Nominations Open 13th June -
Nominations Close 1st July 2022
Nominations announced July 4th /July 5th 2022
Nomination Submissions Closes Sunday 24th July 2022
Finalists Announced Monday 25th July 2022
Gala Award Night Friday 2nd September 2022
1. Excellence in Business, Small Business or Micro Business (NSW Aligned)
Business = 21+ employees, small = 5-20 employees, micro = less than 5 employees. Businesses must have been trading for over 2 years.
2. Outstanding Young Business Leader (NSW Aligned)
The outstanding Young Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 35 or under who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business directions and innovative ideas.
3. Outstanding Business Leader (NSW Aligned)
Open to individuals aged 36 and over, who are the Business Owner, Senior Management or hold an executive level position.
4. Excellence in Innovation (NSW Aligned)
Open to businesses that have been in operation for more than 2 years and implemented innovative practices or offerings.
5. Outstanding Start-Up (NSW Aligned)
Open to Businesses that have been trading or operated by new owners for less than 2 years.
6. Outstanding Employee (NSW Aligned)
Open to individuals who have been employed for at least 10 months with their employer.
7. Outstanding Community Organisation (NSW Aligned)
Open to social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations who have been in operation for more than 2 years.
8. Giraffe Award for Customer Service
Open to businesses or organisations that show a commitment to create a positive experience for anyone they interact with.
9. Individual Dedication to Customer Service
Open to individuals that show a commitment to create a positive experience and impression of the business with anyone they interact with.
10. Outstanding Tourism/Agritourism Business or Venture
Open to any business or venture that supports and contributes to a positive visitor experience and growth of tourism in Cootamundra.
Nominations are open to all members of the community. Self-nomination is allowed & encouraged. All nominations must be accompanied by a reason for nomination.
Any business or individual that is nominated for a NSW Aligned Award will be asked to provide their answers to the criteria questions in the NSW Business Award Guidelines to assist in the judging process. Only the nominees that provide the additional information proceed through to the judging stage. These nominees will be announced as finalists.
NOMINATIONS OPEN 13TH JUNE 2022 AND A LINK TO AN ONLINE NOMINATION FORM WILL BE POSTED HERE.
ALTERNATIVELY PRINT OUT FORMS CAN BE TAKEN FROM BUSINESS COOTAMUNDRA, FILLED OUT AND RETURNED.
All award categories will be judged and decided by a panel. The panel is to consist of:
If only one business or individual has been nominated in a category, this category will not be judged/awarded.