Business xCellence Awards
We are very xcited to announce that the Business xCellence Awards have now officially opened for 2020.
The Bx Business xCellence Awards recognise businesses of xcellence from across Australia and New Zealand
Celebrating our 4th year, the awards program has become a highlight for Bx Members to aspire to. In 2020, we welcome the Business Blueprint community into the awards program.
The Bx Business xCellence Awards is open to ALL members of the Bx and Business Blueprint Communities. You are encouraged to enter and be recognised for your success - start your entry now...time is ticking down!
Special thanks to The Creative Agency for last years Video Production
The 2020 Official Entry Form must be submitted online.
To enter the awards, please complete the online questionnaire. This is a combination of both multiple choice questions and written answers.
Entries can be submitted up to midnight on 15th November 2020, finalists will be announced shortly afterwards.
The Awards and presentation night will be live streamed this year! You can join us via one of our regional events, or your very own home!
You are marketing and showcasing your business and yourself, it's okay to talk it up! Don't be humble!
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How does it work?
Businesses are invited to submit an entry based on the Awards Criteria.
After all entries have been considered, the national finalists are advised of their success by email. National finalists will compete with businesses in their category across Australia and the winners announced at the national gala presentation evening.
How do I know if I am eligible to enter?
The awards are open to all small businesses within the Bx and Business Blueprint communities.
Why should I enter the Awards?
Research shows the two main reasons for entering the awards are it provides a business opportunity and a personal challenge.
Other reasons to enter;
• The awards can be used as a formal business planning process, allowing review for what you do best and what needs attention.
• Opportunity to benchmark your business against other businesses within the same industry.
• A chance for industry and peer recognition of the business.
• Reward your team for all their efforts.
• Becoming a finalist or winner can increase team morale and development.
• Credibility amongst customers and the general community from being a finalist or winner of an awards program.
• The awards provide exposure for the business including media.
• An entitlement to be recognised as a business of xcellence within small business.
How do I enter the Awards?
Award Entries are to be completed online.
Entries must be completed in accordance with the terms and conditions and received by the closing date to be considered as an award entrant.
Is there a limit in answering the Awards Criteria?
No. The aim of the entry is to provide judges with an understanding of your business that best reflects your passion and dedication. Responses do not need to be lengthy but should be clear and precise and should include supporting material.
Can I get assistance in completing the Awards Criteria?
Yes. Please email Help@B-x.com.au for any assistance.
Can I mail or email my entry?
No. Entries will not be accepted by mail or email.
What is the closing date for entries?
All entries close on 15th November 2020 by midnight.
What happens after I enter?
Judges representing a variety of industries will shortlist all entrants into Finalists for each category.
After all entries have been considered, the finalists are invited to the National Gala Presentation Evening.
Will all entries become finalists?
No. Judges will decide on the content of the entry and can eliminate entries based on areas such as an incomplete entry form, inability to meet the awards criteria or unsuitable eligibility requirements.
How do I know if I have been selected as a finalist?
All Finalists will receive notification in a Finalist Kit. The kits will be distributed by mail and email. All national finalists will be published on the awards website.
What do I receive if I become a national award winner?
At the presentation evening winners will be presented with a Business xCellence Awards trophy and a winner's kit containing a certificate and a media package for their achievement. In addition, they will receive recognition as being a business of xCellence and will be highlighted through targeted press releases to the media.
Who judges the entries?
Representatives from a variety of industries and associations who have experience or an understanding of small business are involved in the judging of all entries. Precedent Productions, who run the Local Business Awards and Australian Business Champion Awards will coordinate the judging. Judging is independent of Bx and Business Blueprint.
What are the businesses judged on?
Judging is based on the Awards Criteria answers and supporting documentation included in the entry.
How do I enter the Entrepreneur Award?
To enter the Entrepreneur Award categories you must address the Awards Criteria questions AND the
Entrepreneur Awards Criteria questions.
Who judges the Entrepreneur entries?
Selected representatives from a variety of industries and associations judge the entrepreneur entries.
Do I need to be affiliated with an awards sponsor to enter?
No, this will not affect the judging process.