Women in Media Awards 2016

Inspirational women are all around us –

Leading, innovating and mentoring the next generation, and B&T will recognise this with its annual Women in Media Awards, presented by Bauer Media Group.


Running for the fourth consecutive year, this program recognises those exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation and courage to their industry.

This year, the Awards will be held on Friday 19th August 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, featuring Gretel Killeen as MC.

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Entries in the 15 categories, which span the advertising and media industry, are open to women at any level of their business, from chief executive to new starters, and will be judged by a panel of top female executives. One new category will be introduced this year – Entrepreneur. We will also be awarding Woman of the Year – this will be chosen by B&T as being the most influential out of the field of entrants.

The awards night will be a cocktail party with a keynote address from a leading woman in the industry. We will also be announcing B&T’s Power List – recognising the 30 most influential women in the Australia mediascape.

More than just recognition, the Awards provide an opportunity for new business opportunities and network expansion, as well as a chance to learn from some of the most empowering and inspiring women in your industry.


1. Community / Pro-bono
2. Creative
3. Digital
4. Entrepreneur
5. Journalist / Producer
6. Marketing
7. Media Agency
8. Public Relations
9. Rising Star
10. Sales
11. Strategy
12. Technology
13. Mentor
14. Employer

Criteria for categories 1 to 12:

  • A brief overview of what the nominee has contributed in the judging period of January 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016, to the media profession and the wider community (500 words – 50 points)
  • Outline the nominee’s future ambitions (500 words – 30 points)
  • At least one reference from either an employer, community leader, academic or client must be included with the entry (300 words – 20 points)

Criteria for the Employer Award:

  • Evidence of a well thought out and executed recruitment policy that demonstrates how specific programs and initiatives have benefited females in the company (500 words – 30 points)
  • Employers should provide two individual staff case studies of no more than 500 words each, from appropriate staff members detailing their own experiences at the company. One should be for a member of staff who joined during 2015, the other for a member of staff who joined in 2013 or earlier (1000 words – 25 points each)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the development and retention of female talent, (300 words – 20 points)

Criteria for Mentor Award:

  • An outline of the significant contribution the entrant has made to the retention, progression, satisfaction or development of individuals or groups of females within their organisation and/or the profession (500 words – 40 points)
  • A brief profile of the nominee, including significant achievements and accomplishments of note during their time with their organization (500 words – 30 points)
  • Two individual references of no more than 500 words each, from appropriate staff members detailing their own experiences with the nominee (1000 words – 15 points each)

General Criteria and Information – applicable for all categories:

  • The on-time deadline for entries is Friday 24th June 2016 (5pm AEST). Late entries are accepted until Friday 1st July 2016 (5pm AEST).
  • The cost of each on-time entry is $99 (ex GST). Late entries are $149 (ex GST) each.
  • You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria.
  • Previous Women in Media award winners ARE eligible to enter again.
  • Peer and self-nominations are accepted.
  • Judging is done by a panel of industry experts and entries are given a score out of 100.
  • Entry fees must be paid by credit card at time of completing online submissions. If your submission/s have not been paid for at close of entry they may not be included for judging.
  • Please ensure all details are entered accurately, and please include nominee’s profile photo (in Attachment tab), as this will be used for the Awards presentation.

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Assessment Period
(your entry must refer to your achievements and contribution during this period)
1 January 2015 – 31 April 2016

Entries close
5pm (AEST) Friday 24th April 2016 – on-time entry fee $99 + GST

Late entries close
5pm (AEST) Friday 1st July 2016 – late entry fee $149 + GST

Finalists announced
Monday 25th July 2016

Awards night
Friday 19th August 2016 – Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Power List

The Women in Media power list came into being because of the simple fact that the most successful, influential and charismatic women in advertising, marketing and media rarely enter themselves into awards.

Much of their power lays often in their humility it would seem. B&T, however, will not let these doyennes of our industry hide their lights under bushels any longer!

So how do we arrive at our power list? We start with a list of our own and then open nominations to the B&T audience. With the combine list of women we then throw it over to our Women in Media Award judging panel to select their top picks, thus arriving at the final 30.

Submit your nomination today.

#1 Power List '15 - Edwina McCann

#1 Power List '15 - Edwina McCann

Vogue - Editor-in-Chief

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