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 – so activities between September 2018 and September 2019 only should be included. 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, so 500 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?
No. In the interest of fairness to all participants, 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.
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.
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 all organisations that nominate early or enter three or more categories. These are outlined on the Criteria page.
What are the important dates?
Nominations open: Monday 4 March 2019
Early Bird* nominations close: Friday 28 June 2019
Full-Priced nominations thereafter
Submissions due: Monday 23 September 2019
Awards evening: Wednesday 6 November on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
* Save 20% on the full price. Three nominations or more save an additional 10% on
Early Bird or Full-Priced fees.