Terms and Conditions for Brilliance In Business Award Entries

Please ensure that you have read the following Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your entry.

  1. All entries shall be made on the NFBP website or on the Awards leaflet.
  2. All entrants shall supply such information as is requested on the official application form.
  3. All entrants must have business premises located within the administrative boundary of New Forest District Council and/or be members of New Forest Business Partnership.
  4. Any media rights, e.g. press, television and radio, arising from this competition are reserved by the organisers.
  5. New Forest Business Partnership shall not be responsible for returning any materials to entrants unless by prior special written agreement.
  6. Any questions relating to the interpretation of these rules, the entry form and of the application of either shall be a matter within the sole opinion of the organisers who shall not be obliged to answer any queries or enter into correspondence whatsoever, in connection with the same.
  7. Winning entries will be publicised. Applicants are responsible for making appropriate arrangements to protect any intellectual property or design rights associated with their application. Winners may be requested to participate in event publicity.
  8. The panel of judges and their Chairman will be appointed by the organisers who reserve the right to remove from or add to the said panel at any time. The organisers hold the right to discontinue any application at any time without explanation.
  9. The organisers will not accept costs, however incurred, by the entrant.
  10. Awards shall be made to such of the entrants who, in the opinion of the panel of judges, submit applications that best meet the judging criteria.
  11. All entries will be acknowledged on receipt.
  12. Awards are made in kind as indicated in competition promotional/entry materials. A cash alternative is not available.
  13. If so advised by the panel of judges, the organisers reserve the right not to make any or all the awards if, in their opinion, all the applications are of insufficient merit.
  14. The associated business(es) of NFBP board members, the judging panel and sponsors may not enter the category of the awards for which they are judges or sponsors.
  15. The organisers reserve the right to request supporting documentation for those companies that are short-listed for an award.
  16. Companies entering the Best New Business award must have been operational for a maximum of 2 years on 1st October 2019.
  17. Individuals entering the Young Person in Business award must be no older than 30 years of age on 1st October 2019.
  18. The closing date for receipt of completed entry forms is 12 noon on 1st October 2019.
  19. Judging will take place during mid October 2019. Up to three entrants will be short-listed in each category. Dates for the judging session are published on individual category entry pages; please ensure that you are available to attend in the event of being shortlisted.
  20. Short-listed companies may be required to provide additional evidence or make a short presentation to judges to provide further details on their award application.
  21. The winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Thursday 28 November 2019. Further details will be notified to the short-listed companies and published on the NFBP website.
  22. Short-listed businesses will be required to attend the presentation ceremony.
  23. By registering and completing an entry for the awards you agree to these terms and conditions.