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a celebration of the most engaging and innovative content creators

The InfluenceHer Awards

2018 was an incredible year for our InfluenceHer Collective members, and for the first time ever, we’re publicly recognizing them for their amazing content and impact on the industry. Whether you’re a long-time IHC member or brand new, whether you have 100,000 followers or 100, and whether you cover travel, fashion, or anything in between, we’re honoring YOU - our best and brightest up-and-coming influencers.

If you’re not yet a member of the InfluenceHer Collective, apply to join here.

See official contest rules here.

What You Could Win

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Bragging rights - and much, much more. Our eight category winners will walk away with:

The Categories

 
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The Fashion InfluenceHer of the Year is celebrated for her style- and fashion-focused content, like OOTDs, how to style new trends, where to find the best deals on fashion, and more.

The Beauty InfluenceHer of the Year is recognized for creating engaging content in the skincare and beauty space, featuring her favorite makeup products, skincare routine, self-care tips, hair tutorials, etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Travel InfluenceHer of the Year is known for bringing her audience on exciting journeys, sharing travel guides, packing tips, travel hacks, and more.

The Lifestyle InfluenceHer of the Year is recognized for sharing about her home/work life, recipes, wellness tips and tricks, interior decorating, and everything in between.

 
 
 
 
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The Most Inspiring InfluenceHer of the Year uses her platforms to spark change and empower her audience to try new things, creates content that inspires others to follow suit, and isn’t afraid to share her personal stories.

The Most Innovative InfluenceHer of the Year goes the extra mile to get a cool shot, produces content with a different perspective, isn’t afraid to try new features on platforms as they arise, and stands out amongst the crowd of other content creators.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rising Star of the Year: We’re recognizing an up-and-coming InfluenceHer who has just begun her content creation journey and/or is working hard to build up her audience, content, and strategy.

*To be considered for the Rising Star of the Year category, applicants must have 5,000 Instagram followers or fewer, and/or have started creating content publicly no earlier than January 1, 2018.

The InfluenceHer of the Year is a seasoned content creator and InfluenceHer Collective member who is recognized for creating consistently beautiful content, producing impressive sponsored work, and staying active and engaged in the blogging community.

 
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The Process

STEP 1: APPLY

Every InfluenceHer Collective member is eligible to receive an InfluenceHer Award - all you have to do is apply. If you’d like to be considered for one or more categories, submit an application with your information, a short bio, and links to content that you think make you deserving of the Award. Our team of judges will hand-pick nominees across the eight categories to move forward to the next round.

Application link: https://hercampus.wufoo.com/forms/mnbatw40sn4zhl/

Application period: Feb 1-Feb 17

If you’re not yet a member of the InfluenceHer Collective, please apply to join here.

STEP 2: VOTE

Selected nominees across each category will be presented on influencehercollective.com/awards, where they can encourage friends and followers to vote for them. Based on the voting results, three nominees per category will move forward to the next round.

Voting link: influencehercollective.com/awards

Voting period: Feb 22-March 1

STEP 3: WIN

Our team of judges will make the final selection of one winner per category, to be announced online on Friday, March 8th. Each winner will receive an extraordinary weekend extravaganza in Los Angeles this June (including travel and accommodation), public recognition at Her Conference: Inspire in Los Angeles, significant social and editorial publicity on @HerCampus, hercampus.com, and influencehercollective.com, plus extra goodies from our brand partners.

Winners notified: March 8 

Winners announced: March 15

See official contest rules here.

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 FAQs

Am I eligible?

In order to be considered for the InfluenceHer Awards, you must be a current InfluenceHer Collective member residing in the contiguous United States, District of Columbia, or Canada. You must be at least 18 years or older. You must be available to travel to Los Angeles the weekend of May 31-June 2, 2019 and able to attend Her Conference: Inspire on June 1, 2019.

If you’re not yet a member of the InfluenceHer Collective, please apply to join here.

All IHC members can apply for any of the eight categories, with the exception of the Rising Star of the Year category. To be considered for the Rising Star of the Year category, applicants must have 5,000 Instagram followers or fewer, and/or have started creating content publicly no earlier than January 1, 2018.

What if I’m not a member of the InfluenceHer Collective? Can I still apply?

If you’re not yet a member of the InfluenceHer Collective, please apply to join here and submit your application for the InfluenceHer Awards. If your application is approved by February 17, 2019, your Awards application will be considered.

What is the InfluenceHer Collective? How do I join?

The InfluenceHer Collective is a tight-knit community of young female content creators. We encourage collaboration within the community and provide members with the resources to build each other up. Find our more about the IHC here and apply here.

How many categories can I apply for?

You can nominate yourself/apply for up to three categories. If you apply for four or more categories, your entire application will not be considered.

What kind of content should I submit?

All content should be published in 2018 in order to be considered. Content can be in photo, video, or text form, but must be posted publicly on one of your platforms (for example, a blog post, YouTube video, Instagram post, IGTV post, etc.).

Can I submit sponsored content?

Yes, the content you submit can either be sponsored, not sponsored, or a mix of both - your choice.

When are applications due?

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm EST in order to be considered.

How are the winners selected?

Applicants must submit their work through the application in order to be considered for the first round of selection. Our in-house InfluenceHer Collective team members will be narrowing the original pool down to initial nominees across the eight categories. Those nominees will then be presented online for a voting period, where they can encourage friends, family, and followers to vote for them! The voting results will narrow down our selection to three nominees per category, and our panel of judges will select the final category winners.

Can I nominate someone else?

You cannot fill out an application for someone else, but you can encourage her to apply/nominate herself! Simply send her the application link to submit her work.

Remember, applicants must be InfluenceHer Collective members to be considered! If your friend isn’t already a member, she can apply here.

What do I win?

All nominees and winners will receive significant promotion, publicity, and recognition for their work in the space. All nominees will be publicly displayed on influencehercollective.com/awards and promoted via Her Campus social channels, reaching millions of potential new followers.

The eight category winners will receive a weekend trip to Her Conference: Inspire in LA (May 31-June 2), with travel and accommodations provided. During this weekend, they’ll have the chance to meet and mingle with other IHC members, Her Conference speakers, and the Her Campus team - and be recognized publicly on stage at Her Conference. Winners will also receive two VIP tickets to College Fashion Week 2019 (Boston or NYC), a full-day takeover on the @HerCampus Instagram Story, re-grams to @HerCampusStyle and @HerCampusBeauty, and features on influencehercollective.com and hercampus.com.

More questions? Email hello@influencehercollective.com.

See official contest rules here.