Application Guidelines

1. General
1.1 Each business enterprise can submit one application only.
1.2 Representative(s) of each business enterprise must fill in all data required in the application form clearly.
1.3 Representative(s) of each business enterprise must provide all required information accurately or otherwise will result in disqualification.
1.4 All application documents will not be returned. Representative(s) of the business enterprise are advised to keep duplicate copies for future reference.
1.5 The Secretariat reserves the right to request further information from the representative(s) of the business enterprise, e.g. Hong Kong identity card copy, address proof or other related information.
1.6 The personal information of the representative(s) of the business enterprise will be used for judging and correspondence purposes only.
1.7 1.7 Representative(s) of the business enterprise must agree and authorise the Secretariat to use their names, business description and other information solely for promotion of the Award. The financial information of the business enterprises, including any information relating to their accounts, will NOT be released.
1.8 The judging panel and the Secretariat reserve the right of final decision and the right to amend or interpret all details of the Award.
1.9 All applicants are required to attend publicity campaigns e.g. promotional activities and media interviews.
1.10 All Award winners are required to attend the Award presentation ceremony.
2. Stage 1 Application
2.1 Business enterprise may submit their applications (Application Form) by hand or by mail with a postmark to the Secretariat on or before 5 pm, 24 April 2015. Online submission is also available via the Award website.
2.2 Representative(s) of the business enterprise shall not submit any personal identification documents at this stage.
3. Stage 2 Application
3.1 Upon being notified, business enterprises should submit application (Supplementary Form) with supporting documents by mail with a postmark or by hand to the Secretariat on or before 5 pm, 8 May 2015.. Application sent by fax or email will not be accepted due to authentication issues. Application documents should be submitted in two sets. Any missing information in either set of the application documents will not be considered.
3.2 Supporting documents include:
I. Basic information (compulsory)
a.An application form (Supplementary Form)
b. Duplicate copies of all valid permits and licenses required or necessary for the business enterprise’s business and activities, e.g. Business Registration Certificate, etc
c. Duplicate copies of Certified of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate (applicable to limited company only) or duplicate copies of the Certified Extract of Information on the Business Register or any other documents issued by the Hong Kong SAR government as proof of the business enterprise's date of incorporation
d. Duplicate copies of Annual Return (Companies Registry Form number NAR1) or any other documents issued by the Hong Kong SAR government as proof of enterprise representative's current holding of shares (applicable to limited company only)
e. Duplicate copies of the latest tax return(s) and tax bills, and audited accounts (if statutory audit is required) or financial statements of the previous year
II. Supplementary information (if applicable)
a.Proven record showing the products or services were newly introduced or exclusively sold in Hong Kong and / or the business enterprise is the sole agent in Hong Kong
b. Organisation chart, with indication of the roles and responsibilities of the management of the business enterprise, including its representative(s)
c. Timetable of marketing activities of the previous years and the current year
d. Business development plan of the previous year and the current year
e. Duplicate copies of any other relevant documents, such as media articles, award certificates and thank you letters
3.3 Business enterprises may submit supplementary material as attachments on A4 size paper in line with the item category order on application form.