When are entries due?
Online entries will open each year from the launch.
Does our organisation have to be nominated to enter?
No, all businesses and not-for-profit organisations can enter themselves.
What happens if I nominate a business or charity?
If you nominate a business or social enterprise, we will make contact with them to inform them they have been nominated and send them the entry form to fill out. Nominations are confidential, but you are welcome to let the organisation know you’ve made the nomination and encourage them to enter.
How many categories can our organisation enter?
Any business or organisation can enter one category in its own right, or one sector category and one specialty category.
Judges will have the discretion to consider all entries as contenders for any of the specialty categories, as well as for the Westpac Tauranga Business of the Year Award.
How does an organisation choose which category to enter?
Many businesses will be eligible for multiple categories. You should choose the category that most suits the emphasis you wish to highlight in your entry.
Can I submit further information with my entry?
No your entry should be submitted via our Online Entry Form, and include the information requested. Entries in other formats and supporting information can be viewed by the judges when they visit. We recommend you adhere to the word limits provided.
Is there a cost to entering?
When will be known if we’ve become a finalist?
There is no prior notification of finalists. They will be announced along with the winners on the night.
If you’re thinking about putting your business into the Awards, we encourage you to get in touch. Our team are here to help you understand what’s involved and the benefits to your business, and help guide you through the process.