Crafting a winning entry

The awards will celebrate and showcase the next generation of stars, help launch the careers of up-and-comers, and create better equity and more opportunity for those in marginalized groups.

Please note, we are currently only accepting entries for North America. We will update this site as other geographies open.

To qualify for the award in North America, candidates must be:

  • Between the ages of 22 and 29
  • Identify as a woman and as Black, Indigenous or as persons of color.

Based on provided framework/prompts, work must show:

  • Written submission
  • Video summary/pitch or work

Submission framework/prompts:

  • Please share your personal story via video. Please include any hardships you have faced entering the industry, what you would like to change about the industry, and what excites you about the industry's future.
  • Please include a deck with examples of work in which you played an integral role.

When including work, please include the following:

  • Measurable business impact. We're looking for more than media hits. Share metrics like, did increased sales, # of shares/downloads, registrations, website traffic increase etc.
  • Campaign strategy informed by data or insight. Share with us that ‘a-ha’ moment.
  • Innovative/creative thinking or solution
  • Human angle or impact. Was it purpose-driven work? Does it move needle on DEI? Inclusivity? Showed authenticity?
  • Communications as a catalyst for behavioral/societal change. Show how the work changed behavior.
  • Ongoing/sustained momentum: was it sticky, shareable, engaging?