This year all entries for the Coffs Coast Business Awards will be done through an electronic form.
So you can best prepare your entry we have provided a PDF for each award category for you to review the questions that need to be answered and the corresponding word counts. This will help you to prepare your answers in advance before uploading with the online entry forms.
Entries are now closed for 2023.
1. How to enter:
1.1. To enter the Coffs Coast Business Awards all applicants must read and understand the terms and conditions and complete the online entry form for your chosen category.
1.2. All entrants or nominations must operate in an area bounded by Grafton in the north, Nambucca / Macksville in the south, Dorrigo in the west and all locations in between.
1.3. To enter you must be web-enabled to enter the awards on the Coffs Coast Awards Website . You will use your email account to complete the online entry form and to upload your required photograph.
1.4. All entries for consideration must be lodged online and include the required information.
1.5. By lodging your submission, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of entry.
1.6. Your entry must be submitted by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time on the 9 October 2023. Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to extend or vary the entry period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.
1.7. Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to declare any entry ineligible, if during the term of the award process your entry form is incomplete or deficient, false or misleading in any way.
1.8. All entrants or nominations must be registered with the ATO as a business and hold a current ABN number.
1.9. Questions to be answered in order as per the entry form/s.
1.10. Be concise with your answers – remember more words do not necessarily make a better entry.
1.11 All entries must submit one high resolution (large file size) landscape image in JPEG format. Images will be used in the multimedia presentation on the awards night. Please re-name your JPG files to include the catagory you are entering eg. sustainablity1.jpg / sustainabilty2.jpg etc or retail1.jpg / retail2.jpg / retail3.jpg etc.
1.12 For those entering into more than one category a separate entry is required for each category.
2.1. All information provided in the entry form will be used for the purpose of judging only and will be treated as commercial-in-confidence by Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce
2.2. Your privacy is protected and all entries are regarded as CONFIDENTIAL and all individuals involved in the judging process are required to complete a Confidentiality Agreement.
2.3. If you are selected as a finalist, the information provided in the entry will be used for the purpose of promoting the Awards and your business.
2.4. By submitting an entry, all entrants acknowledge and agree that the Coffs Coast Business Awards and all associated intellectual property, branding and images are the exclusive property of Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce Inc. The Chamber grants to entrants a licence to mention or feature the Coffs Coast Business Awards (and the entrant’s results) in their respective social media accounts but entrants must obtain the Chamber’s written consent before engaging in any other publicity, media interviews or media features concerning the Coffs Coast Business Awards.
3. Judging Panel
3.1. All entries are judged by a panel of subject matter experts, selected from business and community leaders from within the local region. The judging panel reserves the right to place your entry into a category it feels most appropriate. The judging panel reserves the right to create or delete categories based on the entries received.
3.2. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
3.3. Judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and disclose any conflict of interest.
3.4. Judges are encouraged to provide comments for all entrants. The judges’ comments can be made available following the announcement of the Business of the Year winner at the Coffs Coast Business Awards Gala Night – Date to be advised..
3.5 If you require feedback from the judges your request must be made in writing (email) within 14 days of the Gala Awards Night.