By entering into SMHBA you agree to these terms and conditions.

Competition is open to all.


Main Awards

  • Launch 1st October 2022
  • Close 28th Feb 2023
  • Award announcements TBC

International ceremony will be online. Date to be confirmed

British ceremony will be held in Cardiff. Date to be confirmed

Each nominee will go live on socials & receive an entry certificate & social media assets to use

Each winner will receive a trophy, certificate, assets to use on socials and another permanent grid post to show your a winner

Each runner up will receive a certificate, assets to use on socials and another permanent grid post to show your a runner up

Images are recommended from different angles or before during and after
Do not use filters, apps or other software to edit your images

Please see more on images below

The Boss Box Awards

  • Launch 1st June 2022
  • Close 31st August 2022
  • Online announcements 23rd September 2022

Online ceremony held on 23rd September

Each nominee will go live on socials, receive an entry certificate & social media assets to use

Each winner will receive a certificate, assets to use on socials and another permanent grid post to show your a winner

Each runner up will receive a certificate, assets to use on socials and another permanent grid post to show your a runner up

Images must be of you or your salon

Please see more on images below

Voting

  • Voting is done on our social pages, 1 like & 1comment (review) = 1 vote
  • Voters must like your image/video on OUR social pages. We can not track votes on other social pages
    • If you accept collaboration, then all comments and likes on your page will also show on our page
  • Voting can be done on both Instagram & Facebook
  • Voters MUST leave a comment saying why they voted or a review about you in the comments, of the post on OUR social pages for their vote to count.
    • If you accept collaboration, then all comments and likes on your page will also show on our page
  • All votes are tracked. Our advanced software will remove any fake likes/votes
  • Anyone found to try and buy likes/votes: These will all be removed without notice. If found to repeatably try this then you will be disqualified with no refund, our software is very advanced and will recognise any bought likes/votes
  • Under no circumstances are you to pay people or offer vouchers/incentives in return for votes
  • Finalists are chosen from the votes.
    • Top 10 (main awards)
    • Top 5 (boss box awards)
  • The Finalists will be sent to a panel of professional judges for the winner and runner up to be chosen. Judges are qualified professionals, sponsors, trainers and trade experts
  • Judges are professionals in the industry so the images/videos submitted must be your own
  • Judges will use a pointing system to choose the winner and points are deducted for certain criteria, such as using filters etc

Entering, Images & Videos

  • Images are recommended from different angles or before during and after (main awards)
  • Do not use filters, apps or other software to edit your images (main awards)
  • Images & videos must be good quality/high definition
  • Images & videos must be your own work only and not someone else’s
  • Images & video must be the correct ratio/size
    • Posts (we can cut down posts for you no problem, but these are the recommended sizes)
      • Square & Carousel: 1:1 aspect ratio. 1080 x 1080 pixels
      • Portrait 4:5 aspect ratio. 1080 x 1350 pixels
      • Landscape: 16:9 aspect ratio. 1080 x 608 pixels
    • Reels = 9:16 aspect ratio. 1080 x 1920 pixels
    • IGTV =
      • Portrait: 9:16 aspect ratio. 1080 x 1920 pixels
      • Landscape: 16:9 aspect ratio. 1920 x 1080 pixels
      • IGTV Cover: 1:1.55 aspect ratio. 420 x 654 pixels
  • SMHBA reserve the right to use images on our social pages and website
  • Please note, Facebook don’t allow images and videos in one post, only Instagram. If you upload both images and videos, they will be published on Instagram as post images and videos (not reels) and only the images will be posted to Facebook.

Can I post a hard copy of my entry?

  • No – ALL entries must be submitted online through the website

Can I submit more than one entry under the same account login?

  • Yes, one account can be created for multiple entries including entries for different awards. Please ensure the correct details for the entrant are completed on the form.

If I reach the finalists, is there anything else I need to do?

  • If you reach the finalist stage of your category, you will be contacted by SMHBA directly in your DM’s

Who is responsible for the rules?

  • SMHBA is responsible for the official rules
  • SMHBA has its own terms of use
  • SMHBA is in control of the rules and regulations for the awards
  • Under no circumstances does Instagram or Facebook have any responsibility in SMHBA’s rules and regulations
  • SMHBA will disqualify anyone who has cheated with no refund given. We do not tolerate cheating. This is a fair competition

Can I cancel my nomination?

  • Yes – You can cancel your nomination if it hasn’t been published on our social pages and have a refund.
  • If your images have been published then you can not not have a refund.

Are ceremony tickets refundable?

Tickets are non refundable. But we can change the names on the tickets