The award categories divided into two, honorary and competitive awards. Honorary Award winners will be notified at least 2 weeks to the event and invited to accept their award.
For the competitive awards, a final list of nominees will be shortlisted from the nominations submitted by the public and certified by the faculty with the aid of our event statisticians. The list will then be put out for the public to vote. The winners in the respective categories will be unveiled at the event.
THE PAV ANSAH COMMUNICATOR AWARD
Named in memory of Paul Archibald Vianney Ansah, this award recognises a communication professional who is an opinion leader with the most positive outreach, and an inspirator with the most influence.
MAN OF THE YEAR – ENTERTAINMENT
This award recognises the most prolific and consistent personality in the entertainment industry in the year under review. He must be Ghana-centric and have reach that extends beyond the country’s borders.
MAN OF THE YEAR – SPORTS
This award recognises the most prolific and consistent sports personality in the year under review.
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
This award recognises a young adult male who is emerging in a chosen industry. He must exhibit peer leadership skills and be a budding pillar of community.
BRAND OF THE YEAR
This award recognises an African brand that has a male brand positioning and is a champion in its industry category based on the current year market prominence and consumer preference.
The honorary awards are a non-competing and expert opinion category for personalities who have contributed their quota to change and progress and continue to be symbols of stability and role models for the nation and continent.
MAN OF THE YEAR – GHANA
Recognises a man who is very impactful in society; a change exponent; responsible paterfamilias and mentor; an innovator; a visible team player; a certifiable gentleman and pillar of community.
MAN OF THE YEAR – AFRICA
Recognises an African man who is very impactful in his society – one who is a change exponent; responsible paterfamilias and mentor; an innovator; a visible team player; a certifiable gentleman and a pillar of his community.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR – GHANA
Recognises a woman of excellence and innovation who has inspired many; who has broken new ground or old barriers; and contributed to her community and the nation at large, in her professional and volunteer leadership.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR – AFRICA
Recognises an African woman of excellence and innovation who has inspired many; who has broken new ground or old barriers; and contributed to her community and the continent at large, in her professional and volunteer leadership.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recognises an acclaimed veteran of an industry who has been an exemplary leader over the course of his lifetime, whose work has broken barriers and influenced change, and who is a role model in his careers and community involvement.
This award recognises a Ghanaian living in the diaspora who has made significant contribution to his area of residence and is also involved in development in Ghana.
CITIZEN GHANA AWARD
This award recognises a Ghanaian who against all odds maintains a watchful eye on the state of affairs of the country and blows the whistle when necessary. He must be a man who encourages national discourse on development, human rights and freedoms, and the fight against corruption.
OSAGYEFO PAN AFRICAN PEACE AWARD
This recognises the man whose position, demeanour and intervention in matters of conflict and have brought resolution to flashpoint tension, internal discord and threat to national peace and stability.
MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD
Recognises a man who has built formidable and communications enclave far outstripping existing media in innovative programming and commendable expansions.
YOUNG ACHIEVER – MALE
A man under the age of 40 who has excelled and showed evidence of impactful contribution in his area of endeavour.
YOUNG ACHIEVER – FEMALE
A woman under the age of 40 who has excelled and showed evidence of impactful contribution in her area of endeavour.
MEN GROUP/CLUB OF THE YEAR
This award recognises an outstanding men organisation who by proof of their participation and contribution have made an impact on society.
CONTINENTAL ICON AWARD
This award recognises to icons in diverse fields whose impact and works have been seen and felt across the continent of Africa. Businessmen, entertainers, health workers, legal practitioners, sportsmen, diplomats, etc.
THE SETTLER AWARD
This award recognises a socio-economically active resident non-Ghanaian or 2nd/3rd generation Ghanaian who has made an impactful contribution in area of endeavour, especially with involvement in development, investment, etc.
This award recognises a personality who has demonstrated love for humanity and who has contributed to communal development or a cause. There has to be evidence of humanitarian work and how it has improved on quality of life.
THE GUARDIAN AWARD (MENTORSHIP AND LEADERSHIP AWARD)
This award recognises a thought leader, a role model and an inspirational leader who has shown an ability to nurture mentees and protégés.
THE GREEN FINGERS AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – AGRICULTURE)
This award recognises an agriculturist or an agro-based entrepreneur who has made notable contribution to agriculture. He should also have an impact on society through innovation, employment acreage or contribution to food security.
MAN OF THE YEAR – TECHNOLOGY
This award recognises a man – scientist, innovator or tech entrepreneur – who has successfully applied technology in the areas of human comfort and development, such as business, communication and health.
ASCLEPIAN AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – HEALTH)
Named after the Rod of Asclepius, which represents medicine and health. It recognises exceptional work in health and wellness, and is awarded to a health practitioner or entrepreneur who has made notable contribution to the area of health.
THE RIG AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – OIL & GAS)
A professional in the oil & gas industry or an entrepreneur who has made notable contribution in the area of oil & gas.
MAGNATE AWARD (MAN OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS)
This award recognises a magnate – an entrepreneur, founder or majority shareholder of a business – who is well respected and has significant influence in his field of business. His business must be socially accountable, contribute to sustainable development (CSM), and have good customer relationship management.
MAN OF THE YEAR – STYLE
Recognises an outstanding man of panache and unique style, whose magnetism and good manners permeate through his work.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
This award recognises the most outstanding male designer, whose ideas are original and impactful.
MAN OF COURAGE AWARD
This award goes to a physically impaired person who has against all odds made a positive impact in society.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Under the year of review, a man can be recognised for something extraordinary they did for the benefit and growth of society.
GREEN CORPORATE AWARD SPONSORED BY A ROCHA GHANA
Awarded to an individual who champions green and environmental sustainable projects or the leader of an organisation that has environmental sustainability at their heart of their operations and/ or support environmental sustainability projects.
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