The historical hallmarks of winning Optus My Business Awards entries are enterprise, commitment, vision, innovation, reflection, and business acumen resulting in success. The judging criteria for the awards include:

Authenticity - We will look for businesses that have their own style and personality, and a connection with their customers that sets them apart from the rest.

Creativity - We will assess the degree to which entrants demonstrate creativity in all aspects of their business model, brand values, relationships (with customers, suppliers and the public), and in their award submissions.

Innovation - The extent to which an entry represents a new approach to business challenges. Any business can follow best practice; this criterion will identify those who have pioneered methods that made their business stand out.

Outcomes - Can you demonstrate the outcomes your business has achieved, be they financial, geographical or in staff development and engagement? Outcomes and continual improvement will have a heavy weighting, so that the awards celebrate measurable achievements.

To download a PDF version of the award submission document, please click on the appropriate category below. Please note that submissions must be entered online by 5.30pm on Friday 16 September 2016.

Submission Documents