The public are invited to submit their nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new window) from today. People wishing to submit a nomination should submit the name of their nominee, along with a summary of no more than 150 words on why they should be included.
The public nominations are open to help recognise Britain’s most influential people with a disability or health impairment. The Power 100 2017, celebrating Britain’s most influential people with disabilities or health impairments, is now open for nominations, Shaw Trust and Powerful Media have announced.
The publication, which is now in its third year, celebrates the achievements of Britain’s most influential disabled people and people with health impairments. Shaw Trust is the main sponsor of the list, which is produced by Powerful Media.
The nominations process will close on Monday 22nd
August 2016. The final Power 100 list will be chosen by a panel of judges from across the disabled community, Shaw Trust and Powerful Media.
Read last year's Power 100 List (PDF, 12 MB opens in a new tab or window).
The judges are looking forward to receiving a diverse range of nominees and will be looking for individuals who make a positive impact, help change lives, campaign to make a difference or through their career have made and outstanding contribution to society.
Nominees might be sporting heroes, artists, politicians, community leaders or successful business brains to name just a few. The Power 100 2017 will be launched later this year, with full details being announced nearer the date.
This year’s Power 100 will also feature an editorial of the most influential disabled people internationally, to celebrate the Rehabilitation International World Congress being held in Scotland this year.
The Congress, which is taking place from 25-27 October at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, brings together disabled people, policy makers, service providers and academics from across the globe.
This year’s World Congress will focus on how to create a more inclusive and accessible world for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Powerful Media and Shaw Trust welcome suggestions for inclusion on the international list too.
Last year’s publication of the Power 100 can be found here: Power 100 List (opens in new tab or window)
If you would like to know more about the Rehabilitation International World Congress, please click here: www.riworldcongress.com (opens in new window)
Roy O’Shaughnessy, Shaw Trust’s Chief Executive, said:
“Shaw Trust will be sponsoring Power 100 2017 and a special editorial celebrating 50 of the most influential disabled people from across the world. We are hosting the Rehabilitation International World Congress in Edinburgh this year, a conference focused on promoting inclusion of all abilities and backgrounds in every nation. It also made sense this year to recognise the achievements of disabled people across the world as we all celebrate the tenth anniversary of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. The achievements of the people on the list, who are leaders in their fields, should be celebrated and the Power 100 is an important way to do this. They show that disability does not have to be a barrier to success and we hope that by showcasing their stories, young disabled people will see that anything is possible.
We look forward to hearing new stories of achievement ahead of this year’s publication of Power 100 and the special top 50 international editorial.”
Michael Eboda, Founder and Chief Executive of Powerful Media added:
“Powerful Media is excited to announce the Power 100 2017 public nominations process is now open. A judging panel, made of disabled people from different backgrounds, will go through the nominations and select the final 100 that will feature in the 2017 list. We are delighted to work with Shaw Trust again and look forward to also launching a special top 50 editorial of influential disabled people from across the international community. This year we can help drive forwards the inclusion agenda and highlight the brilliant achievements of all abilities.”