Each award has its own award and edibility criteria. Please see the individual award for its specific set of criteria.Award winners
Awards will not have shortlisted finalists, only a winner. The winner of the award will be notified via email or phone, as will their nominator, once judging has been completed. Award category winners will be publicly announced where stated in the specific award descriptions at various QLS events throughout the year. The winner will be notified and informed of their winning status prior to the event. Accordingly, if a candidate is unable to attend the event, it is suggested that the candidate authorises a person to collect the award on their behalf. The candidate will need to notify QLS via email@example.com if they are unable to attend the event in person and who their authorised person is at least three business days prior to the event.
All award winners may be featured in QLS marketing channels including publications and on social media.. Therefore, the nominator must confirm that the nominee is aware of their nomination and wishes to participate in the award. Nominees will be notified by QLS that a nomination has been received. Nominees are required to provide consent to having their name, position, organisation, elements from the criteria responses, provided bio and/or image published in QLS media releases, social media and other publications and in the event collateral where the winner is announced. Nominees will be contacted for their consent via email upon submission of their nomination.
Nominator's name, email, phone and organisation details will be collected for the purposes of the award nomination, judging and finalisation process.
If a nominee does not wish to participate in the award at any point during the nomination, judging or finalisation process, they must email firstname.lastname@example.org and the nomination will be removed from the award process and the nominee's information will be not be considered any further and his/her personal information will not be used. If a nominee refuses to provide consent to inquiries being made about them during the judging process, the selection panel reserves the right to disqualify the candidate. The Society will use the personal information (name, position, organisation, and photo) collected in the nomination form, referee letters and/or supporting documentation for the following purposes:
If you do not wish your details to be used for any one or more of the above purposes, you should advise the Society by contacting email@example.com to confirm the withdrawal of your nomination upon receiving your nomination confirmation email. In accordance with the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001, the Society may provide notices to you by electronic communication. By undertaking this process, the nominee's consent to this mode of contact is taken to be given.
The selection panel reserves the right not to honour an award if, in its absolute discretion, if it is of the view that none of the nominees have satisfied the eligibility criteria. The Society may also cancel, suspend or modify these Nomination Guidelines or the available awards for any reason including computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the Society's control which may affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the available awards. The Society may also cancel, suspend or modify the awards if the determination of the winner or presentation of the award is prevented or hindered by any outside agent or event, including but not limited to vandalism, power failure, tempest, natural disaster, acts of God, civil unrest or strikes or other industrial action.