Nominations Received Day 1

businesses owned by ethnics

Unique Visitors Daily

of under 24's are ethnic minorities

Categories

made clear

Award Categories are created inline with current trends and validity in today’s economy. Names of categories may vary from year to year in a bid to maintain authenticity and relevance withe todays industry and economy.

When selecting a nominee, ensure you have read the basic requirements of each category in order to reduce invalid nominations being submitted. While the DEMA Jury will go through nominations to ensure they meet all requirements, the onus is on you to ensure you have selected the correct category when submitting nominations. Nominees will only be accepted when submitted via our online form. DEMA reserves the right to re-assign a nominee to a more appropriate category if need be.

2018 DEMA Categories

Community Awards

Community Champion Award

This category recognises an individual who has successfully campaigned and via charitable means has had a positive impact on the ethnic minority community. This individual must have had a positive impact on local the ethnic minority and the greater community over the past 18 months.

Community Group Award

Presented to a local ethnic community group that has made outstanding voluntary contributions to the BAME community of Dorset. The group must have successfully contributed positively  to the ethnic minority community. This award is limited to activities in the past 18 months.

Business Awards

Female Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to successful female entrepreneurs who who are making a positive impact on the community and the economy, while building legacies. The nominee would have demonstrated an innovative zest of commerce and achieved  a level of business success that outshines that of their peers. Nominees should currently be running a profitable business registered with the companies house.

Male Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to successful male entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact in the community and the economy, while building legacies. The nominee would have demonstrate an innovative zest of commerce and achieved  a level of business success that outshines that of their peers. Nominees should currently be running a profitable business registered with the companies house.

Corp. Social Responsibility Award

This award seeks to recognise Ethnic Minority owned businesses and groups who have shared their wealth with local charities in a bid to alleviate issues faced by society. The Award takes into account contributions towards local registered charities without prejudice of beneficiaries.

The Award looks to celebrate ethnic minority individuals and/or  businesses who are Giving Back above and beyond the norm.

Small Medium Enterprise Award

Awarded to Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whose personnel numbers do no exceed 250. The ‘SME of the year Award’ will seek to recognise businesses which are said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition while thriving in its field and achieving set goals.

The award seeks to recognise outstanding achievements & contribution of global businesses, entrepreneurs and institutions to the development and promotion of micro and SME’s.

Crossover Award

Nominees should have an established business or service which has had a positive impact in the migration and settlement of Ethnic Minorities in Dorset. This business will also have demonstrated excellence of service and pioneered innovative ways to ease the stress of conducting business.

Nominees do not have to be owned or run by ethnic Minorities, but must deliver a backbone service which is essential for the ethnic minority community in Dorset.

Innovation Award

This award recognises an individual, group or business that successfully researches, launches and applies any form of ingenious innovation.

Nominees would have successfully applied their innovation in areas that hugely benefit the community with focus on building platforms for the BaME community of Dorset.

Academia Awards

Academic Excellence Award

Academic excellence is the awarded to one who has demonstrated passion and ability to achieve, and or excel in academic activities. Academic excellence is identified with achieving the highest levels of learning, with impressing grades and superior performance.

It is the most importantly, the passion to achieve maximum development of your intellectual capacities and skills in service to humanity.

Learning School Par Excellence Award

Awarded to a Learning Institute that has successfully provided services primarily aimed at improvement of the integration of BAME’s into the community or society.

The business does not have to be owned by Ethnic minorities but must clearly demonstrate a high enrolment of Ethnic Minorities, have a good rating and Home office endorsed .

Individual Awards

Barber Shop of the year Award

Awarded to a businesses that has successfully provided services which have quickly been adopted by Ethnic Minorities. The business does not have to be owned by Ethnic minorities but must clearly benefit Ethnic minorities in a bid to further the BAME’ Community of Dorset’s interests.

Hair Salon of the year Award

Awarded to successful female entrepreneurs making a positive impact on their society and the economy, and the building of legacies. The nominee would have demonstrated an innovative zest of commerce and achieved  a level of business success that belies that of their peers. Nominees should currently be running a profitable business registered with the companies house.

Off License of the year Award

Car wash of the year Award

Awarded to successful female entrepreneurs making a positive impact on their society and the economy, and the building of legacies. The nominee would have demonstrated an innovative zest of commerce and achieved  a level of business success that belies that of their peers. Nominees should currently be running a profitable business registered with the companies house.

Barber Shop of the year Award

Awarded to a businesses that has successfully provided services which have quickly been adopted by Ethnic Minorities. The business does not have to be owned by Ethnic minorities but must clearly benefit Ethnic minorities in a bid to further the BAME’ Community of Dorset’s interests.

People's Choice Awards