Nomination Rules

Celebrating young Achievers.

The Ghana Forty under 40 Award winners are selected by an independent advisory board with support from eligible consultants and auditing firms

The Nominee is evaluated based on the criteria listed for each category, taking into consideration, where appropriate, individual profiles, achievements and financial performance, in the designated time-frame and data from regulators.

The finalists will be announced on the 2017 Ghana Forty under 40 Awards website and in a press release issued into the newspapers. The winners will then be selected from the list of finalist at a special session. The winners will be announced and their Awards will be presented on stage at the ceremony to be held on 29th September, 2017 at Kempinski Hotel.

Rules and Requirements

Please read these carefully.

No individual may be nominated for more than one award on substantially the same basis. Ghana Forty under 40 Awards will discard entries for multiple awards which broadly replicate other entries.

We reserve the right to move an entry to a different category from the category entered if the entry is better suited to that category.

  • In the event that there are too few qualified nominations in a particular category, Ghana Forty under 40 Awards reserves the right not to select a winner in that category.
  • All nominations must be submitted using the Online Nominating Process. Nominations and supporting materials must be received not later than 31st July, 2017. Extensions to this date will be granted if the need be.
  • Nominations may be submitted either directly from the individual, company, or from a third party. In the event that a third party nominates an individual, Ghana Forty under 40 Awards will contact the nominated individual and ask the nominee to review the nomination for accuracy and, if necessary, provide any missing documentation. If the individual fails to provide the required response by the specified date, the nomination will be excluded from competition.
  • All Entries should be accompanied by a high-resolution colour photograph of the individual nominated. These files can be emailed to info@40under40awards.com.gh.
  • Supporting material may be required. Should you choose to send additional materials, please ensure they are supportive of the actual nomination. Supporting materials may include brochures, advertisements, photographs and other documents. Please send all supporting materials via email to info@40under40awards.com.gh.
  • Winners will NOT be notified prior to the Ghana Fourty under 40 Awards event; however all nominations must be accompanied by the name of the person who will be accepting the award if the nominee is chosen as the winner.
  • Each winner is expected to accept their award on stage at the awards ceremony on 29th September, 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel - Accra.
  • All information submitted through the Online Nominating Process and all supporting materials will be considered confidential and will only be used by Ghana Forty under 40 Awards and its panel of judges for the purposes of selecting finalists and winners for the Ghana Forty under 40 Awards.
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  • Employees and family members of the Sponsor, its agents and representatives, its business partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and dealers are not eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees cannot win more than one category except that he is awarded the Best of the Best
  • Nominees and their supporters must not lobby the Events Director, Technical Team or Awarding panel.
  • Entries that are incomplete, lost, stolen, late, delayed, misdirected, illegible, damaged, altered, irregular, destroyed, have been submitted through wrong means, or do not conform to or satisfy conditions of these Official Regulations may be disqualified.
  • By entering a nomination or confirming the nomination, entrants accept and agree to abide by the Official Regulations and the decisions of the Awarding Board and Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the contest, which are final, binding and conclusive on all matters relative to this Contest. In the event it is determined that an entrant has entered in a fashion not sanctioned by these Official Regulations, the entrant will be disqualified and all of the entries submitted by the entrant will be disqualified. Entries are subject to verification through the judging process.
  • All entries become the permanent property of the Ghana Forty under 40 organizers. Entrants may be contacted occasionally by the organizers via email, unless the entrant notifies the organizers otherwise, for the purpose of informing the entrant of promotional opportunities and follow ups on nominees entries
  • At any point in the Contest, an entrant may be disqualified at the discretion of the technical Team if the entrant is unable to meet the requirements in a timely manner. This may include being unavailable for interviews or fact checking. Entrants may also be disqualified or Award will be retrieved if it is determined that the nomination form misrepresents the entrant’s achievements in any way.