Frequently asked questions

When does the nomination process begin?
Nominations will begin February/March every year. 

Who is eligible?
To be an eligible nominee, the candidate must be:

  • An owner-manager primarily responsible for the recent performance of a privately held Singapore-based company that is at least two years old, or
  • A founder of a listed Singapore-based company who is still active in senior management.

Who can submit a nomination?
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 EY client?
You do not need to be a client or have any relationship with EY.

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 judging panel 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:

What information is required?
Click here to find a snapshot of the information required to complete a nomination.

What is the time commitment?
We estimate that the total time commitment for nominees from February through October is between 8-12 hours: 

  • Complete nomination form
  • Interview
  • Video filming and photography
  • Attend EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Gala 

Who are the judges?
The independent judging panel comprises past EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners, business leaders, government leaders and academia.

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.