MBEA Awards Terms and Conditions

By submitting an EOI and/or Application Form, you agree to accept the Manningham Business Excellence Awards Terms and Conditions

Expressions of Interest / EOI

By submitting the Expression of Interest (EOI) you agree to the following:

  • Contact from the MBEA committee and an awards mentor to support the application process.
  • Promotion of your business by Manningham Business Excellence Awards (MBEA), including but not limited to newsletters, social media and print.

Following receipt of the completed MBEA EOI your business will be allocated with an awards mentor and receive an application form.

EOI submission closes on Friday 15 June 2018

By submitting the MBEA EOI, you are not compelled to complete the application process.

Application Criteria and Eligibility

All businesses must submit their entry by completion of a 2018 MBEA Application form to be considered eligible.

By entering, you agree to receive correspondence from the event organisers during the term of the Awards Program.

Businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to enter the Manningham Business Excellence Awards. Each business must:

  • Confirm that their business is either based within the City of Manningham, or has a significant presence and/or client base within the City of Manningham;
  • Have a registered ABN;
  • Complete the Application Form in full
  • Submit the Application Form prior to application closing date of 22 August 2018
  • Be in operation for a minimum of twelve months as of 15 May 2018

By submitting the application form, the Applicant is confirming that their business is either based within the City of Manningham, or has a significant presence and/or client base within the City of Manningham.

All information submitted on the application form must be true and correct at the time of submission.

The event organisers and judges, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to declare an applicant ineligible.  All ineligible applicants will be notified accordingly.

Members of the MBEA Committee, MBEA Sponsors, MBEA Media Partners, judges and mentors are ineligible to enter the awards.

Businesses become ineligible to enter if any of following points apply:

If within the last five years and during the judging phase, a business goes into administration, voluntary receivership, liquidation or bankruptcy, or

Is the subject of legal proceedings or malpractice suit

Please return the completed application form either via email to awards@manninghambea.com.au or via mail and addressed to Ben Harnwell, Manningham Business Excellence Awards ,PO Box 1, Doncaster Vic 3108
Businesses are able to apply without submission of an EOI.

Applications must be received no later than close of business on Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Businesses have the right to withdraw their application at any time in writing. Please direct this correspondence to awards@manninghambea.com.au

Young Achiever Award

Nominees for this award are for any employee 25 years or younger who meets the following criteria:

Is working within the municipality of Manningham
has been with the business over 12 months
has an outstanding attitude to their work and fellow employees
has made a significant contribution to the business (and the community)

How to complete your nomination:

  • Read the criteria to ensure your nomination is valid
  • Download the application form
  • Submit at least 150 words about the nominee, include information such as achievements, initiative, management and leadership
  • Attach any relevant information (photos, newspaper articles, awards, etc…)

Submit the completed application form to awards@manninghambea.com.au   by close of business on Friday 17 August 2018.

The Judging Phase

The judging panel is an independent panel and may include representatives from business, government and academia, selected by the event organisers. The judging panel will protect any Commercial-in-Confidence information submitted by businesses. Their associated companies are ineligible to enter the awards.

Businesses will be contacted by a member of the MBEA Committee to make appropriate arrangements for judges to visit each finalist. These visits will occur at a mutually convenient time.

Businesses that become Finalists will be considered by the judging panel to be awarded a Manningham Business Excellence Award.

Businesses that receive a Manningham Business Excellence Award will be considered by the judging panel to be eligible to be awarded the Manningham Business of the Year.

The Manningham Business Excellence Awards judges reserve the right to make the final determination, and there will be no right of appeal.

Any and all information collected by the event organisers will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and only used in accordance with determining the outcome of awards.  Basic contact details for each applicant will be supplied to Award sponsors upon request.

Finalists may be contacted by member/s of the judging panel for further information during the judging phase.

Marketing and Promotion

A business or organisation that completes the EOI or application form agrees that the event organisers may use information about nominees, finalists and winners (not deemed to be Commercial-in-Confidence) for media, promotional or marketing purposes.

You accept that you may be filmed and photographed in relation to the Manningham Business Excellence Awards, and that those images may appear in print, online and other forms of media.

Information about the applicants’ business, including information in the public domain, many be used by MBEA on any and all forms of social medial

The event organisers are not responsible for the content or privacy policies associated with any linked websites to the official Manningham Business Excellence Awards website.

All attendees that register for events understand that they will be added to the MBEA database for future promotional purposes.

Finalists and award winners will be provided with the MBEA logo for use the promotion of their business

The Event

Event organisers reserve the right to contact finalists prior to the awards presentation if deemed necessary.  To receive an award, all finalists (or their representative) must be prepared to attend the awards gala presentation on the evening of Friday 16 November 2018.

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. However, tickets may be transferred to another attendee if the purchaser is unable to attend. Please contact the event organisers to action.

The event organisers reserve the right of admission to the Manningham Business Excellence Awards events.

Advertised programs may be varied without notice. The right to change guest speakers, seating arrangements and venue audience capacity is reserved.

Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk. The event organisers will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury.

Enquiries & Bookings

For event bookings or general enquiries
please contact Jennifer Mills.
Phone 0401 797 253
awards@manninghambea.com.au

Media & Press

For all media and press enquiries
please contact Ben Harnwell.
Phone 03 9840 9338
ben.harnwell@manningham.vic.gov.au