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Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber FBD Business Awards 2014 Terms and Conditions

  • All information supplied to the Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber & FBD Awards will be treated as confidential and will be viewed only by an independent judging panel.
  • The awards are open to individuals, charities, organisations and businesses based in the Dungarvan and West Waterford area.
  • Entry to the awards is free of charge.
  • Entries may only be submitted on the authorised entry form and online.
  • Applications may be supported by relevant supporting documentation such as promotional material, testimonials, photographs etc.
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost or delayed.
  • Entries cannot be returned.
  • Award criteria are explained in full on this site and it is the nominating party’s responsibility to be aware of category requirements and guidelines.
  • Judges also reserve the right to enter your company in another category, if applicable.
  • Category sponsors may not enter the category they have supported
  • Each entry should be on a separate entry form.
  • Completed applications must be returned online or to Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber no later than Friday (26th Sept at 5pm 2014). Entries received after this date will not be considered.
  • The Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber is not privy to, and will have no influence over the judging of the awards.
  • Entries will be judged by RIKON, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology and where relevant, category sponsors.
  • The judges’ decision is final and binding in respect of all matters concerning this competition, including the interpretation of the rules and conditions of this competition. It is accepted that there can be no appeal against the decision of the organisers, or of any judge or panel appointed by them.
  • Canvasing of judges, sponsors or organisers will result in disqualification from the competition.
  • By submitting the nomination form, all nominators accept these Rules and Conditions.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be announced on 17th October 2014.
  • Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview on 23rd of October 2014.
  • Winners of each category will be announced at the Chamber & FBD Awards in Lismore Castle on Friday November 7th 2014.
  • Each Shortlisted candidate will receive one complimentary ticket to the Awards Event in Lismore Castle.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should take account of the specific category criteria when completing their application form as it will have an influence on how their application is judged.


Judging Methodology
Entries will be judged on the basis of the information provided in the completed entry form, eligibility, and responses to the general and prescribed questions in the submission.
All entries are evaluated in accordance with the Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber & FBD Awards judging assessment criteria.

Judging Assessment
All entries are assessed as per the Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber & FBD Awards Judging Methodology. A numerical grading system is utilised and weighted against the various sections of the submission during the assessment phase. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, the successful exploitation of new ideas in all aspects of the running of the company and an understanding that continuous improvement through innovation is essential to the success of the business.  
Judges will make an assessment of all aspects of the company and score against company performance as per the guidelines/indicators specified above.

Scoring will be rated as follows:-

5 = excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = fair, 1 = poor
There will be some flexibility afforded in terms of applicant’s prominence in one key area.

In scoring the ‘Business’ section, judges should look to see how well the company has performed and to what extent the individual has demonstrated that they understand their performance and the business principles involved.

In scoring the ‘Individual Achievement’ section, judges should look to see the contribution made by the employee to the business or community, how well the employee / person had delivered over and above their required tasks and their commitment to going the extra mile.

 At the final stage of interview, Judges will have a complete picture of each company.  The judges’ scores will be entered on to an individual Score Card and the results will determine both the Category Runner-up and the Category Winner.  The decision of the judges is final.

Interviews are limited to 15 minutes per applicant.
If candidates are not available for a face to face interview, telephone/ skype interviews can be arranged, however penalties will apply to scoring.

All scores will be entered into a spreadsheet and these, together with the category winners’ application forms, will be used by the judges in deciding the overall winner.


Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber
Unit S 32, Block A, The Plaza, Dungarvan Shopping Centre
Co Waterford

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