Is there a fee to enter? Do I need to be a big brand ISP? Does the trophy make my bum look big?
There’s a few common questions we get asked often – we’ve answered them below in case they can help you to complete your entry. If you still can’t find the answer to your question, please call 021 086 46020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is there a fee for entering the Broadband Compare Awards?
A. There is a small fee of $99+GST per entry to help us to cover the costs of administration. We have kept this fee low as possible, as we don’t want to put anyone off entering and we believe that all internet providers should have the opportunity to enter. Keep in mind that the reward of being shortlisted or winning your chosen category could be priceless! Get started on your entry and be recognised for your achievements for your contribution to the New Zealand broadband sector.
Q: What if the Internet Provider I work for is small? Can I still enter?
A. Yes, you can – and we urge you to! We have some specific categories for smaller and regional ISP's. So check out all the category options and find the one that will suit you. Your entry will be evaluated alongside other companies within the same category / sector.
Q: My company does not work with Broadband Compare or TUANZ. How do I know the Broadband Compare Awards will be impartial?
A. The aim of the Broadband Compare website is to provide our customers with a fair, informative and helpful way compare all the options and make a fully informed choice when choosing a new broadband plan. TUANZ is the only truly independent and representative group of users of digital technology and they hold the idea of INDEPENDENCE as one of their most important values. ANY Internet Provider can enter the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards as long as they meet the specific entry criteria for each category. Our judging panel consists of impartial and trusted experts, and judging is conducted in a confidential environment. Your entry will not be judged based on whether you work with Broadband Compare.
Q: What is the format for this event?
A. Following overwhelming positive feedback from our previous events, the format for 2020 will be kept very similar to the 2019 awards. The evening is all about mixing, mingling, networking, and recognising excellence in the industry. As such, it is not a ‘formal’ sit down event. There will of course be some seating available, a mixture of large round tables and bar leaners. For the pre and post Awards component, there'll be mixing and mingling, eating delicious food and drinking delightful beverages.
Q: What is the dress code?
A. Lounge suits and cocktail dresses. Previous events have seen a wide range of different attires and the ladies have historically put the gents to shame so this year we’re looking to up the dress code a little to “Cocktail”.
“Cocktail” is basically a bit of a plea for you gents to wear a collar and jacket, regardless of matching trousers to make an entire suit. If you can at least manage to find a decent jacket to wear you’ll be fine. Likewise if you want to be dressed up like James Bond or ultra-glamorous... then totally go for it! Think of the stereotypical guy on a Friday; navy blazer, beige chinos, shoes or boots. That’s cocktail (or cocktail enough). Looking forward to seeing you all in your finery.
Q: What are the event timings?
A. The event starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm. We'll be announcing the winners in two groups from about 7pm with a break to refuel your glasses halfway through!
Q: What will it cost me?
A. There are three ticket types available. Clients of NZ Compare, members of TUANZ and Sponsors can purchase tickets at $129 + GST. Non-members or clients can attend at a cost of $159 + GST. Why not bring the whole team, or treat business contacts to a night out? Book a table of 10 for a discounted $1,200 + GST.
Q: Will I be fed?
A: Yes you will. We're a responsible host and as we're going to keep you well thirst quenched with beers, wine and bubbles there will of course also be some very tasty food. Your ticket will include an array of delicious canapes and substantial finger foods on the night. Dietary requirements have been considered, just ask your waiting staff as they roam the room.