2020 Roar Awards FAQ’s

Roar Awards dates to note

Nominations + Entries to the 2020 Roar Awards open – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Nominations + Entries to the 2020 Roar Awards close – Sunday 30th August 2020

All entrants in all categories announced on our website Wednesday 3rd September 2020

All submissions are due back (written or video)

Sunday September 27th 2020

Judging commences – Thursday 1st October 2020

Top 5 finalists announced on Friday 23rd October 2020.

Winners announced at the live event Roar Awards 

Saturday November 14th 2020 5pm-8pm AEDT

Get your tickets HERE!

This year you have a choice on how you enter your submission for judging

Last year our Roar Awards written submissions absolutely blew us away! Some of our creative entrants literally created works of art. 

This year, we are stepping it up a notch and offering our entrants the ability to submit their application in a 3 minute Video submission. You’ll be face to face with our Judges, but you won’t have to worry about making a mistake on the day, you can create this video so you’re happy with it and then hit SUBMIT!

No limits, you can showcase yourself, what you do, what you love – you can get as creative as you like!

And hey, if video ain’t your thing, that’s cool too! We’ve still got our written submission that you can sink your teeth into and tell us all about yourself, your business and your story. 

Once you enter a category, you’ll receive an email with details on where to download your submission form or your guide on your video submissions.

This year it’s your choice!

We can’t wait to see what you all bring to the table this year, because last year was incredible!

Some answers to the most Frequently asked questions

Is there a cost to nominate or enter the 2020 Roar Awards? There is no cost to nominate a business owner in the Roar Awards. For each business owner who would like to enter their favourite categories there is a one time $99 fee per entry.

What does the entry fee cover? Your entry fee covers all costs associated in running the Roar Awards. Our Winners for this year also take home a cash prize, gorgeous crystal trophy and fabulous prize pack. 

Do I need to be nominated or can I just enter? You do not need a nomination to enter the 2020 Roar Awards. You can jump right in and enter the categories that suit you. We have added the nomination option this year to offer you the ability to nominate other deserving business owners.

Can I enter more than one category? Yes, you can enter as many categories as you like. For our product based awards you can enter multiple products in the same category, the entry fee is per product entered. Each product will be judged seperatly.

I’d like to nominate someone in business? Great! We’ve made it really easy this year where you can nominate a business that you love simply by entering your details and theirs in our form on the Roar Awards page. Once you’ve nominated, the business owner will receive an email notifying them of their nomination and will have the opportunity to enter the category or categories of their choice.

When do nominations and entries close? Nominations and entries close midnight Sunday 30th August 2020.

Do I have to attend the Roar Awards in person? You do not have to attend our live event, the event will be live streamed online this year due to current Covid-19 circumstances. The Roar Awards event is being held in Port Fairy Victoria on November 8th 2020 and you can find out more and purchase your ticket here.

When and where will the Roar Awards be happening this year?

Event held: Saturday November 14th 2020 at 5pm-8pm

Limestone Gallery and Function Centre

Address: 506 Princes Hwy, Port Fairy VIC 3284

Limited ticketed event. Find out more here.

How are the winners and the finalists selected? Our winners and finalists are judged by our handpicked Judging Panel in each category and their scoring and feedback is sent through to calculate and determine the winners in each category.

Who are the Judges this year?  Legends! Truly. Our Judges are selected to judge categories that they are highly experienced in and for each finalist in the top 3 this year you will receive personalised feedback.  It’s a total game changer! Last year we had judges from all over the world and this year we are stepping it up even higher. You can read more about our 2020 Judges HERE.