Frequently asked questions

When does the nomination process begin?

Nominations will begin in 2021 and happens every other year.

Who is eligible?

To be an eligible nominee, the candidate must be:

  • A Filipino citizen.
  • An owner of a privately-held business that is at least two years old.
  • Primarily responsible for the company’s recent performance.
  • Still active in top-level management if he or she is the founder of a publicly-held company.

Who can submit a nomination for consideration?

Anyone who is associated with a successful entrepreneur can nominate a candidate. This includes spouses, employees, bankers, attorneys, public relations managers or entrepreneurs themselves. Self-nominations are encouraged! After all, no one knows the dimensions of an entrepreneur's success better than the entrepreneur.

Do I have to be an SGV/EY client?

You do not need to be a client or have any relationship with SGV/EY as it pertains to services.

Are application forms kept confidential?

The information provided in the participation form is strictly confidential and will only be used by EY, the sponsors and the independent panel of judges and their respective affiliates.

Is there a cost associated with this program?

There is no cost to submit a nomination.

How do I submit a nomination?

Nominations can be submitted through a secure online website:

How many award recipients will be selected?

The independent judging panel selects the award recipients and determines the respective award categories based on the quality of the nominations received. The panel determines the categories and award recipients at its discretion.

If I have previously participated in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, can I still participate in it again?

Yes, you can. We encourage all previous nominees to participate in the awards again.