THE NITTY GRITTY
Rules, Conditions and Guidelines
The promoter and host of the Australian Street Art Awards (the Awards) is Awards Absolute Pty Ltd ABN 66 111 229 666 (the host).
The information on the Awards entry pages, on social media and in other relevant Awards communications part of these Rules, Conditions and Guidelines. To the extent of any inconsistency, the Rules, Conditions and Guidelines below apply.
The host reserves the right to amend these Rules, Conditions and Guidelines as it sees fit as long as any amendment does not affect any Awards already made in accordance with these Rules, Conditions and Guidelines.
The host reserves the right to make adjustments to ensure optimal relevance for Australian towns, regions and destinations.
1 Binding Terms
By entering the Awards, nominees:
Agree to be bound by these Rules, Conditions and Guidelines
Have entered into an agreement with the host on the basis of the terms set out in these Rules, Conditions and Guidelines.
2 Award Categories
There are 12 Awards categories in 2019 and it is the responsibility of the nominee to ensure that their nomination and written submissions are made in the correct category / categories and that they have answered each of the criteria and supplied all documents required for the relevant category / categories. The Award managers reserve the right to change a nominee's category if the nominee has entered a category that they are not eligible to enter.
Nominees will provide their full name, phone number and email address, answer all questions in the category, provide all required documents and ensure that they have submitted their completed nomination by the closing date.
4 Qualifying period
The qualifying period is based on the 12-month period up until the 2019 awards submission closing date – September 2018 to September 2019. All activities, promotions, achievements and events referred to in submissions must have occurred within this period.
5 Submitting a Nomination
Submissions must contain all information required as set out for that category.
Only information that pertains to the qualifying period can be included in the nomination.
Each fee-for-entry category is assessed on quality criteria - questions designed to draw out detailed information so that judges can fairly and equitably assess each entry, ensuring all entries are assessed on an equal playing field. The criteria can be accessed via the Criteria page throughout the Nomination Open period.
Nominees guarantee that all information they supply is true and honest.
The host accepts no responsibility for incomplete entries as at the closing time and date, nor for entries that are not submitted on time.
6 Nominee Status
Entry is open to organisations that operate in Australia.
The host reserves the right to allow nomination for an organisation in any category as long as eligibility and mandatory requirements are met.
Nominees need to abide by the eligibility information pertaining to the category they are entering. The Award managers reserve the right to change a nominee's category if the nominee has entered a category that they are not eligible to enter.
7 Multiple Categories or Nominations
A nominee that has promotes numerous artworks, artwork types or events can enter numerous categories as long as the eligibility is met for each entry.
Joint submissions between one or more organisations and in conjunction with the artist or artists are welcome
A nominee can submit more than one entry in the same category as long as all Rules, Conditions and Guidelines are met for each nomination.
8 Exclusion of Nominations
The host reserves the right to exclude a nomination in certain circumstances, such as, but not limited to:
If the status of the nominee does not conform to the requirements stipulated in Clause 5 or Clause 7
The nominee, if a private enterprise, is or becomes insolvent
The nomination is received after the submission closing date
The information in the nomination does not reflect the qualifying period.
In addition, a nominee must inform the host in writing immediately if at any time following the submission closing date and before the Awards announcement the nominating organisation goes into administration, voluntary receivership, liquidation or bankruptcy. Under these circumstances the nominee accepts that their submission will no longer be eligible for an Award.
9 The Judging Process
All commercially sensitive data will be held in confidence.
The Australian Street Art Awards are judged by people with a professional background in art tourism, destination marketing, tourism research, tourism operations, and / or tourism media.
Any individual with a pecuniary association with the awards host is NOT eligible to judge any category.
judges agree to, and sign, a Confidentiality Agreement prior to commencing assessment.
Scoring of entries will be undertaken by people with professional tourism and / or marketing expertise.
All scores will be audited.
A minimum benchmark will be applied to each category.
Nominees who fail to reach that benchmark can not be named as a finalist in the relevant category, ensuring that only nominees who can prove they are worthy of an award will make it to finalist level.
All nominees who score above the benchmark will be announced as finalists up to a maximum of five finalists in each category.
The judges’ decisions will be final in all circumstances.
The host reserves the right to use all non-financial information contained in a submission to promote nominees’ entry, their success and the Awards.
By entering these Awards, nominees agree to make all efforts to attend the Awards presentation.
The host reserves the right to invite another party (person or organisation) to accept the Award on the winner’s behalf if the winner is not in attendance at the presentation.
12 Ownership and Extension
Awards trophies and certificates remain the property of the host.
By entering these Awards, nominees agree that in the event that the Award recipient is found guilty in a court of law of criminal activity then the recipient (an individual or an organisation) will:
Return the Awards trophy and / or certificate to the host at the recipient’s cost
Cease all promotion of their Awards success as a finalist or winner on stationary, via digital means, in promotional literature and media
Pay the host any and all costs incurred by the host to enforce this rule.
Image: Large wall mural in Eugowra depicting a famous robbery by bushrangers.