Terms and Conditions

  • The VACC Industry Awards are open to all VACC members, both accredited and non-accredited.
  • To enter a specific category, the entrant must have accreditation within that division and the accreditation for that division must be valid no later than Wednesday 28 March 2018, which is the closing date for applications. (Please contact VACC on 03 9829 1111 to find out more about accreditation)
  • Early Applications Competition*: To be eligible to win the Crown Towers luxury prize, you must be a VACC member and have completed your submission in to the VACC Industry Awards via the VIA portal by 8pm Wednesday 31 January 2018. The prize includes:
    • 1 night accommodation in a Deluxe King or Twin Room at Crown Towers hotel Melbourne (Check-in from 2pm Saturday 23 June 2018 & Check-out by 11am Sunday 24 June 2018)
    • Breakfast for two people (Sunday 24 June 2018)
    • Valet parking for 1 car (Overnight on Saturday 23 June 2018)
    • Two tickets to the VIA event (Saturday 23 June 2018)
  • If not accredited to a division, entrants may apply under the 8 non-accredited member awards.
  • The entrant must have a current VACC member number and be the primary holder of the membership.
  • Victoria is divided into 79 local government areas. Of these areas, 31 makeup the Melbourne Metropolitan region. Visit this link to determine whether your business is located within the Melbourne Metropolitan area or is classified as a Regional area.
  • All businesses are required to apply by submission to the relevant category. Criteria is weighted to enable judges to review submissions.
  • All nominated businesses may be contacted and requested to clearly demonstrate their achievements. Judges will conduct spot audits.
  • Finalists who have won the same award on three separate occasions over a five-year period will be promoted to the Hall of Fame and will not be eligible for that category until that period has passed.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel appointed by the VACC Executive Board.
  • Only one entry is permitted for each category from each organisation.
  • Awards program Sponsors of the 2018 VACC Industry Awards and their employees are not permitted to enter into the specific award(s) categories they are sponsoring.
  • Employees of a Sponsor and its affiliates are not permitted to enter into the specific award(s) their employer is sponsoring.
  • Closing date for entries is Wednesday, 28 March 2018 and finalists will be announced on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.
  • All entries must be received electronically via the online awards registration portal. Entrants can upload supporting material via this portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
  • Submissions should be between 500 - 4,000 words and answer the criteria questions. Supporting material can be uploaded once the entrant has logged in under the Attachments sections. Material may include jpg, jpeg, png, doc, docx, ppt, pptx or pdf files up to 2MB and video files in wmv, avi, mp4, mov or flv up to 10MB. If video is bigger than 10MB, please provide a video link (YouTube or Vimeo).
  • The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into by any member of the judging panel or entrant. Should there be less than two entries in a category, the judging panel reserves the right to not award a recipient for that category.
  • VACC reserves the right to use the submitted images for publicity purposes pertaining to the awards.
  • Media releases will be distributed to relevant outlets announcing finalists and winners. VACC may provide media representatives with entrant contact details. Media outlets may request interviews and/or photographs of finalists/winners, and their businesses and/or products.
  • All winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Saturday, 23rd June 2018 at Crown Palladium, Melbourne.
  • A representative of the finalists in each category will be notified and expected to attend the Awards Dinner.
  • Best Restoration Project - members can apply for a maximum of two awards in this category and can be the same or different vehicles.