The Awards are open to all businesses that meet the following criteria:
The business/organisation must operate on a local, regional, state, national or international level, with a significant base in the Geelong, Bellarine, Queenscliff, Surfcoast or Golden Plains regions.
The business must have been registered and operating in the region before April 1, 2017.
The business will be judged on its operations during the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, while any achievements dated from April 1, 2015 onwards will be recognised at the discretion of the judging panel. Additional advances or recognition received during the April 2018 to June 2018 period will be taken into account at the discretion of the judging panel.
Award sponsors and/or their various divisions or departments may enter categories that they are not sponsoring.
Core Criteria 1-5 must not exceed 2250 words. The Business Summary is an additional 250 words.Businesses that exceed the word limit will be ineligible to win an award