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PA Awards: PA Life Star Awards 2024 nominations are now open

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PA Life is once again searching for star quality Administrative and Business Support Professionals in our annual PA Life Star Awards. Nominations are now open for this year’s PA Awards and close on September 20th 2024 with two new categories added this year making the total eight…

Are you a star PA, EA, VA or Office Manager?

The PA Life Star Awards 2024 will be open for nominations from all PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers. You can find the categories below with details on how to nominate yourself, a friend or a colleague.

Our PA awards are amongst the most coveted industry awards for the UK assistant community. The PA Life Star Awards 2024 recognise the hard work and dedication of PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers and champion everything they do in their constantly evolving roles.

How to nominate yourself

To nominate yourself you will need to submit a bio and a testimonial from your boss or a colleague supporting your nomination. To enter please email our Editor Marja-Leena on with a subject ‘Star Awards 2024’.

The deadline for entries is midnight, September 2oth 2024.

PA Life Star Awards 2024 ceremony will take place at our Christmas party

The Awards ceremony will be held as part of the PA Life Christmas party, which is a fitting occasion as we will be celebrating with the PA Life Club members as well as with our readers from the wider PA and EA community.

The date and venue for this year’s party will be confirmed soon.

The PA Life Star Awards 2024 categories:

Here are the categories and the qualities, efforts and achievements our judges we are looking for from the entries.

Rising Star

This category celebrates outstanding Assistants who have been working in the sector for less than five years, but have demonstrated excellence in their approach to their role in supporting their executives and wider teams.

Virtual Assistant Star

As the name suggests, this accolade will be awarded to an individual who has shown exceptional applications of services to clients.

PA Life Club Member Star

Awarded to the member of the PA Life Club who has shown strong commitment to supporting the Club by attending events, and engaging with other Club initiatives.

PA Life Club Mentor Star – NEW

We are asking our PA Life Club mentees to nominate their mentors whose support and guidance has made a positive impact on the mentee.

Event Organiser Star – NEW

Is awarded for the Assistant who has shown to be an accomplished event professional behind successful events.

Project Ninja Star – NEW

Will be presented to the Assistant who has demonstrated strong project management skills within their organisation by undertaking a project on for instance sustainability, admin processes or charity work.

Commitment to Wellbeing Star

We’re looking for Assistants who have actively helped their execs, teams and organisations with wellbeing and wellness initiatives, either by introducing projects and programmes, or by managing them.

PA Star of the Year

And finally, the Star of all Starts award! The PA Star of the Year award will celebrate the work of one Assistant over the past year. We want to hear from PAs, EAs and VAs who have had an impact on their workplaces, going above and beyond duty to make processes smoother and their Execs’ and/or their teams’ lives easier.


HOW TO ENTER – nominations are open until midnight September 20th

Firstly, it’s free to enter the PA Life Star Awards! You’ll be pleased to know that submission process is being kept as simple and short as possible so it won’t take a lot of your time. This is all you’ll need to do…

  • Email Marja-Leena on with the subject line ‘Star Awards 2024’ and the name of the category you’d like to enter
  • Read the criteria/description of the category you’d like to enter, and tell us in no more than 400 words why you should be considered for this award
  • Provide us with a pic of yourself
  • Please also provide a brief testimonial (20-30 words will do) from someone you work with, ideally your boss or a close colleague, outlining why they think you should be considered for the award (testimonials do not need to be counted within the 400 word main submission text)

Our panel of judges is made up of industry experts. The judges will decide the winners of our awards. A shortlist will be announced mid-October online, plus on our social channels.

We will be announcing this year’s judges shortly.


PA Life Star Awards 2023 winners: