The competition is open to all SMEs registered in Ghana. Participation is free to all applicants.

  1. All applicants must apply and submit their application together with all supporting documents online only.
  2. The application form must be duly filled and signed by an authorized signatory of the company.
  3. All entries including supporting documents remain property of Imagine8 Company Limited and are not returnable.
  4. All applicants are required to provide a brief but detailed Company Profile.
  5. All Nominees and Invitees are required by the Awards Authority to provide a full Profile of themselves and their company to the SMEGA Secretariat.
  6. All supporting documents (i.e. Company registration, VAT certificate, or any other required or relevant document) MUST be attached in PDF or JPEG format.
  7. Supporting documents submitted by applicants are kept confidential.
  8. Submission of the duly filled application in the prescribed format shall be taken as acceptance of all the Terms and Conditions of the awards.
  9. All applications must be submitted on or before JULY 31, 2018
  10. Organizers reserve the right to publish all entries wholly or in part for the for research purposes.
  11. Delayed applications shall not be accepted, – organizers can not be held responsible or liable in any way.
  12. The Jury’s decision shall be final.



  • Applicant must be an SME that has been duly registered under the laws of the Registrar General’s Department of Ghana and has a principal place of business in Ghana.
  • Start-up applicant must be an SME registered in Ghana at least six month.
  • Businesses applying must be operational for at least three continuous years prior to its entry into the competition and onward until the Award ceremony.
  • Applicant may apply for more than one category.
  • All applicants must be ready to open their business premises for Field Assessment.
  • SMEGA applicants do not have to belong to any association or business group to participate.
  • Shortlisted applicants must provide a 2-year business projection at the Jury interview.
  • All applicants must be ready to attend a Jury interview as part of the final process.
  • Videos filmed by Imagine8 in relation to SMEGA cannot be claimed by applicant, nominee or award winners.
  • All award winners are encouraged to be present or nominate a trusted representative to receive the Award on their behalf or forfeit it and all accompanying benefits, once the award ceremony is over.
  • Participants accepts that their contact data will be used by SMEGA, its partners and sponsor for information sharing purposes only (e.g. newsletter, brochures, training updates, new products, etc.).