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What if the brand is owned by someone older than 35, does the brand qualify for nomination?

No. To qualify, one of the owners has to be 35 years old or younger.

What if the brand is owned by someone who is younger than 18 years?

Nominations can be submitted for brand owners who are between the ages of 18 and 35.

Does the brand have to registered with the CIPC?

It is ideal to be registered with the CIPC however, it is not a limiting factor.

Where can I buy tickets to the awards ceremony?

Attendance is by invite only however the public can watch the awards ceremony online.

Is there going to be a live broadcast?

The awards ceremony will be live on the Pat on Brands website and social media pages.

How can I submit a nomination for my favourite youth-owned brand?

Nominations can be submitted on the Pat on Brands website.

When is the nomination closing date?

The closing date for nominations is Saturday, the 30th of April 2022.

Can I submit multiple nominations?

Yes, you can nominate different brands more than once under the different categories.

What are the prizes for the winners?

Winners of each category will receive a cash prize, mentorship, media exposure and a trophy.

Who can I contact if I have any query about the criteria?

For more information, you can email your query to

What is the voting process?

Voting starts on the 16th of May and closes on the 3rd of June via the Pat on Brands website.

How will I know if my brand has been nominated?

Each brand owner will be contacted once their brand has been nominated.

Can I nominate my own brand?

Yes! Everyone is encouraged to nominate a brand, even your own.

Can I nominate the same brand under different categories?

Yes, in the event that the same brand falls under multiple categories.

What happens after I nominate someone?

Each brand owner will be notified after they are nominated and you will get a confirmation email once your nomination has been submitted.

How are the winners determined?

The judges will shortlist the deserving brands in each category and the public will vote for the winner in each category.

How will the Overall Best Brand Award be awarded?

The Overall Best Brand Award will be decided by the judges.