FAQs
   
Q. What is EYA?
A. Jointly organised by the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises and the Rotary Club of Singapore, EYA is the oldest and one of the most recognised business accolades in Singapore that honours local Entrepreneurs who have established and sustained a successful and profitable business on a national platform.
   
Q. How long has the Award been established?
A. The Award was inaugurated in 1989 and is now in its 29th year.
   
Q. What are the benefits of participating in EYA?
A. EYA heightens awareness and boosts the image of participants, their company and brand, as well as their products and services. Participating in EYA also adds credibility to the company, creating more reliability for Entrepreneurs when dealing with partners and clients, domestically and abroad.

In addition, EYA serves as an important recognition and validation of employees’ efforts, thereby boosting employee morale and affirming employees’ commitment to the company. Stronger recognition also helps to recruit and retain talent for the company.
   
Q. What makes EYA stand out from other business Awards in the industry?
A. EYA is the oldest and most established Award in Singapore that honours local Entrepreneurship. It identifies all-rounded Entrepreneurs who run successful and sustainable businesses, and incorporate good corporate citizenry in their company practices.

EYA prides itself on its rigorous and holistic judging processes, delivered by businessmen, academics, senior civil servants and other individuals of high repute. The stringent judging, thorough rounds of interviews, appraisals and site visits are what make the Award credible and highly sought-after amongst Entrepreneurs.
   
Q Who can participate in EYA?
A.

The Award is open to all local Entrepreneurs who meet the Award’s Qualifying Criteria. Nomination by third party is not compulsory for participation in the Award.
   
Q. Can a past participant/Award Winner take part in EYA more than once?
A. Definitely! We encourage all Entrepreneurs to take part every year as long as they fulfil the Qualifying Criteria.
   
Q. What is the difference between New Entrepreneur and Established Entrepreneur?
A. The New Entrepreneur recognises budding Entrepreneurs who demonstrate keen business acumen and extensive resourcefulness in employing innovation for effective differentiation.

On the other hand, the Established Entrepreneur recognises veteran Entrepreneurs who demonstrate continuous tenacity and determination in keeping up with times to remain relevant and maintain a stronghold in the market.
   
Q. Will there be a registration fee imposed upon entry submission?
A. There is no registration fee required to participate in this Award. However, if the Entrepreneur is selected as one of the Winners, he/she will be required to take up an Award Package upon notification of their win.
   
Q. When is the submission deadline?
A. The submission deadline is 13 July 2017, Thursday, 12 pm. More details of the submissions can be found under the Entry Requirements section.
   
Q. Can candidates participate if their company’s Audited Financial Statements are not available?
A. Yes, however, we require the Entrepreneur to provide the Award Secretariat with the reason(s) for not being able to submit the Audited Financial Statements, together with the company’s most recent Management Accounts.
   
Q. Will the submitted materials be kept confidential?
A. Access to submitted materials is kept strictly to the Award Secretariat, Award Organising Committee and the judging panel. They are used solely for judging and reference purposes and will be kept confidential.
   
Q. Is there a pre-determined number of Winners each year?
A. No. The number of Winners selected is dependent on the overall quality of candidates each year.
   
Q. Are there Sub-Category Awards under the Established and New Entrepreneur?
A. Yes. Under each category, there are different Sub-Category Awards. More information can be found under the Award Structure section.
 
Q. Who are the judges in the Final Judging Panel?
A. The Final Judging Panel comprises of distinguished businessmen, academics, senior civil servants and other invitees of high repute.
 
 

 

 
   
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