Terms & Conditions

The Fife Business Awards are free to enter.

Entry is only open to businesses that are currently operating in Fife.

Your organisation does not have to be a member of Fife Chamber of Commerce to enter for an Award.

Entries can be submitted 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 business for an Award.

Entries are treated in confidence but will be shared with the judges.

The maximum word count for each scored question is specified. The word count limit does not include the questions.  If you exceed the word count on any question you will not receive a score for that question.

Incomplete entries will not be judged.

Entries should be in English.  

Completed entries will only be accepted if submitted online. 

The closing date for entries is 29th September 2019.  Entries received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

All entries will be acknowledged on receipt. Entry forms will become the property of Fife Chamber of Commerce and entries will not be returned.

Judging is done in three parts. 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 by the judges will take place during the weeks commencing 11th, 18th and 25th November 2019.   

Finalists will then 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 2nd and 9th December 2019.   

Following your meeting with the judges, you will be asked to record a piece to camera saying what it would mean to win an Award. 

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 Awards Ceremony on 27th March 2020.

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.

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 registering and completing an entry for the awards you agree to these terms and conditions.