The African Genius Award is a highly regarded accolade.
It is important to familiarise yourself with the nomination criteria.
All nominations will be shortlisted, and a final adjudication done annually to determine the winners
by an adjudication committee. The committee will be multidisciplinary and inclusive of both genders
and different life stages and communities. All submitted claims will be verified. False claims will be
reported as fraud/attempted fraud. The adjudication committee will meet annually to decide on the winners.
The decision of the adjudication committee will be final.
Criteria and Nominations
The African Genius Awards invite nominations of individuals who possess unique, rare attributes, characteristics and skills who have used them to address challenges or exploit opportunities to impact African societies in ways that are uplifting, transformative, build the esteem of Africans and inspire them to make significant contributions to the continent and its countries’ development in specific ways, sectors and in general.
Only one nomination is allowed. The number of nominations has no bearing on the judging.
Nominations are for individuals only, not groups, entities or companies.
The talent, attributes, skill(s) and their rarity of the nominee need to be specified, identifiable and substantiated.
The relevance of the skill(s) of the nominee in relation of the needs of African and the specific issues challenges, opportunities or problems they address should be clearly stated.
Evidence of unique application of the skill or unique talent to resolve, address unique African challenges id required.
Professional or official recognition, awards and endorsements received, or justification of exclusion(from recognition) for marginalized and disadvantaged groups
Only one nomination per genius is allowed. The number of nominations has no bearing on the judging.
Final judgement is based on the information provided.Please answer all questions in detail.