Nomination & Judging Process

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Nominations must be made via the online nomination form.

 

If you experience any difficulties in completing the form or have any questions about the nomination process, please email us at hello@acdn.me

 

You can nominate either yourself or others. You can make a nomination in as many or as few categories as you prefer.

 

Categories are:

  • Wedding Cake Award Nomination
  • Cookie Award Nomination
  • Cupcake Award Nomination
  • Novelty & Children's Cakes Award Nomination
  • 3D & Sculpted Cake Award Nomination
  • Sugar Flowers Award Nomination
  • Modelling Award Nomination
  • Cake Mate Award Nomination
  • Best Product Award Category
  • Best Teacher Award Category
  • Best Retailer Award Category
  • International Decorator of the Year
  • Rising Talent 2018 Award Category - UNDER 2 years experience
  • Decorator of the Year 2018 - UNDER 10 years experience
  • Decorator of the Year 2018 - OVER 10 years experience

The nominations will be reviewed by the judging panel which will be made of a number of Australian and International industry professionals. Becoming a finalist of the decorator categories is based on the judge's review of the nominations, not on the number of nominations per person/business.

 

3 finalists will be chosen for each of the following categories:

 

  • Wedding Cake Award Nomination
  • Cookie Award Nomination
  • Cupcake Award Nomination
  • Novelty & Children's Cakes Award Nomination
  • 3D & Sculpted Cake Award Nomination
  • Sugar Flowers Award Nomination
  • Modelling Award Nomination
  • Cake Mate Award Nomination
  • International Decorator of the Year
  • Rising Talent 2018 Award Category - UNDER 2 years experience
  • Decorator of the Year 2018 - UNDER 10 years experience
  • Decorator of the Year 2018 - OVER 10 years experience

Please note: Decorator of the Year 2018 is listed as one category on the nomination form. Once nominations are closed the judging panel will allocate the finalists in to each category depending on their level of experience. This will be confirmed with the decorator if it is unknown.

 

If you are nominated and made a finalist you will be contacted via email and may be asked to submit images of your work.

 

The winner for the following 3 categories will be chosen by the public by way of voting. Each nomination will be added to the voting form and the public will have from the 5th January to 26th January to place their vote.

 

The highest number of public votes will determine the winner:

 

  • Best Product Award Category
  • Best Teacher Award Category
  • Best Retailer Award Category

Further details will be available with the voting form released on 5th January.

 

Key dates:

  • Nominations open 15th October 2017
  • Nominations close 15th December 2017
  • Finalists will be announced 5th January
  • Voting for the Best Product Award Category, Best Teacher Award Category and Best Retailer Award Category will open on Friday, 5th January and close on Friday, 26th January.
  • Winners will be announced at the 2018 ACDN Industry Awards night on Saturday 17th February 2018.

Our panel of judges are a selection of Australian and International industry professionals with a varied background and areas of expertise.


The judging panel's decision is final and no feedback will be provided.


Winners of each category will be announced at the 2018 ACDN Industry Awards event on Saturday 17th February 2018.