International Women’s Day: Best Practice Competition 2018

International Women’s Day: Best Practice Competition 2018

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Are you running International Women’s Day activity? Could it be an example of ‘best practice’? Might further groups benefit from seeing and understanding your success? Can you provide engaging content and photographs as evidence of your activity and its impact? If so, the International Women’s Day 2018 “Best Practice” Competition could be for you.

The competition encourages groups to strive, helps progress the gender agenda and sets a worldwide ​expectation for meaningful action. By shining a spotlight on examples of good practice and celebrating impact, International Women’s Day activity grows bigger and better annually. Sharing the collective information available, builds a hugely valuable pool of expertise, innovation and wisdom. It also inspires further ideas and activity.

In 2018, for the very first time, groups are invited to step forward and share best practice. They’re asking groups to answer one big important question: How did you champion International Women’s Day 2018 in a meaningful way that inspired others to #PressforProgress and help forge gender parity?


A number of winners will be selected and featured across the below categories. The group of winners for each category will not be ranked, but collectively recognized for their winning achievement.

  • Private Sector: Impact and Innovation
  • Public Sector: Leadership and Progress
  • Charity Sector: Awareness Raising
  • Education Sector: Knowledge and Impact
  • Community Services: Local Engagement
  • Sporting Sector: Social Leadership
  • Associations/Networks: Member Participation
  • Marketing/Design Agencies: IWD Campaign Work
  • Best IWD Grassroots Impact
  • ​Best IWD #PressforProgress Videos​
  • Best IWD #PressforProgress media activity
  • Best IWD #PressforProgress photographs
  • Best IWD Event Pack use
  • Best IWD Cakes

Detailed case studies will be featured on the International Women’s Day website and via its social media and further communication platforms, as well as promoted on further relevant websites and channels. And, because giving is the best way of receiving, they encourage each of the winners to consider making an elective donation direct to one of the International Women’s Day Charities of Choice.


  • Open to Groups and/or their agencies around the world


Groups and/or their agencies are invited to submit an entry detailing their achievement with real examples of innovation and impact. And “innovation” may or may not not necessarily mean “innovative by world standards”. It may just mean “innovative” for you and your group at this point in time on your journey. Or, it may very well mean “innovative” by comparison – so much so, that it is the newest, biggest or best activity around by far. Either way, the one key aspect to address is what you did, why you did it, and how you believe it made a difference. How did you #PressforProgress?

To register interest in potentially participating in the International Women’s Day 2018 Best Practice Competition and to receive further details in coming weeks, please login to your IWD account and submit the form.

For more information, visit IWD Best Practice Competition.