Is there a timeframe that answers must address?
Yes. Your responses must relate to the qualifying period with all activities undertaken in the 12 months before the submission closing date - only achievements and actions from November 2020 to November 2021 should be included except where the eligibility for a specific category extends from 1 July 2020. The artwork does NOT need to have been created in the qualifying period.
Does it matter when the artwork was completed?
No. The artwork does NOT need to have been created in the qualifying period. The artwork/s could be old, new or anything in between. The important thing is how you are using the artwork to attract visitors and engage the community during the qualifying period.
How long does my answer need to be?
Once you nominate then you’ll be directed to the online entry platform. At the bottom right corner of each question you will see the maximum number of characters for your response. Spaces are counted as characters. You can see your progress as the first number shows how many characters you have typed, while the second number shows how many are permitted. To make the most of the opportunity, include as much pertinent information as possible within the character limit. (Note: Words average 5 characters plus a space, so 600 characters = approximately 100 words. This is a guide only.)
Do I have to start and finish my submission in one session?
No. You can start your submission and come back to finish it any time – or as many times as you wish - before the closing date. At the end of each session make sure you hit the “Save as Draft” button. Do not hit the "Submit" button until you are ready to complete your entry and submit it.
How will I know my submission has been received?
After hitting the "Submit" button you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not see that email come through then check your "junk" mailbox.
What should I do if I did not receive a confirmation e-mail after I hit the "Submit" button?
First, check your junk mail folder - the most likely problem is that your spam filter sent the e-mail there. If you don't find it in your junk mail folder, then please contact the Awards Managers for assistance.
Can we submit a few days late?
You can enter and submit up until 5.00 pm AEST on Monday 8 November 2021, but no later. This policy is In the interest of fairness to all participants, so no late entries will be accepted.
Can we submit multiple entries?
Yes. Upon payment of the nomination fee you will be sent a link to the awards entry portal. Down the left hand column you will see the categories you have entered. You will need to submit an entry for each category and three or more entries receive an additional 10% discount on any already applied.
Can I work on multiple entries at the same time?
Yes. Once you have registered for multiple entries or categories, each time you login you will see a table of incomplete and completed entries. Click on the "Edit" button to continue working on an incomplete entry. You'll also save money on your third and subsequent entries!
Is there an Entry Fee?
Yes. There is a small fee to enter which covers administration, online awards portal costs, as well as meeting and judging expenses. There are special rates for:
* Organisations that start a nomination before 24 September - 25% off (Applied automatically)
* Three or more entries from the one organisation - save 10% (Applied automatically)
* Not-for-profit and community organisations - 25% off (via a special promo code)
Note: One discount applies, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer.
What are the important 2021 dates?
Nominations open: Monday 21 June 2021
Early Bird* nominations close: 24 September 2021
Full-Priced nominations thereafter
Submissions extended: Monday 8 November 2021
Awards announced: 4 March 2022, as part of the Art of Attraction Tourism Summit