Nomination for the awards is done by members of the general public through the Africans Rising website ( www.africansrising.org ). After nomination, nominees will be vetted by an appointed panel of judges and a select few candidates will be shortlisted as final nominees. For each category (Activist of the Year, Movement of the Year and Artistic Activist of the Year), two final nominees will be chosen to represent North Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and the diaspora, for a total of 36 nominees.
Final nominees will be notified by email or WhatsApp. Final nominees will be asked to submit a photo, biography and video (optional) to showcase their work. This content will be placed on the Africans Rising website so that our members can learn more about the nominees and their activism as they decide who to vote for as their top choice during a final voting round.