Flying Solo Small Business Of the Year Awards Terms and Conditions

By submitting a digital entry and entering the ‘Flying Solo Small Business of The Year Awards’ online competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Competition description
Flying Solo is the promoter of this online competition. The competition invites small business owners to submit a digital entry using the form by answering the question: ‘Tell us how your business is building a better bolder community and innovating far from the big smoke and get your story told onFlying Solo*. Entrants are also encouraged to be creative in the way they answer the question.

Eligibility criteria for participation
Entrants must be Australian small business owners or work within a small business and able to provide an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be located in a regional or rural area of Australia. (sorry city folk). Entrants must provide their email address to sign up for the Flying Solo newsletter. Entrants must submit their entry online through competition form

‘Flying Solo Small Business of The Year Awards’ is an online competition. By entering this competition, you will automatically be subscribed to the free Flying Solo newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time. Our privacy policy can be found on our site. Businesses chosen to feature on Flying Solo  will be contacted directly so please ensure details provided are correct.

Flying Solo is not responsible for any electronic transmission errors resulting in the omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operations or transmission.Format
Only digital submissions will be accepted.Promotional period Nominations:
Start date of nominations: 4/12/20 at 00:00am (AEST)
End date of the nominations: 10/12/20 at 05:00pm (AEST)Online entries must be received by 05:00pm (AEST) on 4 December 2020.No late entries will be considered and/or accepted. Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission or deposit by the entrant. Records of the Promoter and its agencies are final and conclusive as to the time of receipt.Language
All text submissions must be in English.

Validity of entries
Entries must be original responses by the entrants. All valid entries might be published on ‘Flying Solo’ website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.

All entries will be judged by a panel from Flying Solo.

Valid entries must:

-Contain no material that could in any circumstances be considered a breach of any form of small business laws
-Be legible and understandable demonstrate that the participants are serious and have made an effort
– Be politically correct and not insulting to any group or race, and fulfil all of the requirements contained in this document

Rights and permissions
Entrants must hold all the necessary rights and permissions relating to the content submitted in this competition and guarantee that there is nothing to prevent their participation in the ‘Flying Solo Small Business of The Year’ online competition and the use of their entries by the Promoter in accordance with the provisions of these terms and conditions.

Entrants must declare that their entries do not violate any law and that their entry can therefore be freely distributed by the Promoter in relation to the ‘Flying Solo Small Business of The Year’ competition.

Entrants must declare that they are in possession of all the necessary approvals for any person involved directly or indirectly in the production of competition entries.

The Promoter will not be held responsible for any failure on part of the entrant to comply with this clause.

Intellectual property
Entrants grant Flying Solo Small Business of The Year an unrestricted, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, modify and or adapt the response submitted in the entry, and the entry itself for any communication campaignsFlying Solo Small Business of The Year deems appropriate, which may include media, case studies, social media, feature articles and other forms.

Flying Solo will credit entrants wherever their entry is used. A copy of the entries will become part of Flying Solo Small Business of The Year archive.

Change to, or cancellation of, the competition
In the event of force majeure or if circumstances so dictate, Flying Solo reserves the right to change end dates, suspend, postpone or cancel the competition at any time and without prior notice; in this event, entrants will not be entitled to claim compensation in any form.

Acceptance of the rules
Participating in the ‘Flying Solo Small Business of The Year’ online competition implies full acceptance and observance of its rules outlined in these terms and conditions and any amendments and addenda to these terms and conditions that are notified at www.flyingsolo.com.au

Evaluation and selection of finalists
The finalists of the competition will be judged by a selected panel involving Flying Solo staff, coordinated by the Flying Solo team.

The short-list of finalists will be notified by November 29, 2020

The judging panel will decide the finalists based on the evaluation criteria below. The judges will review each submission as they deem appropriate.

The decision of the judges is final.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

relevance of the subject – 70 per cent creativity and presentation approach – 30 per cent

The judges panel.

The finalists will then be put to a popular vote. The finalist with the most votes will be deemed ‘Flying Solo’s Solo Business of The Year’

Voting opens at 00:01 Australian Daylight Savings Time  November 13, 2020

Voting closes at 5 pm ADST December 4 2020.

The winner will be announced on December 11, 2020.


Winning nominations will receive one year’s Flying Solo Business Class Membership.

If, for any reason, prizes cannot be awarded as stated in these terms and conditions, Flying Solo reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or lesser value. There is no cash alternative.

Notification of winner
The winner will receive an electronic message with the results of the competition.

The decision of the judges’ panel is final. No further correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

Personal information
Flying Solo collects personal information (personal name, email address, address, phone number) only as part of the entry in order to conduct the competition.

By submitting an entry, entrants agree that Flying Solo may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the personal information collected from the entry for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes for the competition, for internet posts and/or for future communication activities by Flying Solo. from time to time Flying Solo may share your information with our relevant partners.

Waiver of confidentiality and consent to public disclosure

The ‘Flying Solo’ online competition is a matter of public record. If any entrant submits any confidential business information or personal information pertaining to themselves or their company, that person thereby waives any claims to confidentiality and thereby consents to public disclosure by Flying Solo of their personal and business information, including posting on the Internet, of all such information they submit and its use for future communication activities. Flying Solo accepts no responsibility for the disclosure of confidential information made in these terms and conditions.


By participating in the ‘Flying Solo’ online competition, you declare that you have read and accepted the ‘Entrant Declaration’ below in its entirety:

I declare I have read and accepted the terms and conditions of participation as outlined in these terms and conditions in the ‘Flying Solo’ online competition and have all the necessary permissions and rights for the submission of the information contained in my competition entry. I waive any claims to confidentiality and I consent to public disclosure by Flying Solo of all such information including my personal information, which may be posted on the Internet and/or used for future communication activities by Flying Solo.

I understand that information, once posted online may be accessed worldwide and Flying Solo will not be responsible for any subsequent use or disclosure of that information.

I further agree to indemnify and holdFlying Solo, its officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liability, loss and loss of benefits, costs and expenses, willful negligence, misconduct, acts or omissions, actions, causes of action, debts, claims and demands of any kind and nature whatsoever that I currently have or that may arise out of, or in connection with, or indirect or consequential with, my participation in the ‘Flying Solo’ online competition. This indemnity will survive the term of the competition and will remain in perpetuity.

I grant Flying Solo a licence in accordance with clause 9 of these terms and conditions to use, modify and/or adapt the idea submitted in the entry, and the entry itself.

My participation in the competition will not violate or breach any applicable laws.

See Flying Solo privacy policy here.

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