The awards process is an opportunity for you to work on your business. Evaluate, review and reassess your goals! GO FOR IT! What do you have to lose?
Need extra help with your entry? Attend our Tips and Hints to Submit and Award Winning Entry Workshop.
Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Griffith Leagues Club from 12-1pm.
Jane Barnes from the Office of Regional Development and Sue Mills from NSWBC will give helpful advice on how to submit an award winning entry. Jane was a former judge and knows what judges are looking for.
If you want to give yourself the best chance of winning, you need to plan your entry with a structured approach to your submission.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd April 2018
Here’s a guide on how to prepare!
First Step: Create a Username and Password and complete your profile. You can come back to your entry at any time. Tip: You'll need information such as your ABN, date business commenced, copy of your logo.
Important: Please ensure when you log in you’ll see Griffith Business Chamber Logo and NOT NSWBC Logo. If you log out and log back in, again please make sure you log into the local Griffith portal. If you are experiencing any login issues, please contact The Local Chamber Support Team on 1300 139 910 (Mon-Fri 9.00am -5.00pm)
-Download the Entry Questions
-Start gathering information about your business
-Involve your team, brainstorm, talk to customers, suppliers, accountant, lawyer
-Start early! Don’t leave it to the last minute.
-Take your time. Give yourself the best possible chance of creating a winning entry. You can save your entry and go back to it in your own time.
-Start drafting your responses to each question.
-Stick to the word count and answer the question being asked, don’t go off on a tangent
- Work within the requested word limits. Less is more on some occasions. Don’t overcrowd with too much info.
-Have you clearly addressed the questions? A clearly articulated message with short sentences is the best answer.
-Support your claims with evidence and refer to any awards, testimonials. Although you can’t attach documents in the portal, you can reference them online if need be.
-Aim to stand out. Be different. Judges are assessing so many entries; you want yours to be memorable
-Get your staff involved and bring them on the journey with you. It will boost moral and give a sense of pride. It also will give you an outside perspective.
-Use clear, concise language
Edit, Review, Refine
-Have someone look over your entry with a keen eye for attention to detail for spelling etc
-Re-read the question as you are answering it. Are you answering precisely what is being asked?
-Finalise your draft, making sure you haven’t missed any critical content that will help your entry stand out
-Print out a PDF of your entry in the portal. Give it one final read through to ensure it is error-free.
-Submit your entry. Make sure you click SUBMIT!
-Register your details to create your login details.
-Review time line of dates and allow enough time to enter
-Do your research, download information pack for your category. you can go back and complete your entry if you don't complete in one go
-Print nomination and review before submitting
If you require assistance throughout the nomination period, please contact Amanda Quarisa at email@example.com or phone 0412644629 to discuss your application. All information is treated confidentially.