Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does our organisation nominate for the 2019 Business and Tourism Awards?
A: To participate in the awards you are required to register your organisation by completing the application form online. You can then go on to complete the nomination process by clicking the “category” icon on the categories page at www.businessandtourismawards.com.au, filling out the submission form online and submitting it.
Q: Can entrants submit entries into multiple award categories?
A: Entrants are eligible to nominate for a maximum of two categories. Entrants are required to submit a separate submission for each category entered. The best Fraser Coast Business and the John Craig Gardiner Memorial Award are judged separately and do not require a nomination.
Q: Can I nominate for myself or someone else?
A: Fraser Coast businesses are welcome to nominate themselves for up to two awards. The submission process requires a depth of knowledge of the business / individual being nominated and is best undertaken by those directly involved.
Nominations for the Young Achiever of the Year Award can be submitted by anyone – the individual themselves, employees of the business, business associates, friends, family, clients or customers.
Q: What are the opening and closing dates for my application?
A: Applications are now open and close at 5pm on 30 August 2019
Q: Do I need software to view and complete the nomination and submission forms?
A: No, you just need to have internet access.
Q: Do I complete my entry on the website?
A: Yes, we have an online submission form. You need to fill in all the fields on the online form.
Q: Can I save a partly completed award nomination on the website and return later to complete it?
A: Yes, you can save the form as you are working through the submission questions. You will be given a link that you can email to yourself and you will then be able to return at any time to complete.
Q: How do I download a copy of my submission forms?
A: Once you have completed your submission form, please tick the box at the bottom of the form if you would like to have a copy emailed through to you in a PDF format. The completed form will then be emailed to you once you hit the “Submit” link.
Q: Can I include images with my submission?
A: Yes you can. Entrants can submit 5-10 high resolution images of business or product with the submission paper. Images can be attached on the submission application form or uploaded to a CD or USB for postal or delivered in person by applicants. Address for mail or in person delivery is the Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre, 227 Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road, Urraween. 4655.
Q: Will you require a copy of my financials?
A: No, we do require a copy of your financial statements. We do ask you to provide information on the financial trends in your business (profit growth/decline in percentage terms, whether you have increase/decreased staff etc). Information provided on innovative financial strategies and/or tools you have adopted to measure business success is highly regarded.
Q: Our organisation entered last year, can we enter this year?
A: Acknowledging the achievements of local organisations is our first priority and therefore there is no restriction on the number of years the same organisation can enter the awards. A business or tourism operator who wins a category three years in a row will be entered into the Hall of Fame. This means you can’t resubmit a nomination in this particular category for the following two years.
Q: How private do you keep the information provided? What do you do with my application details?
A: Your privacy is of upmost importance to us. You submission is provided to the judging panel and collected after judging is complete. We will not use this information for any other purpose and will not disclose this information to third parties.
Q: How do I update or cancel my application process?
A: You can update or cancel your nomination at any time after registering by sending an email to [email protected]