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 role models who inspire and motivate others.


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

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

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

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

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion)

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their competence in their chosen field and, more importantly, must show how that competence has benefited business or the wider community in Scotland.

  • 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

Though not part of the main assessment criteria, a strong business/career track record, networking, leadership and communication skills are a pre-requisite and should be evidenced within the application/judging process.

Application process

The application should be submitted via the ASB website.

Applications should be accompanied by two endorsements/references.

Make Your Application

  • Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 29th June, 2018
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • The shortlisted finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the judging panel, in Edinburgh, during the w/c Monday 23rd July, 2018.
  • Finalists are required to attend the Awards Dinner on Friday 21st September, at the Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee.
  • If you have a reading disability and would like support with your application, please contact our Administraor on admin@asb-scotland.org
Online Awards Applications are closed.