Be sure to stand out from the crowd! Here are some tips to writing a winning application!
- Prepare succinct and relevant answers to the questions. Read each question carefully.
- There are set word limits that must be adhered to. The use of bullet points is acceptable. Remember, a judge is reading a great number of applications and you want to stand out!
- Submissions are best written in the third person with an engaging and compelling narrative. – If your answers were to be published in a book or a case study, how would they read?
- Allocate sufficient time to plan and write your Submission. When you are working on your submission you are working on your business – it’s the perfect opportunity to review and update your Business Plan.
Selecting the Right Category
You may only apply to enter one Category. You should select the category where you are the most competitive, where you think you have the most chance of winning, and where you think you have had the most success in your business over the past 12 months.
The following business types are provided as a guide to assist you in selecting the most appropriate category to enter.
Regionally Grown produce (supply, sales, value adding)
Confectionery / Bakery Producers
Seafood / Aquaculture Producers
Wholesale food suppliers
Suppliers and Contractors
Town Planning and Surveying
Architecture and green building designers
Producers / Distributors of Green building materials
Providers of renewable energy (solar) and energy efficiency (LED lighting)
Engineering and scientific consulting services
Green accounting and marketing services
Cleantech water management
Ecologically sustainable waste management
Craft and Visual Arts
Design (fashion, graphic, urban, architectural, industrial and interior design)
Film and Television
Writing and Publishing
Software, Smartphone applications and Video games
Beauty salons and Day Spas
Day Care Centres / Child Care
Medical, day hospital, surgery, dental, physiotherapy, natural therapies
Bars, cafes and restaurants
Advertising, Marketing and Communications
Audio visual, Media, Digital / Social Media, News media
Business Broking & Real Estate Agents
Financial Planning and related services
HR and labour hire
Industry Development Advice
Information & Communication Technology services (ICT)
Legal services Mortgage/Insurance Brokers
Commercial research and development
Retailing (Business to Consumer)
Retailing (Business to Business)
Network marketing / Multi-level marketing
Online and home based trading businesses
Registered Not for Profit Organisations (NFPs) / Charities
Not for Profit Startups
Hotels, Motels & Resorts
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Self-contained Short Stay Apartments
Caravan and Camping
Rides and similar tourism activities
Commercialised natural attractions
Fairs, Carnivals and themed markets
Music and other cultural events
Local and regional events
Trade and other Expos
Adventure tours and experiences