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National Awards Register

We encourage women to gain well deserved recognition for both their career and business achievements by nominating for the various National Business Awards listed below. 

Keep us Informed: If you know of a National Business Award that is not currently listed and deserves to be included please tell us.

Bragging Rights: Members who win an Award - let everyone know by logging in and adding the achievement to your Member profile.


Women in Business Awards

Women in Business AwardsBusiness Women of Australia Awards offering over $25,000 worth of prizes. Now in its third year, this exemplary initiative profiles outstanding female achievers through honouring exceptional and successful businesswomen, innovators and community achievers as well as aspiring young visionaries. The annual awards encourage ambition, empower confidence and inspire new female leaders now and into the future while providing a unique platform for both personal and business growth and profiling. Click here.


Edupreneur Awards

Edupreneur AwardsThe Edupreneur Awards recognise, appraise and celebrate businesses and entrepreneurs in any industry who are using education as a tool to grow. Entrants can be solopreneurs, infopreneurs, entrepreneurs, employed professionals, small/medium/large sized businesses (local or international) and of any niche expertise. Click here.


 Telstra Business Women's AwardsTelstra Business Women's Award

The Telstra Business Women's Awards have become an integral part of the Australian business calendar, celebrating the achievements of some truly remarkable women. Past winners include some of Australia's most talented business leaders whose career paths and individual achievements continue to inspire business people around the country. To nominate for these awards click here. 


UDIA (Qld) Women In Development Excellence Awards

UDIA Women in Development Excellence AwardsThe Women in Development Awards recognise the significant contribution of women working within the Queensland property development industry. Seven award categories recognise the achievements of women from across the industry spectrum, as well as one workplace award, which commends supportive and innovative working environments. Entering is easy, so what are you waiting for? Share your success story with UDIA (Qld) Awards judging panel. To learn more about these awards click here.


Telstra Australian Business AwardsTelstra Australia Business Awards

The Telstra Business Awards program recognises the achievements and enterprising spirit of small businesses across Australia. Formerly known as the Telstra Small Business Awards, the program helps profile Australian businesses. The Awards enable businesses to promote their achievements to the broader community, including the media, potential customers and new partners.  They also help businesses develop new business relationships, reward hard working staff and share in a substantial national prize pool. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Award Logo Cartier Women's Initiative AwardsCartier Women's Initiative Awards

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women’s Forum, McKinsey and Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. Their mission: To identify and support initial-phase women entrepreneurs through funding and coaching, to foster the spirit of enterprise by celebrating role models in entrepreneurship and to create an international network of women entrepreneurs and encourage peer networking. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Australian Small Business Champion AwardsAustralian Small Business Champion Awards

The Small Business Champion Awards is a celebration of small business and its contribution to the Australian way of life. The aim of the awards program is to assist small business operators with their development and provide marketing opportunities to enhance and grow their business. The program also acknowledges the vision, dedication and outstanding level of customer service of successful small businesses. To nominate for these awards click here.


AwardLogoMortgageFinanceAssoc90.jpgMortgage & Finance Association of Australia Excellence Awards

The MFAA annual Awards, unmatched in terms of integrity and prestige, with an aim to elevate high achieving individuals and companies above their peers by recognising and rewarding those who have excelled and achieved great success over the past year. Each year the MFAA reviews and improves the Awards program, processes and criteria to ensure the unbiased recognition of the best of the best in the mortgage and finance industry. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Award Logo Australian Retailers Assoc AwardsAustralian Retailers Association Australian Retail Awards

The Australian Retailers Association's Australian Retail Awards celebrate the best major retailers, smaller owner-operated stores and retail innovation, as well as the achievements of young retail talent across the country. The Awards are a great opportunity for retailers to receive recognition for some outstanding performances and displays of ingenuity, innovation and business nous. To nominate for these awards click here


City of Sydney Business Awards 2011City of Sydney Business Awards 

The City of Sydney Business Awards are open to all businesses with fewer than 200 employees located in the City of Sydney's 32 suburbs. National chain retail outlets, bank branches, etc, are not eligible. Locally owned franchise businesses may enter the Awards. It's a credible, rewarding program that can boost your business. There are 20 business categories. To nominate for these awards click here.


AwardLogoBrisbaneLordMayorsBusinessAwards.jpgBrisbane Lord Mayor's Business Awards

The LMBA rewards and celebrates businesses and individuals for their exceptional contributions to Brisbane's emergence as Australia's new world city. Nominations are sought for several Award categories including: business growth, corporate citizenship, employer of choice, sustainability in business, business innovation, new investment, business creativity, young business person of the year and business person of the year. To nominate for these awards click here.


Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2011Publishers Australia Excellence Awards

The Publishers Australia Excellence Awards have become the leading and most coveted magazine industry awards in Australia, judged and attended by key industry players. There are now 30 categories to choose from, with opportunities for publishers large and small. New additions include: Brand of the Year and Regional Publisher of the Year. We encourage anyone pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity in the digital and print spheres to enter. To nominate for these awards click here.


The 2011 iAwardsThe iAwards

The iAwards are Australia's leading ICT industry awards. Each year, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) runs the iAwards as the Australian member of the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) to deliver a truly international awards program to the Australian technology community. The ‘i’ in iAwards is for ‘innovation’. To nominate for these awards click here


Australian Business Awards 2011The Australian Business Awards

The Australian Business Awards is a national awards program recognising success, innovation and ethics across all industry sectors. The awards honour Australia's industry leaders through the acknowledgment of innovative business processes, business excellence and overall business success. To nominate for these awards click here. 


The Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessThe Stevie Awards for Women in Business

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, an international awards ceremony, were created to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of women in business and organisations worldwide. They are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors featuring many leading figures in business. All women entrepreneurs and executives worldwide are eligible to participate in these awards. To nominate for these awards click here. 


 Melbourne Business AwardsMelbourne Business Awards (VIC) 

The Melbourne Business Awards commenced in 1992 to provide a forum to recognise the achievements of small to medium sized enterprises within the South East Region including the industrial areas of Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Highett, Clayton South, Mordialloc, Braeside, and Chelsea Heights. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Veuve Clicquot Award AustraliaVeuve Clicquot Award Australia

The Veuve Clicquot Award is a global tribute to women achievers in business and industry, who exemplify the qualities of Madame Clicquot. The Award commemorates Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, the woman who, in 1805, took up the reins of the company that bears her name. The Award identifies and celebrates the achievements of women who demonstrate the qualities of entrepreneurship, audacity and vision. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Award Logo Qld Resources Council Resources Awards for WomenQueensland Resources Council Resources Awards for Women

The Queensland Resources Council Resources Awards for Women aim to encourage women to work in the minerals and energy sectors by providing female ambassadors and role models to prospective and current female employees. Women make up just 14% of the resources sector’s workforce in Queensland and these awards are part of a wider program by the QRC to improve the gender diversity of the industry. To nominate for these awards click here


Award Logo Tasmanian Community Achievement AwardsTasmania Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Awards for Tasmania are about recognising individuals, organisations and groups who are making a difference in Tasmania's local communities and State. Awards such as these create an opportunity to say thank you to those who work tirelessly to develop and improve in their chosen field of endeavour. To nominate for these awards click here. 


International Photography Awards USAInternational Photography Awards USA

The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Competition USA is the world's most prestigious photography contest for both professional and amateur photographers. We accept prints, slides and digital photos in Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People and Special categories. To nominate for these awards click here. 


AIMManagementExcellenceAwards.jpgAIM - Management Excellence Awards

The Management Excellence Awards is a premier awards event focusing on identifying those managers and individuals in the workplace whose vision, skill and integrity bring about a significant, broad ranging impact and inspire others to exceed. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Rural Women's AwardRural Women's Award

The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is open to all women involved in agriculture, including forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and related service industries. The Award supports women with a strong and positive vision for the future of their industry and its human resource. To nominate for these awards click here.


Women in Technology (WIT) AwardsWomen Information Technology (WIT) Award

The WIT Awards Program is Queensland's premier awards program for women in technology industries. Since its inception in 1997, WIT has been a pioneer in the development of industry development programs such as Board Readiness, Scholarships and Awards, and Student Role Models. To nominate for these awards click here.


Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence AwardsWomen in Construction - NAWIC Excellence Awards

NAWIC is a dynamic organisation encouraging and supporting women in the construction and related affiliate industries. It provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions to problems; offers individual members an opportunity to expand personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, improve skills and knowledge, and make a contribution to other women in the construction industry. To nominate for these awards click here.


Australian Marketing Institute AwardsAustralian Marketing Institute Awards

The AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence recognise and reward outstanding examples of marketing programs in accordance with best practice criteria in nominated categories. The winner of the prestigious AMI Marketing Program of the Year will be selected from the national category winners. This award will be made to the entry judged as the most outstanding marketing program across all categories. This is the highest accolade in marketing within Australia and provides outstanding profile and exposure to the achievements of the winning organisation. To nominate for these awards click here.


Award Logo Aust Centre for Leadership for WomenAustralian Centre for Leadership SWECO Award

The Centre for Leadership ‘Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations’  (SWECO) Award aims to honour individuals and groups who have developed a sustainable initiative to empower women in a community or organisation. Australian women and men are invited to submit a SWECO application to describe initiatives for economic and social empowerment of women in Australian communities and organisations. To nominate for these awards click here.


Zonta InternationalZonta International

Zonta International is a worldwide service organisation of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Their objectives are to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women through service and advocacy.  Awards are offered annually to assist and recognise the achievements of women. To nominate for these awards click here.


AustralianHonoursSystemAwards.jpgAustralian Honours System Awards

The Australian Honours System helps define, encourage and reinforce national aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying role models in our society. Honours recognise, celebrate and say thank you to those who make a difference, those who achieve their best and those who serve others. There are 53 awards in the Australian Honours System and the best known of these is the Order of Australia. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Australian of the Year AwardsAustralian of the Year Awards

Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia. There are four award categories: Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year (60 years and over), Young Australian of the Year (16 to 25 years), Australia's Local Hero. The prestigious year round program culminates in the announcement of the national award recipients in Canberra on Australia Day Eve. To nominate for these awards click here. 


Pride of Australia MedalPride of Australia Medal

The Pride of Australia Medal honours everyday Australians who do extraordinary things in our communities. They are our unsung heroes whose contribution to the Australian way of life is not widely known or recognised by the general public. Through their achievements, these remarkable Australians inspire us to help make Australia a better place to live. To nominate for these awards click here. 


AwardLogoAustHumanRightsAwards.gifHuman Rights Heroes Medal and Awards

Since 1987, the Australian Human Rights Commission has recognised the immeasurable contribution to Australian society of a wide variety of men, women and organisations committed to issues of human rights, social justice and equality through the annual Human Rights Medals and Awards. Each year we receive a range of quality nominations for the Human Rights Medals, Young People’s Human Rights Medal and seven award categories: Law, Community (Organisation), Community (Individual), Literature (non-fiction), Print Media, Television and Radio. To nominate for these awards click here. 


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