Yes, you can nominate as many individuals as you like. Please ensure your nomination meets the requirements for entry. You can see the criteria for entry here.
No, our awards are completely free to enter.
Those nominated a number of times are treated in the same way as a single entry. We will use the most comprehensive nomination received in the judging process. Those who receive multiple nominations do not have an advantage over those who only receive a single nomination.
We absolutely encourage nominees to nominate someone else.
Yes, self-nominations are also encouraged.
At the moment, our awards are focused on highlighting the achievements of the female pipeline. However, you can nominate a man for our Rising Star Champions award.
Absolutely. Throughout the process we will be encouraging men to nominate their female peers & colleagues.
For 2016, nominations will only be accepted for those working in India and be an Indian national.
If you/your nominee is shortlisted and then moves abroad, the nomination will still be accepted.
No, anyone can nominate you.
We appreciate that some individuals will have line management responsibilities and yet they do not hold senior position within their organisations. If you are running a small team of one or two individuals (e.g. you are a team leader, supervisor or junior manager), you still qualify to enter the awards.
Please contact us as soon as possible. Errors cannot be rectified once nominations close.
If you are promoted after nominations close and you feel you no longer fit the criteria of a Rising Star, please inform [email protected]
This award is to recognise the achievements of senior individuals, male or female, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their day job. Nominations for this award are individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to gender, eg HeForShe supporters, network leaders, Directors, MDs or C-Suite individuals who are championing women either inside or outside their organisations.
WeAreTheCity will screen all entries after the closing date to ensure they are fit for purpose for our judges. Should a nomination be incomplete, we reserve the right to discard the entry. Unfortunately, we do not have the manpower to chase individuals for missing details. Therefore please ensure you complete all the required questions to the best of your ability.
Shortlisting & Winners
WeAreTheCity has selected 15 independent judges. All nominees will be judged by the same number of judges.
To remove any bias, nominees’ names and companies are removed from the judging packs. Judges will judge on the basis that the criteria and the achievements of the individual, have been met. Should one of our judges recognise the individual by way of their achievements, they will be asked to declare the conflict and step out of the judging process. Please note the judges’ decisions are final.
We appreciate some individuals have bigger networks than others. We encourage all nominees to use their social networks to call for votes should they be shortlisted. The vote count is a factor in the judging, however the amount of votes does not necessarily determine the winners of each category. The winner of the public vote for each category will have an additional set of points added to their overall judges score.