It’s simple, follow the few rules and we all have fun 🙂
We do not charge a fee to nominate someone or to vote. It’s totally free! 💖 This is our way of celebrating our peers, that you bring to our attention. Our wish is that this program will bring legitimacy and awareness to all freelance business owners and our humans that lead local communities for us all to connect in.
You can win in more than one category, but you cannot win in the same category more than once. We aren’t looking to put the spotlight on the same person year after year, we know there are a LOT of amazing independent professionals doing great work that deserve this recognition.
Once your nomination is in, that’s it. No edits or changes. If you decide to re-submit we will only keep the first submission. Every nomination requires you to describe why your nominee deserves this award, please don’t make this a dissertation. There will be a lot of nominations for everyone to enjoy, stay focused but also give us the good stuff 🙂
During public voting, you are only allowed to vote once per nomination. If we catch you cheating, find that you have a Bot increasing votes your nomination will be removed and disqualified.
The top 10 finalists in each category will be chosen through public voting. The Jury will narrow it down to the 3 finalists in each category to be announced in early August. The 1 winner of each category will not be announced until the Gala. 💃
The winners are announced and awarded at the Gala during The Freelance Conference. Although you do not have to be in attendance to win, it sure is fun to be in the limelight for a night and take home your beautiful award. ✨We will take professional pictures of you with your award at the Gala, you will be given a copy. 📸
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we did not have an #FCA nomination and awards gala the past two years. We’re ready to get back to celebrating the outstanding freelance business owners among us.
What are the eligibility requirements for nominations?
For the Most Inspirational and Most Aspirational awards, the nominated person must be a freelance business owner registered to operate in the United States.
For the Community Leader award, the nominated person must be leading a local community of freelance businesses in the United States.
Can I nominate myself?
Sure you can, we understand that not everyone will see this opportunity and get an extremely notable freelance business owner nominated … Go for it!
Can I nominate multiple people?
YES! We believe it is completely possible to have more than one amazing freelance business owner or community leader you believe deserves a chance at one of these awards.
What's in it for the winners?
First and foremost recognition for their achievement all year long.
We are reaching out to companies across the country to create an amazing bundle of products and services to be given to each winner.
When is the awards given out?
The awards are given out at The Freelance Conference during a ceremony dedicated to celebrating all freelance business owners and highlighting the accomplishments of the three award recipients.
The Ceremony for 2019 will be held in Austin, Tx on the evening of October 28th.
Do I have to be in attendance at the ceremony to win if I'm nominated?
No, as much as we would love to be able to hand you the award and celebrate in-person with you, we also understand that may not be possible.
We would, however, like to have you attend virtually if you are unable to be at the ceremony.