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Entry:

You may enter any number of products for consideration. Products are to be submitted individually, rather than a range.

New products must be launched by mid August 2024 at the latest. Products must be available for purchase in Australia (at least online).

Entry deadlines:

 
Early-bird Entries – close midnight Wednesday 28 February, 2024
Standard Entries – close midnight Wednesday 20 March, 2024.

All Award entries must be completed online HERE.

Product Info Form due dates:


Early-bird Entries – forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 10 March 2024. (If late, additional charges will apply.)
Standard Entries – forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 31 March, 2024.

Please complete the Product Info Form for each product and upload a digital high-resolution, square image of your product, named in the format “Brand Name- Product Name’ and optional relevant certifications. By uploading this image you consent to its use across the Clean + Conscious marketing materials & channels. The uploaded lab tests and certifications will remain confidential.

Incomplete entry forms will be disqualified. 

You will be required to send 1 non-returnable product sample initially. If you are selected as a Finalist, all categories* will be required to send 3 more non-returnable products directly to the expert panel members whose addresses will be given to you.

* Products in the categories Activewear, Swimwear, Yoga & Sunglasses will only be required to send 2 more non-returnable products for review after the initial entry product. This also can be arranged for products worth over $180.

Only send one product initially for review with your entry. (If disposable nappies, a packet/box will be required for review).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PRODUCTS ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: 

Activewear, Underwear & Basics, Swimwear, Foundation, Kids Apparel, Nappies, Sleeping Bags. 

Initial Product For Review SIZING:

Swimwear: size 8,  Activewear: size 8,  Underwear: size 8,  Basics: size 8, Bra size: 10 C

Kids Apparel / Pyjamas: size 10 if possible, otherwise size 8 (unisex colouring preferred). Girls swimwear: size 10, Boys Swimwear: size 6 or 8.

Baby Apparel: size 2 if possible,  Disposable Nappies: 12kg/ 16 month old, Reusable Nappies: 20 month old,  Sleeping Bag: size 12+ months if possible (unisex colouring preferred)

If entering bed linen into the Bed category, pillowcases can be sent instead of sheet sets.

Foundation Shade: Please contact hello@cleanandconscious.com.au to receive a photo to colour match your Foundation shade review product to.

Dates for products to be received by:

All initial entry products for review must reach us by:

Early-bird Entries – by Tuesday 12th March, 2024.
Standard Entries – by Tuesday 2 April, 2024.

Any samples received after this date will be disqualified. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we do not accept responsibility for lost items, so please ensure that you track your package and send it via Australia Post. It is up to you to ensure that your samples are sent and delivered successfully.

The judges reserve the right to cancel or merge categories if there are insufficient entries or move entries into different categories if they feel they would be better suited in another category.

All products will be reviewed.

Due to the number of submissions, only brief feedback on unsuccessful entries will be available.

The judges’ decision is final.

If you have any questions please email hello@cleanandconscious.com.au

For Finalists:

When the Finalists are announced, you will be notified of the expert panel reviewers to whom you must distribute your product. You must ensure that the product is delivered to reviewers within 2 weeks of receiving the reviewers’ details. You are responsible for ensuring that your products are delivered to the reviewers on time.

3 non-returnable products for review will be required by the expert panel. They must be sent directly to the reviewers. *Products in the categories Activewear, Swimwear, Yoga & Sunglasses will only be required to send 2 more non-returnable products for review after the initial entry product. This also can be arranged for products with RRP over $180.

You must ensure that your products are properly packed and secured in such manner as to enable them to reach their destination in good condition (this obligation includes paying any and all postage and packaging charges). We ask that the postal packaging be consciously chosen and for biodegradable, recyclable or reused packaging be used.

To the extent required, you shall ensure that your products are supplied with complete and accurate information to enable them to be evaluated and reviewed.

We suggest that you include some PR information to tell the testers what to look for, why your product is different and why it is better than other products on the market.

Please note that you are not allowed to include anything that could be considered a bribe and you must only send the panellists the product they are reviewing. This must be labelled Clean + Conscious Awards, so they are aware that is why they were sent it. You may not contact the expert panel directly to ask for their feedback on your product or offer them any additional extras during the testing period. We will be forced to disqualify brands who attempt to influence testers. If requested, you will be provided with feedback and reviews from the testers which will be sent via the Clean + Conscious Awards.

Ownership of the products will pass to the reviewer following delivery of the product to the panel member and acceptance of them.

Clean + Conscious Licence Agreement:

There is no cost to win a Clean + Conscious Award. All Finalists & Winners will receive their submitted image with the superimposed rosette. 

The licence to display the 2024 rosette artwork on all packaging, correspondence, promotional and marketing materials, email signatures and (not limited to) social media artwork is available to those who purchase a Promotional Toolkit for $300 per product. (This includes the complete Awards Artwork package with 3 logos and your Rosette Artwork as well as direct ‘Click to buy’ links to your website from our Awards Directory. It also includes the opportunity to participate in extra campaigns such as our discount page and giveaways.)

The Clean + Conscious Awards reserves the right to withdraw the use of a logo for any reason as we deem necessary, including (but not limited to): inappropriate display of logo, defacing of logo (including adding words, icons and other graphics to the award logo) and non-payment of fees.

A Clean + Conscious Awards rosette may not be displayed on a product which has undergone reformulation or other significant change since the judging process has taken place.

Judging:

The initial entry products will each be judged by Emily Fletcher, founder of the Awards, and given a score in respect to the following list of criteria: (i) Choice and quality of ingredients and materials, (ii) Social responsibility – ethics of ingredients and materials, sustainability, responsible manufacture, local + global contributions etc. (iii) Quality and function. The top 5 products in each category will be named as Finalists.

The Finalist products will each be judged by a minimum of 4 judges (except in exempt categories where less review products are provided, where there will be 3 judges) and given a score in respect to (i) Functionality and (ii) for the embodying of the Awards values – Ethical, Sustainable & Responsible. The judges will also answer qualitative questions on the products.

The highest combined scores and the reviewer’s qualitative results will be used to decide the final winners who will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. The Editor’s Choice rosette will be awarded by Emily Fletcher, the Awards founder. The winning brands will be given the opportunity to display the Awards rosette on the packaging of their Product and marketing materials (subject to agreement to the Promotional Toolkit Agreement above).

All entering brands will automatically enter the Social Impact Category of the Awards. The Social Impact Award recognises a business which leads change and is committed to making a significant positive impact on society. The winners in this category will be determined by the Clean + Conscious Awards Team & the founder of Peppermint magazine, Kelley Sheenan.

Indemnity:

You shall indemnify us against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct or indirect consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with any claim made against us concerning the supply or use of the Products by a reviewer.

Winners directories and product pages are live on our website for 24 months and will then be removed.

If you have any questions, please email hello@cleanandconscious.com.au

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