Each year, a distinguished judges panel convenes to review stories from hundreds of nominees. An overview of the nomination and award process is detailed below.
The first stage involves calling for nomination. This is open to businesses that wish to nominate themselves, but may also be nominated by others. Eligibility for nomination requires meeting all of the specific criteria guidelines outlined below, from the date of nomination to the day of the Gala Presentation Dinner, and adhering to the terms and conditions set out in the nomination form.
The purpose of the screening stage is to ensure that applicants meet all of the following specific criteria guidelines:
Small Business and Medium to Large Business Categories:
Indigenous in Business Category:
1- a statutory declaration completed by the entrant declaring the following:
2- A document executed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organization, confirming that the applicant is recognised by his or her community as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
In addition, applicants must also comply with all State and Federal Government legislation and regulations, and all relevant industry codes of practice. If shortlisted, entrants must agree to have their business and personal story made the subject of a short documentary style presentation, which is to be screened during the Gala Presentation Dinner and subsequent broadcast to national and international television audiences.
All finalists will be invited to attend a Gala Presentation Dinner where a winner of each award category will be announced. Winners will receive a crystal trophy, 10,000$ cash towards their business or charity of choice, and an assortment of gifts from our corporate sponsors.
Up until 2010, the Ethnic Business Awards had featured two core categories, with the third introduced during that year. Currently, the three EBA award categories are as follows: