2013 Person of the year award winner is Nora Perry (England)

Nora Perry had an illustrious playing career (double World Champion, six European Gold Medals, eight All England titles, plus numerous other successes internationally in both Ladies and Mixed Doubles) before turning her hand to both coaching (one example of this was as Über Cup Coach to the England Team) and administration (becoming elected to the BWF Council in May 2009). In this latter role she was responsible for instigating the Women in Badminton movement at BWF level – a movement that has now filtered down throughout the Continental Confederations. She has been instrumental in leading the change at BWF level and without doubt has played a large part in raising the profile of the gender equality movement within Badminton and the wider sporting community.  Nora continues to promote women in badminton via her role as Deputy Chair of the BWF’s Women’s Commission and is a forceful advocate for gender equality within sport – at international, continental and national level. 

2013 Project of the year award winner is Espoo Women's Open (Finland)

Espoo Women’s Open (EWO) is an annual badminton tournament for girls and women only, which is played every spring in Espoo, Finland. The first EWO was played in 2009 with approximately 90 players and the number of players has risen every year reaching 140 players last spring.  The goal of the project has been to organize an annual, excellent tournament for all girls and women, where they can feel appreciated. The tournament functions also as an entry level tournament for beginners and one of the goals has been to encourage more girls and women to take part in competitive badminton. Since the tournament gathers girls and women from all levels, it provides a great opportunity for the young girls to learn by watching the elite women playing.