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Imagine yourself as a magazine cover star, a respected speaker and representative of a national organisation. These are just some of the opportunities that await the winners of the 

2019 AusMumpreneur Awards  

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW

Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur 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 Melbourne. Previous AusMumpreneur of the Year winners and finalists have been featured in national media including Sunrise, The Today Show, Today Tonight, Cosmopolitan, The Herald Sun and The Australian since winning this award

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THE AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARDS ARE ALL ABOUT SUPPORTING AND CELEBRATING MUMS IN BUSINESS 

The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business, challenging the stereotypes and raising awareness about the contributions made by women with young children to the Australian economy. 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 2019 your year to shine?  

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion Award This award recognises Fashion businesses that have created their own unique clothing range

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

Food & Beverage Award This award recognises businesses that have created 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 creativity, innovation and resilience

Indigenous Business Excellence Award This award recognises Indigenous businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be an Indigenous Australian Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander to be eligible to enter this category

Multicultural Business Excellence Award This award recognises Multicultural businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be from a multicultural or culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background with at least one natural parent born in a country other than Australia to be eligible to enter this category

AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award This award recognises AusMumpreneur network member businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a financial member of the AusMumpreneur Network to be eligible to enter this category

Women’s Business School Ignite Award This award recognises Women’s Business School participants that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a graduate or enrolled in the Women’s Business School to be eligible to enter this category

Women’s Business School Accelerate Award This award recognises Women’s Business School participants that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *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

Women will change the world 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 creativity, innovation and resilience.

Service Business Award This award recognises service based businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

B2B Service Business Award This award recognises service based businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

Hair & Beauty Business Award This award recognises Hair & Beauty businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

Health & Wellbeing Business Award This award recognises Health & Wellbeing based businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

Handmade Business Award This award recognises handmade businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

Queensland Business Excellence Award This award recognises Queensland businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of Queensland to be eligible to enter this category

New South Wales Business Excellence Award This award recognises NSW businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of NSW to be eligible to enter this category

Victorian Business Excellence Award This award recognises Victorian businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of Victoria to be eligible to enter this category

South Australian Business Excellence Award This award recognises SA businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of SA to be eligible to enter this category

Western Australian Business Excellence Award This award recognises WA businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of WA to be eligible to enter this category

Tasmanian Business Excellence Award This award recognises Tasmanian businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of Tasmania to be eligible to enter this category

Northern Territory Business Excellence Award This award recognises NT businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of NT to be eligible to enter this category

Australian Capital Territory Business Excellence Award This award recognises ACT businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a resident of ACT to be eligible to enter this category

People’s Choice Voting Categories: 

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

Leadership Award Most popular leader as determined by people’s choice voting 

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

Business Book Award Most popular business book as determined by people’s choice voting

E-Commerce Store Award Most popular online store as determined by people’s choice voting

Product Award Most popular product as determined by people’s choice voting

Business Coach Award Most popular business coach as determined by people’s choice voting

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

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

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARDS  

Important dates Nominations close – Sunday 16 June 2019 Round 1 voting starts Friday 30 June 2019 Round 1 voting ends Friday 12 July 2019 Round 2 voting starts Friday 19 July 2019 Round 2 voting ends Sunday 28 July 2019 Finalists in all categories announced Friday 26 July 2019 Live judging in Melbourne on Thursday 5 September 2019 9am – 5pm *Compulsory for judged category finalists Glamourous AusMumpreneur Awards night presentations – Melbourne Friday 6 September 6pm – 11pm

if you have any questions about the awards please see the FAQ at the bottom of the page or you’re having trouble submitting the form please email us directly to awards@ausmumpreneur.com 

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"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 AusMumpreneur of the Year

The AusMumpreneur Awards celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Australian mums in small business.

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FAQs 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. Extra people's choice categories are also available to enter

Do I have to be a member of AusMumpreneur 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 own business or a business you love, by filling out the form above. 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 Sunday 16 June  

Why is there an entry fee? As the awards have grown each year we need to employ extra staff for the awards period and your entry fee helps to pay these people. Some business awards cost over $600 to enter, so $75 is a reasonable price for an 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 $299 and $5 from each entry goes towards providing scholarships for deserving women to attend the event.  

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 $75 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 Melbourne on Friday 6 September 2019 from 5pm – 11pm at White Night Receptions, Melbourne  

How much are the tickets? Tickets are $660 per person and includes business workshops, 2 day Conference and Awards gala dinner. (All judged category finalists must attend the full event to be eligible for the live judging, attendance is not compulsory for People's Choice finalists) 

Do I have to go to the awards? Everyone is welcome to come along! Live judging is being held in Melbourne and all finalists in the judged categories are required to attend both the judging day, the conference and awards gala dinner. AusMumpreneur of the Year finalists are also required to be available in case of any media opportunities the following morning. Attendance is not compulsory for People's Choice finalists. 

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 then continue for the top ten in 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. Voting then continues for the top ten finalists in the final round of voting. People’s Choice winners are the person in each category with the most votes at the end 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.