Terms and Conditions

Conditions of entry – General

Winners will be officially announced at the Awards Dinner to be held on the Gold Coast on September 1st 2018. Full results will be published in the ATFA magazine “Timber Floors” in the edition published following the Dinner.

Each winner will receive a certificate or trophy.

All entries, photographs and other materials used in this contest become the property of the ATFA for use in promoting the ATFA and its activities. No entry materials will be returned.

The ATFA reserves the right to reject any entry it deems to not be in compliance with these rules. The ATFA is the final authority on all decisions with regard to this contest.

All information submitted as part of an entry must be true, complete and correct as at the close of entries.
The entrant/nominee has read and understands the general rules of the awards and the judging process, and agrees to be bound by these rules.

Conditions of entry – Awards for Excellence

This competition is open to all members of the Australasian Timber Flooring Association.

Unlimited entries are acceptable for the Excellence Awards.

Conditions pertaining to provision of photos and their approval for use as outlined above also applies here (as per dot points 5 and 6 above). As do media and publicity requirements.

ATFA Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, ATFA Employee of the Year, ATFA Contractor of the Year. ATFA Showroom of the Year, ATFA Sales Representative of the Year, ATFA Distributor of the Year and ATFA Innovative Product of the Year entries (categories 2 to 8 must be received by August 3rd 2018).

Conditions of entry – Floor of the Year

This competition is open to all members of the Australasian Timber Flooring Association.

Each person/company entering the contest is limited to a maximum of two entries per category: however each individual floor, stair & deck entry can only be entered into the contest once.

Each floor must meet all criteria of the category in which it is entered, with the category for each entry clearly marked on the entry form. Floors installed at instructional schools are not eligible for this contest.

If multiple companies are involved in the installation, only one company may enter the floor in the contest, however, all companies involved in the installation MUST be identified on the entry form. Failure to identify all contributing parties will void a contest entry.

Each entry must include a completed entry form and one high quality colour (high resolution 300 dpi jpeg file or higher resolution jpeg) of the finished floor sent by email to ATFA on admin@atfa.com.au.

Photographs should not include any company identification (person or item) that may influence the judging process. No company will be identified during the voting process of the contest. Upon entering these photographs, you are doing so on the proviso that you have permission to use photographs of the floor from the property owner, as such you indemnify ATFA from any liability in using the entered photographs. Montage and time lapse photography will be accepted.

Upon entering you are providing ATFA with approval to use photographs and details about the floor for publicity and media purposes. Likewise, the entrant agrees to be available for promotion and publicity opportunities established by ATFA.

Descriptions will be accepted as requested on the entry form only. No additional information will be used during the judging.

Each floor entered in the contest must have been installed, and completed in Australia or New Zealand between May 1st 2017 and June 15th 2018.

Each Floor of the Year Entry must be received by June 15th 2018.

The ‘Floor of the Year’ category winners will be decided by ATFA members. All members will be directed on how to vote online through the ATFA website and encouraged to view and nominate their selection.

Online voting closes Monday August 20th 2018, with one winner nominated from each category.

Raw engineered floors should be entered in the applicable solid category, laminate floors should be entered in the applicable pre-finished category.

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