BEST FRANCHISEE OF THE WORLD CONTEST RULES
ART.1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 BFW, international organizer of the “Best Franchisee of the World” (hereinafter “BFW”) contest will appoint in each Area a Licensee (hereinafter called the Licensee) to organize and manage the national competition. The competition at the national level will be called “Best Franchisee of the World + Selection + name of State or Area.” The BFW roles are: FOUNDER (event founder), PRESIDENT (who presides over national BFW event), LICENSEE (will perform the selection to choose the franchises that will be at the world’s final), TEAM (will assist licensee in the national event organization), PARTNER (company who is commercially linked to the national or international event), AMBASSADOR (represented by the President or the CEO of the Associations of Franchising or delegated by the Association President or delegated by bfw organization. Ambassadors are also the Best Franchisee of the World 5 finalists and the BFW Master), INTERNATIONAL JURY (Personality of the international franchise Association appointed to judge and award BFW final), NATIONAL JURY (Personality of the national franchise Association appointed to judge and award national BFW).
ART.2 – PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST
2.1 Best Franchisee of the World is a celebration of the values of the franchise industry partnership and network system, in a prestigious setting. BFW is an award given to the best affiliates in the world on a yearly basis. The competition will focus on Franchisees or Partners, entrepreneurs who show their professionalism and pay constant attention the values of their Franchisor’s network.
BFW is a way to help Franchise or Partnership leaders to Motivate, Delight, and especially Gratify the franchisees who work every day to using the company’s know how. The aim of the Competition is to designate, every year, the best Franchisee or Partner of each Franchisor and to determine the best 5 affiliates in the world.
ART.3 – SPECIAL AWARDS
3.1 Best Franchisee of the World may every year, at its sole discretion, establish special prizes during the BFW ceremony.
ART.4 – ADMISSION
4.1 To be admitted the contest, candidates must meet the following requirements:
(a) be owners of a business activity affiliated or partner to a network;
(b) not be found by any contract affecting their participation at the BFW competition;
(c) not be found in any way in relationship with the Jury
4.2 Admission to National selections can be made:
a) Direct registration via the Licensee Headquarters with votation by the national jury
b) Online registration through the website www.bestfranchiseeoftheworld.com
c) Though the Ambassadors of BFW
ART.5 – HOW TO PARTICIPATE
THE CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION AT THE WORLD’S FINAL ARE 3:
5.1 Online Voting
1) Candidates meeting the qualification requirements stated in Article. 4, can be selected and receive votes fthrough the website www.bestfranchiseeoftheworld.com
The candidates who will receive the largest amount of votes, will participate at the World’s final.*
Online voting is a very simple process and consist of a few simple steps.
Simply fill out the form found at this link http://www.bestfranchiseeoftheworld.com/vote writing the name and e-mail address, the brand name and the address of the partner or franchisee that
you want to vote. Click “SEND COMMENT” and the brand will officially participate in the
5.2 National Selecion
2) Candidates meeting the qualification requirements stated in Article. 4, will be selected, in the Area where there is the Licensee, with an appropriate selection defined by the Licensee at local level. Candidates who participate in the World ‘s final ** will be chosen by a national jury.
At the national finals, the Jury will be chaired by the President of the Association of Franchising or the General Secretary of the Association or a delegate by the same of the State in which are made the selections. In each jury there will be only one component of BFW.
5.3 BFW Ambassadors
3) BFW may appoint some Ambassadors, represented by the President o the General Secretary of the Associations of Franchising or delegated by the association president or delegated by bfw organization. Ambassadors are also the Best Franchisee of the World 5 finalists and the BFW Master.
ART. 6 – HOW TO PARTICIPATE AT THE AREA SELECTION
6.1 Candidates who won the national selections or area shall have the right to participate in the World’s final.
6.2 The number of finalists of each State or area has been agreed between the registered licensee and the Association.
6.3 The Jury for the Area or National selection must be composed by a number between 3 and 8 members.
ART. 7 – HOW TO PARTICIPATE AT THE WORLD’S FINAL
7.1 Each Franchisor or Network Owner must deliver to BFW a 30-second video telling its entrepreneurial history and its Franchisee or Partner’s qualities and will also have to fill out the appropriate information form. Everything must be delivered within and no later than 20 days from the World’s final.
7.2 BFW will deliver the material received by the franchisor to the international jury.
There will be evaluated only candidates meeting the selection criteria and who will be attending the gala.
Will be placed on the website and on the BFW material only the brand of the candidate who will participate.
ART. 8 THE WORLD’S FINAL
8.1 The world’s final will be held annually on the first Saturday in December in Florence.
8.2 At the World’s final will participate all finalists of the selections as stated on the Art.5 of the present document.
8.3 During the final will be made public the names of the candidates who will compete for the title of Best Franchisee of the World. The BFW Organization.
8.4 The assignment of the Best Franchisee of the World award will be given by the International Jury. The jury will be composed from 5 to 16 jurors internationally renowned and will determine the top 5 international Franchisee or Partner as well as other special prizes. Will be part of the jury the Presidents of the Associations of Franchising or General Secretaries of the same or delegated by the Associations and
one member designated by BFW.
8.5 The BFW organization will ask to the most representative Associations to identify a juror, BFW identifies only one juror.
8.6 The jury will focus on the franchisee, without being influenced by the notoriety of the brand.
8.7 Each juror will decide in his own conscience.
8.8 The Event’s official language is English.
* By participation means the right to attend the gala dinner and the event.
** The Licensee will establish what will be assigned to the winners in as well as the right to attend the gala dinner and event.