Afrofinns Achievement Awards

SUGGEST

 

 

CRITERIA

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Afrofinns Achievement Awards,

  • AAA nominees must be Afrofinns and live in Finland.
  • In the case of the Ally of Africa Award — which is given to an ally of the Afro-Finnish community — a nominee can be any individual who has made significant, positive contributions to the community.
  • The nominees must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of Nov 1, 2018.
  • The nominees must have made a substantial contribution to the promotion and enhancement of the Afro-community in Finland.
  • The nominees’ activities or part of them must have taken place on the year preceding the nomination (Oct 2017 – Oct 2018).
  • The nominees are able to present evidence of their activities.

 

Accepted nominations  will be required later on to provide:

1 . A copy of the nominee’s biography (not more than 500 words)
2. One high-resolution (300 Dpi) , color picture
3. Supporting documentation, in the form of newspaper/magazine articles, videos, letters of support and copies of relevant awards, honors, links to Youtube, Facebook pages, pictures etc ( if needed). 

You can suggest your nominees HERE.

Important notes:

Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered and only successful applicants will be notified.

Submissions materials will not be returned to nominees, please send copies.

Award recipients must be available for media interviews. In addition, winners of an AAA award must consent to the use of their photos and biographies by the AAA in any of its promotional material.

Nominations close this year in October.

You can suggest your nominees HERE.

Nomination criteria

Nominees must have exhibited an impressive history of high-achievement, success and excellence in one of the following categories:

  1. ALLY OF AFRICA 
  2. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
  3. AFRO INSPIRED MUSIC
  4. BUSINESS / PROJECT
  5. COMMUNITY LEADER 
  6. CREATIVE ARTIST IN PERFORMING ARTS
  7. CREATIVE ARTIST IN VISUAL ARTS 
  8. ENTERTAINMENT
  9. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT
  10. LITERATURE
  11. MEDIA
  12. SPORT PERSON
  13. YOUNG ACHIEVER

You can suggest your nominees   HERE.

  1. ALLY OF AFRICA

This award is for a non-Black friend or ally of the Afro-Finnish community who has  made a significant, positive and impactful change to the community. 

  1. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT           

For example:                      

Achievements obtained in school by completing classes or finishing degrees

Maintaining good grades and getting high scores on tests

Exceptionally good work in studies

Number of publications, research papers, books etc.

Highest level of education

 

  1. AFRO INSPIRED MUSIC

This is awarded to an individual or group of musicians who have the best music inspired by African roots, sound and melodies. They can be musicians, songwriters, instrumentalists or producers.

  1. BUSINESS / PROJECT

This award is given to any business or project registered in Finland that stood out by its services, professionalism, uniqueness, innovativeness and of course its’ success.     

  1. COMMUNITY LEADER

This award is given to any individual or  a group who has made a significant contribution to the African community and whose work has inspired social action and measurable impact. This award may be suitable for political achievement for example.

  1. CREATIVE ARTIST IN PERFORMING ARTS 

Any individual that falls within the following arts is eligible for nomination: ballet, circus, clown, dance, magic, mime, opera, puppetry, speech, theater and ventriloquism. 

  1. CREATIVE ARTIST IN VISUAL ARTS 

Any individual that falls within the following arts is eligible for nomination: painter, graphic designer, drawing, sculpting, fashion, ceramics, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, filmmaking and architecture.                                                          

  1. ENTERTAINMENT

This award is given to an individual or group of people that organise events (promoters, DJs, associations, bands etc.). The selection criterias are among others: the high number of tickets sold, quality of performance, number of events organised, creativity etc.                                                                                                               

  1. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT

The nominee must be over 50 years of age and has made a significant, positive contribution to the community.                                                                                                  

  1. LITERATURE

Authors of the following are eligible:                  

Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction 

Collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author

Collected and selected poems by one author

Self-published books

 

  1. MEDIA

This award is given to an individual or a group  that are active on different media platforms (such as Facebook, blogs, vlogs, TV, radio, newspaper, online magazines, Instagram and others). The selection criterias are among others: highest number of views or followers and best idea/article/presentation etc…

  1. SPORT PERSON

This award is given to a professional or amateur sport person. The criterias can be for example: fast growth, high number of trophies and victory in a national or international competition in single/team sport.

  1. YOUNG ACHIEVER

The nominee must be between 18 and 25 years of age who has made a significant,positive contribution to the community or has succeeded well in his/her own personal life and has had a positive impact for his/her surroundings. 

You can suggest your nominees   HERE.