2.1 All businesses that submit an entry must trade under an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be a current member of NSW Business Chamber Ltd which trades under ‘Business NSW’, ‘Business Australia’ and other trading names. This clause 2.1 does not apply to individual entrants into the individual award categories of Outstanding Employee, Outstanding Young Business Leader and Outstanding Business Leader.
2.2 Subject to clause 2.1, entries can be submitted by any business that has been continuously operating in NSW for a minimum period of 24 months at the time of the published close date as published in the Key Award Dates section on the Website.
2.3 Entry into the BNSW Awards is not open to Board Members of the Business NSW or any of its related or controlled entities.
2.4 Entry into the Outstanding Employee, Outstanding Young Business Leader and Outstanding Business Leader categories are not open to Board Members, Regional Presidents or State Councillors of Business NSW. Business NSW Regional Advisory Councillors and State Councillors can enter their business in other BNSW Award categories.
2.5 Staff members of Business NSW or any of their related or controlled entities are not eligible to enter the BNSW Awards.
2.6 An entry into the individual award categories (Outstanding Employee, Outstanding Young Business Leader and Outstanding Business Leader) shall be automatically disqualified if:
2.6.1 the entrant becomes bankrupt or insolvent; or
2.6.2 the entrant becomes disqualified from holding office as a director of any organisation or company.
2.8 Business NSW reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry who Business NSW has reason to believe may have breached any of these Terms and Conditions (including any of the eligibility requirements), or engaged in any unlawful, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, or other improper misconduct that may jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the BNSW Awards or otherwise may bring the BNSW Awards into disrepute or damage the goodwill or reputation of Business NSW.
2.9 Business NSW accepts no responsibility for any entries lost in transit or not received by the closing time due to technical disruptions or any other reason beyond the control of Business NSW.
2.10 Subject to meeting a gateway score (which is set by Business NSW in its absolute discretion), all Regional Award Program category winners will automatically become a state finalist in the BNSW Awards.
2.11 Entrants must ensure they meet, and continue to meet, all eligibility criteria requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, in addition to any category-specific requirements published on the Categories section of the Website.
2.12 Business NSW reserves the right in its sole discretion to mandate the terms upon which any individual or business entry may utilise Business NSW’s logo in connection with the BNSW Awards, including revocation of same.