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BASA Awards 2017 : Business and Arts South Africa

Organization : Business and Arts South Africa
Competition Name : BASA Awards 2017
Applicable For : All South Africans
Competition Deadline : 23 June 2017.
Prize : Awards

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Website : https://basa.co.za/

BASA Awards

** The annual BASA Awards, jointly sponsored by Hollard & Business Day, is the only awards ceremony that acknowledges business support of and partnerships in the arts in South Africa.
** The BASA Awards recognise and encourage excellence and innovation in the field of business support for the arts.

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** Imaginative, innovative, and cost-effective partnerships between business and the arts are highlighted, demonstrating the potential for synergy, the window of mutual opportunity, and the far reaching benefits for business, for the arts, and for all South Africans.

** The annual BASA Awards, which have seen growth in terms of quantity and diversity of entries, reflect a broadening of BASA’s work.

** Entries for the 20th BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, opened on 3 April 2017 and closed on 23 June 2017. With the BASA Awards Finalist event taking place on the 17th August 2017 and the BASA Awards ceremony on the 18th September 2017.

** For further information on opportunities and entries for the BASA Awards please email Aviwe Matandela aviwe AT basa.co.za or call the BASA office on 011-447-2295 any assistance.

Rules and Guidelines :
** The Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, seek to recognise and encourage imaginative and effective business and arts partnerships.
** These are the nineteenth annual BASA Awards with eleven judged categories, each of equal value, and three Special Awards allocated at the discretion of the BASA Board.

** The BASA Awards are open to all companies sponsoring arts events, projects or organisations in South Africa and/or Africa, and all companies sponsoring South African and/or African arts events overseas across borders.

** There is no entry fee.
** The sponsorship must have taken place between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016; this includes long-term or ongoing sponsorships current during that period.
** Mediums include visual arts, dance, theatre, physical performance, music, architecture, fashion, design and all forms of creativity appropriate to the understanding of the arts.

** The nomination can be completed by the sponsoring business and/or the recipient arts organisation, but must be approved by both the business and arts partner.
** A sponsorship programme or project MAY NOT be nominated or entered in more than TWO categories.

** Supporting material, high-res images, videos and logos will be required. This is both to assist the judges as well as for publicity purposes. Entries will not be considered complete without at least two high resolution images.

** Business and Arts South Africa may use the information and images (excluding confidential financial information) submitted in the nomination for publicity purposes.

** Where sponsorship of a project, event or organisation has been shared, all sponsoring companies are eligible for nomination. A separate form should be used for each sponsoring company.

** Projects may be nominated on a year on year basis, as part of BASA’s sustainability strategy, regardless of previous wins.

** Nominations must be submitted online. No hardcopy nominations will be processed.
** The categories may be subject to change. The organisers reserve the right to add or withdraw award categories at their discretion.

** Please note that entries may be shifted to different categories should they be deemed more appropriate than the category in which the entry was originally submitted. This will only be done with the consent of the entrant.

** The BASA Awards, audited by Grant Thornton, are adjudicated by an independent panel of judges. The judges evaluate the success of each sponsorship in achieving the objectives of the sponsor, and in bringing genuine benefits to the arts organisation.

** The panel of judges reserves the right to decide the judging criteria and their respective importance.
** Judging panel deliberations are confidential.
** The judging panel reserves the right to change an entry category.

** The judging panel reserves the right not to grant an award in any category where the highest standards of excellence are not met.
** Judging panel decisions are final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into concerning the results.

** Entries for the 20th BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, opened on 3 April 2017 and closed on 23 June 2017.

** The finalists in each category will be announced at an event in Johannesburg on 17th August 2017, and the winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 18 September 2017.

BASA Awards Categories :
The 19th Annual BASA Awards partnered by Hollard and Business Day – feature 11 categories in the following mediums :
** Visual Arts
** Physical Performance
** Fashion
** Dance
** Music
** Design
** Theatre
** Architecture
** All forms of creativity

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories :
Innovation Award :
** This Award recognises the most innovative and progressive partnership in all mediums of creativity; one that served all partners’ purposes effectively between January and December 2016, and highlighted creativity and originality in the process.

First Time Sponsor Award :
** This Award is for a business supporting the arts for the first time, regardless of size, budget, whether it is CSI, marketing, HR, BBE or other.

Increasing Access to the Arts Award :
** This Award celebrates a partnership that has encouraged specific audience engagement with the arts or has made a significant contribution to brand, market and audience development, while still promoting the business through above-the-line media or a partnership that has made a significant contribution to regeneration or sustainable growth, through a marketing and CSI budget or other.

Beyond Borders Partnership Award :
** Awarded to a global-level partnership that builds brand reputation and audience for both the business and arts organisations across international borders through an event or marketing project showcasing SA to Africa and the rest of the world, and/or bringing international arts projects to South Africa.

Long Term Partnership Award :
** A company which has significantly developed and expanded its commitment to an arts project over three years or longer. The value to the arts project, the broader community and the business, must be apparent.

Media Sponsorship Award :
** For consistent and innovative support given by electronic, print, broadcast and web based media.

Strategic Project Award :
** For outstanding initiative, with best use of a project, which is an integral part of the business’ strategy.

Small Business Award :
** For vital support given to the arts by a small company with up to 200 hundred full-time employees and an annual turnover of no more than R10 million.

Sponsorship In Kind Award :
** For a company giving a quantifiable non-monetary support to the arts.

Development Award :
** For projects with an implicit educational and development element.

Cultural Tourism Award, supported by Nedbank :
** For business support of arts and culture projects which contribute towards the growth of communities and jobs, and support the opportunities provided by local tourism.

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