Frequently Asked Questions
Nominations close – Sunday 16 June 2019
Round 1 voting starts Sunday 30 June 2019
Round 1 voting ends Friday 12 July 2019
Round 2 voting starts Friday 19 July 2019
Round 2 voting ends Sunday 11 August 2019
Finalists in all categories announced Friday 26 July 2019
Live judging in Melbourne on Thursday 5 September 2019 9am – 5pm *Compulsory for judged category finalists
Glamourous AusMumpreneur Awards night presentations – Melbourne Friday 6 September 6pm – 11pm
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 Sunday 16 June
Why is there an entry fee?
As the awards have grown each year we need to employ extra staff for the awards period and your entry fee helps to pay these people. Some business awards cost over $600 to enter, so $75 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 $5 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 $75 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 Melbourne on Friday 6 September 2019 from 6pm – 11pm at White Night Receptions, Melbourne
How much are the tickets?
Tickets are $660 per person and includes business workshops, 2 day 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 Melbourne 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 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.