Each question on the entry forms carries a weighting to illustrate its importance to the judges in making their evaluation of your entry.
Please take note of this weighting and provide the appropriate level of information in your answers.
Weighting of 3 – The answer is very important and has a strong bearing on the evaluation of your entry
Weighting of 2 – The answer is important and has a bearing on the evaluation of your entry
Weighting of 1 – The answer is important and has some bearing on the evaluation of your entry
Each question contains judge’s tips. Please observe and follow where possible.
Word Count Allowance
The answers to all questions have a word count allowance of either 300 words or 500 words. This is shown on each question and you are not permitted to exceed this.
You may be requested to provide information to support your entry. You do not need to provide any supporting material as part of your initial entry.
Initially prepare your responses using a word processor application (such as Microsoft Word).
Summarise your answers into bullet points where possible
Before copying and pasting your responses into the form, use a spell-checker and check the grammar
Answers must focus on the improvements made within your business particularly over the last 12-24 months
We encourage the use of graphs and tables to illustrate trends. These can be supplied as attachments.
Before submitting, do a final read through and spelling/grammar check.
We also recommend highlighting your completed form (click and drag your mouse) and copying (CNTL + C) the information into a word processor application document (CNTL + V) in order to save a copy of your submission, just in case you encounter a technical difficulty.
Please also do this if you are using the save and continue feature.