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FAQ

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FAQ ABOUT THE BBF AWARDS DIASPORA  & THE BBF AWARDS AFRICA


THE EVENT

 

  1. WHAT ARE THE BLACK BEAUTY FASHION AWARDS?

The Black Beauty and Fashion Awards is the preeminent awards for manufacturers and owners of Beauty, Fashion and Wellness products available to African consumers on the continent and the Diaspora. 

  1. WHY SHOULD I ENTER THE AWARDS?

The BBF Awards is the go-to marketing and quality assessment vehicle to help both lesser-known and readily recognisable businesses gain greater brand awareness within their target client groups. The judging panel will assess you not on the size of your brand but the quality of your product. Entering the BBF Awards gives you the chance to raise the profile of your brand, and have your product recognised as leading in the industry.

  1. WHO DECIDES WHO WINS?

An international panel of beauty, fashion and wellness experts decide on both the shortlist and the winners of the BBF Awards.

 

ENTERING THE AWARDS

 

  1. HOW DO I ENTER THE AWARDS?

All product entries are processed online. To enter a product or brand into the Black Beauty and Fashion Awards Diaspora / Africa, please click.

  1. IS THERE A PRODUCT ENTRY FEE?

There is an administration fee per product/brand entry. It is dependent on when you submit your entry and whether you require an invoice. Should you wish to enter offline you may contact us. Entries requiring an invoice include an additional administration charge.

  1. IS MY PRODUCT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY INTO THE AWARDS?

A list of product categories and their criteria can be found in the app and also on the BBFAwards and BBFAwards Africa websites. If you are still unsure as to whether your product will be accepted please contact the office on +44 (0) 203 605 7471 or email us at info@bbfawards.com

  1. WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I ENTER MY PRODUCT INTO?

For a full list of category descriptions for BBFA  Diaspora or Africa, (please click).

  1. CAN I ENTER THE SAME PRODUCT INTO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES?

Yes. If your product fulfills the criteria for more than one category you can enter it more than once.

  1. WHAT ARE THE PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARDS?

If you have entered a product into the BBF Awards, you are required to supply the following, no exceptions:

4 retail sized samples to BBF Awards HQ and 1 sample for fashion entries.

  1. WHAT ARE THE PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS IF I AM ENTERING A BRAND CATEGORY?

If you have entered a brand into the Black Beauty and Fashion Awards you are required to supply the following, no exceptions:

2 retail sized samples of 3 different hero products to BBF.

  1. WHAT FORMAT DOES THE PRODUCT IMAGE NEED TO BE UPLOADED IN?

All images must be high-resolution and in .jpeg format. This image will be used throughout the awards process so the quality is paramount.

  1. WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A PRODUCT IMAGE TO UPLOAD?

You must upload your product image during the entry process. If you do not have a product image, you can save incomplete entry forms until you are able to obtain one. You may also get in touch with Jumbo Prospects CIC, a social enterprise that specialise in beauty and fashion product photography.  You contact them here. Entry forms will not be considered complete without a product image.

  1. WHAT IMAGE SHOULD I USE FOR A BRAND ENTRY?

We would recommend using a group product shot for brand entries.

  1. WHERE SHOULD I SEND MY PRODUCT?

4 retail sized samples should be sent to:

Please indicate if your parcel is for the attention of BBFA Africa or BBFA Diaspora. 

Black Beauty Comms 

International House,

6 Canterbury Crescent,

London, SW9 7QD, 

United Kingdom.  

  1. WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO WITHDRAW MY ENTRY?

If you wish to withdraw your entry from the awards send us an email and we will remove your entry, however you will not receive a refund. All withdrawals must be confirmed in writing.

 

THE AWARDS CEREMONY (these apply when we hold physical events).

 

  1. WHAT IS THE BBF AWARDS CEREMONY?

The BBFA Awards is a prestigious industry award that celebrates the successes and very best products in the market. It is a glamorous gala event with fashion shows and great entertainment. The evening ends with networking, a terrific opportunity to meet new industry professionals and make beauty-full business relationships.

  1. WHO ATTENDS THE CEREMONY?

Manufacturers, Managing Directors, retailers, entrepreneurs, models, industry professionals and experts attend our exclusive awards night as well as a number of high profile guests.

  1. IF I AM A FINALIST OR WINNER, WHERE CAN I USE THE BBFA SEAL?

If your product has won a Black Beauty and Fashion Award, then you are entitled to use the BBFA winners or finalist seal. This is available as stickers for use on product packaging, or as a digital file for use online or in print. Suggested areas for use include product packaging, online, show cards, window displays, print advertising, press releases, consumer communications (online or print).

  1. WHAT POST-PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITY IS AVAILABLE AND HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

All available post-promotional activities will be included and set out in your winner’s pack. If you are a contender and wish to take part in our post-promotional activity, please contact our HQ at info@bbfawards.com