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The Premier Award for Business in Gippsland

We're excited to announce nominations are open for the 2024 Federation University Gippsland Business Awards

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Timeline

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

LAUNCH BREAKFAST EVENT

TUESDAY 9 April 2024

NOMINATIONS AND ENTRIES OPEN

TUESDAY 9 April 2024

NOMINATIONS CLOSE

FRIDAY 10 May 2024

ENTRIES CLOSE

FRIDAY 24 May 2024

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

FRIDAY 5 July 2024

FINALISTS BREAKFAST EVENT

FRIDAY 2 August 2024

GALA AWARDS NIGHT

FRIDAY 30 August 2024

What is the business awards?

Enter by submitting a nomination on this website.

Please add info@gba.org.au to your contacts list to make sure you receive confirmation of your nomination in your inbox.

How do the business awards work?

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Entrants complete an entry providing a description of their business, its goals and growth. All entries within a category are assessed by two different judges, these assessments are peer reviewed and finalists are selected.

The finalists are further assessed by another two judges, including undergoing a telephone interview (and/or a site visit, which may be a mystery shop) with their responses to nominated questions being assessed. All ratings are then used to determine the category winners, with all category winners being reviewed to determine the Business of the Year.

What is the business awards?

WALK-THROUGH

Entrants complete an entry providing a description of their business, its goals and growth. All entries within a category are assessed by two different judges, these assessments are peer reviewed and finalists are selected.

The finalists are further assessed by another two judges, including undergoing a telephone interview (and/or a site visit, which may be a mystery shop) with their responses to nominated questions being assessed. All ratings are then used to determine the category winners, with all category winners being reviewed to determine the Business of the Year.

Submit a nomination

The first part of the process is to nominate a business (it can be your own). Once a nomination is completed, the nominated business receives an email with a unique link to the GBA website where they can complete their entry.

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Complete your nomination

Once a business receives the unique link, they provide some additional information and prepare answers to the entry questions. This includes a businesses overview, goals and achievements. Ideally this should be prepared off line (in a Microsoft Word document for example) and then be cut and pasted into the entry portal (using the link previously sent via email).

Be recognised for your hard work and the impact created by your business.

Entering the Gippsland Business Awards provides participants with the opportunity to stop and reflect on their businesses. Those who become finalists or winners get celebrated at the GBA awards events, receive recognition in local media and have the opportunity to promote their GBA status in their business’ marketing.

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HEAR FROM OTHERS

Testimonials

We are so honoured and thrilled to win this award and thank Gippsland Business Awards for this amazing opportunity and recognition. We are one proud Harman Wines family.

Harmon Wines

FAQ

ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS

Can I make changes to my entry once it has been submitted?

Yes. You can save the entry at any time and return to it at any time prior to the entry close date. To be considered submitted, all fields must be filled out prior to the entry close date.

Will I receive a copy of my submission once submitted?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email with your entry details. You will be able to make as many further updates as you would like until the entry close date.

Can I use the finalist/winners logo in my marketing material?

Yes, once you have been the recipient of either a Category Finalist or Winner certificate you can use the Gippsland Business Awards logo on your marketing material. Please speak with a member of the Committee of Management for access to the appropriate information.

What happens to the entries at the conclusion of the Awards?

At the conclusion of the Gippsland Business Awards program, all copies of submissions and supporting documents will be securely archived pending destruction.

How are entries treated in terms of disclosure?

We do not publish the names of businesses, organisations or their products that have not been selected as a category finalist, nor will we reproduce any information from their entry. Therefore if you enter the awards, but are not successful, this will remain confidential.

In addition, entrants may mark any commercially sensitive information contained in their entry as ‘not for publication’. The organisers reserve the right to use information contained in the winning entries (apart from contact details and any content marked not for publication) for subsequent publicity, promotions and other activities relating to the awards program.

Who has access to my entry?

Throughout the judging process the information contained in your submission will only be accessible to the Gippsland Business Awards Committee and the award judges.

To protect your privacy throughout the judging process we will not provide any information whatsoever about your entry to anyone other than the ‘Entry Contact’. The entry contact must be a company officer or authorised employee of the organisation entering the Awards.

Will I be notified of the results at the completion of Stage 1 of judging?

The Gippsland Business Awards Committee of Management will only inform those businesses that have been selected as finalists in Stage Two of the judging process. These businesses are contacted, with the finalist details provided on the Gippsland Business Awards website.