Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a list of FAQs for your convenience. If we have missed anything, please feel free to contact us at

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

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

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

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

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

Nominations can be submitted on the Pat on Brands website.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday, the 30th of April 2023.

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

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

For more information, you can email your query to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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