We are very xcited to announce that the Business xCellence Awards are NOW OPEN for 2022.
The Bx Business xCellence Awards recognise businesses of xcellence from across Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada!
Celebrating our 6th year, the awards program has become a highlight for Bx Members to aspire to.
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!
As a member of Bx and The Business Blueprint community you may enter the awards for your business. You can also NOMINATE another business within the Bx or Business Blueprint Community that you believe deserves to be an AWARD WINNING BUSINESS!
The 2022 Official Entry Form must be submitted online.
Multiple Choice Questionnaire
Time allocation 60 minutes approx.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR STAGE 1
WEEK COMMENCING 24th OCTOBER
Business submission - short answers and information
Time allocation 1-2 hours
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR STAGE 2 DURING THE AWARDS PRESENTATION EVENING ON NOVEMBER 27th.
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?
Entries for Stage 1 close on Wednesday 19th October at 11.59pm
Entries for Stage 2 close on Friday 4th November at 11.59pm
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, website reviews, social media reviews and supporting documentation included in the entry.
Do I need to be affiliated with an awards sponsor to enter?
No, this will not affect the judging process.