You do not need to be nominated to enter the awards. You can enter the awards directly here.
To nominate a colleague or friend, click here. You are also welcome to self-nominate. You will need to supply us with the email address and phone number of the nominee so we can let them know of their nomination.
When you nominate someone for an award, they will receive an email notifying them about the nomination. You can choose to either let them know of your nomination or to remain anonymous. The email will contain details about what they have been nominated for and the submission process, encouraging them to enter the awards.
NOTE THAT A SUBMISSION STILL NEEDS TO BE MADE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD ENTRY.
To make a submission, click here.
You are welcome to make more than one nomination or nominate multiple people. Making more than one nomination does not increase the chances of becoming a finalist. Finalist selection is based on the submission.
Entering the awards program is free.
You can make your own submission or you can enter on behalf of someone else.
You are welcome to make as many submissions as you are eligible for. You can check category eligibility on the website.
You can check the category details to see if you are eligible.
You can log in any time to amend or add to your submission until the submission close date. If you have any problems here, please call the team to see if we can assist you beyond the closing date.
Answer the questions and provide accurate and concise information. Make use of the available word count to draw upon examples to support your claims. Remember that judges often have a lot of submissions to consider, so make it entertaining and informative. Supporting documents are also looked upon favourably to strengthen your submission provided they are relevant to your submission. Judges do not want to spend a lot of time reviewing information that is not relevant to the questions or submission. Don’t be shy in contacting your colleagues and clients for testimonials and references.
Supporting documents can include references, testimonials, statistics, video, media coverage, financial or business metrics and/or statements, and third-party independent data reports to boost your submission. There are upload limits to the size of documents, so if you are having problems with this, please contact a member of our team.
Finalists may have their headshot displayed alongside their name on screen when they are announced at the event. We will also use headshots to announce finalists on the event website.
Follow the tips above to increase your chances. Some categories have many entries, and it’s a very difficult process determining finalists. We do limit the number of finalists, so if you don’t make it, don’t be discouraged as you may have only just missed out. Remember that you do have to be “in it to win it”!
Getting the recognition that you deserve by winning an award or becoming a finalist can be a real boost to your career. You will have your own finalist profile featured on our website, along with a profile you can upload to your LinkedIn page. You are also provided with a finalist seal that you can display on your email signature and provided with a press release to help you spread the word to your network.
Although we would love to give everyone feedback on their submission, they are reviewed by multiple judges who are not always able to comment on each submission.
The official deadline for close of submissions can be found on the event details page. If you have problems meeting this time, please contact Sebastian Cruz by email at [email protected] or call 02 9922 3300.
Finalists will be announced the month of April & May, from April 20th.
An announcement will be sent out via email to all entrants, a news story will be released on the Lawyers Weekly website and finalist profiles will be published on the 30 Under 30 Awards website.
A judging panel made up of highly respected industry professionals with a broad range of experience will be chosen to examine the submissions. Judging is allocated to ensure that there is no conflict of interest in respective categories. Each judge will be assigned several categories and will be asked to score each submission in those categories based on all documentation provided by entrants. Several judges are assigned per category to ensure a range of expertise and opinions. The aggregate highest score will determine the winner of each award.
Additionally, as part of the assessment process and to ensure transparency, some categories may require a panel interview with judges.
All information is highly confidential and is only shared with the event team and the judges for that category. The information is not published and any permissions would be sought if required.
Please contact a member of the team. Details can be found on the contacts page.