Awards can validate your business to the public and also to your peers. They promote credibility and often sway customers to use your service or products over your competitors.

  • Awards can be very useful in your marketing campaigns. Using the words “Award-Winning” in your newsletters, emails, brochures etc shows the public you are a proud company.
  • Award Logos can be used in your online marketing by displaying them prominently on your home page and also including them in your ‘about us’ page. The more prominent you make them the more credible your business will look.
  • Tell the world in a Press Release that your business has won an award. Don’t forget to use Twitter and Facebook to extend this reach. Your business newsletter is another way to let people know.
    Awards are a great way to gain recognition for your business. Browse through the awards below and note the ones that interest you in your business diary and good luck!

AHRI Award for HR Leadership in Small Business
The awards recognise outstanding individuals and organisations that demonstrate excellence in the contribution they make to their own business and to the profession. The involvement of a world class panel of leaders elevates the integrity and stature of the awards and supports AHRI’s overall objective of promoting excellence in HR, people management and business practices.

AIM – Management Excellence Awards
The Management Excellence Awards are considered Australia’s most prestigious awards for the individual manager. The awards focus on identifying those managers and individuals from Queensland and the Northern Territory in the workplace whose vision, skill and integrity bring about a significant, broad ranging impact and inspire others to exceed.

Anthill Cool Company Awards
The inaugural Cool Company Awards were launched in February 2006 as a way for Anthill Magazine to publicly acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.

AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence
These awards are presented to organisations and marketers who have achieved extraordinary success with innovative and effective marketing practices.

Australian Achiever Awards
The Australian Achiever Award offers your business the opportunity to showcase your high level of customer service. The process has successfully helped businesses across Australia to measure and improve their customer service focus. We go directly to the customer and ask for their confidential input and feedback, which is then passed back to the business.

AusMumprenuer Awards
The Australian and New Zealand Connect2mums community run these wonderful awards yearly. Connect2mums is the home of the AusMumpreneur Awards & Mumpreneurs Conference which celebrates mums in business.

Australian Business Awards
The Australian Business Awards are a national awards program recognising the success, innovation and ethics of Australian companies and organisations across all industry sectors.

Australian Business Excellence Awards
The Australian Business Excellence Awards have been celebrating business success in Australia for 20 years. They present an opportunity for a broad range of businesses and organisations from across Australia to celebrate and showcase their excellence against internationally recognised business principles.

Australian Business Quality Awards
It doesn’t matter if your business is big or small. You will not be competing against other businesses. You will only be judged on your businesses own customer service standards. We offer awards for every size of business, including small business awards.

Australian Customer Service Awards
Designed to recognise, encourage and reward small and medium-sized Australian businesses for their excellent treatment of, and positive attitude towards, their customers.

Australian Professional Photography Awards
The Australian Professional Photography Awards are held annually and usually coincide with the staging of an annual photo imaging exhibition. Professional photographers from Australia and New Zealand compete for a number of industry awards by submitting four images, which are judged by a panel of their peers.

Australian Retail Awards
The Australian Retail Awards have two categories, namely, The Australian Independent Retailers Award and the Australian Young Retailer of the Year Award. The awards celebrate the best major retailers, smaller owner-operated stores and also retail innovation.

Australian Small Business Champion Awards
The Australian Small Business Champion Awards provides the opportunity to be acknowledged for the commitment and drive required to succeed in small business. This is one of Australia’s most prestigious small business awards.

Australian Web Awards
The Australian Web Awards attracts outstanding work from Australian web designers and developers from all over the country including sites designed and developed by large agencies, government departments and individual designers.

Banksia Evironmental Awards
Over the last 21 years, The Banksia Awards have recognised many valuable Australian’s from corporations, government bodies, small businesses and more for their efforts in making a positive difference to the environment.

BEC Australia Awards for Performance
Contact your local BEC for more information on these awards.

Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards
The Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are in their fifth year and recognises the best and most innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in Brisbane. Nominations are sought for 10 award categories.

BRW ANZ Private Business Awards
The BRW ANZ Private Business Awards are open to private companies operating in Australia. Companies nominating should have a minimum turnover of $15 million per annum or 50 or more employees.

Business Achiever Awards
The Business Achiever Awards is your opportunity to say thank you to those businesses for all the effort they have put into your daily lives. By voting for them in our program, you give them the opportunity to be recognized, promote their business, reward their business and help their business grow.

Business and Professional Women Australia (BPW) Awards
The Business and Professional Woman of the Year Award was first implemented at the Alice Springs BPW National Conference in 2004. It was established at Club level to recognize the contribution of a member and her commitment to the BPW aims and objectives, also her involvement in general activities and her personal and professional progress. Club Awardees then go on to enter the State and National Award programs at respective conferences.

City of Sydney Business Awards
The City of Sydney Business Awards is open to all businesses with fewer than 200 employees located in the City of Sydney’s 32 suburbs. There are 20 business categories.

Community Achievement Awards
The Awards are conducted on a state basis in Tasmania, South Australia, Please click on your state to obtain further information.

Ethnic Business Awards
The Ethnic Business Awards recognise and reward the contributions of migrants to the Australian economy. There are three core categories. They are:
* EBA- Small Business (with a turnover less than or equal to $5 million per annum)
* EBA- Medium to Large Business (with a turnover greater than $5 million per annum)
* EBA- Indigenous in Business

Family Business of the Year Awards
The Family Business of the Year Awards is the only Awards in Australia, which recognise Family Businesses. These awards celebrate the achievements of Australian family businesses, and their contribution to our life, economy and culture.

iAwards
The iAwards is Australia’s premier technology innovation awards program.
For 16 years the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has hosted the iAwards as the Australian member of the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA), to deliver the only truly international awards program to the national technology community.

Melbourne Business Awards
The Melbourne Business Awards commenced in 1992 to provide a forum to recognise the achievements of small to medium sized enterprises within the South East Region. The MBA seeks to assist small to medium sized companies become more enterprising and innovative.

My Business Awards
The My Business Awards held by ActionCoach celebrate entrepreneurial excellence in Australian small business. They currently have 10 award categories.

My Child Excellence Awards
Products will be eligible for a Consumer-voted Award, which is open to voting by the general public only, and a Retailer-voted Award, an industry-specific award open only to voting from retailers/buyers.

MFAA Excellence Awards
The Australian industry award, recognising individuals and organisations operating in all sectors of the mortgage and finance industry.

Quest Business Achievers Award (Qld)
Established in 1994, the Business Achiever Awards allow local communities the opportunity to recognise and reward their favourite local businesses.
The Business Achiever Awards represent the benchmark of success for small business within the greater Brisbane area, showcasing the talents and success of the entrepreneurs who have helped build and shape our Communities.

RIRDC Rural Women’s Award
The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award celebrates rural women and their contribution to primary industries. It gives rural women the chance to discover their leadership strengths and build a greater capacity to contribute to primary industries and rural Australia.

Smart Company Web Awards
SmartCompany.com.au hosts an annual competition to award SME’s. They also host the SmartCompany Web Awards and SmartCompany Business Start Up Awards.

Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Awards
The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Business Woman’s Awards are. now in their 12th year. Many of the past winners have gone on to become finalists of, and even as far as to win, the state and national Telstra Business Awards.

Telstra Business Awards
The Telstra Business Awards celebrate the aspirations and achievements of Australia’s small-to-medium businesses and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit Australian businesses posses.

Telstra Australian Business Women’s Awards
The Telstra Business Women’s Awards have been an integral part of the Australian business calendar for the past 18 years, rewarding and celebrating the achievements of Australia’s most inspirational women.

The Rural and Outback Awards
The purpose of these awards is to encourage, acknowledge and reward valuable contributions and outstanding achievements in rural and outback areas.
The focus of The Rural and Outback Awards is to encourage, acknowledge and pay tribute to individuals, communities, businesses and groups who are making a significant contribution to rural and outback Australia.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business
A Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading figures in business governs the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
All women entrepreneurs and executives worldwide, and all women-owned and -run organizations worldwide, are eligible to participate in the awards.

The International Stevie Awards
The International Business Awards are overseen by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features prominent and accomplished professionals from around the world.

WICked Woman Awards
The WICked Woman Award is open to all women working in and making a significant contribution to the ICT industries in the Canberra region.

Women Information Technology Award
The WiT Awards is an annual program fully developed by WiT in association with industry to celebrate outstanding women in the technology industries.
This program provides all women regardless of age or career status, opportunities to develop their careers and be recognised. The WiT Awards focus on professional achievement, commitment to continuous career development, and support of WiT’s objectives.

Young Achiever Awards
The Awards are conducted on a state basis in Tasmania, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Please click on your state to obtain further information.

For more local Business Awards in your area contact your local Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Centres.