Congratulations on your nomination for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards!

Complete Your Nomination below

The AusMumpreneur awards are a nationally recognised awards that have been running for the past 7 years. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry, acknowledging success in business, product development & innovation and customer service at a glamorous awards event held in Sydney.

Previous AusMumpreneur of the Year winners and finalists have been featured in national media including Sunrise, The Today Show, Today Tonight, Cosmopolitan, and the Herald Sun and The Australian since winning this award.

Being named AusMumpreneur of the Year was such a milestone for us. One of our first awards that we ever won was the AusMum Award for Product Innovation back in 2010. And we have been inspired by so many women we’ve met over the years through the network. Being a mum in business is a truly unique experience and having an award framework that recognises this is empowering and necessary. It has been an honour to be the AusMumpreneur of the Year and we hope we have inspired other women to think big. With the right idea, support and networking, anything is possible.

Dannielle Michaels, B.Box 2016 St.George Banking Group AusMumpreneur of the Year

The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. So is 2017 your year to shine?

You can read about last year’s winners here and read more about the Awards here.

To accept/complete your nomination you need to complete the following steps

  1. Pay the $55.50 nomination Fee – The awards nomination fee covers our admin costs, includes a press release template (valued at $99) and $5 from from every awards entry goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program enabling deserving mums in business to attend the AusMumpreneur Conference who would otherwise not have been able to afford to.
  2. Choose which categories you will nominate for, you may choose 1 Judged and 1 People’s Choice
  3. Fill in the nomination forms and submit by the 30 June 2017 (theses will be emailed to you once payment has been made)
  4. Become a member of the facebook group The Women’s Business Tribe

 

 The awards entry fee covers our admin costs, includes a press release template (valued at $99) and $5 from from every awards entry goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program enabling deserving mums in business to attend the AusMumpreneur Conference who would otherwise not have been able to afford to.

 

Nominations can be made in the following categories:

Judged Categories:

AusMumpreneur of the Year
This award recognises exceptional business owners who have been in business 5+ years

Rising Star AusMumpreneur
This award recognises exceptional first-time business owners who have been in business for 2 – 5 years

Emerging AusMumpreneur
This award recognises exceptional first-time business owners who have been in business less than 2 years

Product Innovation Award
This award recognises businesses that have invented their own unique product or range of products

Digital Innovation Award
This award recognises innovation in the online or mobile space through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application

Sustainability Award
This award recognises businesses’ commitment to sustainable and eco -friendly business practices

Business Excellence Award
This award recognises businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including marketing, profitability, influence, presentation and customer service

AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award
This award recognises AusMumpreneur network member businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including marketing, profitability, influence, presentation and customer service. *Must be a financial member of the AusMumpreneur Network to be eligible to enter this category

Women’s Business School Excellence Award
This award recognises Women’s Business School students that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including marketing, profitability, influence, presentation and customer service. *Must be a graduate or enrolled in the Women’s Business School to be eligible to enter this category

Global Brand Award
This award recognises exceptional businesses that are exporting internationally in 5 or more countries

Big Idea Award

This award recognises individuals that are pre-launch or in their first 12 months but have a creative, scalable, interesting or innovative business idea, innovation or concept

Making A Difference Award

This award recognises individuals who are making a difference to people’s lives, the environment or the world through their business or their non-profit

Retail Business Award

This award recognises retail businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including marketing, profitability, influence, presentation and customer service

Service Business Award

This award recognises service based businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including marketing, profitability, influence, presentation and customer service

Handmade Business Award

This award recognises handmade businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including marketing, profitability, influence, presentation and customer service

People’s Choice Voting Categories:

Influencer Award
Most popular bloggers and social media influencers as determined by people’s choice voting

Customer Service Award
Excellence in customer service as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award (Business)
Most popular business making a difference in the lives of others as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award (Non-profit)
Most popular non-profit organisation making a difference in the lives of others as determined by people’s choice voting

Important dates

  • Nominations close – Friday 30 June 2017
  • Round 1 voting starts Monday 5 July 2017
  • Round 1 voting ends Monday 17 July 2017
  • Finalists in all categories announced Monday 24 July 2017
  • Round 2 voting starts Monday 24 July 2017
  • Round 2 voting ends Sunday 6 August 2017
  • Live judging in Sydney 24 August 2017 *Compulsory for judged category finalists
  • Awards night presentations in Sydney 25 August 2017

RSVP here

Pay your nomination fee here 

The awards entry fee covers our admin costs, includes a press release template (valued at $99) and $5 from from every awards entry goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program enabling deserving mums in business to attend the AusMumpreneur Conference who would otherwise not have been able to afford to.

Winners from each category will receive their Award at a gala event in Sydney.

Judged category finalists are required to attend the awards presentations in Sydney. Tickets are $595 per person and include access to the full day conference, VIP cocktail party as well as the awards gala dinner.

All finalists in both People’s Choice & Judged categories will be acknowledged at the Awards night gala dinner.

AusMumpreneur of the Year finalists are also encouraged to be available the following day for potential media opportunities

Terms and conditions

  1. Agreeing to the terms and conditions and giving permission for your quotes, images, video, audio and any other material associated with the AusMumpreneur Awards and/or your submission, to be used by AusMumpreneur is a condition of entry. Completing your submission indicates your agreement to abide by these terms.
  2. Entrants must be either from Australia or New Zealand and own their own businesses or blogs.
  3. To enter your application there is an admin fee of $55 to help cover the costs of processing applications.  $5 from every awards application goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program. All nominees also receive a press release template valued at $99 to send to your local media as part of your nomination pack.
  4. Nominees must display the AusMumpreneur Award Nominee Banner on their website or blog with a link back to www.ausmumpreneur.com Winners in all categories must display the AusMumpreneur Awards Winner button on their homepage for 12 months.
  5. Nominees are encouraged to gain media exposure for their business and all nominees receive a press release template to send to your local media as part of your nomination pack.
  6. Winners will be announced at the AusMumpreneur Awards dinner held in Sydney. Finalists of the judged categories must attend the live judging and awards presentation in person to be eligible. All finalists present will be acknowledged at the awards gala dinner.
  7. Businesses with a forum for mums in business are ineligible to enter the awards
  8. AusMumpreneur staff and family members are ineligible to enter the awards
  9. We have a zero tolerance policy on bullying. Bullying, harassment or intimidation of other contestants will not be tolerated. This includes attempting to contact the awards coordinators with negative information about nominees or encouraging third party individuals to cause trouble for fellow nominees.
  10. Nominees behaving unethically or unprofessionally may be disqualified at the coordinators discretion and will not be refunded. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. These awards are competitive and not everyone can be a finalist or a winner, while this may be disappointing for some, all entrants are expected to act professionally at all times. Individuals who fail to act professionally may be asked to retract their nomination from the awards and will not be refunded.
  12. These awards are provided by the AusMumpreneur Network to support, encourage and celebrate the efforts of mums in business and all entrants are asked to be respectful of the AusMumpreneur Network staff, volunteers and our awards partners’ brands. Individuals who fail to abide by these guidelines at the awards coordinators’ discretion, may be eliminated from the awards and not refunded.
  13. Due to the large volume of emails we receive we regret to inform that we are unable to answer all individual email questions regarding the awards, please refer to the FAQ before emailing us.
  14. Completed applications will be made available for public viewing on our website
  15. Accepting these terms and conditions is a condition of entry.

People’s choice

  1. People’s Choice finalists do not have interviews and will be selected by public vote. There are two rounds of voting. The top ten people in each category go through to the final round. Votes are reset to zero for the second round of voting.
  2. People’s choice voting will be held onsite at AusMumpreneur.com People’s Choice winners will be selected by number of votes at close of voting. No correspondence will be entered into.
  3. There is to be only ONE vote per person – voters MAY NOT vote under false names/email addresses/accounts OR vote for other people/email addresses/accounts.
  4. Nominees are allowed to run promotions, however we do ask that discounts, special offers, prizes etc are drawn randomly as a general thank you for support from ALL fans/customers/supporters rather than just those who have voted. AusMumpreneur accepts no responsibility for the running of these competitions or promotions in any way.
  5. Nominees are encouraged to use social media, newsletters, their website, local PR etc to gain votes but NOT third party ‘click-farm’ sites or bought votes.

Judged categories

  1. Finalists in the judged categories will be contacted by email with confirmation that they have qualified as finalists by Monday 24 July.
  2. Judging is based on your entry submission. The panel decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. The finalists list will also be published at ausmumpreneur.com on 24 July
  4. Finalists in the judged categories will be interviewed via live interview by a panel of judges.

Frequently asked questions

Can I enter more than one category?
Yes. Nominees are eligible to enter 2 categories: 1 from judged category and 1 from people’s choice category.
Do I have to be a member of The AusMumpreneur Network to be nominated?
No. Anyone can nominate or be nominated
Can I nominate my own business or does someone else have to nominate me?
Yes you can nominate yourself.
How do I nominate?
You can nominate your business or a business you love, by filling out the form at ausmumpreneur.com. You or the business owner you have nominated will then be sent an email with the details to complete the awards application form
When do nominations close?
Nominations close at midnight on Friday 30 June
Why is there an entry fee?
As the awards have grown each year we simply don’t have the time to do everything ourselves, and we need to employ extra staff for the awards period. Some business awards cost over $600 to enter, so we thought that $55 was a pretty affordable entry fee.  We knew some business owners would feel they couldn’t afford it, but we realised that perhaps those people would be better off applying next year or when their business was ready to pay the entry fee. The entry fee also includes a press release template valued at $99.
How much does it cost to enter the awards?
It’s free to nominate but to enter your application there is an admin fee of $55 to help cover the costs of processing applications.  This fee also gives you access to networking with your fellow nominees in the private group as well as a press release template for you to send to your local media. $5 from every awards entry goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program. The AusMumpreneur Scholarship program enables deserving mums in business to attend the AusMumpreneur Conference who would otherwise not have been able to afford to.
Do I have to display the awards banner on my website?
Yes. Displaying the banner and linking to www.Ausmumpreneur.com is a condition of entry.
When is the awards night and where is it being held?
The Awards are being held in Sydney, full details of venue and date will be confirmed shortly.
How much are the tickets?
Tickets are $697 per person and includes VIP Cocktail party, full day AusMumpreneur Conference and Awards gala dinner.
Do I have to go to the awards?
Everyone is welcome to come along! This year live judging is being held in Sydney and all finalists in the judged categories are required to attend both the judging day and the awards gala dinner. AusMumpreneur of the Year finalists are also required to be available in case of any media opportunities the following morning.
Should I contact my local media?
Yes. All nominees are encouraged to contact their local media and we will provide you with a media release template. Please let us know if someone runs your story. Finalists and winners must also be available for any media inquiries and interviews in the lead-up and following the AusMumpreneur Awards.
If my friends are too busy to vote, can I vote for them?
No. Only one vote per person is allowed, voting for anyone else or voting more than once is cheating and may result in your profile being paused or disqualification.
How are finalists selected?
In the judged categories finalists are selected by a panel of judges based on responses to questions.  The top 10 finalists are then required to be interviewed and winners and place getters in each category are determined by a panel of 3 independent judges.
People’s Choice finalists are determined by the first round of public voting. Votes are then reset to zero for the final round of voting.
Do people’s choice finalists have interviews?
No. People’s choice finalists are selected from the ten people with the most number of votes in each category at the end of the first round of voting. Votes are then reset to zero for the final round of voting. People’s Choice winners are the person in each category with the most votes at the end of the second round of voting.
During people’s choice voting is it ok to run promotions?
Yes. However we do ask that discounts, special offers, prizes etc are drawn randomly as a general thank you for support from ALL fans/customers/supporters rather than just those who have voted. AusMumpreneur takes no responsibility for any promotions held by any nominees, finalists or individuals