AWARDS Terms and Conditions

The World Afro Day (WAD) Awards is the first global ceremony, celebrating achievement of people with Afro, textured hair. The event will showcase success, across society, encouraging the normalisation and aspiration towards, the Afro hair standard. The awards has several categories that highlight Afro success and representation in society in a ceremony on 15th September 2018 on World Afro Day.


  • Entries will be viewed at by WAD Directors, volunteers and judges. Entries will be narrowed down to the Top 21 entries.

  • Judges will meet to decide out of the top 21, the top 5 in the category of TV Advert of the Year and top 3 in all other categories open to public vote. The winners are announced live on World Afro Day, 15th September 2018.

  • The panel of Judges will include a minimum of six of the following people: Michelle De Leon, Denese Chikwendu, Yvonne Ottley, Nene Parsotam, Trevor Robinson, Tim Campbell, Michelle Mattherson, Eryca Freemantle, Anastasia Chikezie, Naomi Grant and Estelle Morris.

  • Independent witness Kathryn Desouza will be present on Judging day.

  • W/C August 20th the nominees are contacted and invited to attend the World Afro Day Award Ceremony. They are to be available for press/publicity interviews on and before the ceremony on 15th September 2018.




World Afro Day Awards is inviting the public to vote via its website Awards will be given to the first place or the designated winner of a category. Anyone in the UK can vote subject to the online registration form. The winner is decided by a combination of the public vote and the judges: “The Afro Awards Collective.” The prize is a trophy and public recognition, given at the ceremony.

Nominees receive initial score by judges using points system. 1st =15 points, 2nd = 10 points and 3rd = 5 points. The audience then vote for their choice of nominee and total public votes are tallied to place nominees 1st =15 points, 2nd = 10 points or 3rd = 5 points. The winner is the nominee with the most combined votes. Head Judge Michelle De Leon has the casting vote.

World Afro Day deserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any deliberate attempt to manipulate the result. World Afro Day can only guarantee that audience votes individually entered directly through the site will count towards points.

Users who vote online are subject to the World Afro Day’s standard Privacy Policy at:

Voting closes 12pm on Friday 13th September 2018.

Winners are announced at the World Afro Day Award ceremony. They must agree to press photos/interviews to publicise the awards on the day.

WAD reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any updates will be displayed on the website

These terms and conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales.