Terms & Conditions
The Fife Business Awards are free to enter.
A permanent office in Fife is not required but entry is only open to organisations with projects, programmes or staff actively and consistently operating in Fife.
Your organisation does not have to be a member of Fife Chamber of Commerce to enter.
You do not have to be nominated for an Award: you can nominate yourself.
You can apply for more than one category.
Award category sponsors are not permitted to enter the category that they are sponsoring but they may enter other categories.
Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation for an Award.
Entries are treated in confidence but will be shared with the judges.
Incomplete entries will not be judged.
Entries should be in English.
Completed entries will only be accepted if submitted online.
There is a two-stage application process, and you must complete both stages.
The first stage is to register your intent to apply. You must register by 5pm on 20th September 2021. Your registration will not be accepted after this date and any subsequent application forms submitted will not be considered.
The second stage is to submit your application. You must submit your completed application form by midnight on 26th September 2021. Applications will not be accepted after this date. Your applications will not be accepted unless you have completed the first-stage registration process by the due date.
Registrations and submitted applications will be acknowledged on receipt.
Entry forms will become the property of Fife Chamber of Commerce and will not be returned.
Judging will be done in three parts.
First, all applications will be independently scored by the judges and from these scores a short list of applicants will be selected.
At least one of the judges will do a site visit to the finalist to learn more about their business. The site visit will take place during the weeks commencing 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2021.
The finalists will meet the full panel of judges to discuss their application in further detail. The meeting with the judges will take place during the weeks commencing 6th and 13th December 2021. It will take place online.
You must be available during the weeks notified for the site visit and the meeting with the judges. Your application will not be considered further if you are not able to comply with these dates.
Every effort will be made to give you sufficient notice of the date/time of your site visit/meeting with the judges.
The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on 25th March 2022.
Winning entries will be publicised. If you are selected as a finalist you will be asked to provide your logo in a high-resolution format for promotional purposes. A brief description of your business may also be included in the Award Ceremony programme: the text for this will be uplifted from your application form and any sensitive information will be removed.
A video showcasing the finalist will be produced. It will be shared on social media and other FBA communications and will be featured at the Award Ceremony.
Every effort will be made to give you sufficient notice of the date/time of your video visit. You must be available during the week notified for the video visit for it to be included in social media/comms and the Award Ceremony.
You will be asked to record a piece to camera saying what it would mean to win an Award. The video will be shot at your premises.
Applicants are responsible for making appropriate arrangements to protect any intellectual property associated with their application. Winners may be requested to participate in post-event publicity.
The organisers reserve the right to withdraw an Award from any applicant supplying false information within their entry. Judges reserve the right to audit any information supplied.
By applying for an Award you agree to these terms and conditions.