WHEN ARE THE AWARDS?
Friday 3o August 2019 | Mystery Creek Events Centre
WHY SHOULD I ENTER?
Video interview with Blair Dowling - The Hits - Why Enter the Waipa Networks Business Awards
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS & HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
Ticketing information for the Gala Evening to be released shortly.
WHEN DO I FIND OUT IF I HAVE WON?
The finalists will be announced before the Awards Evening during the week of 22 July 2019. All winners are announced at the Awards Evening at Mystery Creek on Friday 30 August 2019.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AWARDS EVENING?
Dress to the nines! The Awards Evening is an opportunity to dress up. It's a formal event - evening dresses for the ladies and suits for the men (or go on, rock a tuxedo!)
AS AN ENTRANT, WILL I RECEIVE A FREE TICKET?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO ENTER?
How long it takes you depends on how easy it is for you to gather the information needed, but the best entries are clear and precise, bullet points are acceptable. A well presented submission is expected within the online entry form, but expensive printing and binding, or novelty presentation of entries is not required. The process of entering is usually helpful for your business so time is well invested.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Entering is easy. Complete the online entry form, upload your application and it will be sent to us electronically. PLEASE NOTE: THE PREFERRED BROWSER FOR COMPLETING ENTRIES IS GOOGLE CHROME
Please note entries open from the Launch Event onwards - 4th April 2019.
IS THERE SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME?
The Cambridge and Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce in conjunction with Jigsaw Professional Development will be facilitating workshop sessions and there will also be a free 30 minute one-on-one session available with an expert - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dates and information to be released at the up-coming Launch Event - 4th April 2019.
DOES IT COST ME TO ENTER?
There is a an small entry fee for the Business Excellence and Customer Service categories. Please see the Entry Guidelines for details.
Customer Choice, Employee of the Year, Leader of the Year, Outstanding Service to Business categories are free to enter.
When entering an Excellence category you will instantly be eligible for the Supreme Winner, Sustainability & Community Contribution and the Innovation & Knowledge categories.
Tickets to the awards night are additional and are available to purchase soon
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Any sole proprietor, partnership, incorporated society, Limited Liability Company, educational institution, local or central government organisation, charitable or not for profit organisation, with its principal place of business based and trading in the Waipa District or within the greater boundaries administered by the Cambridge, Raglan or Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce is eligible to enter the awards.
An organisation that is part of a larger national or international organisation must be able to demonstrate that it operates as a separate business unit.
Excluded are those businesses or organisations owned by officers or employees of the category sponsor.
Entrants in the Excellence in Business New/Emerging category must have been in operation two years or less as of 31st of March 2019.
DO I HAVE TO INCLUDE MY BUSINESSES FINANCIAL DETAILS?
HOW DO I KNOW THAT THE INFORMATION I PROVIDE WON’T GET INTO THE HANDS OF MY COMPETITORS OR OTHERS?
HOW MANY CATEGORIES CAN I ENTER?
You may enter one Business Excellence category in addition to the Customer Service, Customer Choice, Employee of the Year, Leader of the Year and Outstanding Services to Business categories. However if you are a New/Emerging business you may choose to enter this category along with your Business Excellence category in the appropriate size. Judges have the right to change entrants into whichever category they consider better suited to the entrant. Entrants will be consulted prior to any change.