Inspire Awards
The DMV is full of phenomenal people who often go unrecognized for their accomplishments. The Shaun Jai Project is excited to hold an event to acknowledge these individuals for their commitment to our community. It is our desire to showcase these business owners, professionals, leaders, and socialites for their continual efforts to make a difference in our communities.

They INSPIRE us to believe in something greater, to trust humanity, and to soar beyond our wildest dreams! They are our community leaders that are paving the way for the next generation. They are our local business owners that are opening the doors to unlimited possibilities. They are community organizations that are rebuilding our families and giving back to our communities. 

Be sure to join us on Saturday, February 29, 2020 for an evening of elegance and empowerment as we honor our 2020 Inspire Awards nominees and announce our new Inspire Awards recipients.

Nominations process is now open until November 20, 2019.
Voting will begin January 1, 2020 and end February 1, 2020.
​You Control the Vote!!!
Nominee Name*
Nominee Email*
First Category (please choose from the list above)
Nominee Phone
Third Category (please choose from the list above)
Nominee Website
Nomination Submitted By*
Second Category (please choose from the list above)
Nominee Organization Name
Your Email*
Reasons for nominating candidate (mandatory)*
Awards are being presented in the following categories:

Entrepreneur of the Year (25 & Up)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (18-24)
Jr. Entrepreneur of the Year (8-17)
Up & Coming Entrepreneur of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Brand Ambassador of the Year
Collaboration of Brands
Website of the Year
Product Launch of the Year
Brick & Mortar of the Year
Author/Writer of the Year
Creative of the Year

Podcast of the Year
Influencer of the Year
Social Butterfly of the Year
Community Event of the Year
Non Profit Organization of the Year
Community Leader of the Year
Humanitarian of the Year
She-Ro of the Year
He-Ro of the Year
Q & A

Who can make a nomination?
Any resident of the DMV area 18 years of age or older may nominate their peers.

What are the eligibility requirements?
Nominees are required to be residents of the DMV from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

When is the deadline for nominations/submissions?
The deadline for nominations/submissions is November 20, 2019.

How can I apply for an award/honor?
All award submissions must be done online via our website.

How are nominations entered?
Nominations are entered via our website only. Nominators must complete the online form to be considered for an award.

How many times can a person be nominated for an award?
A person can be nominated multiple times.

Can I nominate myself?
Yes, of course. If you believe that you should be considered for an award you may nominate yourself.

When are the nominees announced?
Nominees will be announced late November.

Is the information I submit going to be confidential?
Yes, all information will be kept confidential.

Are there application fees?
No, there are no fees for applications or nominations for an award/honor.

When does the voting begin?
Voting begins January 1, 2020.

When does voting end?
Voting ends February 1, 2020.

What is the voting process?
Nominees will be voted on by their peers.

Who can vote?
Any resident of the DMV can cast a vote for their peers.

How many categories are there?
There are 20 categories.

I have a question that isn't answered in the Q&A's. Who should I contact?
Questions may be submitted to [email protected].
Inspire Awards

Date: February 29, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue: TBA

General Admission: $35.00
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