Judging process

To ensure professionalism and transparency, a judging panel made up of respected industry professionals with zero conflicts of interest will be chosen to examine the submissions. The criteria for these submissions require all award entrants to complete a detailed online document, which includes written referrals and additional documentation to support their submission. The submissions will be assessed against specific metrics and business performance parameters to determine the finalists.

Each judge will be assigned a number of categories and will be asked to score each submission in those categories based on all documentation provided by award entrants. The aggregate highest score will determine the winner of each award.

Stage One
Any individual or group wishing to enter the Optus My Business Awards is asked to complete a detailed submission answering key criteria items.

Stage Two
All submissions must be received through the online awards portal by 5:30pm on Friday, 31 August 2018.

Stage Three
Finalists are announced; individuals and groups will be contacted directly as well as published on the website of www.mybusiness.com.au. Finalists announced mid-September 2018.

Stage Four
Submissions will be delivered to a panel of respected industry professionals and business leaders who will assess each submission. Judges will score each submission across a range of criteria, which can be found under each category description.

Stage Five
One winner will be announced per award category, with the awards presented at a gala dinner on Friday, 9 November 2018 at The Star, Sydney.

For additional details on the methodology and your submissions, please call 02 9922 3300 or e-mail [email protected]