The Awards Process
Here is how the award process runs for both FOYA AWARDS;
FOYA AWARDSa) Open submission for entrepreneurs in each category in each age group across African participating countries (of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and South Africa);
b) A nominee selection panel (“Nominee Selection Panel”) set up by the Organizers decides on the top founders per category to make it to the list;
c) The list of nominees is released to the public for voting in each category;
d) An executive voting panel (“Executive Voting Panel”), comprised of previous FOYA winners, will then contribute 40% to the tally of votes whilst the public contributes 60% in the final voting round to determine the winner in each category and the overall Founder of the Year winner in each country;
e) Once the category winners have been determined in each country and in each age group, these individuals will then enter into the second phase of voting pitting them against their category winning counterparts in the other countries competing for the African category trophy, with 60% of the determination being by the public and 40% by the African college of executive Voting Panel comprised of previous FOYA winners.