Terms and Conditions

1. The AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award (the Award) is conducted by TAL Life Limited ABN 70 050 109 450, trading as TAL, 363 George Street (TAL)

2. By submitting an entry and any supporting documents (the Materials) to the Award you agree to these terms and conditions (the Terms).

3. The Award is open to entries until 5pm July 31, 2013 (the Term).

Entry

4. In order to enter the Award and be eligible to win, you must;

  • a. comply with the rules for entry set out in clause 5 below; and
  • b. submit an entry (either for yourself or nominating another person) by 5pm, July 31, 2013. Entries can be lodged by email to female.excellence@tal.com.au. Supplementary information may be sought by TAL to support an entry.

5. For a nominee to be eligible:

  • the nominee must be working in Australia as an approved financial adviser; and
  • not be an employee or related to an employee of the AFA, TAL, the Macquarie Graduate School of Management or any related bodies.

6. TAL reserves the right to declare any entry ineligible if:

  • you have not complied with these Terms;
  • the entry form is incomplete and TAL is unable to complete the application through telephone interview; or
  • the information provided within a nomination is deficient, false or misleading in anyway.

Promotion and Sponsorship

7. The Promotional Period of this Award is 5 years from the date of the announcement of the Award winner.

8. If you are the Award winner, you must be reasonably available for promotional appearances during the Promotional Period of the Award for TAL and other relevant sponsors to promote the Award, TAL (including its product and services) and the other sponsors (including their products and services). For each promotional appearance, the party requesting the appearance will pay the reasonable travel and accommodation expenses of the winner.

9. During the Promotional Period of the Award, TAL or the sponsors may use the image and name of nominees and the Award winner in any advertisement or other material in any media which promotes the Award, TAL, the other sponsors or the products or services of TAL or the other sponsors.

10. By entering the Award you agree to allow TAL and the sponsors to contact you to provide comments about the Award and to take photos or video footage of you. In relation to the Materials, TAL and the sponsors may duplicate, alter, adapt and utilise the Materials at any time and by any means during the Promotional Period.

11. By entering the Award, you grant TAL and the sponsors, on creation of the Materials a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, exclusive and irrevocable licence to use your image and comments on the Materials for any purpose whatsoever for the duration of the Promotional Period.

General

12. At any time during the Promotional Period of the Award, TAL reserves the right to disqualify entries if the entrant (or the entrant's business) is involved in any conduct or activity that is:

  • in breach of the Terms;
  • illegal;
  • fraudulent; and
  • may harm the Award, the TAL brand or its reputation.

13. TAL may at its discretion, withdraw any Award and associated prizes that have been awarded. If requested by TAL you must no longer publicly promote yourself or your business (if relevant) as being associated with the Award, TAL or the sponsors.

14. The judges will select one entry which best meets the criteria and the weighting.

15. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. TAL accepts no responsibility for entry submissions not received by TAL for any reasons.

17. TAL in its sole discretion has the right to alter or cancel part or all of the Award at any time.

18. TAL will not be liable for and expressly excludes liability to entrants for any loss, injury or damage which results directly or indirectly from the Award, including the breach of any third party intellectual property rights.

19. The Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Terms and conditions of use apply to the prize.

20. In order to administer the Award TAL requires your consent to it disclosing your name and contact details, to TAL's related entities, the sponsors and other third parties engaged to provide services in connection with the Award. By participating in the Award you consent to TAL disclosing your name and contact details for such purposes, to such parties for example the Association of Financial Advisers and Exact Target, our eDM systems suppliers.

21. By entering the Award you agree to submit to the laws of New South Wales, Australia and that any proceeding related to the Terms shall be determined by a court of that State.

Judging Criteria

22. The Selection Committee will be looking for entries which identify a remarkable adviser who:

  • has taken on leadership roles within the financial advisory profession,
  • has provided quality advice to clients,
  • has encouraged and supported female staff within their organisations where possible,
  • has adopted business practices which welcome women customers, and
  • has sought to address the gender imbalance in Australia's retirement savings and under insurance.

Criteria

Description

Advice

Specific example of advice given to a client and/or transformative advice experience, including references

Diversity

Commitment to promoting diversity in their practice and/or community, including reference

Education

Commitment to self-education and/or personal development

Community

Personal contribution to women

Judging Process

31 July - Entries close.

 August - Judging takes place.

Week 1 and 2 September – Phone and face to face interviews as required. Ongoing evaluation of nominees to identify finalists.

13 September  - Finalists Announced. Finalists' names published on www.afafemaleadvice.com

3 October – Final judging conducted at TAL