Guidelines for Entry

Guidelines for Entry

  1. Entries for all categories must be lodged by 5pm on 17 August 2018. Late entries will not be accepted,
  2. Entries can be submitted online www.jba.asn.au or email blo@jba.asn.au
  3. The awards are intended to recognise excellence in business achievement. While the clarity of information provided within submissions will assist the judging panel, it is the achievement themselves and not the quality or length of submissions which are being recognised.
  4. Entrants should be based or operate a business within the City of Joondalup area however if your business is within adjoining boundaries of the City of Joondalup, entries will be accepted.
  5. Entry is open to all business owners however, please ensure you read the “Terms and Conditions” very carefully before submitting your award entry as different criteria applies for Joondalup Business Association members and non-members.
  6. Attention must be given to answering all the relevant criteria points number 1 -9.
  7. Entrants will be disadvantaged if all the questions appropriate to their entry are not addressed.
  8. The judge’s decision is final and no communications will be entered regarding the Awards’ judging. All information presented is strictly confidential. The judging process is coordinated by the Joondalup Business Association.
  9. The judging panel comprising of independent representatives from Edith Cowan University, City of Joondalup, Business Owners and Community Representatives.
  10. All entry winners and finalists will be announced at the GALA Awards Reception Dinner to be held on the 31 August 2018 from 6.30pm.

Entry Tips

  1. Do not undersell your business. Refer to any examples of excellence or outstanding achievement in your submission
  2. Answer all parts of the question. Go back and review you answer. Ask a work colleague or friends to review your submission
  3. Follow the rules of entry, i.e. Provide three printed copies and ensure you answer all questions for the relevant category
  4. Substantiate you claims. Where possible provide factual, tangible information rather than vague statements (i.e. increased sales by 10%, reduced the number of customer complaints by half, etc.).
  5. Most important: proof read – have a fresh set of eyes read through your submission, read it out loud to check the flow and structure.
  6. Be accurate and factual
  7. Consider the layout. Use point form as this is a good technique for answering questions and is easy to follow.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entries for all categories must be lodged by 5pm on 17 August 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • A maximum of TWO award category entries can be submitted by any member of the Joondalup Business Association.
  • Entrants who are not members of the Joondalup Business Association can submit ONE award category entry.
  • Entries may be submitted online via https://awards.jba.asn.au/nominate/ or by email to admin@jba.asn.au for ease and convenience.
  • If you have any problems submitting online, please contact admin@jba.as.au before the entry deadline for assistance as we cannot accept late entries.
  • All entrants must complete the entry form, provide responses to the awards criteria questions numbered 1 -9, provide a business photo and business logo.
  • Should you wish to provide your entry in person, then you MUST provide 3 full copies of your Award entry. These can be delivered to Joondalup Business Association Office at 4/189 Lakeside Drive Joondalup
  • Entrants who are non-member of the Joondalup Business Association may use the same entry form however you must tick the section that refers to “Non-Members”.
  • Judges may eliminate entries due to incomplete entries or inability to meet the awards criteria.
  • Judging is based on the responses provided in awards criteria questions numbered 1-9.
  • The Judges’ decision is FINAL and no communication will be entered into regarding the judging and decision of the judging panel.
  • All information presented will be Strictly confidential and after the judging has been completed all documents will be destroyed.
  • There will be no set finalist’s numbers for each category.
  • All entry winners and finalists will be announced at the GALA Awards Reception Dinner to be held on the 31 August 2018 from 6.30pm.
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