Woman of the Year Woman of the Year Awards 2013

Welcome to the Observer's Woman of the Year awards, a special event designed to recognise a whole range of women's skills, talents and achievements.
Past nominations have included teachers, beauticians, speech therapists, athletes, stylists business women, mothers, carers, artists, volunteers and remarkable success stories from entrepreneurs.

So what can this year’s nominations bring?
We want to hear from you - it’s time wonderful women whose work might often go under the radar is celebrated.
Hosted by Olympic athlete and presenter Sally Gunnell, this year’s ceremony is already set to rival last year’s glamorous occasion. Taking place on Friday, November 22, at the Hilton Avisford Hotel in Arundel, the awards will recognise the achievement of women in 16 categories.
It’s not only the nominees who have a big part to play – each category is sponsored by a business from the area. To nominate or buy tickets before the October 18 deadline or to sponsor a category, visit the JP South events page.

Inspirational Woman: Sponsored by Whitlocks
To recognise a woman who has inspired others with that extra special achievement: whether it be overcoming illness or difficulties or devoting their time to a worthy charity. It could be behind the scenes or in the public eye, this person should be an inspiration in terms of her attitude, work and life.

Success Story
Do you know someone who deserves an award for their outstanding achievement – whether that success has come at home, at work, or with their hobbies or pastimes?

Online Business
For an e-business that operates solely online or inspiring digital individual.

Woman in Community Charity or Voluntary Sector
Working in the voluntary sector, community or a charity, this woman could be a carer, fundraiser or simply someone who sacrifices their time for others.

Business Woman
This woman can be in the business field who has shown determination, drive and has made a real difference in her working environment.

Woman in Fashion
Sassy, vibrant and ‘in touch’ with real women’s needs, the Woman of the Year in Fashion has to have a real sense of style and an eye for that X factor.

Mum of the Year   Sponsored by Jo O’Sullivan
Mum of the Year is a woman who is outstanding mother, leader and role model.

Woman in Arts
This can be a woman in the performing arts, music, the written word or visual medium, whether it’s behind the scenes or in public....... a woman who has truly maximised her talents.

Woman in Education:
Whether this is a teacher, classroom assistant, dinner lady or caretaker, we are looking for someone working in education who has gone that extra mile for children, teenagers or students and their education.

Woman in Uniform:  Sponsored by Waters Edge Clinic
She can be any woman working in any area of the health sector as a nurse, doctor, medical technician or any of the many roles across this sector.

Woman to Watch:
An exciting up-and-coming woman from any field.

Woman of Courage  Sponsored by Creations
Courage comes in many forms. Some women have battled against enormous odds at home or at work. Let us know of these achievements so we can highlight real courage.

Hair & Beauty Award  Sponsored by Xenca
Women don’t trust just anyone when it comes to hair and beauty – they demand someone who has something special. Do you know that person? What makes them different? Nominate them for our award.

This award sets out to recognise a keen sportswoman who has either achieved much herself or has successfully inspired others in sport.

Young Woman Awards
Some women aged under 25 have already had the experiences to last a lifetime. Some have achieved a huge amount in a short space of time at home, at work, in sport, or in their hobbies. Who deserves wider recognition for their achievements?

Overall Woman of the Year
Headline Sponsor – Euphoric
Chosen by the panel of judges from all of the category winners. They will be looking for that special person who deserves the highest accolade.

To sponsor a category, visit www.jpsouthevents.co.uk or contact Jeanette Hockley – email jeanette.hockley@jpress.co.uk or call her on 01243 534140. You can also call Shirley Coller 01903 282301 – email shirley.coller@jpress.co.uk.        
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