YAwards 2019

YAwards, created by Australia’s leading women’s empowerment magazine YMag®, celebrates, encourages and inspires successful and aspiring women across Australia through their new awards program.

YMag®’s CEO & Founder Shar Moore is passionate about providing opportunities for women living their Y to be showcased and profiled Nationally in Australia and the YAwards is another medium for achieving this. Nothing gives her greater joy, than sharing women working from the heart, doing what they love and getting the recognition they so do deserve.



Entries Open: Monday 29th April 2019

Entries Close: Monday 19th August 2019 at 5pm

Finalists Announced: Monday 2nd September

Awards Night: Saturday 28 September 2019 Gold Coast (During YFactor magazine two day conference)


What are the YAwards

The YAwards celebrates, encourages and inspires successful and aspiring businesswomen from around Australia. 

As a business community, we want women to achieve greater success, by spotlighting amazing talent and showcasing role models.

This year, we have eight categories you can nominate for, plus two overall awards that our judges will decide the winners (based on entries into other categories).

Celebrate the ambition and success of an amazing woman – yourself or someone you know – by nominating in the YAwards 2019 today




Frequently asked questions:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q/ What is the final date I can submit my entry?
A/ The last date we can accept entries is at 5pm on Monday 19th August 2019, to allow sufficient time for our judges to review all applications.

Q/ Where do I send my completed nomination?
A/ It must be sent as one complete entry with all supporting digital files to marketing@sharmoore.com.au with the subject ‘Award Application’

Q/ Do I need to be a subscriber of YMag® magazine to enter the YAwards?
A/ No you don’t need to be a subscriber, but of course we know you would love our magazine so it may be worth considering!

Q/ Is there an entry fee to enter the YAwards by YMag®
A/ No there is no entry fee to enter the awards this year

Q/ Where and when is the YAwards gala dinner being held?
A/ The YAwards by YMag® Gala dinner will be held on Saturday 28th September 2019 on the Gold Coast and will be part of the two day magazine conference for professional women called YFactor. You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

Q/ Can I just attend the YAwards by YMag® gala dinner and not the YFactor two day experience?
A/ Yes of course! You can just frock up, bring your family, team and friends and make it your early christmas party, or you can immerse yourself with a very inspirational community of women and make a weekend end of it. The choice is yours!

Q/ How many finalists will there be per category?
A/ There will be 10 finalists per category, selected by our expert judging panel and on the night, a Gold, Silver and Bronze place will be announced.

Q/ If I am lucky enough to become a finalist, will I receive a finalist badge to share on social media and use on my emails and website?
A/ Absolutely! We will provide you a beautiful YAwards finalist badge you can share proudly. You deserve it!

Q/ How do you select the ten finalists per awards category?
A/ We have selected an expert panel of judges who will all see your nomination form and score your application in five key areas. These scores will then be totalled up by our awards secretariat and the 3 winners will be determined. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Q/ Are there prizes for the winners?
A/ Yes, the winners will all share in a prize pool worth $5000. Prizes cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.