Frequently Asked Questions

Important dates

  • Nominations close – Friday 30 June 2017
  • Round 1 voting starts Wednesday 5 July 2017
  • Round 1 voting ends Friday 21 July 2017
  • Finalists in all categories announced Monday 24 July 2017
  • Round 2 voting starts Monday 24 July 2017
  • Round 2 voting ends Sunday 13 August 2017
  • Live judging in Sydney Thursday 24 August 2017 9am – 5pm*
  • AusMumpreneur Awards night presentations in Sydney Friday 25th August 2017 6pm – 11pm Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney *Compulsory for judged category finalists

FAQs

Can I enter more than one category?
Yes. Nominees are eligible to enter 2 categories: 1 from judged category and 1 from people’s choice category.

Do I have to be a member of The AusMumpreneur Network to be nominated?
No. Anyone can nominate or be nominated

Can I nominate my own business or does someone else have to nominate me?
Yes you can nominate yourself.

How do I nominate?
You can nominate your business or a business you love, by filling out the form at ausmumpreneur.com. You or the business owner you have nominated will then be sent an email with the details to complete the awards application form

When do nominations close?
Nominations close at midnight on Friday 30 June

Why is there an entry fee?
As the awards have grown each year we simply don’t have the time to do everything ourselves, and we need to employ extra staff for the awards period. Some business awards cost over $600 to enter, so we thought that $55 was a pretty affordable entry fee.  We knew some business owners would feel they couldn’t afford it, but we realised that perhaps those people would be better off applying next year or when their business was ready to pay the entry fee. The entry fee also includes a press release template valued at $99.

How much does it cost to enter the awards?
It’s free to nominate but to enter your application there is an admin fee of $55 to help cover the costs of processing applications.  This fee also gives you access to networking with your fellow nominees in the private group as well as a press release template for you to send to your local media. $5 from every awards entry goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program. The AusMumpreneur Scholarship program enables deserving mums in business to attend the AusMumpreneur Conference who would otherwise not have been able to afford to.

Do I have to display the awards banner on my website?
Yes. Displaying the banner and linking to www.Ausmumpreneur.com is a condition of entry.

When is the awards night and where is it being held?
The Awards are being held in Sydney on Friday 25th August 2017 from 6pm – 11pm at beautiful Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney

How much are the tickets?
Tickets are $595 per person and includes business workshops, full day AusMumpreneur Conference and Awards gala dinner.

Do I have to go to the awards?
Everyone is welcome to come along! This year live judging is being held in Sydney and all finalists in the judged categories are required to attend both the judging day, the conference and awards gala dinner. AusMumpreneur of the Year finalists are also required to be available in case of any media opportunities the following morning.

Should I contact my local media?
Yes. All nominees are encouraged to contact their local media and we will provide you with a media release template. Please let us know if someone runs your story. Finalists and winners must also be available for any media inquiries and interviews in the lead-up and following the AusMumpreneur Awards.

If my friends are too busy to vote, can I vote for them?
No. Only one vote per person is allowed, voting for anyone else or voting more than once is cheating and may result in your profile being paused or disqualification.

How are finalists selected?
In the judged categories finalists are selected by a panel of judges based on responses to questions.  The top 10 finalists are then required to be interviewed and winners and place getters in each category are determined by a panel of 3 independent judges.
People’s Choice finalists are determined by the first round of public voting. Votes are then reset to zero for the final round of voting.

Do people’s choice finalists have interviews?
No. People’s choice finalists are selected from the ten people with the most number of votes in each category at the end of the first round of voting. Votes are then reset to zero for the final round of voting. People’s Choice winners are the person in each category with the most votes at the end of the second round of voting.

During people’s choice voting is it ok to run promotions?
Yes. However we do ask that discounts, special offers, prizes etc are drawn randomly as a general thank you for support from ALL fans/customers/supporters rather than just those who have voted. AusMumpreneur takes no responsibility for any promotions held by any nominees, finalists or individuals.