Terms & Conditions 

1. How to enter

 

1.1    Entry is free. Each Business is permitted to enter a maximum of 2 categories. 

1.2    To enter the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 all applicants must read and understand the terms and conditions set out in this document and complete the on-line entry form for your chosen category.

1.3    Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 reserves the right to alter or change these Terms and Conditions at any time at its discretion.

1.4    All entrants into the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 will be notified of any change to these Terms and Conditions that has taken place before their entry is judged and will be provided with a reasonable opportunity to amend or alter their entry (should they wish to do so).

1.5    All submissions are to be lodged through the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 entry software called avonvalleybusiness.awardsplatform.com/

1.6    By lodging your entry, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

1.7    Your entry must be submitted by 4pm Western Standard Time by August 31, 2022.

1.8    All entries must be submitted through the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 online format. Direct entries into the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 will not be accepted.

1.9    By lodging your entry, you agree to provide Avon Valley Business Awards 2022  and any other third party undertaking external validation on its behalf, with any relevant documentation requested in order to assess your application (including to verify your entry against the eligibility criteria requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions).

2. Entry eligibility

2.1    All businesses that submit an entry must trade under an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and have a business in the following Shire areas of York, Toodyay, Northam, Goomalling and Beverley.

2.2    Subject to clause 2.1, entries can be submitted by any business that has been continuously operating in WA for a minimum period of 6 months at the time of the published opening date as promoted.

2.3    Entry into the Best Staff Member of the Year is available for any members of the Northam Chamber of Commerce, York Business Network, Shire of Toodyay, Goomalling or Beverly or any of its related or controlled entities.

2.4    Staff members of the Northam Chamber of Commerce or any of their related or controlled entities are not eligible to enter the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022

2.5     Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry who Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 has reason to believe may have breached any of these Terms and Conditions (including any of the eligibility requirements), or engaged in any unlawful, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, or other improper misconduct that may jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 or otherwise may bring the Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 into disrepute or damage the goodwill or reputation of business in the Avon Region.

2.6    Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 accepts no responsibility for any entries lost in transit or not received by the closing time due to technical disruptions or any other reason beyond the control of Avon Valley Business Awards 2022.

2.7    Entrants must ensure they meet, and continue to meet, all eligibility criteria requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, in addition to any category-specific requirements published on the Categories section of the Website. 

2.8    Avon Valley Business Awards 2022 reserves the right in its sole discretion to mandate the terms upon which any individual or business entry may utilise the Avon Valley Business Awards logo in connection with the  Awards.

 

3. Entry requirements

3.1    All entries for consideration must be lodged online and include all the required information.

3.2    Avon Valley Business Awards reserves the right to declare any entry ineligible, if at any time during or after the term of the award process your entry form is found to be incomplete, deficient, false, or misleading in any way.

3.3   Should your business be successful as a finalist, you will be contacted by October 24 and an appointment will be made for a video business verification that will be taken by the Northam Chamber of Commerce to support your entry.

4. Judging

4.1    All entries are judged by a panel of subject matter experts, selected by Avon Valley Business Awards business and community leaders, which may also include previous Category Winners and Category Sponsors. These judges may be drawn from current employees of Avon Valley Business Awards or any of its related or controlled entities.

4.2    Judges will allocate scores to each question asked, and these scores will be added up to reach an overall score for each entry.

4.3    There will only be one winner per category.

4.4    Where there are two or more entries with the same highest score, the judging panel will be reconvened for determination of the winner. If after the judging panel has been reconvened, there is still two or more entries with the same highest score, the Avon Valley Business Awards will have the final determination.

4.5    Judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and disclose any conflict of interest.

4.6    The Judging Panel's decision is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.

4.7    A representative of the Avon Valley Business Awards or the Judging Panel may contact any entrant via telephone interview or email for further information or to verify their entry prior to selecting the final preferred winner. Conducting such interviews does not create any obligation on Avon Valley Business Awards or the Judging Panel to select the interviewed entrant as a winner.