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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 

2021 AusMumpreneur Awards  

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Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest Mums in Business, acknowledging success in business, product development, innovation and customer service.

AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR 2021

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. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry.

Nationally recognised awards that have been running for the past 12 years. The Awards recognise and acknowledge success in business, product development & innovation and customer service at a glamorous awards event.

Previous AusMumpreneur of the Year winners and finalists have been featured in national media including 60 minutes, Sunrise, The Today Show, Today Tonight, Cosmopolitan, and the Herald Sun and The Australian since winning this award.

So is 2021 your year to shine?

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARDS  

Important Dates

Nominations open – Monday 3 May 2021

Nominations close – Friday 2 July 2021

Nomination Forms Due - Friday 9 July 2021

Finalist in judged categories announced Friday 30 July 2021

People’s Choice voting starts Monday 9 August 2021

People’s Choice voting ends Friday 27 August 2021

Online judging from  9 August – 20 August 2021

*Compulsory for judged category finalists

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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Judged Categories:

National Awards

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

State Based Awards

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

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.

Business Pivot Award This award recognises businesses that have achieved outstanding results through pivoting their business due to Covid 19 using creativity, innovation and resilience.

Disabled Businesswomen Award This award recognises a disabled woman in business that has achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be a disabled Australian woman to be eligible to enter this category.

Indigenous Business Excellence Award This award recognises Indigenous business that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience. *Must be an Idigenous 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

The One to Watch 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.

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

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

Overcoming the Odds Award Recognising women who have overcome adversity and significant challenges to succeed in business.

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

Women’s Champion Award This award recognises individuals who are championing other women, through leadership, employment or empowerment.

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

Sustainable Product Award This award recognises product businesses’ commitment to sustainable, ethical and eco -friendly business practices

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

Handmade Business Award This award recognises handmade 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.

Financial Services Business Award This award recognises financial services 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.

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

Food & Beverage Award This award recognises businesses that have created their own unique product or range of products

Tech Award This award recognises business in the tech, innovation, online or mobile space that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

Creative Entrepreneur Award This award recognises creative businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

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

 

Women’s Business School Ignite Award This award recognises Women’s Business School students 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 students 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

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 

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 vote

Making a Difference Award Environmental Impact Most popular environmental impact business or organisation making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award Health & Wellbeing Most popular health and wellbeing business or organisation making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award Children’s Education Most popular children’s education business or organisation making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award Humanitarian impact Most popular humanitarian business or organisation making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award Social Enterprise Most popular social enterprise business making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award Global Impact Most popular global impact business or organisation making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting 

Making a Difference Award local Community Business Most popular local community focused business or organisation making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

Making a Difference Award cultural Diversity and Inclusion Most popular cultural diversity and inclusion focused business making a difference as determined by people’s choice voting

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

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FAQs

Can I enter more than one category? Yes.

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 2 July 2021  

Do I have to go to the awards? In 2021 the AusMumpreneur Awards will be held a little differently judging will be held online through zoom so attending the awards will not be compulsory.  However we would love to see you at the event if possible it’s an important part of the awards experience and community.

Why is there an entry fee? The AusMumpreneur Awards are an independent awards event to celebrate Mums in Business we don’t have a large corporate brand behind us like other awards. The entry fees help to pay our staff for the awards period and the cost towards organising this events. Some business awards cost over $600 to enter, so $125 is a reasonable price for an entry fee. We knew some business owners would feel they couldn’t afford it, but we released 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 $125 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? TBC

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.

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