Everything you need to know
Before you nominate your business, or someone else’s, for the Telstra Business Awards, here’s everything you need to know. Explore our new award categories — designed to recognise and celebrate Australia’s best businesses — then check your eligibility and find out what our judges are looking for.
Knowing Australia has such a brilliantly diverse business culture, the 2018 Telstra Business Awards are recognising Australia’s most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses across four categories. All aimed to award small to medium businesses in their respective fields. Each state event will award a State Category Winner across each four categories, as well as an overall State Winner. The individual State Category Winners will reconvene at the National Final where the National Category Winners will be announced.
Here’s all the information you need:
This is for the newcomers (less than 3 years in operation) that are just starting out but already making a huge impact.
For businesses that are punching above their weight. The category is open to businesses with an annual turnover less than $3 million and under 200 employees.
For businesses that are kicking goals in every area. The category is open to businesses with an annual turnover over $3 million and under 200 employees.
For organisations where a positive social impact is at the core of their purpose. They are applying innovative solutions to address social issues and better the world we live in. Open to not-for-profit, social enterprise and profit-for-purpose organisations (contributing a minimum of 10% of their profits back to the cause).
But the awards don’t end there. In addition to the Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award – the most prestigious award of them all – which will be chosen by our Judges and will go to one of our National Category Winners, we have two new additional categories - the Alumni Achievement and People’s Choice awards, which cannot be entered and are decided by our Judges and a public vote respectively.
Chosen by our judges, this award celebrates previous Telstra Business Award winners and finalists, that have taken their achievements to the next level since their win. The winner will be announced at the National Final.
Voted for by the people, this Award is for businesses that have gone above and beyond. All national finalists of the current award program will be eligible for this award and announced at the National Final.
As part of our efforts to recognise, reward and support the best Australian businesses, we’ve got a few musts (and must nots) for Awards nominees. If you have any questions about these conditions or eligibility, we’re always happy to help. Ask us a question here.
The business must:
The business must not:
The Telstra Business Awards judging panel aims to recognise the best small and medium businesses in the country. Our judges follow a broad range of criteria to find and celebrate the most deserving Australian businesses. Here’s what our experts are looking for: