For Someone Deserving of Recognition

Nominating someone shows how much you appreciate them for all their efforts and hard work.


FAQ’s

Nomination

Why would I nominate someone for an award?
There may be someone that you have always been impressed with and would like to see her recognised. It may be someone you have just met. You might like to use the awards as a reminder to your successful clients perhaps. It might be to recognise your female or male boss or employees?
Who can I nominate for an award?
You can nominate a friend, colleague, client, boss, employee, acquaintance, family member or someone you admire for their qualities and / or achievements.
What regions are available for nomination?
You can view the available regions for nomination at www.venusawards.co.uk and select regions.
How do I nominate someone for an award?
To nominate someone for an award, simply visit www.venusawards.co.uk and press nominate or visit the regional micro site you wish to nominate someone for and select nominate.
What categories are available for nomination?
The categories available for nomination vary for each region. Visit the Venus Awards website and select the region you are interested in to see a list of categories open for nomination.
How many categories can I nominate someone for?
You can nominate for up to 5 categories.
Can I nominate myself for an award?
If you would like to self-nominate, simply register and APPLY for the categories you would like to enter. Do not use the nomination process as it is just for third parties. Good luck with your application.
Will the person I nominate for an award know?
The person you nominate will be sent an e-mail informing her (or him in the case of best employer) that you have nominated her but it will not inform her of your comments. You can, however, elect to anonymously nominate and the person you are nominating will never know (unless you decide to tell them!)! They are more likely to go forward with the awards if your nomination is not anonymous!
Will the person I nominate for an award know what I say?
Whilst the person you nominate for an award will know that you have nominated them (unless you select anonymous in your nomination), they will not be informed of what you say about them so you can be as gushy as you like!
Can I nominate someone for an award if they are from a different region to me?
You can nominate someone for an award that is from a different region to you, however, if that region is not yet open your nomination will be held in suspense.
What if I want to nominate someone for a region that is not currently open yet?
Soon you will be able to register an advance nomination on www.venusawards.co.uk and it will be held in suspense for a future year when the region is open.
Can I nominate a man for an award?
There is one category that you can nominate a man for which is Employer of the year, he just has to have female employees!
What if a category I want to nominate for is not open for my region?
Its mainly sponsored categories are available for application in each region. We do sometimes open categories without sponsors. Finalists for categories without sponsors will be invited to purchase their own ticket to the Awards ceremony. If you know of a potential sponsor for this category please contact info@venusawards.co.uk.
When do nomination close?
Please see the calendar of events to find out when nominations close for a particular region.

 

Applications

How do I apply for an award?
Go to the website of the region(s) you live or work in, register and follow the application process.
Why would I apply for an award?
Winning of course! And becoming a semi-finalist or finalist is something you can use to promote your business, the business you work for or yourself in the future. Finalists receive a complimentary invitation to the Grand Award Ceremony (the social event of the year!) and winners are awarded a bespoke crystal Venus Awards trophy. Oh, and to have fun! Your name and company name will be promoted in the local press and on the website etc.
What regions are available for nomination?
You can view the available regions for application at www.venusawards.co.uk .
What categories are available to apply for?
The categories available for application vary for each region. Visit the Venus Awards regional website to see the list of categories open for application.
How many categories can I apply for?
You can apply for up to 5 categories. The more the better.
What if I want to apply for a region that is not currently open?
You can register interest in applying by e-mailing help@venusawards.co.uk and you will be informed when the region is open for application
Can a man apply for an award?
A man can enter the Employer of the Year Award; however he does have to be nominated by a female employee.
What if a category I want to apply for is not open yet for my region?
It is generally only sponsored categories are available for application in each region. We do sometimes open categories without sponsorship. In that case the finalist would purchase their own ticket to the awards ceremony. If you know of a potential sponsor for this category please contact info@venusawards.co.uk.
When do applications close?
Please see the Calendar of events to see when applications close in your region.

 

Regions

What regions are currently open for nominations and applications?
Please visit www.venusawards.co.uk to see a full list of available regions.
What regions will Venus Awards be going to in the future?
Please keep checking back to see when the awards might launch in your region.

 

Sponsorship

I have a female friendly business how do I sponsor the awards?
To register an interest in sponsoring an award, either telephone Tara Howard on 0783 777 1852, e-mail tara@venusawards.co.uk or complete the online sponsorship inquiry form.
What type of sponsorship is available?
You can sponsor a category, become an awards night sponsor, offer a service or apply to be the title sponsor.

 

Judging Process

What types of judging are there?
Sponsor Judged this includes all of the categories except the ones that go to the public vote

Public Vote this includes the categories of Business Mother, Best Employee and Best Employer

What is the process for the sponsor judges categories?
Following the close of applications, the judges will commence the judging process and will examine all applications along with any nominations. The top five of each category will go through to the Semi Finals. Following the selection of the semi-finalists, there will be a more in-depth judging process that may include an interview or telephone interview after which the top three Finalists will be selected.
What is the process for the public vote categories?
Following the close of applications, there will be a selection process whereby up to 20 applicants from each Public Vote category will be invited to attend a filming event held at the end of March where they will have the opportunity to make a one minute video speaking about themselves and their company. The videos will then be judged to select a top 10 (semi-finalists) which will go to a one week public vote in April The three semi-finalists with the most number of votes will become finalists.
What happens once I have been selected as a finalist?
Once you have been selected as a finalist, you will receive an e-mail informing you and inviting you to the Awards Ceremony for your region. The e-mail will detail the next steps. If you are a finalist in more than one sponsor judged category you will be eligible to win only one of those categories.

 

Awards Ceremony

How do I book for the awards ceremony?
If you are a finalist for a sponsor judged category, you will receive one complimentary ticket for the awards ceremony and you can purchase extra tickets for your guests. If the category is unsponsored then the finalist will need to purchase their own ticket.

Anyone can attend and all information will be on the website for your region. Please bear in mind that tickets for some regions are very limited so early booking is recommended.

 

Regional and National Final

What happens after the winners have been announced?
A majority of the winners will be given the option to attend the regional/national awards lunch in the autumn where the regional/national winners will be announced.