Terms & Conditions
You may enter any number of products for consideration.
New products must be launched by 1 October 2022 at the latest. Products must be available for purchase in Australia (at least online).
Early Bird entries – close midnight Thursday 26 May 2022. Entries after this date will be at the Standard rate.
Standard entries – close midnight Thursday 16 June 2022.
All Award entries must be completed online at cleanandconscious.com.au/entry-form-business-registration/
Product Submission Form deadlines:
Early Bird entries – forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 5 June 2022. (If late, additional charges will apply.)
Standard entries – forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 26 June 2022.
Please complete the Product Submission Form for each product and upload a digital high-resolution, square image of your product 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. All unpaid entries will be disqualified.
You will be required to send 1 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.
* The Kids Apparel, Sleeping Bag, Basics, Yoga and Activewear categories will only be required to send 2 more non-returnable products for review after the initial entry product.
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 10, Basics: Size 8
Kids Apparel / Pyjamas: Size 7 if possible, otherwise size 5 (unisex colouring preferred)
Baby Apparel: Size 00 or 0 if possible, Disposable Nappies: 16kg/ 4 year old, Cloth Nappies: 9kg/ 6 month old, Sleeping Bag: Size 6+ months if possible (unisex colouring preferred)
Foundation Shade: Please contact email@example.com to receive a photo to colour match your Foundation shade review product to.
Deadline for products to be received:
All initial entry products for review must reach us by:
Early Bird entries – by Wednesday 8 June 2022.
Standard entries – by Wednesday 29 June 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 products for review will be required by the expert panel. They must be sent directly to the reviewers. * The fashion and sleeping bag categories will only be required to send 2 more products for review after the initial entry product.
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 companies 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, but the licence to display the 2022 rosette on all packaging, correspondence, promotional and marketing materials, email signatures and (not limited to) social media artwork is available to those who:
1 – Purchase a Rosette Licence for $300 per product. (This includes the complete Awards Artwork package with 3 logos and your Rosette Artwork.)
2 – Have a 10%+ commission affiliate program link through either their own website or a stockist.
This affiliate relationship must be established, or the fee paid, BEFORE the artwork for the award will be issued. This affiliate relationship or license payment also enables an active ‘Click To Buy’ link on the Awards Directory.
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.
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 (ii) for the embodying of the Awards values – Ethical, Sustainable & Responsible. The judges will also answer qualitative questions on the products.
The highest 4 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 Rosette Licence Agreement above).
All entering brands of two or more products will automatically enter the Social Responsibility Category of the Awards. The Social Responsibility 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 judged by the Clean + Conscious Awards Team.
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.
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