Consumer Protection Awards terms and conditions of entry

These terms and conditions of entry apply to all entrants in all categories for the Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards.

In these terms and conditions of entry the Consumer Protection Awards are referred to as ‘the Awards’.

General category conditions

  1. State and federal government employees and departments are not eligible to be a nominee. They can however nominate others. 

  2. In order to avoid perceived bias or conflicts of interest, staff from the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety cannot act as referees.

  3. Nominations must be submitted via the official nomination form during the nomination period. One form per nomination is required.

  4. Individuals and organisations may nominate themselves. Nominators can nominate more than one individual, business or organisation in any category or multiple categories.

  5. The nominee must consent to the nomination. With the submission of an entry, nominees:

    • Acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions, thereby agreeing to be bound by them

    • agree to a due diligence process being undertaken prior to being advised of their status as a finalist in their nominated category

    • will be judged on operations and activities, innovative products, core business practices, or special projects, concepts, strategies or initiatives carried out

    • guarantee their entry documentation, including any designs and/or inventions, is their original work and information is true and complete.  The entry documentation must not infringe on any intellectual property rights including patents, copyright, industrial design rights, trademarks and trade secrets, of another company or person. 

  6. Entries and supporting material will not be returned to entrants. Therefore, please only provide copies of important photos, documents, or files.

  7. Nominees may be requested to provide further evidence to substantiate their entries. If requested, such evidence must be provided within the specified timeframe. Any information provided which, in the view of the judging panel, is misleading or deceptive in any way will result in disqualification.

  8. The decision of the judging panel and the Commissioner in the selection of Award recipients is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

  9. Nominees agree to make themselves available (without fees) and consent to their biographies and photographs being made available for publicity purposes before and after the Awards presentation.

  10. Winners acknowledge they may be required for media interviews regarding their entry and the Awards, and agree to take all reasonable steps to make themselves available for, and actively participate in such media interviews.

  11. Award winner and finalist details will be publicised on the Consumer Protection website and may be used for future promotion of the Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards.

  12. All finalists are invited to attend the Awards ceremony at their own cost. Some travel arrangements and accommodation may be provided for regional finalists who are not from private enterprises or local government authorities.

  13. The Department reserves the right to decline, accept or disqualify an entry, at its absolute discretion. This includes but is not limited to:

    • situations in which the entrant, or a related person or organisation is being investigated for possible breaches of, or has broken consumer protection laws whether or not a prosecution is pending or

    • where the acceptance of the entry may otherwise be detrimental to the objectives of the Consumer Protection Awards scheme.

  14. The Department, the Crown in right of Western Australia, and the officers, employees and agents of all the preceding do not accept any liability, however arising, including liability for negligence, for any accident, loss, injury or damage arising at any time out of or in connection with the Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards or except for any liability that cannot, by law, be excluded.


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