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Nominate your Inspirational Woman of the Year

Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year award is a celebration of exceptional women in our everyday lives. Now in its seventh year, some remarkable winners have emerged – ‘ordinary’ women who’ve achieved the extraordinary.

Last year, inspirational mum-of-two Lizzie Jones was named Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year in recognition of her life-saving work following the death of her husband from an undiagnosed heart condition. This year she’ll be passing the baton to another extraordinary woman making that all important change.

Our panel of judges selecting the three finalists this year will include Lorraine herself, Victoria Milligan and Miriam González Durántez.

So who will be Lorraine's Inspirational Woman for 2017? We are looking for women who through their kindness, hard work and determination have either transformed your life or the lives of those around you. Women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Women who have overcome difficulties against the odds. This is your chance to give them the recognition they deserve. She might be a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. So, if there is a woman you know who has broken down barriers and brought about real change, we want to know about her!

How to nominate

Please send an email to Lorraine@itv.com with 'Woman of the Year' in the subject line and the following information in the body of the email.

  • Your name and the name of your nominee

  • Your relationship to the nominee

  • Your address and telephone number

  • The address and telephone number of your nominee

  • A colour photograph of the nominee in JPEG format up to 10MB in size. Entries without a photograph will not be accepted

  • A description (to be no greater than 250 words) outlining why the nominee should be awarded as an “Inspirational Woman” at the Woman of the Year awards including:

  • Why they epitomise an 'Inspirational Woman' by describing the works they have done

  • What time they have dedicated to the organisation, community or group of people in question

  • How they have gone above and beyond the call of duty

  • How they have shown care and compassion or broken down barriers for the better

  • How they have overcome obstacles or any odds to make a difference

NB. Any entries that are over 250 words may not be considered, or only the first 250 words will be taken into consideration.


  • You and your nominee must both be 18 or over.

  • You have to nominate someone for the award. Self-nominations are not permitted.

  • You must ensure you have consent from your nominee before making the nomination and they must understand they may be filmed and be required to be on TV including live TV.

  • Both you and your nominee should be UK residents.

  • By sending this email you are confirming you have read the full terms and conditions. Before nominating, please read our full terms and conditions here.

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