All eligible applications will proceed to the judging panel for review and selection. Judges will select four outstanding finalists to be represented in each of the three award categories.
The judging panel will consider each finalist against the following criteria, and will be looking for information that supports and demonstrates examples and evidence of each of the following:
The finalists are then notified with a filming date. A professional producer, director and film crew will visit the finalist’s business and film an interview with the finalist, including an overview of the company. The footage is edited into a short documentary style presentation to be screened during the Gala Presentation Dinner and subsequent broadcast to national and international television audiences.
WERE YOU BORN IN A COUNTRY OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA?
ARE YOU A PERMANENT RESIDENT OR AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN?
OR ARE YOU AN INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN?
ARE YOU A FULL OWNER OR PART OWNER OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS?
Then you are entitled to nominate for one of Australia’s longest running and most esteemed business awards.
The Ethnic Business Awards have been designed to recognize and reward the valuable and innovative contribution made by migrants and our nation’s First Australians to the economy.
Each year a distinguished panel of judges convene to review stories from hundreds of nominations. An overview of the nomination and award process is set out below.
The call for nomination is the first stage of the process. Nominations are open to businesses that wish to nominate themselves, however businesses may also be nominated by others. In order to be eligible for nomination, entrants must meet all of the specific criteria guidelines outlined below from the date of nomination to the date of the Gala Presentation Dinner, and must agree to adhere to the terms and conditions set out in the nomination form.
The screening is designed to ensure that entrants meet all of the following specific criteria guidelines:
1- a statutory declaration completed by the entrant declaring that:
2- a document executed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation confirming that the entrant is recognised by his or her community as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
In addition, entrants must also comply with all State and Federal Government legislation and regulations and all relevant industry codes of practice. If shortlisted, entrants must agree to have their business and personal story made the subject of a short documentary style presentation to be screened during the Gala Presentation Dinner and subsequent broadcast to national and international television audiences.
All finalists attend our Gala Presentation Dinner where the winner of each award category will be announced. Winners are presented with a crystal trophy.