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AOP Awards 2018

Terms and conditions

Read the terms and conditions for our annual AOP Awards

  1. The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Frame of the Year and Product of the Year are open to both UK and international entrants

  2. The winner per category, excluding the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be the practice, person/s or product that receive the highest number of votes (received online and by post)

  3. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be selected by the AOP Chief Executive and Chairman

  4. The Product and Frame of the Year categories will be voted for only by AOP members and will be classified as a member’s choice award. Only a single submission can be made for each of these categories from the manufacturer

  5. Nominees will be asked to provide supporting information, and provided with guidelines as to what can be submitted. Nominees should return their submissions to (or AOP Awards, Association of Optometrists, 2 Woodbridge Street, London, EC1R 0DG)

  6. Nominations will close at 10am on Friday, 7 July 2017 and a shortlist will be drawn up by the judging panel

  7. The profiles of the shortlisted nominees will be published in a series of articles in Optometry Today (OT). OT readers, practitioners and the public will be invited to vote for their preferred candidate

  8. Online voting is encouraged and all nominees will be provided with marketing materials to promote online voting. However, paper voting forms can also be returned by the stated deadline. Only paper forms following the official AOP template will be accepted. Templates can be requested from

  9. One vote per person, per category is permitted. Nominees should not encourage multiple voting and any such activity will be deemed as inappropriate. The AOP will monitor voting patterns and investigate obvious anomalies. Multiple votes maybe discounted and the shortlisted nominee may be disqualified

  10. All votes must be received by 2pm on Tuesday, 12 December 2017

  11. The winners will be announced at the AOP Awards dinner at 100% Optical on Sunday, 28 February 2018. Images and details of the nominees and winners will be shared online, including via social media channels

  12. No cash alternative will be offered

  13. The AOP takes no responsibility for nominations/votes that are lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any other reason

  14. The organiser of the Awards is the Association of Optometrists. Any complaints regarding the awards should be sent to AOP Awards, Association of Optometrists, 2 Woodbridge Street, London, EC1R 0DG

  15. The AOP accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by or as a result of being nominated, nominating or accepting an award. This includes any sample products submitted as part of the nomination process

  16. The AOP reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, these awards with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud)

  17. The AOP’s decision is final

  18. By nominating or accepting your nomination you are accepting these terms and conditions