Nominations closed on 26 April 2012.
Three rounds of adjudication will now determine the finalists and winners.
A prestigious judging panel sifts through the nominations and engage in panel discussions to identify three finalists in each of the five Award categories – Health Care-Givers, Socio-economic Business Developers, Educators, Good Neighbours Against Crime and Youth Movers.
The criteria for the Award focus on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements, and how her work impacts on the problems of South African society. The work of these women must be significant in terms of creating a better future for South Africans. It must show a desire to do something about the problems South African society faces as these difficulties all have the potential to damper our future.
The finalists undergo individual interviews to determine the 5 women who they think should become the Women of the Year - one winner per category.
The decision on who would be the Women of the Year is however not only up to the judging panel as the public is also able to vote for the women they deem most deserving of this accolade. Finalist profiles will be published in Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum magazines, and also featured on Mzanzi. Members of the public can vote for their favourites through SMS voting lines as well as online on this web site. The public vote accounts for 30% of the final score although the judges’ decision will be final.
A select panel of judges, from nominations received, makes the final decision on who should receive The Lifetime Achiever Award .
After an extensive nationwide search, the judging processes will culminate in a spectacular gala ceremony in July 2012 where the five Women of The Year winners and Lifetime Achiever will be announced.
The dazzling gala event will be broadcast on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 on Mzansi Magic, with a re-broadcast on Women’s Day, 09 August 2012. More information about the winners will also be published in You, Huisgenoot and Drum Magazines.
Three finalists have been announced in each of the five categories of the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award.
The names of the judges who will select this year's Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year, have been announced.
As the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award enters its judging phase, the winners of 2011 tell of how they are utilizing the prize money received from the Shoprite Group of Companies, to enhance their work and build a better future for the people of South Africa.
Women of the Year Office
Tel: +27 21 980 4285 / 1570
Fax: +27 21 983 5222