Entry and Judging Process

Standard Bank Rising Star Awards Entry & Judging Process:

  • We recommend that organisations put forward approximately 5 young people between the ages of 28 and 40.
  • Nominations can be submitted via the online form at www.risingstar.co.za – these must be received before the end of March 2016.
  • Early submission is greatly appreciated.

After candidate submission, there will be three phases of judging:

  1. An initial assessment form to be completed by the candidate
  2. Should the candidate proceed to the semifinals, we will email additional forms to both the candidate and nominator
  3. Should the candidate reach the finals, they will be invited for an interview in front of a panel of experts on either the 24th or 25th June. This will take 2-3 hours and will take place in JHB. If the candidate is unable to attend, the finalist position will be forfeited.*

There will be 5 finalists in each of the 12 Industry categories – 60 in all – and these are the young people who form the Rising Star Network.

Please Note: *Candidates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation requirements, Candidates must be 40 or under on 24 July, 2016, Nominators need to be someone who works closely with the candidate (line manager or HR is ideal).