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Nominate now for our 2019 awards

How to make a nomination

Please use the forms at the bottom of the page to nominate for the awards. 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.

Nominations will close 16th September.

Criteria

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.

Criteria for the EHMP prize (non-legal)

Individual women:

  • 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 (anonymously if necessary) in some related media interviews or events, in discussion with the organisers of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize.

Groups: 

  • 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.

Criteria for the CWJ & EHMP joint prize: 

Individual women: 

  • The individual woman should be someone who, has brought, defended, campaigned around or in some other way assisted in a legal case which has had a wider impact and/or raised awareness of violence against women and children.
  • Nominators should ensure that the supporting statement focuses on how 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 legal case focusses, 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 case and or work around it 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 (anonymously if necessary) in some related media interviews or events, in discussion with the organisers of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize.

Groups:

  • The group or organisation should have brought, defended, campaigned around or in some other way assisted on a legal case which has had a wider impact and/or raised awareness of violence against women and children.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Process

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.

Nominate for the CWJ & EHMP joint award here

Nominate for the EHMP award here