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We do not publish the names of businesses, organisations or their products that have not been selected as a category finalist, nor will we reproduce any information from their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In addition, entrants may mark any commercially sensitive information contained in their entry as ‘not for publication’.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the right to use information contained in the winning entries (apart from contact details and any content marked not for publication) for subsequent publicity, promotions and other activities relating to the awards program.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.