Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application dates?

The L’Oréal Canada Women in Digital contest starts on December 17, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2019.

What are the steps in selecting the winner?

The program has three stages: nominations, preselection and final selection. The winner will receive her prize at a gala in May 2019. The preselection committee will be made up of three experts. The jury for the final selection will include five Canadian tech and digital personalities and two L’Oréal Canada executives. All will be invited to play a role in the selection process and to offer guidance to the future winner.

What criteria will the judges use?

Five qualified judges will evaluate all the eligible candidates using the following criteria: 50%: Candidate’s ability to conform to the contest’s theme 50%: Ability to portray the candidate’s personality and success in the tech field

When will I know if I won?

In April 2019, the finalists will be advised that they are invited to participate in the awards gala.

What are the requirements for me (the entrepreneur) and my company?

The contest is open to all women or people identifying as a woman who are residents of Canada, who are aged 18 or over at the time of entry, and who have founded or cofounded a technology company and own or at a decision level in the company. The company must have existed for at least 2 years and be headquartered in Canada. Entrants must be legal residents of Canada and be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.

What is the prize?

The winner of the L’Oréal Canada Women in Digital award will be invited to the L’Oréal Canada awards gala in Montreal, which will be sponsored by Chloé Freslon. The winner will receive a tailor-made training program from Campus InfoPresse and will be mentored by one of the jury members. She will also receive a $20,000 prize to help fund her company.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, absolutely!

Can I encourage my friends to participate?

Yes, yes, yes! We want to see lots of women participate.

I don’t live in Montreal. Will you provide accommodations?

The finalists will be entitled to a paid stay for two days and one night in Montreal. This includes a return economy airfare or a ticket on another means of transportation from a large airport located near the finalists’ place of residence.