Terms and conditions

1. The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.

2. The winner per category, excluding the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be the person/s who receives the highest number of votes (received online and by post). Nominations are encouraged for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be judged by the AOP Chief Executive and Chairman.

3. All nominations and supporting material must be received by midnight on 20 April 2015. Supporting material of up to two additional documents can be submitted with nominations. These could be a photograph (one), testimonials (one A4 page) or even a short video (of 2 minutes or less). Please send these with your name and award category to [email protected].

4. Alternatively, material can be posted to: AOP Awards, Association of Optometrists, 2 Woodbridge Street, London, EC1R 0DG.

5. Nominations will be reviewed and a shortlist drawn up by the judging panel.

6. The profiles of the shortlisted nominees will be published in a series of articles in OT. Readers will be invited to vote for their preferred candidate.

7. All nominees are encouraged to promote their nomination and use the AOP Awards voting form in support of their case. Whilst nominees can promote the fact that they have been nominated, they must not encourage multiple device voting. Any such activity will be deemed as inappropriate and the shortlisted nominee may be disqualified.

8. All votes must be received by midnight on 20 September 2015.

9. The winners will be announced at the AOP Awards dinner at the National Optometry Conference (NOC) on 5 November 2015. Images and details of the nominees and winners will be shared online, including via social media channels.

10. No cash alternative will be offered.

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

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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).
15. The AOP’s decision is final.

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