The Small Enterprise Business Awards 2021 is a prestigious and comprehensive program that supports and recognizes small businesses across India. The awards will be organized by Aspire Media Pvt Ltd, the publishers of the leading SME publication “Small Enterprise” the monthly magazine and the portal SmallEnterpriseindia.com. The following are the Terms and Conditions for entry into the MSME Award category for the Small Enterprise Business Awards (SEBA) 2021. By submitting entries to the awards, you assent that you have read and you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions.
1. Objective of the Awards
The objective of Small Enterprises Business Awards is to recognize small businesses across India and reward excellence in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector.
2. Award Categories:
The 2021 Award Categories are as follows:
1. Best SME – Manufacturing
2. Best SME – Technology
3. Best SME – Services
4. Best SME – Agriculture
5. Best SME – Retail/FMCG
6. Best SME – Healthcare
7. Best SME – Export / Import
8. Best SME – Logistics
9. Best SME – Energy
10. Best SME – Global Presence
11. Best SME – Microfinance / BFSI
12. Best SME – Handicraft
13. Best SME – Rural
14. Best SME – Garments / Textiles
15. Best SME – Education
16. Best SME – Innovative Business
17. Best SME – NRI
18. Best SME – Food & Beverage
19. Best SME – Sustainable Business
20. Best SME – Family Run Business
21. Best SME – Hospitality
22. Best SME – E-commerce
23. Best SME – Health Tech
24. Best SME – Fintech
25. Best SME – Edutech
26. Best SME – Mobility / EV
27. Best SME – Trading / Wholesale
28. Best SME – Franchise
◈ SEBA 2021 SME of the Year
◈ Women Entrepreneur of the Year
◈ Social Entrepreneur of the Year
◈ Young Entrepreneur of the Year
The Award categories may be changed / modified / increased or reduced / cancelled at the discretion of the Awards Management and / or Jury based on the number of entries received in any category, and the quality of the entries. The decision in this regard will be final and non-contestable.
Proposed timelines for the Awards are as follows:
Nomination entries open: 30 July 2021
Nomination entries close: 25 October 2021
Awards night: 25 November 2021
4. Call for entries and participation
For any queries relating to the nomination form, about which category your business fits into, please contact us at email@example.com or call +91-9567668459
5. Eligibility Criteria for participation in the Awards
6. Completeness of entries / Disqualification
7. Preliminary short-listing of businesses
8. Selection of Winners
9. Disclaimers and release from liability
10. Cancellations, Withdrawal & Change of Venue
11. Fees & Payment
If you fail to make payment of any sums due (“Debt”):
12. Term & Terminations
13. Expiry & Termination Consequences
Upon expiry or termination of this Agreement:
Any breach of this Agreement by you; and
Notices. All notices (including any invoices) under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to your email as a soft copy or. Any notice may be delivered by email, by a reputable courier service, or by post. The notice shall be deemed to have been given if sent by email within 12 hours of delivery to the sender’s ISP provided within that time no notice of delivery failure has been received, if sent by courier on delivery and if sent by post 3-7 Business Days after the notice was posted.
Disputes. If any dispute arises between us out of or in connection with this Agreement, our respective representatives shall meet within 5 Business Days of receipt of a written notice of such dispute, in an effort to resolve the dispute. If the dispute is not resolved within 5 Business Days of that meeting, the dispute shall be referred to our respective senior management (or their nominees) who shall meet within 5 Business Days of the referral to attempt to resolve the dispute. If, despite following the process set out above, the dispute is not resolved, either of us may refer the matter to the courts. This clause shall not restrict either you or us from initiating any proceedings in respect of a matter where either party has reasonable cause to do so to avoid damage to its business or to protect or preserve any right of action it may have, or from applying for or obtaining emergency or interlocutory relief.
Force Majeure. We shall not be liable to you for any delay or failure to perform hereunder due to a natural disaster, pandemic, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, any curtailment to or cancellation of public transport, strikes or walkouts, communicable disease, epidemic, acts or threats of terrorism or civil unrest, or communications line failure which (a) hinders, delays or prevents us in performing any of our obligations, (b) is beyond our control of without our fault or negligence, and (c) by the exercise of reasonable diligence we are unable to prevent or provide against (“Force Majeure Event”). In such circumstances, we shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 30 or more calendar days, we may terminate this Agreement by giving you 5 Business Days written notice. In such circumstances reserve the right not to refund your registration fees and advise that insurance should be taken to cover such eventualities. A Force Majeure Event shall not entitle you to delay payment of any sums under this Agreement. You are responsible for making your own way to the venue for the event (if the event goes hybrid), and you shall remain liable for all payments under this agreement irrespective of any failure of transport or other reason why you are unable to attend the Awards ceremony.
Publicity. We expressly agree that we and/or our Partners and Sponsors shall be entitled to refer to you as an Attendee of our Awards Ceremony in sales and marketing literature (including websites) and reproduce your logo and/or trade mark for that sole purpose.
Video footage & Photography: During the Awards Ceremony, we may shoot video footage and take photographs of the Awards Ceremony which may include video footage and photographs of you and/or your booked Attendees. We will make use of such footage and photographs in accordance with our Privacy Notice.
Third party Rights. Unless expressly stated, no provision of this Agreement is enforceable by, or intended to benefit, any person who is not a party to this Agreement.
Assignment and sub-contracting. This Agreement is personal to you. You shall not assign, delegate, sub-contract, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of all or any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our prior written consent. Such consent shall not relieve you from any liability or obligation under this Agreement and you shall be responsible for the acts, omissions, defaults and/or negligence of your sub-contractors as fully as if they were your own. We may assign, delegate, sub-contract, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of all or any of our rights and responsibilities under this Agreement at any time without your prior written consent.
Amendments and changes. No purported alteration or variation of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing, refers specifically to this Agreement and is signed by an authorised representative of each of the parties to this Agreement.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court to be unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary, and in a manner consistent with the intentions of the parties, to make it and the Agreement fully enforceable. The unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the remaining provisions.
No Waiver. A delay in exercising, or failure to exercise, any right or remedy in connection with this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of that right or remedy. The waiver of a right to require compliance with any provision of this Agreement in any instance shall not operate as a waiver of any further exercise or enforcement of that right. The waiver of any breach shall not operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach. No waiver in connection with this Agreement shall, in any event, be effective unless it is in writing and refers expressly to this clause.
Further assurance. Each party shall do and execute, or arrange for the doing and executing of, any act and/or document reasonably requested of it by any other party to implement and give full effect to the terms of this Agreement.
Remedies cumulative. The remedies under this Agreement are cumulative and no remedy is exclusive of any other remedy except as expressly stated.
Counterparts. This Agreement may be entered into in any number of counterparts and by the parties on separate counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Where the parties agree to sign this Agreement by electronic signature (whatever form the electronic signature takes), then this method of signature is as conclusive of the parties’ intention to be bound by this Agreement as if signed by each party’s manuscript signature.
Status of parties. Nothing in this Agreement shall create, or be deemed to create, a partnership or joint venture or relationship of employer and employee or principal and agent between the parties.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets out the entire understanding of the parties in relation to its subject matter and supersedes any prior understanding or agreement between the parties whether oral or written. Nothing in this Agreement shall, however, limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru, to which the parties irrevocably submit.
Any business who submits the nomination form to be considered for the purpose of the Awards
Small Enterprises Business Awards 2021
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These Terms and Conditions (SME Nomination) governing the SEBA 2021 Awards, may be amended from time to time
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