Nominations for The 2017  GMEAN Women of Essence Awards are now being accepted. All nominations must be submitted by June 30, 2017.

Here is what you need to know before submitting your nomination.


Nominees must:

  • Satisfy each of the nomination criteria / description for their award category
  • Consent to the nomination and also to the publication of name, photo and bio that will be featured on our website and in the annual magazine
  • Be available to attend the GMEAN’s Award Ceremony and Gala (exceptions will be made, dependant upon certain circumstances)


Submit your nomination by using the Online Nomination Form.  You may nominate yourself or someone can nominate you. Each nomination must include the following:

  • Nominator’s Information (this is the person submitting or making the nomination)
    • Name, address, phone number and email address
  • Nominee’s Information (this is the person being nominated for the award)
    • Name, address, phone number and email address of nominee
    • A brief statement noting why the nominee is deserving of the particular award
    • Background information or bio on the nominee’s outstanding service and achievements as they relate to the award.  (no more than 250 words please, or the nomination may be disqualified)
    • 2 head shot high resolution photos and another picture of choice (at least 1 photo must be in colour)

Upon completion of the nomination process, an email will be sent to the email address you (the nominator) provided; your nominee will also be notified.

**Nomination is based solely on nominee’s CV and supporting documentation, and NOT on the number of nominations we receive. 

*** Only complete nominations will be considered

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