FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING NAMED A FINALIST/WINNER OF THE LEADERSHIP AWARDS?

Aside from recognition within the Tweed-Byron Community, our finalists in the individual categories receive

  • A framed finalist certificate
  • The opportunity to meet other young women and men from various schools and women and men from the business world, universities and other inspirational women and men.
  • An opportunity to experience an interview with a panel of judges
  • The support and confidence to further your leadership studies and career
  • A chance of receiving (an ATAR dependent) University Scholarship at Southern Cross University

 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER THE AWARDS?

Absolutely nothing – its free!  Thanks to the support of our incredible sponsors.

CAN I ENTER (AND WIN) MORE THAN ONE AWARD?

BASE is judged independently. However, we do encourage you to consider which category best represents you.

WHAT IS THE JUDGING PROCESS?

All applications will be considered. Approximately 8 to 10 applicants from each category will be shortlisted and named as the finalists. The finalists will be notified of their interview time and venue and undergo an interview with a judging panel. These are compulsory. Our external judges are asked to independently assess each award according to the set criteria we ask nominees to address. The criteria will be provided to finalists at the time of announcing the finalists for each category. Winners are NOT informed they have won prior to the Awards breakfast. The winner of each category will be announced at the BASE Youth Leadership Awards Breakfast.

THE AWARDS ARE IN KINGSCLIFF BUT I LIVE ELSEWHERE. DO I NEED TO ATTEND THE BREAKFAST IF I’M A FINALIST?

Yes. All finalists are to attend the BASE Awards Breakfast. Family members of all finalists are encouraged and welcome to attend the breakfast. Students from Year 11 and 12 who are not finalists are also encouraged and invited to attend the breakfast along with teacher representatives from their school.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A FINALIST TO ATTEND THE AWARDS BREAKFAST?

Absolutely not! The Awards breakfast is a great event to attend if you’re looking for something interesting and/or inspiring to do with your peers – or if you’re simply looking to meet students from other schools and meet people in our community.There are limited tickets.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHETHER I AM SELECTED AS A FINALIST?

A BASE representative will be in contact via email and through your school to let you know if you’re a finalist and to schedule an interview.

CAN I GET ANY FEEDBACK AFTER THE JUDGING PROCESS HAS BEEN COMPLETED?

Unfortunately, as we expect to receive many nominations, it will not be possible to obtain feedback after the judging process has been completed.

WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR THE AWARDS BREAKFAST?

Tickets will go on sale from Feb 3 for both Women’s and Men’s Awards. Once tickets are released please ensure you are purchasing a ticket for the correct event.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWEED/BYRON SHIRES TO APPLY?

Yes. Only Year 11 and 12 High School Students may nominate and participate in BASE Youth Leadership Awards.

IF I HAVE BEEN A PREVIOUS WINNER OF A CATEGORY THE PREVIOUS YEAR CAN I NOMINATE FOR THE SAME CATEGORY THE FOLLOWING YEAR?

No you cannot nominate for the same category you have previously won.  You may nominate for another category in the BASE Awards.  All finalists who did not win their category the previous year may nominate for the same category again

WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

Below are the Terms & Conditions for entering The BASE Youth Leadership Awards:

  •  Entries for the 2020 BASE Women’s Youth Leadership Awards are now closed. Nominations for the Young Women`s Awards closed at 10pm on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

  • Entries for the 2020 BASE Men’s Youth Leadership Awards are now closed. Nominations for the Young Men`s Awards closed at 10pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

  • Nomination forms must be accurate and true. BASE reserves the right to check information provided.

  • Nominations must address all sections in their chosen category.

  • Finalists in the individual categories must be able to attend the in-person judging session or an alternative organised with the finalist and a representative from BASE

  • All finalists must attend the Awards Breakfast.

  • All decisions on finalists and winners are FINAL and neither our judges nor BASE will respond to or enter into correspondence regarding these decisions.

  • Those on the 2020 Judging Panel must not have a family member enter the Leadership Awards for the category they are judging.

  • All judges will be asked to identify any potential conflicts of interest in the group of finalists named in the categories they are judging. Where conflicts are identified, judges will be removed from that category.

  • BASE is not responsible for any loss of entry forms.

  • Data collected by participating students, in particular email addresses can be shared with partnering sponsors for marketing purposes.
  • All finalist and other people attending the breakfast must pay the admission price.

  • BASE has the right to disqualify any entrant who does not adhere to these terms.

  • All finalist and other people attending the event must pay the admission price.
  • BASE has the right to disqualify any entrant who does not adhere to these terms.

Which award category?

BASE Youth Leadership allows participants to elect which Awards Section they wish to join based on their gender identity or which Awards category they feel most comfortable in. Non-binary, transgender and gender diverse people will be welcomed and supported. If a student is unsure of which BASE category to apply for they are very welcome to contact BASE via email to inform or ask for assistance with the Awards process and a representative from BASE will be in contact with them to provide assistance, support and guidance.

LGBT students in Year 11 & Year 12 are welcome and encouraged to be part of BASE and to apply. All students will be supported and respected.