Awards Categories and Prizes

All you need to know

Award Categories

7 Categories

There are 7 categories you can enter. Enter as many as you feel your business is eligible for. Click on each award to find out more about the criteria, entry questions and judging.

Most Innovative Business
Excellence in Marketing
Socially Conscious Excellence
Best Start-up
Fastest Growth
Most Outstanding Established Business
Outstanding Solo Entrepreneur

There will be up to four Finalists in each Category.

All Category Finalists are then eligible for the People’s Choice Award and all of the 7 main Category Winners are eligible for Network NZ Business of the Year Supreme Award.

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Prizes

A GREAT PRIZE POOL

All Category Finalists (up to 28) will receive:

  • Finalists Badge to display on their website and social media.
  • 3 month Social Membership at The Common – valued at $855+gst
  • 3 month Network NZ Full Breakthrough Membership – valued at $31.27+gst

All 7 Category Winners will receive:

  • Annual Network NZ Breakthrough Membership – value $107+gst
  • 3 months of Ventell Mentoring Coaching – value $2,385 + gst
  • 6 months Community Membership of the Common – value $510+gst
  • Category Sponsor Prize if applicable
  • Digital promotion throughout the Network NZ network
  • Category Winners Badge to display on websites and social media
  • Certificate
  • Engraved trophy

Every Entry Receives

  • 1 month Social Membership at The Common (for August 2019) –  valued $285+gst
  • Valuable feedback on every entry submitted
  • Awards entrant badge for use in your own promotion

People’s Choice Award 

  • An additional Annual Network NZ Breakthrough Membership – value $107+gst
  • An additional 3 months of Ventell Mentoring Coaching – value $2,385+gst
  • An additional 6 months Community Membership of the Common – value $510+gst
  • Digital promotion throughout the Network NZ network
  • People’s Choice Winners Badge to display on websites and social media
  • Certificate
  • Engraved trophy

Network NZ Business of the Year Supreme Award – Valued at over $18,000

  • An Additional Annual Network NZ Breakthrough Membership – value $107+gst
  • 12 months of Corporate Membership – value $6,000 +gst
  • Ventell 3 months Intensive Strategic Planning Coaching Programme – $10,500+gst
  • Marketing Strategy session with The Marketing Baker – value $565.20+gst
  • 50% off a Receipt Stash Subscription for 12 months – value $90-624+gst  (dependant on plan chosen)
  • Digital promotion throughout the Network NZ network
  • Supreme Winners Badge to display on websites and social media
  • Certificate
  • Engraved trophy

Eligibility

Inclusive Business Awards

The Network NZ Business Awards are open to all business owners within New Zealand. There is no requirement to be a member of Network NZ and no preference will be given to members vs non-members.

Anyone with a New Zealand based business can enter regardless of whether your business is full time or part time, or whether you are working on your own or employ staff. You can be a Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, NFP or Charity.

Your business must have been trading, as any business structure, for at least 1 year to be eligible to enter.

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How To Enter

Simple Entry Process

  1. Go to the Enter page
  2. Pay the $100+gst entry fee. – payable once per business, and you can enter for as many categories as you feel appropriate for your business (If you feel you cannot afford the entry fee, apply for a sponsored entry here thanks to Network NZ & The Common)
  3. You will then get access to the online entry forms
  4. Complete one entry per category that you wish to enter
  5. Submit your entry by 8pm 30th June 2019
  6. Your feedback will be provided to you by the end of August 2019

Let’s get started

How Judging Works

A Panel of Amazing Judges

The judging will be conducted by nominated persons from our sponsors, Network NZ Leader Panel, and a panel of business coaches. Each entry will be judged by 3 randomly selected judges from the pool judges. The judges will provide feedback on every entry which will be sent to you following the judging process.

Our judges will be following strict judging criteria to ensure all entries are judged fairly and Mandy Chamberlin and Candice Baker, the Directors of the Network NZ will be overseeing the judging process. Each judge will not take part in assessing any entry where there may be a personal or professional conflict of interest.

Once all entries have been received, the judges will narrow down the entries to the top 4 finalists for each category. If a category has less than 4 entries, they will automatically be finalists.

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Awards Dates

6 May - 30 June

Entries Open

1-18 July

Judging

 

19 July

Finalist Ceremony
(Live at The Common & Live Streamed Online)

 

10am 20 July - 8pm 11 August

People’s Choice Voting

 

 

22 July - 9 August

Finalist Interviews
(In person in Auckland or online by Zoom)

 

17 August

Awards Ceremony
(Live at The Common & Live Streamed Online)

 

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