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Nominating a business is easy, and anyone can submit one, whether it’s your own business or someone else’s. Once nominated, a business needs to submit a completed online entry form to officially be in the running for a 2021 Telstra Business Award. This is where the competition really heats up.

Sample questions


Before you start the entry process, it can be helpful to understand what sort of questions will be asked. You can take a look below at some sample questions to familiarise yourself with these. 

Strategy & Vision

  • To what degree does your business have plans for the future?
  • What do you consider your greatest business achievement to date and why?

Customers & Marketing

  • Does your business have a marketing plan?
  • Please describe how you use the information you know about your customers to shape your business.


  • Have you ever reviewed your risk management plan?
  • How do you align your resources to your overall business strategy?

People & Culture

  • Which of the following best describes your leadership style?
  • What is your most important value as leader(s) and how do you demonstrate that value?

Social Responsibility

  • To what extent is social impact and contribution embedded in the values of your business?
  • Describe the positive outcomes of your business' social impact activity.

Financial Acumen

  • What software or system do you have in place to manage your finances?
  • What are your goals for future expansion and growth?

Alumni tip

Although the application may seem long and rigorous, you have nothing to lose. The Telstra Business Awards is one of the most prestigious award programs in Australia and it is a fantastic way to get your business on the map and really scale to the next level. Just go for it, be confident and believe in what you are doing as a business and share it to the world!

Jonathan Dwayre, Orbitz Elevators, 2019 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year