Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT THE AWARDS

How long have the Bayside Business Excellence Awards been running? 

The Awards were launched in 2019 to recognize businesses across the Bayside area. The Awards program and Awards Gala Event have been developed by the Bayside Rotary Clubs (Beaumaris, Brighton, Brighton North, Hampton and Sandringham) in partnership with the Bayside Business Network and sponsored by Bayside City Council.

Why should businesses enter the Awards? 

The Awards is an opportunity for businesses to stand out from their competition with the increased recognition and reputation that being an Award recipient will bring. Being an Award Winning Business is a great promotional opportunity for your business.

What types of businesses are eligible to enter the Awards?

Businesses must be located in the Bayside area and should have been operating for at least 12 months. Please also refer to the eligibility criteria outlined in the Terms & Conditions included on the Nomination Application Form.

NOMINATIONS 

When do nominations open? When do nominations close? 

Nominations open on the 5th of March 2019 and close on the 30th June 2019. Nomination applications must be received at the Bayside Business Excellence Awards office (PO Box 6001, Brighton. 3186) or emailed to: Nominate@BaysideBusinessAwards.com.au by 5pm on 30th June 2019. 

How do I make a nomination? 

Please submit a completed Nomination Application Form which is available to download from the website: www.BaysideBusinessAwards.com.au

How many Award Categories are there?

There are 10 business Award Categories available, and businesses must nominate in one category only.

What do I do if my business seems to be applicable to more than one Award Category?

Choose the business category that best represents your core business activities.

Is there a limit to the number of nominations I can make?

Yes, businesses can only nominate in one Award Category.

Am I able to self-nominate my business?

Yes, self-nomination by a business owner/director/employed representative of the business is the only way to be nominated.

Do all the Selection Criteria included in the Nomination Application Form need to be completed to be eligible for an Award?

No. If you have outstanding accomplishments across the other Selection Criteria, then your final score from the judges will reflect this.

Is there a word limit for the nomination?

Yes. We have set an upper word limit of 100 words for each Selection Criteria to be commented on in your application.

What do I do if I need help with the application or application process?

For further information, you can email your enquiry to Peter Killey at Nominate@BaysideBusinessAwards.com.au

JUDGING

When is the Judging to take place?

The Judging period takes place from the 8th to 19th July 2019.

How are judges selected for the Judging Panel?

Judges are selected based on their extensive business experience and the business acumen they bring to the Judging Panel.

How are the Nomination Applications evaluated and judged?

There are two rounds of judging for the Awards. Nominations are scored by the judges against the Selection Criteria included in the Nomination Application Form submitted by a business applicant. Shortlisted finalists are then determined and site visits may be carried out to validate responses from the Nomination Application. Winners are then agreed at a meeting of Judges.

When are Award Finalists and Award Winners announced?

Finalists will be announced on the 5th of August. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Event on the 19th September.

AWARDS GALA EVENT

When is the Awards Gala Event?

The Awards Gala Event takes place on Thursday evening 19th September and will be held at the Sandringham Yacht Club.

What should I wear to the Awards Gala Event?

The dress code is black tie.

What is included in the ticket price for the Awards Gala Event?

The ticket price includes a 3-course dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks included, as well as entertainment. Award winners will be announced throughout the evening.

How do I make a booking?

Bookings will open on the Awards website on 15th July with a link to a Trybooking site.

Can I book a group or table at the Awards Gala?

Yes. You need to indicate on the Trybooking site the names of those to be seated together. You will be required to pay for the group or table at the time of booking to finalise the booking.

Are special dietary requirements catered for?

Yes. Please include the dietary requirements on the booking portal. You will be asked to fill in the names of those to be seated at the same table together with any dietary requirements they may have.

How do I pay for my booking?

Credit card details will need to be available and payments made at the time of booking to finalise and confirm your booking on the Trybooking portal.

I booked a table and indicated the names of the people to be seated together but I need to make a name change. How do I do this?

Contact the event organizer via email: dherbison@bayside.vic.gov.au

What do I do if I need help with the booking process?

For further information, you can email your enquiry to the event organizer: dherbison@bayside.vic.gov.au