FAQ: World Pulse Spirit Awards

World Pulse is thrilled to announce the World Pulse Spirit Awards! Spirit Awards are an annual event, launched first in 2019. This is an opportunity to nominate a World Pulse member to receive global recognition for the impact she creates in the World Pulse community and in the world. Let’s honor the life-changing connections we make with each other in this community. 


Post a story to the World Pulse Spirit Awards Call for Stories by 4 January, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. UTC describing how the nominee embodies the World Pulse Spirit.

All entries are final.

The person who is nominated will be eligible to receive the award. This differs from our Featured Storyteller program, where authors of stories receive editing support and honorariums for their submissions.

World Pulse will award three Grand Prizes a $300 US award. Six awardees will receive $100 US.

Exceptional nominees that do not receive prize money will be recognized with certificates and promotion.

The Spirit Awards will be divided into three main categories based on the World Pulse leadership roles: Storytellers (those who raise their voice on World Pulse), Champions (those who leave comments and mentor other members) and Activators (those who are actively building impact and training online and in person). Consideration will be given to the nominee’s activity and badge status on WorldPulse.com.

Someone who embodies the World Pulse Spirit:

  • Lifts up those around her
  • Speaks out for what she believes
  • Is a connector
  • Uses technology
  • Listens with empathy and without judgement
  • Seeks personal transformation
  • Is trustworthy
  • Is passionate about making a difference

Nomination stories posted to the Call for Stories will be scored based on the following criteria, factoring in regional diversity:

50% - how the nomination story embodies the theme

50% - the quality and quantity of the nominee’s activity (posts, comments, loves) on World Pulse

Nominations will be accepted from 8 December 2020 to 4 January 2021.

Awardees will be announced in 2021.

Yes! You can nominate as many people as you would like. Each nomination must be made in a separate post to the Call for Stories.

No, but feel free to reach out and ask others to speak up for you!

We send award money via Paypal transfer, Western Union, and in rare cases bank transfer. Awardees will be given the opportunity to “opt out” of the award and the monetary prize should they not desire promotion on World Pulse channels.

All people of all genders may be nominated and will be considered equally. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or color.

Nominate a sister to receive an award by sharing a story to the World Pulse Spirit Awards Call for Stories. Describe how she embodies the World Pulse spirit and how she has impacted your life or the lives of others. Be sure to include her username and a link to her World Pulse profile.

You can email [email protected] if you have a question that has not been answered here.