Frequently asked questions




Frequently asked questions


How do I enter?

Simply go to our online Award Entry Form. You can fill it in either in full, or partially, and hit 'submit'. A link will be sent to your inbox allowing you to make changes to your Award Entry, even after submitting it. However, after 18th March 2019 at 5.00pm, the awards will be judged and no further edits will be possible. 


What are the categories?

Look at the Award Categories section. There is no restriction on the number of categories you may enter.


Can I enter the Spotlight Award?

No, individuals are nominated by Scottish Women in Business so it is not open to public entry. However, the Spotlight Award is open to a public vote. Cast your vote here.


What are the judges looking for?

You will need to give careful thought to the criteria provided in the Award Categories section. Provide some evidence to support your case, for example, a link to a website or list people who will supply testimonials. Finally, they are looking for unsung heroines, people not usually appreciated or in the spotlight who behave in an exemplary way.


What are the rules?

You'll find everything you need to know in the Rules of Entry section. 


Who can enter?

You don't have to be born in Scotland to enter but you do have to live and work here. It's free to enter but remember, with the exception of the Spotlight Award and the Spirit of Swib Award, you must enter yourself. Nominations from others cannot be accepted. Everyone is welcome to purchase a ticket to our Awards Event whether or not they enter or win an award. It is not obligatory to be a member of Scottish Women in Business. 


How will my entry be judged?

Judging will be undertaken by a group of Scottish business leaders.


How much does it cost to enter?

It's free to enter. Check out the Awards Event on Sunday 19th May 2019 for details about purchasing a ticket for an individual or a table at the Event. 


Can I sponsor the awards?

An array of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact us for more information.


When will the finalists be announced?

Award finalists will be announced early April 2019 with the exception of Spotlight and Spirit of SWIB Awards which will be announced at the Awards Event.


Do I need to join Scottish Women in Business to enter?

No, you don't need to join Scottish Women in Business. Non-members are most welcome to make an Award Entry and/or to attend the Awards Event


How do I join Scottish Women in Business?

Find out more about Scottish Women in Business. We'd be delighted to welcome you along to one of our events. You can attend two events as a non-member per year to help you decide about joining.


What is the deadline for entry?

Deadline for Award Entry is 18th March 2019, 5.00pm. 








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