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2021 EQUITANA MELBOURNE BUSINESS AWARDS

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INNOVATION AWARDS ENTRY

  • Open to exhibitors at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021 or open to any company sharing a site at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.
  • A product may only be entered once, even if distributed by multiple companies.
  • The exhibitor MUST have permission from the manufacturer to enter the awards on their behalf.
  • This product must not have been on the Australian market prior to November 2018.
  • The product must be fully developed and already on the Australian Market or ready to be launched at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

INNOVATION AWARDS JUDGING PROCESS

Entries Open 3rd May 2021 The awards are initially judged on a written / photographic submission to select the top 3 finalists in each category by the independent panel of 3 Judges. Entries Close 5pm 18th June 2021. Finalists are announced 25th June 2021. Three Finalists from each category will be invited to present to our independent panel of three Judges during two sessions on Friday 9th July 2021. These sessions will be filmed, and the public can watch. The winner and runner up will be notified 2pm Saturday 10th July 2021 and will be invited to accept their awards that night at the Awards Presentation during the VIP Night. The judge’s decision is final and cannot be contested after the winner is announced.

FINALIST PRESENTATION SESSIONS

Held Friday 9th July 2021.
Each Finalist is given strictly 10 minutes to present their product to the panel of judges. A buzzer will sound if finalists go over their allotted 10 minutes.
This is your chance to really sell your product and its differences to the Judges.
Be creative, props are welcome (must be portable and removable) (No live animals)
After your 10 minutes is up the judges may ask further questions on the product.
These sessions are not private, are available to be viewed by the public, and will be filmed / photos taken.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXHIBITION DISPLAY AWARD

All EQUITANA Melbourne 2021 trade stand exhibitors are automatically entered into the Exhibition Display Award. Voting Opens Thursday 8th July 2021 and ends 12pm Saturday 10th July 2021. Voting takes place at the EQUITANA Business Awards Stand. The winner will be notified 2pm Saturday 10th July 2021 and will be invited to accept their award at the Awards Presentation during the VIP Night Saturday 10th July 2021.

PRIVACY

Entries are handled and processed by Show Pony Graphics. Your entry will be processed and provided to the Judges for judging. Your entry will not be shared with any third parties. By entering the awards you give Show Pony Graphics / EQUITANA permission to use photos / information for future promotion of the Awards. You give EQUITANA and its Business Awards partners permission to contact you about future awards / promotions.

PRIZES

Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable. Show Pony Graphics: Voucher must be used within 1 year. Voucher can be used on website design and development, graphic design, advertisement design or marketing.

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