The 2021 RevolutionHer™ Awards proudly recognizes North America’s most inspiring, creative, and successful women, women entrepreneurs, and youth from coast to coast
How Are RevolutionHer™ Award Winners Determined?
It’s important that you read the FULL CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS, but for a condensed answer, this should help. The RevolutionHer™ Awards consist of 3 Stages before winners are determined:
STAGE 1 – Entry, Nominations & Voting — (March 7 – May 30, 2021)
ENTRY: Eligible women, women entrepreneurs, and youth can either enter into the RevolutionHer™ Awards themselves, or they may be nominated by someone else.
NOMINATIONS: If someone is nominated for a RevolutionHer™ Award, the nominee will be notified, and is required to complete an online entry application in order to officially enter the contest.
VOTING: Online public voting is made available from May 31 – June 6, 2021. Voters will be able to cast votes for multiple entrants, at a maximum of one vote per entrant, daily.
STAGE 2 – Determining Finalists — (June 7 – June 17, 2021)
All entrants will be given a weighted score of points, in order to advance to the ‘Finalist’ stage of the Awards. The 25 entrants (5 per Award Category) with the most number of accumulated weighted points will be named to the “Finalists” list, based on the following criteria:
- Weighted number of public votes (x 1 pt for every 10 votes, max. 500 pts/entrant)
- Impression Rating from Judges based on entry information (max. 2,000 pts/entrant)
STAGE 3 – Announcing Finalists, Essays & Media — (June 18 – September 27, 2021)
Once all 25 Finalists are announced publicly on June 18, 2021, they each will have 2 weeks to craft and then submit a “Finalist Essay“. These essays are then submitted to our Judges Panel, where they will be carefully read and reviewed. All finalists will be scored according to a weighted list of criteria, including (where applicable per category):
Innovation: Does the finalist represent a product/service, or an initiative, that is innovative and/or helpful to address the needs of the greater community? Are there key differentiators for the finalist which have attributed to her success?
Growth Potential & Scalability: Does the finalist and/or the finalist’s business show potential for growth and scale, whether through geographic or market expansion, market/audience reach, product line extension, franchising, etc?
Revenue: Does the finalist’s business possess a healthy revenue stream, demonstrating that the business has moved beyond the idea stage to one able to derive revenue?
Community Impact: Has the finalist made a meaningful and positive impact on the community through donations, leadership roles, community involvement, etc?
Inspiration to Others: Does the finalist have an inspirational story that will inspire others? Does she represent herself as a positive role model for others, including her family and peers? Does the finalist’s actions serve the greater good, helping humanity on a local or global level?
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR STAGE 3:
- Finalists must be available to attend The 2021 Annual RevolutionHer Summit (virtual event held September 29 – October 1, 2021; details TBA).
- Finalists and prospective winners must also be available for possible media segments (radio, television, print, photography) leading up to and including The 2021 Annual RevolutionHer Summit, and following winners announcement, from June 18 to October 31, 2021.
- All finalists will be promoted via press releases to media, including print, radio, and television – though coverage cannot be guaranteed, the team behind The RevolutionHer™ Awards works diligently to ensure that each finalist receives recognition for their achievements.
What is the benefit to an entrant in asking for votes? (do we have to?)
No, you don’t have to ask people to vote for you, BUT….
Yes, voting is SO important! It encourages entrants to promote themselves and ask for support, and attributes to 25% of the overall weighted points an entrant can receive.
What is the “Impression Rating” that Judges will allocate points for?
There will be a select number of judges allocated for each Award Category. Judges will be asked to review EACH entrant within their allocated Award Category, and grant them points based on their overall impression of the entrant’s information and company overview. Basically, the judges are granting points for those entrants that they’d like to learn more about – the higher the points, the better!
Do you have to be a RevolutionHer™ member in order to enter?
It is not required that you are a registered member with RevolutionHer™ in order to apply for The RevolutionHer™ Awards.
Does it matter when I enter the awards?
Entry for The 2021 RevolutionHer™ Awards begins on March 7, 2021, and ends on May 30, 2021. Entering earlier in the contest or later will not affect your potential to advance to the finalists round. All entries will be made live for public voting at the same time, on Monday May 31, 2021 at 9:00:00 a.m. EST.
Does getting a lot of votes guarantee that an entrant will become a finalist and/or win an award?
Accumulating votes only guarantees that an entrant will gain additional points to build their cumulative score in order to make it to the “Finalists” stage, up to a maximum of 500 points. The number of votes accumulated does not guarantee that an entrant will become a finalist, nor does it guarantee that they will win an award. All confirmed finalists will earn their spot through combined points from accumulated votes and “Impression Ratings” from judges.
Have more questions, and need answers? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on The 2021 RevolutionHer™ Awards.
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