes speech in recognition of the award and provide information on the field of activity/business and allow the recipient to share the secret or formula for their success or achievement.

NOMINATIONS AND VOTING SCHEDULE

The nomination is now open and the closing deadline is the February 28, 2013. Notifications to winners will be made by March 15, 2013 and the award winners will be announced at the dinner.

A small fee of £20 to cover administration fee will be requested for all nominees nominated for public vote.

In order to receive your award, the winners for all the categories must attend the award ceremony, otherwise the award will go to the person with the next highest vote.

For workshop, dinner, tour and accommodation packages deals see our programme details.

>> Awards Application Form : APPLY HERE

Timeline of Important Dates:

September 1, 2012 – Public Application, Submissions and Official Entries Open

March 31st, 2013 – Application Submission Close

April 15, 2013 – Official Nominees Announced and Voting Begins

May 31, 2013 – Voting ends, Visionary Award Recipient Announced

29th June 2013– Winners Award presentation Ceremony in London, UK

The Awards:

  1. AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE AWARD
  2. COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD ( THOSE INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING AFRICA ECONOMICALLY)
  3. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
  4. ARTIST OF THE YEAR (MUSIC /ART INDUSTRY)
  5. FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  6. WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  7. MOST INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEUR WOMAN AWARD
  8. MEDIA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
  9.  YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD

Application Requirements

  • Personal Information
  • Full Name, Company Name
  • Email Address, Telephone
  • Contact or Skype or Yahoo
  • Country of Residence here in Europe
  • Website if any
  • How did you hear about A.W.E Awards?
  • Category/categories (maximum of 3)
  • The nominee`s CV (where appropriate)
  • A 1,000- word citation stating why the individual nominated should be considered for an award.
  • A 50-word biography for use in the book of the night should you/the candidate be shortlisted. This may be edited by our editorial team.

Supporting submission material: This could be: press cuttings; letters or personal recommendations from MPs, employers, colleagues or your peers; published papers; or other awards that you have won.

Please submit a high-quality photo (300dpi) of the nominee for purposes of publicity and use on the awards night. To be used on AWE event website and main website.

Write to us how you can support A.W.E Awards e.g.

  • Products/services would you Offer for Awards event raffle
  • Your company can sponsor the Award event either gold/silver/bronze. Request for Award Event proposal

Alternatively submit any other suggestions on how you can support us during the event.

Contact email info@africanwomenineurope.eu

Thank you for applying and we wish you all the best

AWE and UK Team


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