Thank you to everyone who has nominated a business for this year's awards. Nominations are now closed. We received over 300 nominations this year as the awards program continues to grow.
Businesses who have been nominated for the Best Shop category will have received an email (from Lynetterochford@yaffa.com.au) confirming the nomination and asking what size category they belong to (please check your junk mail if you have not received an email and you self nominated). Nominees for the Best Practice Awards will receive emails shortly directing them to either the appropriate Survey Monkey form or informing them about how to send in a video entry, depending on the award.
If you business is selected for judging you will be contacted by phone to arrange a time to visit. The judges only have between two and three days in each state and have to follow the shortest route between shops to ensure the most shops are visited. Please be aware that we can't be flexible with dates. At least this year we know none of the business owners will be overseas.
We have made tentative dates for judging - although we may delay Victoria until August if the current outbreak is not under control and they are, of course, dependent on state borders being open. The proposed judging dates are:
NSW 21-23 July
VIC 28-30 July
Queensland 11-12 August
WA/SA 17-21 August