We are asking you to nominate outstanding women you know in of our nine categories. We want to hear about women who have made a difference in your life.
Nominations may be made by individuals, organisations, employers - in fact by anyone who knows an individual they believe is worthy of an award.
For each category, the nominee should have been in her line of work for at least 12 months and have shown particular success, a demonstrable measure of achievement, how she inspired others around her and how she has demonstrated passion, drive and energy in what she does.
You can enter nominations in any or all of the nine categories. The overall award for BT Woman of the Year in association with SPAR will be chosen by the judges from the winners of the nine categories. Each of the nominations must be supported by a citation which should not be morethan 200 words.
Citations should also include your name address anddaytime telephone number and should arrive not later than12 noon on Monday, 12th November. Enter using our online form - located in the links on the right.
Business Woman of the Year
Sponsored by Life Communications
She can be any woman in the business field who has shown determination, drive and has made a real difference in her working environment.
Woman of the Year in the Fashion Industry
Sponsored by West Coast Cooler
Sassy, vibrant and 'in touch' with real women's needs, the Woman of the Year in the Fashion Industry has to have a real sense of style and an eye for that X factor.
Woman of the Year in the Arts
Sponsored by Belleek Living
This can be any woman in the performing arts, music, the written word or visual medium whether it's behind the scenes or in public¿ a woman who has truly maximised her talents.
Woman of the Year in Education
Whether this is a teacher, classroom assistant, dinner
lady or caretaker, we are looking for someone working in education who has gone that extra mile for children, teenagers or students and their education.
Woman of the Year in Healthcare
Sponsored by Specsavers
She can be any woman working in any area of the Health Sector as a nurse, doctor, medical technician or any of the many roles across this sector.
Woman of the Year in the Voluntary Sector
Sponsored by firmus energy
Working in the Voluntary sector,this woman could be a carer, a fund raiser, or simply someone who sacrifices their time for others.
Inspirational Woman of the Year
Sponsored by The Spa at Galgorm
The Inspirational Woman of the Year will be someone who has inspired others with that extra special achievement: whether it be overcoming illness or difficulties or devoting their time to a worthy charity. Whether it's behind the scenes or in the public eye, the Inspirational Woman of the Year should be an inspiration in terms of her attitude, work and life.
Sportswoman of the Year
Sponsored by Junction One International Outlet Shopping Centre
This award sets out to recognise a keen sportswoman who has either achieved much herself or has successfully inspired others in sport.
Mum of the Year
Sponsored by Boots
Mum of the Year is a woman who is an outstanding mother, leader and role model.