Terms & conditions

Terms and conditions for nominating someone for the 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards.

Advancing Pedagogy and Practice

1. Finalists in the Advancing Pedagogy and Practice category will be invited to attend the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner in Sydney on Friday 21 September 2018, where the winner will be announced and receive $10,000 in a ME EveryDay Transaction account, courtesy of ME- the bank for you.

2. All prizes will be awarded on the condition the finalists and winner agree to accept their prize in person at the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner held on the date listed in point 1 above. Finalists attendance at the awards dinner is not transferable.

3. The prize for finalists includes: 2 x tickets to attend the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner to be held on the date listed in point 1 above, 1 x return economy class airfare to capital city where the awards dinner is held  from the finalists' nearest capital city,  1 night’s accommodation in a standard twin share room at a hotel nominated by HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards organising committee close to the dinner venue and 1 x registration to the Early Childhood Australia National Conference.  All transfers to and from airports will be at the finalists' expense unless otherwise stated in correspondence. A credit card will be required to cover any incidental expenses in the hotel.

4. Each finalist in the Advancing Pedagogy and Practice category will be presented with an award in recognition of their achievement. The winner will be chosen from the finalists and announced at the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner to be held on the date list in point 1 above. The overall winner will be presented with an award, in recognition of their achievement, together with $10,000 in a ME EveryDay Transaction account, courtesy of proud awards sponsor ME.

5. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

6. Only those nominees that make it through to finalist status will be notified by phone and email after the nomination close-off date by a representative of HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards. Finalist’s details such as: name, employer/workplace, and other details in relation to the nomination will be released to the media prior to the awards dinner.

7. HESTA, the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards and ME, reserve the right to use any entries, photographs, video, media and / or articles of the finalists and winners of this award for promotional purposes. HESTA will contact the intended finalists / winners to obtain their approval to use any entries, photographs, video, media and / or articles for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media with or without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the finalists / winner.

8. Nominators and finalists must agree to be contacted by a representative of the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards to verify any information submitted and the eligibility of the nominee.

9. Nominators must notify the nominees employer before making a nomination and complete the declaration prior to submitting nomination.

10. The Judging Panel’s decision is final and made at its sole and complete discretion. No correspondence will be entered into. The Judging Panel and organisers of the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards retain full discretion in awarding prizes.

11. For every submitted nomination a nominee receive 1 certificate in recognition of their contribution to the sector. Certificates will be posted to nominators for presentation to their nominee after the awards take place on date indicated in point 1 above.

Outstanding Graduate

1. Finalists in the Outstanding Graduate category will be invited to attend the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner in Sydney on Friday 21
September 2018, where winner will be announced and receive $10,000 in a ME
EveryDay Transaction Account, courtesy of ME- the bank for you.

2. All prizes will be awarded on the condition the finalists and winner agree to accept their prize in person at the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner  held on the date listed in point 1 above. Finalists attendance at the awards dinner is not transferable.

3. The prize for finalists includes: 2 x tickets to attend the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner to be held on the date list
in point 1 above, 1 x return economy class airfare to capital city where
awards dinner is held from the finalists' nearest capital city,  1 night’s
accommodation in a standard twin share room at a hotel nominated by HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards organising committee close to the dinner venue and 1 x registration to the Early Childhood Australia National Conference.  All transfers to and from airports will be at the finalists' expense unless otherwise stated in correspondence. A credit card will be required to
cover any incidental expenses in the hotel.

4. Each finalist in the Outstanding Graduate category will be presented with an award in recognition of their achievement. The winner will be chosen from the finalists and announced at the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards
dinner held on the date listed in point 1 above. The overall winner will be
presented with an award, in recognition of their achievement, together with $10,000 in a ME EveryDay Transaction Account, courtesy of proud awards sponsor ME.

5. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

6. Only those nominees that make it through to finalist status will be notified by phone and email after the nomination close-off date by a representative of HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards. Finalist’s details such as: name, employer/workplace, and other details in relation to the nomination will be
released to the media prior to the awards dinner.

7. HESTA, the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards and ME, reserve the right to use any entries, photographs, video, media and / or articles of the finalists and winners of this award for promotional purposes. HESTA will contact the intended finalists / winners to obtain their approval to use any entries, photographs, video, media and / or articles for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media with or without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the finalists / winner.

8. Nominators and finalists must agree to be contacted by a representative of the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards to verify any information submitted and the eligibility of the nominee.

9. Nominators must notify the nominees employer before making a nomination and complete the declaration prior to submitting nomination.

10. The Judging Panel’s decision is final and made at its sole and complete discretion. No correspondence will be entered into. The Judging Panel and organisers of the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards retain full discretion in awarding prizes.

11. For every submitted nomination a nominee will receive 1 certificate in recognition of their contribution to the sector. Certificates will be posted to nominators for presentation to their nominee after the awards take place on the date indicated in point 1 above.

Excellent in Building Inclusion

1. Finalists in the Excellence in Building Inclusion category will be invited to attend the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner in Sydney on Friday 21 September 2018, where the  winner will be announced and receive $10,000
in a ME EveryDay Transaction Account, courtesy of ME- the bank for you.

2. All prizes will be awarded on the condition the finalists and winner agree to accept their prize in person at the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner held on the date mentioned in point 1 above. Finalists attendance at the awards dinner is not transferable.

3. The prize includes; 2 x tickets to attend the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards dinner to be held on date listed in point 1 above, 1 x return economy
class airfare to capital city where awards dinner is held from the finalists' nearest capital city, 1 night’s accommodation in a standard twin share room at a hotel nominated by HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards organising committee close to the dinner venue and 1 x registration to the Early Childhood Australia National Conference.  All transfers to and from airports will be at the
finalists' expense unless otherwise stated in correspondence. A credit card
will be required to cover any incidental expenses in the hotel.

4. Each finalist in the Excellence in Building Inclusion category will be presented with an award in recognition of their achievement. The winner will be chosen from the finalists and announced at the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care
Awards dinner held on the date listed in point 1 above. The overall winner
will be presented with an award, in recognition of their achievement, together
with $10,000 in a ME EveryDay Transaction Account, courtesy of proud
awards sponsor ME.

5. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

6. Only those nominees that make it through to finalist status will be notified by phone and email after the nomination close-off date by a representative of HESTA Early Childhood Education and Care Awards. Finalist’s details such as: name,
employer/workplace, and other details in relation to the nomination will be
released to the media prior to the awards dinner.

7. HESTA, the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards and ME, reserve the right to use any entries, photographs, video, media and / or articles of the finalists and winners of this award for promotional purposes. HESTA will contact the intended finalists/winners to obtain their approval to use any entries, photographs, video, media and/or articles for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media with or without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the finalists / winner.

8. Nominators and finalists must agree to be contacted by a representative of the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards to verify any information submitted and the eligibility of the nominee.

9. Nominators must notify the nominees employer before making a nomination and complete the declaration prior to submitting nomination.

10. The Judging Panel’s decision is final and made at its sole and complete discretion. No correspondence will be entered into. The Judging Panel and organisers of the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards retain full discretion in awarding prizes.

11. For every submitted nomination a nominee receive 1 certificate in recognition of their contribution to the sector. Certificates will be posted to nominators for presentation to their nominee after the awards take place on date indicated in point 1 above.