Judging process

SMSF Adviser and Accountants Daily have developed a robust methodology for the SMSF and Accounting Awards that leverages its distribution capabilities, market knowledge and strong industry networks.

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Using a bespoke submission scoreboard and strict assessment requirements, SMSF Adviser and Accountants Daily will apply an integrated methodology that involves:

STAGE 1: Nominations – Week commencing Monday, 4 June 2018
To streamline the entry process and save you time, minimum entry requirements have been set. Before submitting an expression of interest, please ensure you satisfy the minimum requirements for the category you are entering. A full list of requirements can be found in each category description.
To enter an award category, simply CLICK HERE or the LOGIN button above and you will be taken straight to the online entry system and can immediately start your submission.

If you wish to nominate a colleague, simply CLICK HERE or the NOMINATE NOW button above and fill in the details on the nominations page. Your nominee will be notified via email and requested to complete their submission (no email or paper submissions will be accepted).
You do not need to be nominated to enter these awards, you can just simply go straight to the entry process.

STAGE 2: Online submissions – close on Friday, 20 July 2018
In stage two, you will be required to complete an online submission outlining key business metrics and answer a number of open-ended questions (up to 300 words per question). It is important that the key business metrics you provide meet the minimum requirements for each category. Submissions not meeting these requirements will not be assessed.

STAGE 3: Judging process begins – Week commencing Monday, 20 August 2018
Submissions will be assessed against key metrics, business performance parameters and the additional details provided in the open-ended questions. SMSF Adviser and Accountants Daily will contact nominated companies for further information if required, including confirmation of specific figures. Judges will score each submission based on the awards criteria.

STAGE 4: Finalists announced – Week commencing Monday, 20 August 2018
A list of finalists will be produced for each award in each state for each category. Group and individual finalists will be contacted directly, as well as published on the SMSF and Accounting Awards website.

STAGE 5: Winners announced – live at each state location
One winner per award category will be selected from the list of finalists, with the awards presented at the state awards dinners between Thursday, 18 October and Thursday, 29 November 2018.
For additional details on the methodology, please call (02) 9922 3300 or email [email protected]