The Top Business Awards You Can Enter in 2019
Business awards can be a great boost to your business, both in terms of growth and exposure, giving you a huge advantage over your competitors. Award wins give you a chance to get media coverage, network with industry experts, gain much deserved recognition for all of your business efforts, and build your trust and credibility in your market. We also have a comprehensive guide available here for writing your own award winning application.
There are a whole lot of awesome business awards you can apply for in Australia. Here are some of the business awards you can apply for in 2019 and when entries open or close:
National Business Awards
Telstra Business Awards (National)
The Telstra Business Awards is one of the most reputable and respected business awards within Australia. They offer entrants, finalists and winners a range of experiences and opportunities that extend far beyond that incredible winning moment. Entries are open now!
Australian Small Business Champion Awards (National)
The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the pinnacle of business success. They seek to acknowledge the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community as well as the Australian economy. Hurry, entries close 6th February 2019!
The Australian Business Awards (National)
These awards recognise Australia’s business, innovation and technology leaders. Entries open now!
B&T 30 under 30 Awards (National)
The 30 Under 30 Awards are widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working across marketing communications. Hurry, entries are open now and close 22nd February 2019!
Telstra Business Women’s Awards (National)
For two decades, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards have recognised and celebrated outstanding business women for their remarkable spirit, achievements and leadership. The 2019 entries have already closed but bookmark your calendars because the 2020 entries will open towards the end of this year!
The Australian Small Business Awards (National)
Open for submissions all year round, The Australian Small Business Awards aim to give small businesses new opportunities to expand their horizons, gain exposure and join like-minded networks.
Smart50 Awards (National)
The Smart50 awards acknowledge and recognise some of Australia’s fastest growing SMEs and most successful entrepreneurs. You can join their waitlist find out when entries open this year.
These awards celebrate technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth from Technology Fast 500 companies of all varieties and industries. Entries for 2019 aren’t yet open but you can register your business to be notified here.
Optus My Business Awards (National)
The Optus My Business Awards is the longest-standing business awards program in Australia. It recognises the achievements of Australia’s best business operators. Submissions don’t open until approx mid-2019, but you can check out all of the 2018 details in the link.
Australian Achiever Awards (National)
The Australian Achiever Awards measure and recognise great customer service delivery in a vast variety of industries. Entry dates vary per industry so you can check their 2019 schedule for your categories closing dates here.
Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow (National)
These awards recognise businesses, large or small, with the drive to shape Australia’s future and meet tomorrow’s challenges, ones that can demonstrate a clear purpose and vision, and who understand their customer’s needs. Entries usually open early in the year so keep an eye on their website.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognises and celebrates the spirit and contribution of exceptional entrepreneurs. Keep an eye on their page for entry dates.
B&T Awards (National)
These awards celebrate the achievements of marketing, advertising and creative agencies. Entries will likely open about mid-year 2019.
The Franchise Council of Australia Excellence in Franchising Awards recognise and reward excellence and provide a platform for companies and individuals to showcase the amazing work they are doing in the franchising sector. Entries for 2019 will be announced soon.
The Anthill 30under30 Awards (National)
The awards offer recognition to 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 for their fantastic entrepreneurial efforts and achievements. Nominations and applications usually open from July.
New South Wales Business Awards
Local Business Awards (NSW)
The Local Business Awards acknowledge and celebrate great local businesses who go above and beyond providing an exceptional customer service experience. Register your interest to find out key dates in your region and category.
These awards recognise and reward outstanding businesses in NSW whose passion, determination, and innovation inspire other businesses to strive for success. Entries open and close at different times from March to September 2019 depending on your region, so be sure to check these key dates for your area and award category.
Queensland Business Awards
Women in Business Awards (QLD)
These awards recognise and honour outstanding women making a difference in business across Queensland. Entries open and close at different times throughout 2019 depending on your area within QLD, so check the website for key dates.
The Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards recognise the city’s top business founders who have contributed to economic prosperity, challenged the status quo or pioneered social change. Entries open soon.
These awards are the region’s leading recognition for business achievements. Entries are open now for their upcoming monthly awards.
These awards celebrate the business community’s contribution to the economic vitality and social fabric of the Toowoomba region. Entries for 2019 are yet to open.
Western Australian Business Awards
These are Western Australia’s premier business leadership awards established to recognise organisations across the state that outperform. 2019 entries open soon.
These awards recognise and celebrate WA-based companies that are growing – private and public, old and new, large and small. They look for ‘rising’ stars, not ‘risen’ stars; companies that have experienced recent growth but still have future potential. Entries open 11th March and close 10th May 2019.
The 2019 40under40 Awards are open to Western Australian based business owners and executives/professionals. They recognise not only personal determination and commercial drive, but also the philanthropic pursuits that balance their professional achievements. Entries open later in the year.
Northern Territory Business Awards
These awards promote and recognise the importance of international trade and industry, seeking out top exporters and leaders in the industry in 12 different categories. Entries open June 2019.
South Australia Business Awards
The Business SA Export Awards celebrate exporting excellence in South Australia by recognising the most dynamic and innovative businesses in the State. Register your interest for the 2019 entries here.
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The application process
Now, while the award application process can seem a little daunting, don’t let that put you off! As the old saying goes, ‘you have to be in it to win it.’ And FYI – you can outsource your award application writing to an expert, like us!
Here at Green Door Co, we’ve helped write countless award applications for our clients. For example, over the last year we’ve written seven award applications for our client Hire A Hubby, recognising their work in franchising. All seven applications were shortlisted and four took home the top prize!
For a one-off fee, we can help get you the recognition you and your business deserve. Talk to a consultant at Green Door Co today.