[quote]Vegans Are Cool HQ is buzzing – and it’s all about the Vegan of the Year awards!
So what is it all about?
The Vegan of the Year awards strive to recognise the achievements of talented and dedicated vegans worldwide. A quick online search reveals countless vegans worldwide doing amazing things to help save the lives of innocent animals. We want to recognise these great people for the work they are doing in their area to promote the vegan lifestyle. Vegans deserve worldwide applause, so these awards are our way of saying ‘you are so vegan awesome’!
Who can enter?
Entry is open to all vegans worldwide and is free. You must have strictly followed the vegan lifestyle for at least 1 year with the intention of being vegan for life. For a definition of veganism, please see chapter one of Vegans Are Cool. The book can be downloaded for free.
What are the categories?
1. Vegan of the Year – male and female
2. Young Vegan of the Year (under 18 years old) – male and female
3. Outstanding Vegan Website
4. Outstanding Animal Activist (must be vegan)
5. Outstanding Animal Rescue/Animal Rights Organisation (must have vegan and no-kill philosophy)
6. Outstanding Vegan Business
7. Outstanding Vegan Restaurant
8. Outstanding Vegan Chef
9. Outstanding Vegan Athlete – male and female
10. Outstanding Vegan Journalist/Academic/Author
11. Outstanding Vegan Media Outlet – ie. vegan magazine, vegan TV, vegan radio etc..
12. Outstanding Vegan Non-Profit Organisation. ie. Vegan societies, Vegan advocate organisations etc..
How do I enter?
All entries must be sent to email@example.com with the subject header: Vegan of the Year awards. Please include the following in your entry:
1. In body of email – name, postal address and email address of the nominee (ie. the person who you think should win the award). Please include here the categories you want to be considered for. You can nominate for more than one category. All entrants are automatically considered for category 1. Vegan of the Year.
2. In a word document, please explain why your nominee should win. Entries should be between 100 – 2000 words max.
3. Please include 1 – 3 photos of the nominee.
What do the winners receive?
Vegan of the Year winners receive a certificate, a Vegans Are Cool bag and the worldwide admiration of the vegan community (arguably the best prize ever!) Outstanding Vegan Animal Rescue/Animal Rights Organisation receive the above prize plus a cash prize (the amount will be announced soon). In addition, all winners will be interviewed in a blog post on www.vegansarecool.com.
Who decides the winners?
Judging will be done by a panel of prominent vegans from around the world. The judges decisions are final.
What is the deadline for entry and when will the winners by announced?
All entries should be emailed to us by July 15th 2012 (GMT time). Winners will be announced on vegansarecool.com on August 31st 2012.
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