It’s easy to nominate an everyday person changing the world, but a thoughtful, well-written nomination is essential to help yours stand out from the thousands we receive.

Nominations for The W awards 2015 remain open from August 24 2015 through October 9, 2015. 

Here are some suggestions we hope will help you in crafting your nomination for consideration.

  • Think about what makes your nominee special. Ask yourself: What makes my nominee unique? What specific accomplishment has she achieved that is truly remarkable? What impact has her work had on others? We encourage you to read up and research to familiarize yourself with the achievements of the inspiring individuals in the country and around the world.
  • Take a look at our nomination form. We suggest you review the information requested about yourself, your nominee and her work before filling out your submission.
  • Tell us about your nominee. Take your time and write from the heart. Remember: What you share — in your own words — is the most important factor in advancing a nomination for further consideration. You can enter your answers to the essay questions directly on the form, or write them first in a word-processing document and “cut and paste” them into each answer field. Please note the information you provide will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.
  • Click “Submit.” If your nomination has been successfully transmitted, you’ll see a “Thank you. Your Nomination has been received” message on your screen. If you provided us with your e-mail address, we’ll also send a confirmation your nomination has been received.

Nominations for The W awards 2015 remain open from August 24 2015 through October 9, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: When filling out your form, please note that certain information is required. Those fields are marked with an asterisk (*). If you are not certain of what information should be filled, use the drop-down menu. Access bank Plc. and The W Awards are not responsible for technical problems that may prevent your submission from being successfully transmitted. You may wish to first write and save the answers to essay questions in a word-processing document. That way, if you need to resubmit your nomination, you can "cut and paste" those answers into the form without rewriting them.
A. No. All nominations must be submitted online through our website.
A: No – you can only nominate a woman in one of the four individual categories. You can however nominate the same woman for ‘The Power of 100’.
The Power of 100 seeks to recognize women who have in one way or another made a significant impact in the development of Nigeria as a country. This impact can be in any sector of the society such as Arts & Culture, National Leadership, Business, Philanthropy, Communications, Professions, Community Action, etc.
A: There's space at the end of the form to provide links to articles or websites with more information about your nominee. Please do not send additional material unless requested.
A: Please make every effort to provide as much contact information as possible. We require either an e-mail address or telephone number so we may quickly contact your nominee to obtain permission for consideration as a nominee. Also, use search engines for assistance.
A: The top three nominees in each category will be announced in November 2015 and the overall winners will be celebrated at a ceremony in December 2015.
A: You can increase your nominee’s chances of winning by inviting other people to also nominate her for that category. It is also important that you provide as much information about your nominee to increase her chances of winning
A: Nominations must be in the name of a single individual, at least 18 years of age, who fit the criteria as depicted for each category on the website. Groups and organizations are ineligible for consideration. Citizens of countries outside Nigeria are also ineligible except in ‘The Power of 100’ category. Self-nominations are accepted. Please see the nomination guidelines and criteria for more information.