Frequently Asked Questions

Important dates

ღ Nominations open Monday 3 May 2021

 Nominations close Friday 9 July 2021 & Completed applications due Friday 16 July 2021

 

ღ Finalist in judged categories announced ⋙ Friday 30 July 2021

 People’s Choice voting starts ⋙ Monday 9 August 2021

 People’s Choice voting ends ⋙ Friday 27 August 2021

 Online judging from ⋙ 9 August – 20 August 2021
   *Compulsory for judged category finalists*

 AusMumpreneur Awards Nights ⋙ Wednesday 15 September 2021

 Conference and Awards Presentation ⋙ 13-16 September 2021

FAQs

Can I enter more than one category? Yes.

Do I have to be a member of AusMumpreneur 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 own business or a business you love, by filling out the form above. 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 9 July 2021. completed applications are due by Friday 16 July 2021

Do I have to go to the awards? In 2021 the AusMumpreneur Awards will be held a little differently. Judging will be held online through zoom so attending the awards will not be compulsory.  However we would love to see you at the event if possible it’s an important part of the awards experience and community.

Why is there an entry fee? The AusMumpreneur Awards are an independent awards event to celebrate Mums in Business, we don’t have a large corporate brand behind us like other awards. The entry fees help to pay our staff for the awards period and the cost towards organising this event. Some business awards cost over $600 to enter, so $125 is a reasonable price for an 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 $299 and $2 from each entry goes towards providing scholarships for deserving women to attend the event.

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 $125 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? Thursday 16 September 2021 at Sunshine Coast.

How much are the tickets? Tickets are $880 per person and includes business workshops, Conference and Awards gala dinner.

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 then continue for the top ten in 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. Voting then continues for the top ten finalists in the final round of voting. People’s Choice winners are the person in each category with the most votes at the end 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.