Outstanding Contribution Award


The Recognition of Outstanding Contribution Award was introduced in 2000, and revised in 2017, to showcase and celebrate achievement among women in Scotland across all sectors.

This award will be presented to a woman who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to a business or the wider community, over and above her normal working activities. She may be a mentor, volunteer or charity ambassador giving of her time, skills and energy for the benefit of others.

The award is aimed at identifying business role models who inspire and motivate others.




The Award is open to women in the business professions, private, public, and voluntary sectors in Scotland.

This award is made to an individual, rather than to an organisation.

If you won the Recognition of Outstanding Contribution Award last year then you are not eligible to enter the category this year.‚Äč

Entry is free for affiliate members and ASB direct members, and costs £50 per entry for non-members.

Application process

The application should be submitted via the ASB website (see Awards Home Page for full application process).

Applications should be accompanied by two endorsements/references.

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)

  • Demonstrates competence in their chosen field and, how that competence has benefited business or the wider community in Scotland
  • Evidence of a strong business/career track record, networking, leadership and communication skills
  • Contribution to business, the professions or the wider community in Scotland including, though not exclusively, promoting the role of women
  • Evidence of giving back to business and also to the community and/or individuals
  • Individual drive and determination

Make Your Application

  • Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 28th June, 2019
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants are requested to upload a photo (individual or team) appropriate to the award applied for. This will only be used if selected as a finalist.
  • The shortlisted finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the judging panel, Haymarket, Edinburgh, during the w/c Monday 22nd July, 2019.
  • Finalists are required to attend the Awards Dinner on Saturday 14th September, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
  • If you have a reading disability and would like support with your application, please contact us at awards@asb-scotland.org

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