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Are you a
Sri Lankan Woman
between
18-35 years?
Are you a
between
Then get ready to be inspired!
Neon is shining the spotlight on 50 trailblazing young Sri Lankan women who are game changers with their social and cultural contributions, with our Shine 50, list, content and awards. We are looking for extraordinary young women who are not only transforming the communities but also inspiring future generations. If you or someone you know deserves to be celebrated, don't miss the opportunity to submit a nomination!
How we do it
The Neon editorial team will review all online submissions and also seek out additional standout candidates for the Shine 50 list. Candidates will be assessed on a diverse array of criteria, including leadership, advocacy, impact, innovation, creativity, scale and sustainability.The selection process will be rigorous and we will contact shortlisted candidates to better understand their work and impact. Neon's editors will make the final selections.

Are you a woman game changer aged 18 to 35 years in any of the below areas? Then we'd love to see you nominated for Shine50

Fields
AgricultureArt & StyleCapital MarketsEducationEnvirementEnergy & Green TechEntertainmentFinanceFood & DrinkGamesHealthcare LegalManufacturing & IndustryMarketing, Advertising, & RetailMedia & Content CreationMusic & EntertainmentScienceSocial Impact & Community ServiceSocial MediaSportsTransportation & Mobility

AgricultureArt & StyleCapital Markets EducationEnvironmentEnergy & Green TechEntertainment & MusicFinanceFood & DrinkGamesHealthcareLegalManufacturing & IndustryMarketing, Advertising & RetailMedia & Content CreationScienceSocial Impact & Community ServiceSocial Media Sports Transportation & Mobility

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Recognition
Recognition at national level
Recognition at national level

Shine50 will recognize and celebrate inductees' achievements by hosting a prestigious awards ceremony in Colombo. Wait...the party doesn't stop there! Shine50 is taking the show on the road with three electrifying regional networking and knowledge-sharing events in Kandy, Galle, and Jaffna.

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Encouragement
Encouragement to scale for impact

Shine50 isn't just about recognition, it's about supercharging your vision and scaling it for massive impact. Get ready to see your ideas go from regional hero to national phenomenon!

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Encouragement to scale for impact
Collaboration
Opportunities to collaborate with

Shine50 will empower inductees to forge future collaborations by hosting dynamic networking sessions and amplifying their visibility through premier access to Neon’s and Echelon’s influential media platforms.

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Opportunities to collaborate with
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Seize the opportunity!
Recognition
Recognition at national level
Recognition at national level

Shine50 will recognize and celebrate inductees' achievements by hosting a prestigious awards ceremony in Colombo. Wait...the party doesn't stop there! Shine50 is taking the show on the road with three electrifying regional networking and knowledge-sharing events in Kandy, Galle, and Jaffna.

Apply Now
FAQs
Who is eligible to apply for Shine50 by Neon?
Young Sri Lankan women/who identify as women, from any field who have made significant contributions and demonstrated exceptional leadership and impact are eligible to apply.
Is there an age limit for applicants?
Applicants must be between 18 to 35 years. Born on or after January 1st, 1990
Can I nominate someone else for Shine50 by Neon?
Yes, nominations are welcome. You can nominate someone by filling out the nomination section of the application form. The information required for nominating someone is similar to that of a self-nomination.
What is the application deadline?
The application deadline is July 25, 2024. Ensure your application is submitted on or before this date.
Are there any fees associated with applying?
No, there are no fees for applying to Shine 50 by Neon.
Can I pay to be on the list?
No. This is entirely a Neon editorial project.
When will the results be announced?
July, and the selected candidates will be notified via email.
What does the selected Shine50 by Neon receive?
Selected candidates will receive recognition at an award ceremony, media coverage, networking opportunities, and a platform to further their impact and inspire another generation of young women.
What is expected of the nominees?
All nominees are expected to participate at the awards ceremony held in Colombo and commit to participating in at least two of the network events planned to be held in Galle, Kandy and Jaffna. Costs associated with the participation will be borne by Neon.
Is there a long-term commitment besides this of nominees?
Nominees are encouraged to leverage and network with their fellow inductees to scale the impact of their collective causes. The network can become a rich source of inspiration and collaboration