How to nominate
Criteria to consider in nominating a woman for the individual prize
- The individual woman should be someone who, through writing or campaigning, has sought to raise awareness of violence against women and children
- While she may have done this work as part of her paid employment, the judges will give priority to those nominees whose campaigning or writing has clearly extended outside of the paid work environment, or been conducted on a voluntary basis
- Nominators should ensure that the supporting statement focuses on the achievements of the individual woman herself rather than describing the achievements of the project/organisation she works for
- Judges will give due consideration to the issue around which the individual woman has been working, and may prioritise a nomination that they deem to highlight a pressing political imperative for feminist campaigning in the present
- In completing the supporting statement, nominators should attempt to point out the particular and unique aspects of the work which is commended in the nomination; it is not necessary to provide a full biography
- Nominators should be confident that, should their nominee be awarded the prize, she would be willing to participate in some related media interviews or events, in discussion with the organisers of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize
Criteria to consider in nominating a women’s group or organisation for the group award
- The group or organisation should have done important work in raising awareness of violence against women and children, and have sought to bring about change
- It would be helpful if the nominator could draw attention to any particular obstacles the group has encountered
- The nominator should try to give examples of any initiatives which best exemplify the resourcefulness of the group or organisation in carrying forward work which seeks to combat violence against women and children
- It would be helpful if the nominator could indicate, where possible, how effective certain strategies or developments adopted by the group have been in combating the prevalence of such violence
- The nominator should give a brief explanation of the funding status of the group, and how the award might be used to help assist the group in future Nominations for 2011 will be opening soon.
2011 nomination forms will be available shortly.