Entries are open for the COSMO Influencer Awards 2020 – enter now!

Elevated by Brutal Fruit and there is a R15 000 cash prize up for grabs 💸

COSMO Influencer Awards 2020

The COSMO Influencer Awards 2020, elevated by Brutal Fruit, are here! We’re thrilled to bring back our awards for the second time to celebrate South Africa’s talent. 

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate digital trailblazers and content creators who are making their mark as social-media influencers. This year’s awards will be audited by MSL Fluency, who are known for their strategic influencer expertise with data. 

This is your moment to shine and brag about being the content kween (or king) that you are, plus stand to win a cash prize of R15 000! 

If you’re creating insane YouTube videos with an engaged audience, we wanna know about it! Is your Instagram platform the place everyone checks for beauty tutorials? Then let us know, sis! Is there any influencer you’d love to nominate? Do it now! 


COSMO Influencer Awards Categories 2020

There will be one winner per category and the overall Best Influencer Award. Remember, you can enter now or nominate a social-media star you admire. Here are the eight categories:

1. Beauty

COSMO Beauty Influencer 2020

We’re looking for an incredible beauty influencer who offers amazing tips and tricks and doesn’t hold back on sharing her love for all things beauty. 

The COSMOPOLITAN 2019 Influencer of the Year and Best Beauty Influencer was Mihlali Ndamase (@mihlalii_n)

2. Style


Consider yourself a style icon? This category is for you! We’re looking for influencers who are truly using clothing to express their identity and unique style. 

 2019 Best Style Influencer was Sarah Langa (@sarahlanga)

3. Travel & Lifestyle


Does your travel and lifestyle content inspire wanderlust? If connecting with your audience through travel, food and culture is your niche, then this category is for you!

2019 Best Travel Influencer was Thithi Nteta (@travelgirlboss) and 2019 Best Lifestyle Influencer was Kefilwe Mabote (@kefilwe_mabote)

4. Health & Fitness


You don’t live by the Monday-motivation rule and your followers love you for it. If you inspire audiences with your fierce health and fitness content, nominate yourself or another influencer now. 

2019 Best Health & Wellness Influencer was Juanita Khumalo (@juakhumalo)

5. Celebrity 


It’s your world and we just live in it. As South Africa’s best celebrity influencer, you know how to engage audiences, connect with people and share Brand You. Nominate yourself or a celeb influencer worthy of the crown. 

2019 Best Celebrity Influencer was Bonang Matheba (@bonang_m)

6. Brutal Fruit Best Newcomer Award (People’s Choice)

Brutal Fruit Best Newcomer Award COSMO 2020

If you’ve just started building your brand, you’re new to the game and you’re eager to be recognised, then nominate yourself or another newcomer and put them on our radar.  

Once the entries are in, the public will vote for the best newcomer, elevated by Brutal Fruit 

  1. Start by entering yourself or nominating an influencer (entries opened around 23 March 2020)
  2. Then the top six will be announced on 1 June 2020 
  3. The public will then vote for the best newcomer from 1 – 8 June 2020

2019 Best Newcomer Influencer was Kiara Kittner (@by_kiara)

7. New Male Category


This is a brand new and exciting awards category! So if your content is unlike any other and, you consider yourself SA’s best male social-media star, nominate yourself or another worthy king today. 

8. Disruptor/Changemaker


Do you use your digital platforms for social change, to champion your community and the things you care most about? If you’re a climate-change activist, equal pay lobbyist or committed to creating more spaces and conversations for members of the LGBTQ+ community, we want to hear from you! Whatever your form of activism is, nominate yourself or an influencer who deserves this recognition.

2019 Best Disruptor Influencer was Yoliswa Mqoco (@yoliswa_mqoco)

The Incredible Prize

The overall Best Influencer, selected from the eight categories, will win the COSMO Influencer of the Year Award, elevated by Brutal Fruit, and walk away with a cash prize of R15 000! 

These are the important dates:  

  • Entries open on 23 March 2020 
  • Nominations close on 18 May 2020 
  • 1 – 8 June 2020 the public will vote for the Best Newcomer, elevated by Brutal Fruit 
  • The winners will be announced after the awards ceremony (Awards ceremony TBC)

Enter Now

Competition Ts and Cs apply. Entrants must have at least 3 000 followers on a well-known platform to enter. 

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