Competition Terms & Conditions

Only successful participants will be contacted.  If you are not contacted then please assume that you have not been successful.  Should you not be selected as a contestant then you will automatically be registered for the workshop.

All decisions made by the appointed judges concerning the selection process related to the competition are final and binding on all participants and no reasons will be given for such decisions.  The participant agrees not to challenge or appeal against such decisions.

By entering this competition the applicant understands that his/her business ideas will be exposed to the judges, audience and media.

To enter this competition you must be 18 years or older and be in possession of a valid South African identity document.

By entering the competition the applicant agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as may be required.

Incorrectly completed or incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Participants acknowledge that, by entering the competition, the terms and conditions contained herein, are accepted by such participant.

Any prize money won during the competition will be paid into the bank account of the contestant.  Cash will not be provided in lieu of transfer.

The promoter, its associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors shall not be liable for any costs of whatsoever nature incurred by the participant for any reason whatsoever.

Entry is open to anyone except employees (and their immediate families) of the promoter, its associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors involved in the competition.

The promoter reserves the right to replace the prize(s) with (an)other prize(s) of similar commercial value.

The promoter, its associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss, injury or damage arising from any entrant’s participation in the competition, nor for the prize winners in their fulfilment of the prize, howsoever arising.

Should you be entering the competition with a business idea then the following documentation will be required, should you be selected:

  • Copy of valid South African identity document

Should you be entering the competition with an already existing business then the following documentation will be required, should you be selected:

  • Copy of valid South African identity document
  • Proof of registration and ownership of the business

Should your entry be successful and should you compete and then be selected to proceed to the next rounds you hereby confirm that you will be available for travel on the following dates:

  • 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 October 2018
  • 07, 08 & 09 November 2018

Should your entry be successful and should you compete and then be selected to proceed to the next rounds, it is hereby stated that, should you miss any flights that are arranged for you that this is then automatic disqualification from the competition.  You may not make alternative travel arrangements.

If selected as a contestant, then you hereby confirm that you will make yourself available for interviews between 14:00pm and 16:00pm on the Friday before the Saturday event (in other words, the afternoon before the event).

Photographs and video will be taken at the event.  By taking part in the event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography / video filming.  These photos / video will be used in (but not limited to) printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding proposals.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you have competed as a contestant in Pitch & Polish before, then you will unfortunately not be allowed to compete again.