• Transform magazine
  • January 26, 2022


Transform's Young Contenders MEA

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age requirement for Transform's Young Contenders candidates?

To be eligible for consideration in Transform's Young Contenders MEA nominees must be 30 or under on the 31 December 2021.

How do I nominate someone for Transform's Young Contenders?

To nominate someone click the ‘nominate’ tab in the menu bar above, from this page you will be directed to a form where you are to complete the details and attach your PDF submission. As a nominator, we require your nominee’s name, job title, phone number, e-mail address and an explanation as to why you think they are a suitable candidate for Transform's Young Contenders.

Who can nominate a candidate?

Anyone can nominate a candidate who they feel is eligible for Transform's Young Contenders status. 

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you can. However you will need to provide a testimonial from your line manager, client, etc.

Can I nominate more than one person?

You can nominate as many people as you’d like. 

Can I nominate a group or a pair of people as co-nominees?

Sadly not. This awards programme recognises an individuals achievements, merits and successes.

Will the nominees be told who nominated them?

Yes. The nominees will be told that they were nominated.

What makes someone a good candidate for Transform's Young Contenders?

Candidates should be passionate about brand and brand development and display exceptional talent and potential and have demonstrable achievements in the field. They can be based in-house or at an agency and in a strategic or creative role.

Does being nominated multiple times help my nominee?

No, it will not benefit the nominee or strengthen their case.

Are there any geographical restrictions?

Entrants must be from the MEA region. Please see the eligibility and rules section for eligible countries.

How are Transform's Young Contenders selected?

A judging panel including senior branding professionals will convene in April 2022 to assess all the entrants. This gathering debates the merits of the candidates, weighing their achievements until they find this year's outstanding candidates.

Who are the judges?

The Transform's Young Contenders selection panel will be announced in due course and details are available on the website, on the judges' page.

When will I find out if I have been selected Transform's Young Contenders?

Those who are selected for this year's Transform's Young Contenders will be contacted in April 2022.

What happens next?

Candidates are invited to join their industry peers at the awards presentation hosted by Transform magazine in May 2022. Those who are entered (the nominee) into the awards will receive a complimentary ticket to the Transform Awards MEA 2022 ceremony, should they be shortlisted. Additional tickets are available to purchase for nominator, colleagues, family and friends to join their nominee on the night.

Will I get a trophy?

Yes. Successful candidates will be presented with a trophy at the 2022 Transform's Young Contenders MEA awards presentation.


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