03 9663 3093 info@acomms.com.au
Wednesday 26 August 2020
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Frequently asked questions

We have tried to answer the most common questions and concerns about The ACOMM Awards, however, if there is a question that we may not have answered, please get in touch with us by phone 03 9663 3093 or email us at info@acomms.com.au. Other contact details can be found on the contact us page.

Nominations and Awards

How do I submit a nomination?
You can start your nomination here. Submitting a nomination is easy – download the nomination form, complete the requirements, ensure you have all of your supporting documents and any testimonials and you’re ready to submit!

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?
There is no cost to nominate for an award… so what are you waiting for? Nominate now!
Why should I enter and what are the benefits of getting involved?
An ACOMM Award is; a recognition of excellence for current and prospective employees, investors, clients and customers; providing your organisation with a unique competitive advantage. The prestigious Awards night allows you the opportunity to be celebrated and surrounded by leaders within the communications industry.
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?
The judges can only assess your nomination on the information and materials supplied in the nomination form. We advise nominees to provide as much information as possible including any relevant supporting documentation and testimonials.
What type of supporting documents do I include with my nomination?
Supporting documents may include links to marketing campaigns and/or website initiatives, as well as soft copies of any marketing material. It is also recommended to include supporting testimonials for your nomination.
Why do you need my logo?
You will be asked to attach your Company Logo to your nomination. A high res (1MB – eps or ai) version of your company logo is preferred. The ACOMMS team will only use your logo if your entry is shortlisted as a finalist in its given category(s) and will be used in the program booklet, displayed on the night and may be used in marketing material.
Who sees my nomination?
All information is highly confidential and is only shared within the event team and the judges of that category. The information is not published and any permissions would be sought if required.
Is it possible to edit my nomination?

If you wish to edit your nomination, please contact Kathy Sideris from Communications Alliance before Monday 18 May 2020 on 02 9959 9111 or email her at k.sideris@commsalliance.com.au.

Can I make multiple nominations?
You are welcome to make more than one nomination. However, making more than one nomination does not increase your chances of becoming a finalist. Finalist selection is based on each individual nomination.
When do nominations close?

Nominations close at 5:00pm on Monday 18 May, 2020. If you foresee having problems meeting this deadline, please contact Kathy Sideris from Communications Alliance on 02 9959 9111 or email her at k.sideris@commsalliance.com.au.

When are finalists announced and how will I be notified?
The shortlisted finalists will be announced publicly on Thursday 9 July 2020. Individuals and groups will be contacted directly (prior to the public announcement) as well as published on the website.
Do I have to attend the Awards Dinner if I make it as a finalist?
All entrants are welcome to attend the Awards evening. We particularly encourage finalists to attend and provide all finalists with a special discount code.

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?
Although we would love to give everyone feedback on their nomination, they are reviewed by multiple judges who are not always able to comment on each nomination.
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 k.sideris@commsalliance.com.au.

Tickets for the Dinner

How do I purchase tickets to attend The 2020 ACOMM Awards Dinner?
Register at this link or alternatively, contact the friendly team at Slatterys on 03 9663 3093 or email at info@acomms.com.au who can always assist. 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.
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 info@acomms.com.au to request, and we will send you an editable html invite with all of the details.

Will physical tickets be issued?
No, you will not receive physical tickets, just head to the registration desk at the event on your arrival and we’ll be waiting with your nametag. Your nametag will note your table number (and name, if you are a guest of a corporate table) – and there will be table plans available to view in the foyer, to show you where your table is located.
I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Of course, not a problem. Please drop us an email to info@acomms.com.au 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 accounts@teamslatts.com.au 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 accounts@teamslatts.com.au 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 info@acomms.com.au 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?
Given the response of recent years, The ACOMM Awards Dinner is expected to attract an audience of over 400, and up to 500 guests.
What time does the dinner start and finish?
The ACOMM Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday 26 August 2020, starting from 6:00pm for networking drinks to be seated from 7:00pm for the commencement of formal proceedings. The dinner will conclude at approximately 10:30pm. Many of the guests choose to continue on after the Dinner, with drinks at the Hotel’s Soiree Bar on the ground floor, with exclusive access to ACOMMS attendees.
What will I be fed?
You certainly won’t go home hungry! Canapes will be served upon arrival, followed by a divine three-course dinner in the Ballroom. And to wash it all down, beer, wine, soft drink and juice will also be available for the duration of the event.

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 info@acomms.com.au. We will arrange with the venue to ensure you are well looked after on the night.

Will I get my photo taken?
There will be a professional photographer and videographer circulating on the night, so there is a good chance it will be. A selection of photos and a highlights video will be available to view on the website shortly after the dinner. Please get in touch before or after the event if this causes you concern.
What should I wear to the Dinner?
The official dress code for the Awards dinner is business/cocktail attire. Many guests do come straight from work, however it’s also a great excuse to get a bit dressed up if you would like to.
What should I bring?
If you have business cards, don’t forget to bring them! There will be lucky door prizes to be won, and a host of wonderful people to meet and connect with. Other than that, bring a smile and your generous self – be prepared to talk and network with others. Remember that meeting you might be one of the best things that happens to someone at the event!
Does this venue have wheelchair access?
Yes. For those with mobility restrictions or wheelchairs, the venue can be accessed via lifts. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located throughout the venue.

General

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?

Thank you for your interest in spreading the word! Communications Alliance is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, where you can join the conversation and share in any updates. If you are tweeting, please use the #ACOMMS2020 hashtag.

I am interested in partnership opportunities, who can I contact?

Please contact Carolyn Todd from Slatterys at sponsorship@acomms.com.au.

Have more questions?

Slatterys is proud to be managing the 2020 ACOMMS on behalf of Communications Alliance.

For all general or registration enquiries, please contact the friendly team at Slatterys by phoning 03 9663 3093 or email us at info@acomms.com.au.

Slatterys is proud to be managing the 2020 ACOMMS on behalf of Communications Alliance.
Contact us on
03 9663 3093
info@acomms.com.au
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