2017 Terms and Conditions of Entry
1. How to enter
1.1. To enter the BEATS Awards all applicants must read and understand the terms and conditions and complete the on-line entry form for your chosen category.
1.2. To enter you must be web-enabled with a NSW Business Chamber website member login.
1.3. All submissions are to be lodged through, www.beatsawards.com.au, the BEATS Awards which will connect with a NSW Business Chamber portal website www.beatsawards.com.au
1.4. By lodging your submission, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of entry.
1.5. Your entry must be submitted by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time on the relevant date.
BEATS Awards reserves the right to extend or vary the entry period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.
1.6. There are no direct entries into the NSW Business Chamber State Awards.
1.7. A business can enter more than one category.
2. Who can enter?
2.1. Entries can be made by any current financial member of NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC).
2.2. Entries can be made by Associate members of the NSW Business Chamber with the Local Chamber of Commerce limited entitlement package.
Join your local chamber here Murwillumbah and District Business Chamber; Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce; Kingscliff and District Business Chamber
2.3. Members of local chambers that are Chamber Alliance Partners but that have NOT yet opted in are eligible to enter, once they have completed the opt in process.
2.5. All businesses must have been in operation for at least two years.
2.6. All entrants (excluding Associate members with the limited entitlement package) must be financial members of the NSW Business Chamber at the time of entry and during the term of the Award process.
2.7. To enter the 2017 NSW Business Chamber award program and be eligible, all Local Chamber applicants must be opted in members of the NSW Business Chamber AND members of their local chamber at the time of entry and during the term of the Award process.
2.8. Entrants must be web enabled with a NSW Business Chamber website member login. The same login is used to access the online entry process.
2.9 Entry into the Business Awards Program is not open to Board Members (or their businesses) of the NSW Business Chamber.
2.10. Entry into the Young Business Executive, Young Entrepreneur or Business Leader categories is not open to NSW Business Chamber Regional Advisory Councillors.
3. 2016 winners
3.1. Local, Regional and State Winners from the 2016 NSW Business Chamber Awards program or the BEATS Awards cannot enter the same category in the subsequent year (2017) that they won.
3.2. Local, State and Regional Winners are free to enter any other category in 2017 other than the category they were a winner of in 2016.
4. Entry requirements
4.1. All entries for consideration must be lodged online and include the required information.
4.2. BEATS Awards and NSW Business Chamber 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.
4.3. Your entry will be allocated to a NSW Business regional awards program, based on your postcode (for NSW Business Chamber managed awards, see point 10 below for list) as stored in our membership database. You cannot change your postcode once you have started your entry however you can change the region in which you are entering.
4.4. You must be a web-enabled NSW Business Chamber member, with a NSW Business Chamber member website login and password to enter. Call 02 5631 8504 for more information.
5. Opening dates
5.1. Refer to the Important Dates page on the website. www.beatsawards.com.au
5.2. BEATS Awards and NSW Business Chamber reserves the right to extend or vary the entry period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.
6. Closing Date
6.1. Refer to the Important Dates page on the website. www.beatsawards.com.au
6.2. BEATS Awards and NSW Business Chamber reserves the right to extend or vary the entry period if required, before or after the award entry period commences.
7.1. 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 BEATS Awards and NSW Business Chamber.
7.2. 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.
8. Judging Panel
8.1. All entries are judged by a panel of subject matter experts, selected from business and community leaders from within the your local regional NSW area or Sydney area region, including previous State Category Winners and Corporate Category Sponsors.
8.2. The judge’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
8.3 In situations where there is only one entrant for a category in a Regional Award, this entry will be judged.
Subject to meeting a gateway score, the entry will become an automatic State Finalist and will be awarded a State Finalist certificate and represent their region at the State Gala event.
BEATS Awards Terms and Conditions
1. Agree to your business being profiled in the media and members of the media and sponsors contacting you. The winners may receive publicity through participating media organisations.
2. Applicant’s principle place of business must be within the Tweed Shire.
3. Franchisors residing within the Tweed Shire, as well as individual Franchisees are permitted to enter.