Conditions Of Entry

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Conditions Of Entry

Entries close 21 December 2018, 5pm. Entries must be received by Niche Media on or before this date and time.

All entries must be submitted online at

Projects must have been completed between 25 January 2018 to 21 December 2018. Projects may be entered in more than one category, if they qualify.

All awards incur a fee of $195 to enter. The overall winner is selected from the winners of each of the seven (7) categories and is based on the project having a remarkable outcome that defies all expectations.

While each category has specific criteria for entry with which you must comply, the Jury will be looking at the following four key criteria in determining the shortlist, highly commended and winners:

  • the level of challenge presented by the problem or requirement
  • the quality of the business case justification
  • the relevance of the solution to meeting the challenge, and
  • the resulting outcome(s) and how they have been measured.

Only projects deemed by the shortlisting judges to be of the highest calibre in meeting these criteria will be accepted.

If shortlisted, at least one member of the nominated facility will be required to present to attend the presentation event on 20 March 2019, at Total Facilities in Sydney. Practices unable to attend the presentation event may send a representative in their place.

Niche Media and its partners will not be held responsible for any non-receipt of entries, however so caused. Entries ruled invalid for whatever reason will not be considered for the awards.

** Please ensure all images are low resolution (72dpi), 1000 pixels wide, jpg and no larger than 500KB. If your project is shortlisted, you will be contacted for high-resolution images.

Copyright and usage

By ticking the box on the entry form, all entrants warrant that they have permission from all parties including clients, copyright holders and collaborators to allow FM Media and its partners to publish their work in FM magazine and its associated digital channels along with Diversified Communications (event managers for Total Facilities Expo) and in any associated promotional materials, without limitation, including social media.

By ticking the box on the entry form you indemnify Niche Media, FM Media, associated digital channels, Diversified Communications, Total Facilities Expo, its employees and agents and supporting partners from any liability for wrongful use or misrepresentation of the works submitted. You assert that you are the facility manager/team that implemented the work and own the intellectual and moral rights to the work under the Copyright Act. Wrongful assertion of such rights will render the entry invalid and the entrant accepts all liability for any claim for damages or loss resulting from such wrongful assertion.

By ticking the box on the entry form you assert the truthfulness of this information and assign copyright of this text to Niche Media and its communication partners, further authorising the editing and publication of the project statement by inside and its partners in any publishing channels used, relating to the FM Innovation Awards 2019.

Any entries that are subsequently found to breach any of the terms and conditions of entry will be ruled invalid and withdrawn from consideration for an award.

In the event that an award-winner is subsequently found to breach the terms and conditions of entry, their work may be ruled invalid and the award deemed null and void. The entrant will be liable for any costs incurred and must return the prize(s) received.

Judges reserve the right at all times to determine whether an entry qualifies as an acceptable work within the category for which it is submitted. Works the judges deem not acceptable will be ruled invalid.

Winners and Highly Commended may be asked to participate in additional events/video opportunities to support the development of the facility management Industry.

Niche Media and Diversified Communications staff and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

Terms and conditions may be amended, deleted or added from time to time at our discretion and we will publish the revised terms and conditions on the website. By checking the box on the online entry form you agree to the full terms and conditions, so please read them carefully.

All judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the judging process or the outcome.

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