BFTB Big Break FAQs
BFTB Big Break FAQs
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When do entries open and close
The Competition commences at 9am AEST, Tuesday 28th September 2021.
All entries need to be submitted online by 12pm AEST, Monday 11th October 2021.
How do I enter?
1. Ensure you have read the eligibility criteria below
2. Record a 2-3 minute pitch video on your mobile phone telling us why your business idea deserves to win the BFTB Big Break
3. Complete the entry form and include a link to your pitch video
4. Post an Instagram reel (15 seconds) to your Instagram grid that tells us the story of your pitch idea, tag @buyfromthebush, @paypalau and use the hashtags #buyfromthebush #BFTBbigbreak, #BFTBxPayPal. If you don't have access to Instagram you can post a 15 second video to your Facebook account and use the tags above.
NB: All entries must have completed steps 1-4 to have their submission reviewed by the judges.
What are suitable video upload platforms that I can share my video links with?
In our entry form, you will be asked to provide a link to your video pitch. This means that after you have recorded it, you will need to upload the video to a video hosting site. Examples include:
How do I know if I am eligible to enter?
All entrants will need to fulfil all the following criteria:
The following are not eligible:
What happens if I make the shortlist?
Shortlisted entries will be shared to Buy From The Bush social media channels and go in the running to win the People's Choice Award. Our panel of judges will select the top 5 pitches from the shortlist and these entrants will then be invited to pitch via a virtual panel and participate in a brief Q&A session. The top five will also need to complete additional questions (Similar to a lean canvas)](/promo/bftb-big-break-lean-canvas). A winner and runner up will then be selected by the panel of judges.
The People's Choice winner will be determined by public votes conducted through our website.
What is the Judging Criteria?
The Judging panel will be assessing entries based on the following:
For the entries that make it into the judge’s top 5 and attend the virtual pitch, they will also be judged on the following criteria:
The list above is not a hierarchical list, and the Judging panel may attribute different weight to the different criteria
The top five pitches will be invited to submit a one page business plan when they pitch to the judges. This will help also inform judges assessment of the criteria above.
What are the Prizes?
1st Prize Winner will receive:
Runner up will receive:
People's Choice Winner will receive:
Can I win a judges award and the People's Choice award?
No. If you are selected by the judges as the 1st Prize Winner or Runner Up, you are not eligible to win the People's Choice Award.
Where can I read the fine print?
Check out the BFTB Big Break Terms and Conditions
How can I vote for the People's Choice Award
Vote for your fave entry in the BFTB Big Break People's Choice Award. This is your chance to make sure your favourite wins the $15,000 BFTB Big Break People's Choice Award.