Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I have to be a member of Commerce Ballarat to nominate/enter?
No, definitely not.
Why should I enter?
You will find the process of completing the application is beneficial for you, your staff and your business and if you are to become a finalist or winner the exposure is priceless.
Do I have to be a member of Commerce Ballarat to be a finalist or winner?
No, definitely not.
When will I recieve acceptance of my nomination?
A letter and application form will be forwarded to all nominees after May 3
I have been nominated in 5 categories, how many can I enter?
You may enter two categories.
I have been nominated in one category, can I enter more?
Yes you may enter up to two categories
What if the categories I have been nominated in are not suitable for my business?
You may choose to enter 2 appropriate categories of your choice.
Who makes up the judging panel?
Our judging panel consists of a selection of independent business people. Commerce Ballarat staff or Board members do not participate in the judging process.
Should I attend a workshop prior to completing my entry?
Yes, you will find our workshops very informative.
How many pages are allowed?
1 page Business Summary
5 pages for general and specific questions
4 pages Supporting Material
Total 11 Pages
Should I bind my application?
No, definitely not. (Presentation will not be judged)
Will you receive feedback on your application?
You will receive a basic feedback sheet that will benchmark you against the other applicants in your category and the finalists.
Can I have contact with the judges as an applicant?
No, not unless you become a finalist. Our judges dedicate many voluntary hours to this process and with the quantity of applications it is not possible for them to give personal feedback.