The following information has been prepared to assist you with submitting an entry for the Mount Alexander Business Awards.
Entry into the Awards is open to all businesses with an ABN in the Mount Alexander Shire.
Entries can be submitted by any business that has been operating for a minimum period of one year at the time of entry.
You are encouraged to carefully review the details for each category before submitting an entry. Once your entry has been submitted you will not be able to amend it.
Conditions of Entry
Applications are only accepted online via this website and Council is not responsible for entries that are not provided in viewable online format for any reason.
The General Information section must be fully completed and all the entry form questions for the applicable category must be answered.
You may attach supporting documentation if you wish (PDF, JPEG or Word formats only – file size limits must be adhered to). If attaching supporting documentation, all questions in the entry form must also be answered. For example, a response which says “refer to Attachment” will not be acceptable and may lead to your application being disregarded.
Applicants can enter more than one category but duplicate entries will be disqualified.
Judges, sponsors, employees of Mount Alexander Shire Council and members of their family/household are not eligible to enter.
All applications will be judged by an independent panel of judges. The judging panel decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
As part of the judging process, judges may wish to conduct a site visit. A site visit may be notified in advance or anonymous.
Information submitted by applicants will be treated as commercial-in-confidence and only used for the purposes of judging the Awards. Judges will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to protect your privacy and intellectual property.
Applicants give consent to promotional exposure, including a short case study of their entry, if selected as a finalist or Award recipient.
Mount Alexander Shire Council reserves the right not to declare any finalists or a winner in a particular category, based on a recommendation from the judging panel.
Mount Alexander Shire Council reserves the right to disqualify any applicant failing to comply with the requirements of any permits issued by Council, or is the subject of current or pending prosecution under workplace OH&S legislation or the Fair Work Act.
Useful tips for submitting your entry
Be clear and concise in answering all questions for the category – make it easy for the judges to understand what you did, how you did it and what the outcomes were.
Avoid technical jargon – keep it simple. Bear in mind the judging panel may not be familiar with industry-specific terminology.
Your application must address the judging criteria. Details are in the Award Categories section.