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The Official List of Categories and Nomination Criteria For This Year’s Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards

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The following are the Categories and nomination criteria For The 2016 Abryanz style and Fashion Awards.

Honorary Awards.

  • Lifetime Style & Fashion Icon Achievement Award.

This award is given on merit basis, and no individuals are nominated for this particular category. The awardee is chosen by a panel of judges and the individual chosen should be very influential, accomplished and inspiring when it comes to fashion and Style in Africa. Previous recipients of this award include Santa Anzo (2014), Sylvia Owori (2013), and HRH Princess Elizabeth Bagaya (2015), all of whom are accomplished Ugandan fashion Icons in Uganda.

  • Humanitarian Award for works in Fashion.

This award is given to a fashion personality that has managed to transform the lives of the African people on the continent, through Fashion. This category seeks to recognize those individuals that have been able  to use their positions in the fashion industry, to give back to the community  and transform the  livelihood of Africans, through different works and contributions. Recipients of this award are chosen basing on their contribution to the growth and development of the African Continent, through their influence, philanthropist work, and achievements by representing Africa, here and abroad.

PLEASE NOTE: This award is given on merit only by the ASFA Committee , and no nomination bid is required.

 

  • ASFA 2016 Leadership Award.

This year, we are Introducing the ASFA2016 Leadership Award. This award seeks to recognize those outstanding Ugandan Youth who have managed to be great examples to their peers, through their works and accomplishments. Based on the year’s theme, “Dress to Inspire 2016”, we only found it befitting to show our appreciation to the one selected individual, who is not only a great role model, but also changing the lives of other young people in Uganda.

PLEASE NOTE: This award is given on merit only by the ASFA Committee, and no nomination bid is required.

 

  • ASFA 2016 TRIBUTE.

This category will be an honor tribute to a single individual, who is departed, but is remembered for their great contribution to the fashion and style industry on the continent.

The individual isn’t restricted to celebrities only, but to any individual, who even in their passing, was very significant in steering the fashion industry forward.

The individual that will be receiving this tribute will be selected from any part of Africa.

 

OTHER CATEGORIES

  • Male/female Continental style & fashion influencer. (Africa)

Nominees should be male or female public figures that are very influential through fashion and style. These should be trend setters, have a great following, and have a great impact on the fashion industry, even outside their own countries.

The individual could be an Artiste, Media personality, Designer or style icon that is creating a buzz with their sense of style, their work and contribution to the industry in Africa.

PLEASE NOTE: This category applies to only those African individuals that are residing on the continent.

 

  • Fashion designer of the year

Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa &Central Africa.

Nominees could be male/female Individual who specializes in creating ready-to-wear garments or high fashion/haute couture garments for men and/or women. Ready-to-wear clothing is defined as clothing marketed in a finished condition, made in standard sizes).

Haute couture clothing is defined as the design of high quality, usually custom-made clothing, made to a client’s specific requirements and measurements, sewn with extreme attention to detail, often using hand-executed techniques).

Nominees for this category are selected basing on their brand populace, influence in the industry and their works done throughout the year of 2016.

Nominees in this category will be selected from Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa &Southern Africa.

 

  • Most stylish male/female artiste.

East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa.

Nominees should be artistes/entertainers; from any part of Africa. They should be very fashion forward, on and off the social scene. A great social media following is an added advantage. This category is open to only those Artistes that are residing on the African Continent.

 

  • Most stylish Male/female Celebrity.

Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa & Central Africa.

Nominees should be individuals in the limelight that have a very outstanding sense of style, as observed from their public appearances and on their social media platforms.

Socialites, performers, comedians , music producers, Deejays are some of the individuals recognized in this category.

Nominees in this category will be selected from Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa &Southern Africa.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This category doesn’t cater for artistes or musicians.

 

  • Outstanding Male/female Model of the year

Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa &Central Africa.

Individual male/female with advanced runway and/or print experience and presence, possess the skills and the look to make it to the top markets and major runway shows/ print ads in Africa and the world over.

Nominees should have well stated campaigns and runways done within the year of 2016, and social media presence.

This individual should be able to command respect and audience in Africa and placement of the model with an international agency is an added advantage.

Nominees in this category will be selected from Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa &Southern Africa.

PLEASE NOTE: This category has been revised, and it now caters for any model that fits the criteria, whether they have been in the industry for long or not.

 

  • Best model management. (Africa)

Model agency that has registered consistent efforts in boosting the modeling and fashion industry in Africa.  Nominated agencies should a registered and certified model management company operating in Africa. The agency should have detailed portfolio of models it has managed to place throughout the year. International placements for the agencies’ models is an added advantage.

 

  • Most fashionable music video (Uganda & The Rest of Africa)

Nominees should have a music video that was released within the time line of 2016. Judgment is based on the wardrobe choices, video quality, and concepts used in the music video. There will be two recipients of this award; the Ugandan recipient and another from the rest of Africa( any of the other parts of Africa).

PLEASE NOTE: The award is given to both the Artiste and the Video Director of the music video chosen.

 

  • Most stylish couple. (Africa)

Nominees should be fashion forward and well-coordinated couples from Africa. The couple should be famous, have a unique sense of style, that compliments one another. The couples nominated in this category should be residents in any of the countries on the African continent.

 PLEASE NOTE: A great social media following is an added advantage.

 

  • Crossing borders with Fashion. (Africa)

Nominees should either be a fashion designer, model, blogger, fashionista or fashion related company that is directly involved in the fashion industry, abroad. These should however be originating from Africa. Their contribution should directly be impacting the fashion industry here in Africa.

PLEASE NOTE: This category is open to only Africans.

 

  • Best dressed male/female media personality of the year.

Uganda & Rest of Africa.

Male/female  personality who is directly involved in the media, whether as a TV host, news anchor, Radio presenter, or Journalist whose style is very impeccable; on and off air. The individual could either be in print or digital media.

A great social media following and influence is an added advantage for the individuals in this category.

There will be four recipients of this award; the male & female Ugandan recipients and others two from the rest of Africa (any of the other parts of Africa).

 

  • Stylist of the year.

Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa &Central Africa. Nominees should be individuals, male/female that coordinate the styling of women’s and/or men’s clothing and accessories used in Music videos, photography, runway presentations, Film, or events appearances.  This category does not include clothing design and/or sewing.

Nominees in this category will be selected from Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa &Central Africa.

 

  • Most stylish Male/female African in the Diaspora (continental).

Nominees should be Africans that are based in the Diaspora who have a very impeccable sense of style, and fashion choices. These should have good presence on an active social media platform, either Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, coupled with a great following.

This category caters for the entire continent and there will be only two winners selected for this award (male & Female).

 

  • Fashion event of the year.

This category caters for fashion events held in the year 2016. The events could have been a fashion show, award ceremony, or even social gathering, that had a great impact on the social and fashion scene in Africa. This category caters for Fashion events from Across Africa. Show production, organization and even theme of the show, will be crucial in judging the nominations for this category.

 

  • Male/female Fashionista of the year.

Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa.

Nominees should be individuals that have an impeccable sense of style, both on and off the limelight. The individual should be very influential, with their style, and very versatile, when it comes to their wardrobe choices.  This award could be given to anybody, and is not restricted to only celebrities, and socialites.

A great social media following is an added advantage.

 

  • Makeup artiste 2016

 

Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa & Central Africa.

Nominees should be Male or Female who specializes in “commercial” style makeup, likely used for the following: television, bridal makeup, catalog style print work, every day wear, and any other uses for commercial style makeup application. A well-documented detail of their 2016 projects will be an added benefit.

Nominees in this category will be selected from Uganda, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa &Southern Africa. There will be 5 winners for this category, with one winner from each of the selected regions.

  • Best fashion writer/blogger of the year

Uganda & Rest of Africa.

Nominees should be a journalist, or blogger in the field of fashion, style and beauty. Their area of specialty could vary from, print, to broadcast. Individuals nominated in this category  as bloggers should have a well documented, very trendy and up to date fashion blog, and a great social media following as well.

There will be two recipients of this award; the Ugandan recipient and one from the rest of Africa (any of the other parts of Africa).

 

  • Lifestyle/fashion photographer of the year.

Uganda & Rest of Africa

Nominees must specialize in the genre of fashion, commercial or related photography.

Glamour, pin-up, runway, lingerie or related photography is an added advantage.

There will be two recipients of this award; the Ugandan recipient and one from the rest of Africa (any of the other parts of Africa).

 

  • Hair stylist of the year. (East Africa)

Nominees should be Male or Female who specializes in “commercial” hair styling and dressing likely used for the following: television, bridal makeup, catalog style print work, every day wear, and any other uses for hair styling. A well-documented detail of their year’s projects will be an added benefit.

Nominees in this category will be selected from East Africa only.

 

  • Best dressed Male/female political figure. (Africa)

Nominees should be individuals that are currently in public offices, who stand out for their unique style sense and fashion choices.

This category caters for Heads of state, First ladies, Members of parliament, ministers, Local councils, and government officials.

This category caters for only Africans.

 

  • Best dressed traditional/Religious leader.(Africa)

Nominees should either be a traditional leader like a king, queen, princess & prince, or a religious leader whose sense of style and fashion preferences have them recognized and celebrated on the continent.

Nominees should be individuals with a very outstanding sense of style, as observed from their public appearances and on their social media platforms.

  • Best dressed male/female Guest.

Individuals could be a celebrity or just one of the guests, and is awarded basing on their look of the night.  Putting a lot of thought and effort in choosing your outfit of the night gets you closer to this grand prize.

The final decision on who get awarded for this category is done by the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards judging panel.

 

For more details on how to participate head to www.abryanzstyleandfashionawards.com.

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