2017 NOMINATION & JUDGING PROCESS

2017 NOMINATION & JUDGING PROCESS

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AWARD CATEGORIES

Companies can nominate for the following categories:

Business Excellence Award for Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Business Excellence Award for Professional Services

Business Excellence Award for Consumer Services

Business Excellence Award for Creative Industries

Business Excellence Award for Business Innovation and the Digital Economy

Business Excellence Award for Small-To-Medium Enterprises

Business Excellence Award for Sustainability, Diversity & Social Responsibility

Business Excellence Award for Cross-Border Investment

 

JUDGING PROCESS

1.0 Nomination Stage

1.1 The Judging Panel for the AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards 2017 will review all nominations and decide which should be invited through to the next stage.

1.2 The initial nomination form requires responses to two questions: 'What were your company's major recent achievents?' and 'Why should your company win this award?

1.3 The key criteria on which judges will be making their decisions about the companies that will go through to the next round are: Distinctiveness: does the company stand out within its category? And Excellence: does it display excellence?

2.0 Shortlist

2.1 Shortlisted companies will be invited to submit further information.



Company Strategy What are your company's goals over the next 3 to 5 years? What is the strategy to achieve them?
Company Growth What has been your company's growth over the past 3-5 years? In what ways has the company grown, e.g. financially, headcount, geographic area? What have been the drivers of that growth?
Company Financials Please provide an overview of your company's revenue and profitability for the last 3 years. (Please append your company accounts, Chinese or Australian financial year, or both if available with the other documentation detailed below)
Social responsibility, diversity, sustainability Please provide evidence of demonstrable implementation of at least one of these elements.
Contribution to Australia-China relationship How has your company engaged with business, government or other organisations in such a way that has had a positive impact on Australia-China relations and/or the business relationship between Australia and China
Other Information Please provide any other information that you believe is relevant to your submission.
Documentation Copies of your PRC business license(s) and any further Business Approval document(s). Any relevant Business Registration Certificates from Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR or Taiwan. Copy of your Australian Certificate of Registration of a Company and a copy of the first page from Form 201: Application for Registration as an Australian Company.

2.3  It is also providing a further opportunity for companies to demonstrate to the Judging Panel how their business is both Distinctive and Excellent.2.2 The information is used partly as due diligence to ensure that any award winner is viable and financially sound.

3.0 Interview

3.1 The Judging Panel will invite shortlisted companies to attend an interview, ideally face-to-face or if this is not possible, by video conference

3.2 Each company will have a 15 minute discussion session, during which the Judging Panel will ask questions. If they wish, companies may make a brief presentation, however the presentation should be for no longer than 3 minutes.

3.3 An additional 5 minutes will be allowed for each additional award for which companies have been shortlisted.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  1. Companies may enter in one of eight Award categories. It may nominate in up to three categories. The Judging Panel, in its absolute discretion, will determine the final category in which any nominee company shall be considered. All such determinations by the Judging Panel will be final and not subject to review.
  2. The Nominee completes the Nomination Form within the specified timeframe and submits online.
  3. Nominees who are shortlisted and invited through to the next stage should complete the Futher Inforation form within the specified timeframe and submit online.
  4. Information provided in the Nomination Form and during the Further Information stage should focus on the Nominee’s performance in Greater China and state overall achievements up to present time (include achievements expected up to the date of the Awards Ceremony). All questions must be answered and all sections of the Nomination Form and, for those companies that are shortlisted, the subsequent Further Information forms must be completed for a company to be considered for an Award. Illegible or incomplete entries may be declared invalid. 
  5. The Nomination and Further Inforations forms are important documents that must be completed by an officer of the company who has best knowledge and who must sign the Nomination and Further Information forms confirming their truth and accuracy. The Nomination and Further Information forms are private and confidential and information is used for the purpose of judging only. Background information will be asked for from Finalists for advertising, marketing and editorial purposes at a later stage.
  6. Prior to review by the Judging Panel, all completed Nomination and Further Information forms will be subject to validation of their contents.
  1. In promotion of the Awards, the names of all nominees and their nominated Awards categories will be listed on this website and the websites of other participating organisations. The public will be able to forward information supporting nominations to AustCham Beijing for appropriate validation.
  2. AustCham  will provide all validated Nomination and Further Information forms to the Judging Panel for review. In addition to information provided in the Nomination and Further Information forms, the Judging Panel will consider such other  relevant information relating to the nominees having regard to the Judging Criteria. The Judging Panel may, in its absolute discretion but shall not be obliged to, take such further steps as it considers reasonable to verify any information provided to it in relation to the nominees.
  3. The Judging Panel will then determine the finalists in each category. The list of Finalists is made public and all nominees are informed of their status.
  4. Finalists will be invited to attend personally or join a video conference at a location (to be determined) with the Judging Panel for a 15 minute interview in April 2017. The purpose of the interview is for the Judging Panel to clarify and validate submissions. There is no need to repeat information already provided. If they wish, companies may make a brief presentation, however the presentation should be no longer than 3 minutes. Should the Judging Panel require additional or further information, finalists will be notified in advance.
  5. All the decisions of the Judging Panel shall be final and not subject to review.
  6. The Judging Panel unanimously decides on the winner(s) in each category and this decision is not made public until it is announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony.

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