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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BBF AWARDS AFRICA

THE EVENT

1. WHAT ARE THE BLACK BEAUTY FASHION AWARDS AFRICA?
After a successful launch at the Houses of Parliament in London, the Black Beauty and Fashion Awards Africa is the pre-eminent awards for manufacturers and owners of Beauty, Fashion and Wellness products available to African consumers on the continent

2. WHY SHOULD I ENTER THE AWARDS?
The BBF Awards Africa 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.

 

3.  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 Africa.

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 Africa, please click here.

 

2.  WHAT IS THE PRODUCT ENTRY FEE?

The entry fee per product/brand is dependent on when you submit your entry and whether you require an invoice. Fees for entries requiring an invoice include an administration charge of $10.

 

Deadline for submissions be to announced.

 

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

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

 

4.  WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I ENTER MY PRODUCT INTO?

For a full list of category descriptions, please click here.

 

5.  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.

 

6.  WHAT ARE THE PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARDS?

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

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

7.  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 Awards Africa

 

8.  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.

 

9.  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 an incomplete entry form until you are able to obtain one. Entry forms will not be considered complete without a product image.

 

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

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

 

11. WHERE SHOULD I SEND MY PRODUCT?

4 retail sized samples should be sent as soon as possible to:

 

Black Beauty Comms 
BBFA Africa
International House,
6 Canterbury Crescent,
London, SW9 7QD, 
United Kingdom.  

 

12. 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 full refund.

 

13.  I HAVE A TICKET AND AM NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND. AM I STILL ENTITLED TO A GOODY BAG?

Unfortunately, only individuals attending the Awards Evening in person will be entitled to collect a goody bag at the end of the night.

 

14.  I AM AN EXHIBITOR; CAN I ALSO ATTEND THE AWARDS EVENT AS A GUEST?

As an exhibitor, you are entitled to purchase a ticket for the Awards Evening and receive a goody bag.

 

15.  DO I HAVE TO BRING PRODUCT SAMPLES ON THE DAY?

You should bring enough retail sized product to create a display and demonstrate to event attendees on the day and hand out to customers if you wish to.

 

16. CAN I BRING PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS WITH ME ON THE DAY?

Supporting collateral and props may be displayed to support your brand. Printed collateral, product catalogues, look books, video presentations, multi-media or any other technological displays are permitted. Should you wish to follow up with our members after the event, we would recommend collecting business cards/contact information on the day. 

FACE OF BBFA AWARDS

1.WHAT IS THE ENTRY CRITERIA?

18-30 years old and of African descent

 

2.  WHEN IS THE SUBMISSION PERIOD OPEN?

To be announced.

AWARDS CEREMONY

1.  WHAT IS THE BBF AWARDS CEREMONY?
The BBFA Awards ceremony is a prestigious red-carpet award night to celebrate the successes and brilliance of the best products available. It will be a glamorous black-tie event with elegant dining cuisine, a fashion show, champagne reception and great entertainment.The evening will end with networking and an after party, a terrific opportunity to meet new industry professionals and make beauty-full business relationships.

 

2.  WHO ATTENDS THE CEREMONY?

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

 

3.  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 Africa 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).

 

4.  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 winners’ pack. If you are a contender and wish to take part in our post-promotional activity, please contact our HQ at info@blackbeautycomms.com

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