The Voices of Impact Awards™ is open to English-speaking individuals over the age of 18, who are citizens or lawful residents of the United States. See our Official Contest Rules and Regulations page for more details.
Yes. The Voices of Impact Awards™ is open to English-speaking individuals over the age of 18, who are citizens or lawful residents of the United States. Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. College or University. A student email (.edu) address will be required, and we may also ask for a valid transcript or other proof of enrollment. See our Official Contest Rules and Regulations page for more details.
At the present, the Voices of Impact Awards™ are held annually.
To be eligible to apply for the Voices of Impact Awards™ :
The following are NOT eligible to apply for the Voices of Impact Awards™ :
The Voices of Impact Awards™ is open to individuals with a story and message which can transform and positively impact the lives of others. You can be an author, business owner, coach, college student, educator, entrepreneur, executive, influencer, service professional, and you can even be retired or not employed. No prior public speaking experience is required. We are looking for individuals that can speak from the heart, with passion, and joy, and who desire to be recognized among other innovators, trailblazers, and thought leaders.
No. While experience in public speaking is a plus, it is not required. Your application fee entitles you to access complimentary training from subject-matter experts that will teach you how to develop your story, how to speak in public, and much mor even beyond this Awards program.
The general theme for these Awards is “inspiration and transformation.” Each applicant may choose their own topic. Ask yourself these questions as a starting point:
A list of the prohibited topics is contained in the Rules and Procedures. In general, we prohibit sensitive topics, topics that can divide the audience or topics that ask the audience to “choose a side.” These include but are not limited to politics and religion, topics designed to insult, attack, shame, vilify, embarrass, make fun of, discriminate, or challenge any person or group of persons because of their race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender.
Sadly No. The Application Fee is non-refundable, and there are no exceptions. The Application Fee is necessary to assist us with the administrative and operating costs, and it also serves to attract only those persons who are genuine and truly serious about sharing their stories and developing their communication skills whether for this Awards program or outside of the Awards program. Note: Make sure to read the Awards Rules and Regulations before deciding to enter these Awards.
The prizes for the Voices of Impact Awards™ include:
The chances of being awarded a prize depend on the number of eligible applicants who participate in each of the 3 Stages, the nature, and quality of your chosen story and message, your ability to deliver an engaging and impactful story, and the subjective decision of the judges.
All participants will receive:
No. Only one application is allowed per person per year.
The judges for the Voices of Impact Awards™ will be persons selected by the Organizer who are seasoned and experienced speakers, whether they are best-selling authors, community leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, educators, or meeting and event planners.
The format of the Voices of Impact Awards™ requires all Finalists to attend in-person to present their talk live on-stage. Any Finalist who cannot or does not wish to travel for the Awards Gala must forfeit their status together with any prizes, and an Alternate Finalist will be selected.
Yay! We love our Resource Partners as they provide valuable training and education to the participants, while at the same time gaining valuable visibility, credibility, and new clients. They are also on the front line of the Awards program by actively and frequently promoting the Awards to their audiences. If you have a product or service that you believe will help our participants become even better speakers, business owners, employees, entrepreneurs, and better overall humans, contact us and let’s have a discussion. Our Resource Partners are established coaches, consultants, trainers, educators, or subject matter experts of high integrity.
Yes. Participating and advancing through this Awards program is an honor and privilege. It is a testimony that you are a person of courage, who is willing to confront and overcome your fear of sharing your story to help and guide others. If you have a desire to develop a career in speaking or to advance your present career as a speaker, or if you have a desire to elevate your job or career earnings, branding yourself as a participant in these Awards tells the world that you are a leader, and ready for greater responsibility.
After you apply for the awards you will receive a digital badge indicating that you are a participant in the Awards. We encourage you to share this on your social media and your website, blog, or another platform you use to brand and market yourself.
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