We would love to receive your application and support your exporting journey.

Putting a good submission together takes time and effort so we encourage you to choose award categories wisely and identify the categories in which your business really stands out.

You will need to select one General Category dependent on your business size, but can enter as many of the Special Categories as you like. Each Special Category has different criteria and requires a separate entry.

We are introducing two new exciting categories in 2018 and details of these will be provided soon, so remember to check back. Applications close on Wednesday 11 July 2018.

 

 

General categories for Excellence in Business

Best Emerging Business 

Recognising success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with a total annual revenue under $5; and have a history of operating internationally with growth up to a maximum of 5 years.

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Special categories for Excellence in Business

Best Medium Business

Recognising success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with a total annual revenue between $5 and $40m.

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Best Large Business

Recognising success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with a total annual revenue of over $40m.

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Excellence in Innovation

Recognising success in developing and commercialising innovation in international markets; incorporating intellectual property, strategy, processes and monitoring.
Excellence in Design

Recognising the best use of design to succeed in a global marketplace. Entrants will have achieved success by integrating design into their business model and a high degree of design competency across their products, services, environment and culture.
He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export

This award recognises Māori business contribution to the New Zealand export economy; the approach, values and tikanga that underpin and uniquely define Māori business.
Supreme Award

The winners of the general categories will vie for the top accolade of the Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business, to be announced at the Awards ceremony.