Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The Best Small Shops competition is open to any independent retailer i.e. a non-corporate business selling goods or services to the public for use or consumption rather than for resale, from a business rated premises in the UK, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Channel Islands.
  2. Only one entry per outlet is allowed.
  3. Entries which are not made through the online submission system will not be accepted.
  4. Information supplied about the shortlisted retailer including photos may be used in promotional materials to promote this event. Entrants can request such information not be used by emailing info@indieretail.uk.
  5. Entries may be withdrawn at any point up to 9th September 2018 upon written request to info@indieretail.uk.
  6. The judges shall select the final shortlist based on the quality and quantity of the nominations received. The judges are allowed complete discretion in determining the final shortlist and the final winner.
  7. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry which does not meet the relevant criteria.
  8. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging, unfortunately it is not possible to provide feedback to unsuccessful entrants.
  9. We shall not be liable for any costs incurred by attending the competition reception, including travel and accommodation. 
  10. The winners and runners up of each category will be announced at the presentation of the awards; no details will be disclosed before that time.
  11. Entries received after the final closing date (9th September 2018) will not be accepted.