Nominees must be 30 or under
Based in the UK
Zimbabwean by ancestry, heritage or birth
Consistent track record in their field
When leaving a nomination please leave the following information about the nominee
• THE NOMINEES LEGAL NAME
• THEIR BUSINESS NAME OR ALIAS
• THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
• THEIR WEBSITE
• THEIR AGE
• A BIO OF WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO
The 2020 Zimbabwe Young Achievers Awards nominations are now open. We are accepting nominations for the following categories:
Female Entrepreneur of the Year
This Award will be presented to a woman in the small to medium business category who has achieved great results in her own business. She will clearly demonstrate export potential for her product or service, or will show proven export success and innovation. She may have extended her business horizons, increased her market base and product range.
Male Entrepreneur of the Year
This Award will be presented to a man in the small to medium business category who has achieved great results in his own business. He will clearly demonstrate export potential for her product or service, or will show proven export success and innovation. He may have extended his business horizons, increased his market base and product range.
Event Organiser of the Year
The award seeks to recognise excellence in the creation, management and planning of events whether commercial events or for a third party client. The award seeks to recognise the individual in a lead management position for events.
Event of the Year
This is awarded to an individual or group who have organised and delivered an outstanding event this year, that was innovative, exciting and has left a lasting impression on all attendees.
Media Personality of the Year
The award seeks to recognise excellence in individuals
who work in the media industry, whether it be independently or for a media outlet. This category is open to individuals who work in broadcasting and narrowcasting mediums such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, advertising and online platforms.
Social Media Influencer of the Year
Recognising excellence in pursuing new opportunities in social media marketing and content creation. Engaging in a process of continuous innovation, consistency, adaptation and learning. Acting boldly without being limited by current resources.
Business of the Year
This award will be given to the business which has demonstrated outstanding growth and achievements in the last year. This is open to dynamic growing businesses. Nominees must illustrate outstanding achievement in all areas of their business. This award will be presented to the business most able to show all-round achievement, a clear vision for the future, success against objectives and sustainable growth.
Community Champion of the Year
This award is to acknowledge and celebrate the voluntary contribution of an individual to improve the lives of their community. This award will be made to an individual that has instigated and/or undertaken activities that have
• improved their community in general
• helped to provide support to community groups
• improved the life chances or enhanced the social and physical development of disadvantaged individuals or groups within their community
• helped disadvantaged individuals or groups achieve their potential, or
• or actively supported an environmental or ecological project in Zimbabwe or their local area
Makeup Artist of the Year
These award aims to celebrate the talent of make-up artists who are true specialists for creating inspiring looks and transformations and providing top class service and treatment to their clients.
Dancer of the Year
This award honours an outstanding achievement by an individual dancer, or dance team. This award is for innovative, excellent or exceptional dancers who are striving and excelling in the field of dance.
Sports Personality of the Year
This award will be given to the individual/team who has shown excellence in their chosen sport and has, in addition, contributed to their club/sport in other ways.
The award not only recognises the success of the athlete for the community, but also any further commitment/efforts that
Young Professional of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a young professional who is an outstanding figure in their workplace and community. The award will be presented to a forward thinking individual who has gone above and beyond to make a difference within their organisation or across the profession. This award is only open to a young person in a paid occupation, one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification.
DJ of the Year
This award seeks to recognise and celebrate DJs who have influenced the entertainment industry in the UK and brought joy to those who have experienced their talent. The fundamental philosophy is not that of a competition, as we are dealing with an art form whose merits are purely subjective and therefore there is no best. Rather DJ of the Year Award seeks to shine a light on key talents in the industry.
Academic Excellence Award
This award recognises a student who has achieved a significant milestone, overcoming challenges and barriers to succeed in realising their aspirations. They are an inspiration to all other students, demonstrating the possibilities despite what they may have faced in trying to achieve their goals. This award recognises an exemplary student for their character, service and outstanding contributions, and academic achievements. Nominees must be students be high achieving and in good standing.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award is presented to an individual or group that can demonstrate that they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community. People's Choice Award will be given to those who gain the most nominations and votes.
The Rising Star Award
The Rising Star of the Year Award is presented to an individual that has demonstrated success at a national or international level outside of their immediate community. The award will be presented to an individual who has shown exceptional promise and made a significant impact in their industry.
Upcoming Musician of the Year
The Upcoming Musician of the Year Award is presented to a young musician who has shown consistency, talent and who as acted boldy without being limited by current resources.
Charitable Efforts of the Year
This award is awarded to an individual or a group that have demonstrated outstanding
philanthropic efforts, in fundraising for their community. It recognises the service of those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through the development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.
Graphic Designer / Artist of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a young artist or graphic designer excelling in the field of visual arts.
Food Blogger / Chef of the Year
This award is to recognise an individual who has already shown a passion for the food industry, excelling in their technical skills, developing a wide knowledge base, flair and commitment for their chosen path.
Fashion Brand of the Year
This award will recognise the exceptional performance of a fashion brand operating in the UK and/or Ireland. The brand awarded has to have demonstrated commercial success, innovation and an exciting product offer.
Photographer / Videographer of the Year
You can nominate here