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GIWA 2017, criteria

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We are supporting the GIWA for our industry, construction, comprises many high achievers of Greek origin 

who could apply under categories such as : Arts and Design, Science & Technology, Humanities, Entrepeneurship, Social Responsibility and Yound Star... and inspire others to join Construction!

"The Greek International Women Awards (GIWA) wishes to recognise and reward the internationally distinguished professional achievements and outstanding performance of all women of Greek nationality and/or origination, who are spread across the globe, from Greece to Cyprus, UK, USA, Australia and Asia .

The GIWA awards’ ceremony will take place for first time on the 9th of December 2017 at the British Museum in London. Women, beyond 18 years old, of Greek nationality and/or origination are invited to submit candidacy for the fields of:

  • Arts and Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Social Responsibility
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Science and Humanities
  • Shipping
  • Sports
  • Young Star
  • Life Time Achievement

The Greek International Women Awards Principals are Excellency, Credibility, Respectfulness, Productivity, Accountability, Transparency and Ethos.

The panel of the GIWA Judges consist of exquisite personalities with highly acclaimed profiles in their fields, who have joined forces to recognize, reward and celebrate Greek women's professional achievements and outstanding performances across the world.

The GIWA award’s process is based on transparency and includes the element of the public voting

The GIWA awards are supported by the Greek embassy, profound enterprises which act as sponsors, a network of exceptional professional and/or non-profit associations and a team of successful entrepreneurs and prominent professionals, men and women, coming from various and different sectors. "

Questions (HERE)


  1. Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Women of Greek nationality or origination (including Greek Cypriot, Greek American, Greek Canadian, Greek British etc.) 

  2. above 18 years old

  3. with an element of international achievements and/or international exposure in their portfolio and/or career are invited to submit their candidacy for the GIWA awards.


  1. How can one take part & Submitting a Candidacy’s application (Procedure)

  1. Applications to the GIWA awards can be made through the official website  as follows:

    1. Direct application by the interested candidate; and/or

    2. Nomination of individuals by corporate, companies, associations, organizations, charities or any other legal entity and/or corporations; and/or

    3. Nomination by the GIWA Committee.

  2. Each candidate’s electronic application has to be submitted only once per year in English and should refer to a single (1) award category, via the GIWA’S website .The candidates through a motivation letter will be required to support their candidacy and justify how they met above mentioned eligible criteria and why the deserve the final election.


  1. Candidates for the GIWA awards can only be physical person (individuals). Legal entities and/or corporations and/or organizations of any kind (with or without legal personality) do not qualify as candidates and such applications will not be processed.

  2. No application or nomination will be accepted for the Life Time Award category, as this is a special category which will be subject to a separate selection procedure.

  3. GIWA has the right to refuse any entry which contains material which is offensive, injurious, obscene, vindictive, indecent, immoral, aggressive, sexually oriented, racist, derisive, slanderous, discriminatory, or in any other way not in line with good taste and decency, or which GIWA deems in its sole discretion to be otherwise unacceptable.

  4.   The GIWA Committee through an appointed chartered auditor will perform a pre-screening check to confirm that the candidates fulfil the eligibility criteria.


  1. Timeline and Election process Procedure terms and conditions

  1. Following the closing deadline for submitting an application, The applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be placed for public voting.

  2. Following the completion of the public voting process, the five (5) shortlisted candidates per category, namely these five candidates per category that collected the majority of the public votes, will be placed for review and assessment before the category’s Judges.

  3. For every award category, a team of three (3) Judges, selected by the GIWA Committee, will decide the winner, among the five (5) shortlisted candidates, in the specific category.

  4. The names of all candidates per category together with a summary bio will be published at least two weeks before the opening of the public voting period on GIWA’s official website. The public voting will last for a month and each voter is entitled to a single vote per category. Exact timeline and public voting procedure will be communicated through the GIWA official website.


  1. Judges

  1. The Judges will be required to review the applications of the shortlisted candidates. The assessment of the candidates will be based on a ranking system from one (1) to five (5) points whereas five (5) points shall be given to the candidate whom the Judge considers as most suitable for the GIWA award. The winning candidate per category will be the one who has garnered most points.

  2. The Judges’ decision will be based on the assessment of the CV, the motivation letter and/or any support material the candidates may be requested to submit to support their application. The Judges reserve the right to interview (either in the flesh and/or through skype) of the shortlisted candidates. The Judges in their assessment will have to justify why and how the finalist candidates meet the awarding criteria.

  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified about the process of their application and the final outcome. Formal communication for every step of the procedure will be announced on the GIWA’s official website.

  4. The announcement of the GIWA award winners will occur on the GIWA awards ceremony, which will be held in November 2017. The ceremony’s information will be communicated through GIWA’s official website.

  5. GIWA Committee reserves the right to review and revise these terms and conditions unilaterally through announcement on the GIWA official website.

Ε.  Conflict of interest

  1. The GIWA awards are aiming to reward women’s leadership and excellence in their field. For this reason, transparency and objectivity are paramount principles for the entire procedure. With this in mind the Organising Committee has established stringent rules of conflict of interest in order to safeguard the GIWA procedure. Therefore:

    • The GIWA committee, the GIWA employees / volunteers as well as their relatives are not allowed to submit an application for the GIWA awards

    • ii. The relatives of the Judges of the GIWA awards as well as individuals or companies that have direct relationship with them will only be considered for the GIWA awards if this is disclosed as part of the application. The Judges shall also declare immediately any potential conflict of interest they may have following the receipt of the candidates’ applications. In this case, the Organising Committee will record such conflict and will assign an alternate judge to assess the specific application