Frequently asked questions
Nominations and Awards
How do I submit a nomination?
Not sure where to start? We’ve included a step-by-step breakdown of the whole process and key dates here.
What is the cost to nominate?
Why should I enter and what are the benefits of getting involved?
How does the judging process work?
To ensure professionalism and transparency, a judging panel of respected industry professionals with no conflicts of interest are chosen to examine the submitted nominations. The criteria for these nominations request all award entrants to complete a detailed document which includes supporting testimonials and additional documentation to support their submission.
Each judge will be assigned a number of categories and will be asked to score each submission in those categories based on all documentation provided by award entrants. The aggregate highest score will determine the winner of each award. You can check out the esteemed panel of 2020 ACOMM Award Judges here.
How do I know which category I’m eligible for?
Download the snapshot of the eligibility and criteria table for each of the awards here.
Please note, the nominating company needs to be registered and operating within Australia (ABN required on request). The nominee must also own the IP of the solution which they are nominating for the award and the entry must not have won an ACOMM Award (for the same product/solution/service) in the previous three years, with or without enhancement.
What are the judges looking for?
What type of supporting documents do I include with my nomination?
Why do you need my logo?
Who sees my nomination?
Is it possible to edit my nomination?
If you wish to edit your nomination, please contact Kathy Sideris from Communications Alliance before Friday 5 June 2020 on 02 9959 9111 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I make multiple nominations?
When do nominations close?
Nominations close at 5:00pm on Friday 5 June 2020. If you foresee having problems meeting this deadline, please contact Kathy Sideris from Communications Alliance on 02 9959 9111 or email her at email@example.com.
When are finalists announced and how will I be notified?
Do I have to attend the Awards Dinner if I make it as a finalist?
The event provides an opportunity to be celebrated and recognised for your outstanding work in your field.
Can I get feedback on my nomination if I didn’t make it?
I’m having issues with entering my nomination or need more information, who can I contact?
For any questions or queries regarding your nomination, please contact Kathy Sideris from Communications Alliance on 02 9959 9111 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the Dinner
How do I purchase tickets to attend The 2020 ACOMM Awards Dinner?
How much is a ticket?
You can purchase individual tickets or a table of 10. An earlybird discount on tickets is available until 18 June 2020. By registering early, you’ll also get the best seats in the house, with table positions allocated on a first-in basis. For all ticket pricing, click here.
I would like to book a table, but don't have guest names yet. What should I do?
That is fine! When you register your table you will be given a link to a downloadable table guest form (.xlsx) in your confirmation. We ask that you please complete and send this across to us as soon as you have your guests confirmed, or by the end of July at latest.
Do you have an invitation I can send my guests?
We do! Please just email email@example.com to request, and we will send you an editable html invite with all of the details.
Will physical tickets be issued?
I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Of course, not a problem. Please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give our friendly staff a call on 03 9663 3093 with the details of who will be replacing you and we’ll look after it from there.
I need to cancel my tickets, what do I do?
Given written notice to email@example.com of at least 30 days from the Dinner start time, we are happy to issue a full refund for any cancellation of single tickets. Given written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org of at least 60 days from the Dinner start time we are happy to issue a full refund for any cancellation of table bookings. Due to demand for tickets, we cannot guarantee bookings if payment has not been received one month prior to the Dinner. Refunds are not provided for non-attendance on the day. Delegate substitutions may be made at any time. All refunds will incur a AUD50 administration fee. This fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
How do I make changes to my current tickets?
Please drop us an email to email@example.com or give our friendly staff a call on 03 9663 3093 with the details of who will be replacing you and we’ll look after it from there.
Getting there & Accommodation
How do I get to the venue?
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is located at 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000. You can drive, catch a taxi or public transport options are also available, with both Wynyard and Martin Place Stations a short walk from the hotel and numerous bus stops closeby. For more information on public transport options, click here.
Where can I park?
Car parking is available at the Wilson Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Car Park at 61-101 Phillip St – with an evening rate of $25 for entry after 5:00pm (until midnight). The nearest train stations are Wynyard and Martin Place.
Where can I stay?
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth are happy to offer ACOMM Awards Dinner guests a 10% discount off the best available rate, at the time of booking. Guests simply need to call the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth reservations team on 02 9228 9188, and advise them that you are attending the ACOMM Awards Dinner.
On the night
How many people will be present on the night?
What time does the dinner start and finish?
What will I be fed?
For those not quite ready to go home, the celebrations will continue at Soiree Bar in the hotel lobby, with exclusive access to ACOMMS guests!
I have special dietary requirements. Will I be catered for?
Of course! For any special requirements, dietary or other, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting Slatterys on 03 9663 3093 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will arrange with the venue to ensure you are well looked after on the night.
Will I get my photo taken?
What should I wear to the Dinner?
What should I bring?
Does this venue have wheelchair access?
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes. All Slatterys events (and partner events) are subject to the Slatterys’ Community Charter. Please check it out for guidance on what kind of environments and values are nurtured at our events.
How do I tell my network about this event?
I am interested in partnership opportunities, who can I contact?
Please contact Carolyn Todd from Slatterys at email@example.com.