Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of entering the awards

ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to all financial Australian Cabinet & Furniture Association (ACFA) members. Non-Members of ACFA are also eligible to enter, though a higher entry fee will apply. Projects must be completed at the time of nomination submission. Projects must have been completed between 1 January 2023 and 30 June 2024. Projects awarded as Finalists or Winners in the 2023 ACFA Industry Awards are ineligible for submission and will be removed by ACFA before judging. FINALIST DINNER ATTENDANCE: All finalists will be asked to attend the awards dinner. Winners must be in attendance at the ACFA Awards Dinner to be eligible to receive the award. Please contact the ACFA Events Team if you are a finalist and are unable to attend the Awards Dinner.
APPRENTICE AWARD ELIGIBILTY: Entry is open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year apprentices. Apprentices must be either enrolled or completed within the last 6 months under the ACFA workplace-based apprenticeship system OR their employer must be a financial ACFA Member. There is no restriction on entrants age.HOW TO ENTER: All entries are to be submitted using the online ACFA Awards Nomination Forms: https://www.acfa.net.au/awards/2024-industry-awards/nominations/
JUDGING PROCESS: All entries, except the Apprentice of the Year awards, will remain anonymous until the ACFA Industry Awards Dinner. All entries will be pre-judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Any entries, which in the opinion of the judging panel, belong in another category, will be re-categorised. No on-site inspections will be carried out by the judging panel. A minimum of three (3) entries must be received in each category before an award for that category can be presented.Nomination forms are located on the ACFA website: www.acfa.net.au
The Design of the Year Award, Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award & Cabinetmaker of the Year Award will be judged from the winners of the various categories.One entry per form. Multiple entries on one form will not be accepted.
JUDGING CRITERIA: The Design Award Categories are judged on the following criteria: Design | Functionality | Innovation. Please submit plans photographs as evidence that the judging criteria have been met. The Design Award Categories include: Best Free-Standing Furniture, Best In-Built Furniture, Best Soft Furnishings/Interior Design, Best Kitchen Design & Best Bathroom Design.PHOTOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS DESIGN AWARD CATEGORIES: A maximum of ten (10) high resolution digital photographs per entry must be included.
The Outstanding Achievement Categories will be judged on supporting documentation evidence outlining their contribution to the workplace. The Outstanding Achievement Categories include: Apprentice of the Year & Workplace Champion of the Year.If the project entry is of a renovation or restoration, please include a minimum of one (1) before project photographs.
The Cabinetmaker of the Year Categories include: Best Kitchen (New Build & Renovation), Best Bathroom (New Build & Renovation), Best Commercial, Best Alfresco, Best Walk-in Robe & Best Laundry.Please ensure you have approval from the owner, photographer or other relevant contributors to use these images and that the images do not infringe on the rights of the photographer or any other party.
The judging panels’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.PHOTOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: All entries in these categories are to submit one (1) high resolution digital individual photo of the nominee in the workplace.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Winners will be announced at the ACFA Awards Dinner.SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Supporting documentation relates to nominee portfolios, employer recommendations and customer testimonials. Supporting document must be provided on company letterhead in either word or PDF format.
Major Award Winners: Will be announced at the ACFA Awards Dinner.ENTRY FEES: Entry fees are as specified on the online entry form as well as on the ACFA website: https://www.acfa.net.au/awards/2024-industry-awards/entry-fees/
The ACFA Awards Dinner is to be held on Friday 20th September 2024 at Doltone House Hyde Park from 6.30pm.A tax invoice will be automatically issued on receipt of entry. Payment must be received within 7 days of submitting your entry. Failure to pay by due date may exclude the entry from judging. Full entry fee charges will apply from 1st April 2024.
LODGEMENT OF ENTRIES: Entry forms are available online at: https://www.acfa.net.au/awards/2024-industry-awards/nominations/CONTACT: For more information contact the ACFA Events team on 1300 342 248 or, awards@acfa.net.au.
EARLY BIRD ENTRY: Early bird entries fees are applicable as on the online entry form. Early Bird fees apply to entries and payment received by Midnight Friday 31st May 2024Apprentice of the Year Awards will be announced on Friday 20th September 2024
CLOSING DATE: Friday 2nd August 2024. Late entries may incur a surcharge.BEST FIRST TIME PARTICIPANT AWARD: All finalists in our design and project categories can go in the running to win this award if they are a first time entrant to the ACFA Awards. Applicants must have ticked the 'First Time Entrant' option within the entry form to be eligible.


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