Nominations for the 2018 awards are now closed. Please consider making a nomination for next year.

How to make a nomination

Please fill in the form below (scroll down the page) and write a statement in support of the woman you’re nominating (your nominee). It doesn’t have to be long; just enough to make sure we have enough information about your nominee to make a good decision.

First, make sure that your nominee is happy to be nominated and that she will be able to be named in media or participate in media events.


The awards are for work done to raise awareness, not for service delivery.

Given the damaging effect of prostitution on Emma Humphreys’ life and her own uncompromising opposition to the sex industry, we will not consider nominees who do not share this perspective.


All nominations are initially submitted to the EHMP organising group. The group uses the above criteria to decide on a shortlist, which they then submit to a panel of judges for final consideration. The judges’ names are on the website.

The judges may give consideration to the issue that your nominee is working on. They may prioritise an issue that they consider to be of current political importance or that has been particularly neglected.


The judges want to know about the following:

  • What has the individual woman (the nominee) done to raise awareness of violence against women and how has she tried to bring about change? This can be through writing or campaigning.
  • How has she tried to overcome obstacles or challenges to this work?
  • What has the nominee done that’s really outstanding, innovative and original?
  • Has the nominee done this work as part of her paid work? If so, can you show that she’s gone further than she needed to do for her job or has done this work in addition to her paid job?
  • What difference will this award make to her work?

Even if the nominee is a member of an organisation or group, the judges want to know about her individual work, rather than the work of the organisation or group.

Group or Organisation

The judges want to know about the following:

  • How has the group or organisation raised awareness of violence against women and how has it tried to bring about change?
  • How has the group or organisation overcome any obstacles in its way?
  • How has the organisation or group shown originality or innovation in the way it does its work?
  • How has the group shown that its work is successful?
  • What particular strategies has the group or organisation used to make sure it is successful?
  • Does the organisation currently get funding? If so, where from?
  • How will the award help the group or organisation in the future?