All information you supply remains strictly confidential.

Entries which are incomplete will not be considered.

Please read all the information before starting your entry.

Check the categories carefully.

You cannot save your entry and come back to it, so we suggest you complete the questions in a Word document and then copy and paste it into the form.

Be creative! To win, your application needs to stand out from the rest!

Make your business come alive to the judges.

EVIDENCE: When entering the Women Mean Business Awards, please supply evidence to support your entry up to 4 files are permitted. File sizes are 256MB and can be jpeg, pdf or GIF. NOT WORD DOCUMENTS AND DO NOT UPLOAD VIDEO. You can include links to video in a pdf file or within your entry.

We suggest you include customer testimonials, case studies, graphs, evidence of financials showing trading figures, relevant photographs, links to video and marketing materials. Label your evidence so this makes it easy for the judges to understand what question it relates to.

If entering community champion please use the additional boxes and uploads at the bottom of the form. If you have any questions please do contact us – we are always happy to help.

For Best Boss- this is a nomination only. Do not use the entry form- visit this page for details about how to nominate your Boss.

For Best Business Award – This category is open to the public and voting will be done online. Once the finalists are selected voting will take place online.
Voting will take place from October 15-30, 2019.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

●     Closing date October 15, 2019 at 5pm. This competition is open to Louisiana residents only.

●     The business entered must be owned by at least one female but can be more than one female.

●     Receipt of your application will be acknowledged via email. This is not automated as we manually check through the entries to ensure your entry meets our criteria. You should receive an email within 24 hours of entering.

●     Entry is not open to judges or sponsors.

●     You can enter up to 3 categories.

●     The judges reserve the right to check information supplied.

●     The judging panel’s decision is final.

●     There is no face to face interviews. Judging decisions are made by the information supplied in the application. The judges may call you to discuss your entry.

●     The Women Mean Business Awards reserves the right to withdraw any category that receives insufficient applications.

●     The finalists will be notified via email no later than November 15, 2019. You must reply to this email to confirm receipt. All entrants will also be notified even if they have been unsuccessful. If you do not hear from us, check your spam folder.

●     Each finalist must be available to attend the finals on January 15, 2019 at 7pm at The Algiers Auditorium, New Orleans, LA.

●     The winner of each category will be announced on the night and they will receive a glass trophy (all finalists will receive a certificate).

●     All winners will be invited to join The Women Mean Business Awards Club. There are 2 networking events held during the year – with paid membership fee these events are free. This is the perfect opportunity to develop relationships with other winners.

●     Women Mean Business Awards and Opulent Productions reserve the right to use photographs and videos of the winners and finalists in publicity material, social media and on our website.

If you win your category in 2020, you cannot re-enter for the same category for 2 years, so you will next be able to apply in 2022.