How to Enter

How To Enter


The Call for Entries for the Instinct Business Awards 2024 is open until September 20th,2024. Entries must be submitted before the closing date.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate!

Who can Enter

We welcome submissions from organizations, industry leaders, and teams that exemplify excellence in their business practices and have fostered a culture of success, innovation, job creation, ethical conduct, and quality across Africa.

Entry Deadline

The closing date for entries is September 20th,2024 at 18:00 GMT. All dates for submission as set down on the website are final and no initial entry will be accepted after the stated closing date.


What do I need to do to enter;

  • Choose which category (ies) you want to enter
  • Download the entry form and fill all relevant information
  • Put together any further supporting material
  • Enter your submission online – only online submissions will be accepted
  • Online Support Material
  • You can also upload testimonials, press clippings, copies of printed material, images, case studies, etc.

Online Support Material

You can also upload testimonials, press clippings, copies of printed material, images, case studies, etc.

Specific Category Criteria

Each Award category has its own entry criteria. Please ensure that you read these closely so that your answer format is tailored accordingly. NB: The judges reserve the right to re-allocate an entry deadline & delivery detail.

All entries should be submitted on or before the entry deadline of Friday, September 20th,2024 at 18:00 GMT.

All entries should be submitted electronically to and must adhere to the required format. 

Confidentiality & Publication

All materials will remain confidential to the judges.

We do recommend that you provide as many metrics as possible with your entries. You can flag any commercially sensitive elements of your entry with the wording ‘Not for Publication’. The organizers will ensure that this highlighted information is not published in any form.

NB: Please do not use color to flag but make it clear by use of symbols or footnotes.

The organizers strongly recommend that when submitting entries all appropriate permissions from key stakeholders have been obtained.


Supporting Information

Where your entry can be usefully supported with supporting material you may provide a maximum of three items per entry. Supporting material should be chosen with care. It should be relevant and enhancing to the main entry. You may include high quality digital photographs a short video of MDA’s works and achievement, if you feel that this supports your entry.

Please bear in mind that judges will have only limited time to consider supporting material and so quality of supporting material rather than quantity is of importance. ‘Less is often more’. A summarized one-page PowerPoint might be easier to digest than pages of documentation.

Accompanying Company Logos and Images

Your entry must be accompanied by a high-resolution copy of your corporate logo together with one or two high resolution images that can be used to support your entry in the event you are shortlisted. Logos and pictures should be in Jpeg or Png format.