Merchants Awards - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the IWC NZ Merchant Awards?

Step 1: Login to your account or create an account here.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Generic Questions’ tab and complete all of the questions in this section. Once completed click ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page.

Step 3: You will automatically be taken to the ‘Entry Summary’ page. Click on the ‘Add Award Category’ button. A drop down list of the award categories will appear. Select the award category you wish to enter.

Step 4: Complete the questions for your selected award category and click on the ‘Save and continue’ link at the bottom of the page.

Step 5: You will automatically be taken back to the ‘Entry Summary’ page. You can now upload supporting material for your entry. Click on the ‘Checklist’ page to check what supporting material is required for your entry.  

Step 6: At this stage you can either chose to enter another award category or, to complete your order, click ‘Pay and Submit’. Please be aware that once you have paid for your entry you will not be able to edit your answers or change the supporting material you have uploaded for this order.

What do I do if I have forgotten my password?

Click on the ‘forgotten password’ link on the registration page. An email will be sent to the email registered to your account.

When is the entry deadline?

Friday 14 August 2015.

Does my company already have login details for the NZ Merchant Awards?

If you are not sure if your company has an existing login or you would like to find out who in your company has these login details please email the team here

Which category should I enter?

Please refer to the Rules of Entry on the IWC website.

Can I enter multiple award categories?

Yes, as long as your company meets the entry criteria for that award category. When you enter an award category an order is generated. You may add multiple awards to that order but you can only do this before you submitted and paid for you order.

Can I amend the supporting material for my entry once it has been uploaded?

As long as you haven’t submitted and paid for you order you can delete the supporting material for your entry and upload a new file.

What supporting material do I need to send for my entry?

Click on the ‘Entry Checklist’ tab to see what supporting material must be uploaded/mailed for each award category. It’s important that you send a separate presentation for each award category entered.

When is the deadline to submit my supporting material?

Friday 14 August 2015.  You must supply the supporting material before submitting and paying for your entry.

How much do the awards cost to enter?

Please refer to the Rules of Entry on the IWC website. You will also find a running total of the cost of your entries on ‘Entry Summary’ page.

What methods are available to pay for my entry?

Online payment can be made by most credit cards. You can also request an invoice. Invoices can be paid by credit card, cheque or bank transfer. Payments by cheque should be made payable to "William Reed Business Media Ltd".

If I have completed an order can I still enter another award category?

Yes, you will still be able to enter another award. A new order will be generated for this award category. When you go to the ‘Entry Summary’ page you will see the completed order and the new ‘open’ order.

How can I cancel my entry?

If you would like to cancel your entry you must email the team with your company name and the name of the award/s you entered on or before 31 July 2015. Entries cancelled after this date will not be refunded.

When will the competition be judged?

1 September 2015.

Who judges the competition?

The competition is judged by IWC Chairman Sam Harrop MW, who will be supported by a number of expert guest judges, based in New Zealand.

When are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced at the IWC NZ Awards Dinner on 29 October 2015. Successful companies are thereafter announced via email and on the IWC website. Dinner tickets will be available for purchase in July.

When will a shortlist be announced?

A shortlist will be announced via email and on the IWC website on Friday4 September 2015.

What do I receive if I am shortlisted for or win an award?

All shortlisted companies and winning companies will be sent award logos to the email address registered to their IWC NZ Merchant Awards account. Certificates will be presented at the dinner and sent to those who cannot attend. Some winners will receive a trophy during the main ceremony at the Awards Dinner.

Who should I contact if I need help with my entry?

Please contact Rachel Touhey by email or +64 (0)274 067 024.

Who should I contact if I need help with the IWC NZ Merchant Awards website?

Please contact Sophie Rouse by email or +44 (0) 1293 610497.