A few WOBA entry criteria FAQs answered

Wednesday November 7th 2018

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As long as your business operates within West Oxfordshire, you can enter as many WOBA categories as you like ahead of the 3rd December midnight deadline. The entry process is quick, easy and FREE!

Over the years we’ve had winners and finalists from all corners of West Oxfordshire so why not have a look at which of the 11 categories you could enter?

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

My registered office is not in West Oxfordshire…

If your site or branch is based in West Oxfordshire, has management autonomy and can make decisions on marketing, finance and operations independently, then you are eligible to enter a West Oxfordshire Business Award.

If you are unsure of where the boundaries of West Oxfordshire lie, check your location against this map, or try the postcode checker on our website.

How old does my business need to be to enter a WOBA?

There are no restrictions on how long your business has been operating to enter a WOBA, with the exception of the New Business Award which is open to any business that started trading after the 01 January 2016 and that has traded for a minimum of 12 months.

To be eligible for Business Person of the Year, you need to have been in the business for a minimum of five years.

How big does my company have to be to enter the WOBAs?

All sizes of businesses are eligible to enter the WOBAs and all will fit within one of the Micro, Small or Large Business award categories.

What evidence do I need to provide to enter?

The entry criteria for each award are clearly laid out on the website and entry forms, setting out the evidence that you will need to provide. Regardless of category, the judges will be looking for evidence that supports your answers, whether this is facts and figures, quotes or anything else you think appropriate.

Can I add videos and pictures to my entry?

Just like a word document you can insert links, images and even videos into your entry form. You are welcome to also submit supporting documents with your entry via the website.  Remember though, the judges may have many entries to go through so only provide things which are succinct and relevant.

Can I enter more than one award?

We actively encourage you to enter more than one award.  If you are taking the time to complete one entry form, then you may as well use that as the basis to enter an additional category.

Do I need to be nominated for a WOBA?

You don’t need to be nominated for a WOBA. Simply go to the WOBA website to find and download the award entry forms that you’re interested in. You have until Midnight on Monday 03 December 2018 to complete and submit your form. Submission is done by uploading your completed entry forms back to the WOBA website.

Please contact us at info@woba.org.uk if you have any other questions at all.