You may enter any number of products for consideration.
New products must be launched by 1 October 2020 at the latest. Products must be available for purchase in Australia.
- Early Bird entries – close midnight Friday 15 May 2020. Entries after this date will be at the Standard rate.
- Standard entries – close midnight Friday 19 June 2020.
All Award entries must be completed online at mynontoxictribe.com.au/anta-entry-2020.
Product Submission Form deadlines:
- Early Bird entries – forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 24 May 2020. (If late, additional charges will apply.)
- Standard entries – forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 28 June 2020. (If late, additional charges will apply.)
Please complete the Product Submission Form for each product and upload digital high-resolution images of your product and relevant certifications. By uploading these images you consent to their potential use across Australian Non-Toxic Awards marketing materials & channels. The uploaded lab tests and certifications will remain confidential.
Incomplete entry forms will be disqualified. All unpaid entries will be disqualified.
You will be required to send 1 product sample initially and if you are selected as a Finalist, all categories will be required to send 4 more products directly to the expert panel members whose addresses will be given to you. * The bed linen, bedding and baby sleeping bag categories will only be required to send 2 more products for review after the initial entry product.
Only send one product initially for review with your entry. (If disposable nappies, a packet/box will be required for review).
All initial entry products for review must reach us by:
- Early Bird entries – by Wednesday 27 May 2020.
- Standard entries – by Wednesday 1 July 2020.
Any samples received after this date will be disqualified. Due to the volume of submissions we receive we do not accept responsibility for lost items, so please ensure that you track your package and send it via Australia Post. It is up to you to ensure that your samples are sent and delivered successfully.
The judges reserve the right to cancel or merge categories if there are insufficient entries or move entries into different categories if they feel they would be better suited in another category.
All products will be reviewed.
Due to the number of submissions, only brief feedback on unsuccessful entries will be available.
The judges’ decision is final.
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When the Finalists are announced, you will be notified of the expert panel reviewers to whom you must distribute your product. You must ensure that the product is delivered to reviewers within 2 weeks of receiving the reviewers’ details. You are responsible for ensuring that your products are delivered to the reviewers on time.
4 products for review will be required by the expert panel. They must be sent directly to the reviewers. * The bed linen, bedding and baby sleeping bag categories will only be required to send 2 more products for review after the initial entry review product.
You must ensure that your products are properly packed and secured in such manner as to enable them to reach their destination in good condition (this obligation includes paying any and all postage and packaging charges).
To the extent required, you shall ensure that your products are supplied with complete and accurate information to enable them to be evaluated and reviewed.
We suggest that you include some PR information to tell the testers what to look for, why your product is different and why it is better than other products on the market.
Please note that you are not allowed to include anything that could be considered a bribe. You may not contact the expert panel directly to ask for their feedback on your product or offer them any additional extras during the testing period. We will be forced to disqualify companies who attempt to influence testers. If requested, you will be provided with feedback and reviews from the testers which will be sent via the Australian Non-Toxic Awards.
Ownership of the products will pass to the reviewer following delivery of the product to the panel member and acceptance of them.
Australian Non-Toxic Awards Rosette Licence Agreement:
There is no cost to win an Australian Non-Toxic Awards rosette, but the licence to display the 2020 rosette on all packaging, correspondence, promotional and marketing materials, email signatures and (not limited to) social media artwork is only available to those who have a 10%+ commission affiliate program link through either their own website or a stockist.
If no related affiliate relationship is established, the licence will incur a cost of $200 per product. This affiliate relationship must be established, or the fee paid, BEFORE the artwork for the award will be issued. This affiliate relationship or license payment also enables an active ‘Click To Buy’ link on the Awards website.
The Australian Non-Toxic Awards reserves the right to withdraw the use of a logo for any reason as we deem necessary, including (but not limited to): inappropriate display of logo, defacing of logo (including adding words, icons and other graphics to the award logo) and non-payment of fees.
An Australian Non-Toxic Awards rosette may not be displayed on a product which has undergone reformulation or other significant change since the judging process has taken place.
The initial entry products will each be judged by Emily Fletcher from My Non-Toxic Tribe and given a score in respect to the following list of criteria: (i) Choice and quality of ingredients and materials, (ii) Social responsibility – ethics of ingredients and materials, sustainability, responsible manufacture etc. (iii) Quality and function. The top 5 products in each category will be named as Finalists.
The Finalist products will each be judged by a minimum of 5 judges (except in exempt categories where less review products are provided, where there will be 3 judges) and given a score in respect to (i) quality, (ii) function, (iii) user friendliness. The judges will also answer qualitative questions on the products.
The highest 4 scores and the reviewer’s qualitative results will be used to decide the final winners who will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. The Editor’s Choice rosette will be awarded by Emily Fletcher of My Non-Toxic Tribe. The winning brands will be given the opportunity to display the Awards rosette on the packaging of their Product and marketing materials (subject to agreement to the Rosette Licence Agreement above).
All entering brands will automatically enter the Social Responsibility Category of the Awards. The Social Responsibility Award recognises a business which leads change and is committed to making a significant positive impact on society. The winners in this category will be judged by the Australian Non-Toxic Awards Team, Emily Fletcher and Emma Freeman.
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