South Dublin Business Awards

South Dublin Business Awards

Applications are open to any business based in or doing business in South Dublin County.

Apply today at South Dublin Chamber.

Applications Close 5pm Friday September 23rd.

Following the receipt of applications the judging process will begin, including visits from mystery customers and written submissions. Mystery visits will focus on both the personnel and the facilities provided by each establishment, to cover all areas of the customer experience.

Each of the written submissions is judged by a panel of industry experts who will assess each entry against the criteria stated for the category. Entrants to categories judged by written submission will be provided with a set of questions to answer giving them the opportunity to show the judges how they stand out from the rest.

Mystery shoppers and judges are looking for establishments who can demonstrate their operational expertise, their clear focus on objectives and results, and their ability to create a standard of excellence that sets a shining example within the South Dublin County business community.

Rules of Entry

  1. All entries must be completed using an official entry form in order to be judged
  2. All entries are free and must be received by 5pm on Friday 16th September 2016
  3. The award committee reserves the right, after consultation with the entrant, to move submissions to a more appropriate category
  4. Once a candidate has been announced as a finalist, it cannot withdraw from the competition
  5. All information supplied by entrants will be treated in the strictest confidence, with all judges obliged to sign non-disclosure agreements
  6. The person’s whose name is on the entry form as "Contact Name" will be the permanent contact throughout the course of the awards program, and will receive all correspondence, including receipt-of-entry and winning-entry acknowledgements
  7. Please observe the word limit. If an entry is more than 10% over the word limit, the judges may choose not to read it and therefore, your submission will be jeopardised
  8. Following confirmation of receipt of entry, the judging panel will consider nominations and publish the shortlists for each award prior to the awards ceremony. The awards team will contact organisations that have been short-listed
  9. The awards will be judged according to the criteria for each category
  10. The organiser of these awards is not liable for any costs incurred by candidate organisations during the judging process
  11. A panel of judges will assess the entries and produce a shortlist in each category. Incomplete entries will not be judged
  12. Once the shortlist is published, organisations that have made the shortlist may publicise this fact (including using the official awards logos) but can only do so with written permission from the awards committee
  13. If it is found that any entrant has knowingly provided false information on their application for their entry, the organiser reserves the right to withdraw any entry at any time submitted by that organisation
  14. Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards
  15. The award winners will be announced at the gala dinner taking place on 21st October 2016. Winners may be requested to participate in post event publicity
  16. Organisations may be short-listed for more than one award and the appropriateness of the category in which it sits may also be examined by the judges
  17. Organisations cannot be short-listed for an award they have sponsored
  18. Judges are ineligible to score/comment on an entry made from their own organisation, or if they have a vested interest
  19. The judges may disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the rules
  20. No nominee shall engage in any activity that may damage the integrity of the awards scheme or ceremony. Any such actions shall be raised with the awards committee who will take any decision on disqualification. The awards committee’s decision with respect to disqualification is final
  21. The decisions of the judges will be final and will not be subject to any appeal. All entrants must agree to be bound by them
  22. By entering or agreeing to participate in these awards all entrants agree to the above terms and conditions

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