2019 CBAA Community Radio Awards

2019 CBAA Awards Terms & Conditions of Entry


By entering the 2019 CBAA Awards (‘Awards’), Awards entrants (‘Entrants’) agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions, as well as any relevant instructions specific to each Awards category. Failure to abide by these terms and conditions may render an entrant ineligible for the Awards.

IMPORTANT – please read all of these terms and conditions of entry and the instructions specific to each category, as they have changed since last year.

1. The CBAA Community Radio Awards are produced by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and are only open to CBAA member stations and individuals or groups authorised to represent member stations.

2. Entrants are required to obtain permission of the station’s board President or Station Manager before submitting their entry. If the station board President or Station Manager is the individual entering the award, permission will not be required.

3. Entries must be received by close of business, Wednesday 29 May, 5:00 pm AEST. Entries received after this closing date will not be accepted.

4. All entries must be submitted via the online Awards entry system, Award Force (www.cbaa.awardsplatform.com). Entries will not be accepted by other means.

5. All entries must be focused on broadcasts or other station or individual activities occurring between 1 May 2018 and 30 April 2019.

6. Winners and finalists from previous years are ineligible from entering the same work in the same category. An entry will be deemed ineligible if the same content has previously won or been listed as a finalist in that category at a previous CBAA Community Radio Awards.

7. Entries are open to organisations with a Permanent Community Broadcaster CBAA Membership or Temporary Community Broadcaster CBAA Membership.

8. A maximum of 1 entry per category per member station will be accepted.

9. Entrants may enter the same work in more than one category if it fits the criteria for each category. A separate entry must be completed for each category.

10. When completing entries, use the name of the nominated station, program, initiative or individual exactly as they would appear on the finalist’s certificate or winner’s trophy. CBAA will not be responsible for incorrect spelling of names.

11. If your entry requires an audio component, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that this content is playable and accessible by judges. The accepted file types are: mp3, m4a and mpeg4. Each ‘file upload’ field is limited to 100MB per submission.

12. If supporting documentation or audio is required and not provided via the Awards Force system, the relevant entry or entries may not be considered for judging.

13. All supporting material loaded into the Award Force system must be clearly labelled with the station callsign and any program name details. i.e category_ stationcallsign_ titleofnomination.

14. All entries may be reproduced to promote the Awards and to champion the excellent work of the community broadcasting sector. If entrants do not own all copyright or there are restrictions in your right to use, any material included in your entry, it is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain permission from all relevant third parties for CBAA to use the entry as described.

15. Where misleading information is supplied within entries, regardless of intention, the CBAA reserves the right to disqualify such entries.

16. By participating, entrants accept that the CBAA may run these awards as it sees fit without right of appeal.

17. All entries related to programs must upload a 30-second byte from the program/event in the attachments tab of the Award Force System.

18. All winning entries will be made available for download from the CBAA website.

19. Awards judges’ decisions are final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the judging process or any outcomes reached.

20. Award winners may be asked to make themselves available for other CBAA activities outside the awards ceremony such as being involved in media and communications following the awards.

21. CBAA may extend any deadline or time limit, terminate the Awards or vary the terms of entry at any time and for any reason at its sole discretion. The CBAA may also choose not to present any given award if none of the nominees sufficiently meet the qualifications for that award.

22. The CBAA reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time without formal notification. Current terms and conditions are listed on Award Force and the CBAA website (on this page).

If you have further questions, please get in touch with the CBAA team via office@cbaa.org.au or call 02 9310 2999.

If you have further questions, please email the CBAA Awards team via email or call 02 9310 2999.