Altitude Awards 2017 Now Open

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The Altitude Awards are presented by the entrepreneurial community, Women with Altitude. An annual awards program where we honour the achievements of the everyday community. Local people in small business, social enterprises, volunteers, managers and are achieving great things and we want to celebrate and champion these amazing people in our region. Our awards ceremony this year will be held on Friday, 9th June 2017.

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An independent judging panel adjudicate the Altitude Awards. Our integrity and impartiality are one of the critical ingredients of our awards and is incredibly important to us. Entering the Awards is open to everyone and is free to enter.

There are two sections of categories.  The first group of categories is the traditional submission kind, where you can enter your business/organisation yourself, or you can nominate someone. If you nominate a fabulous person you know, our team will contact her to advise her of the nomination and invite her to enter.

The second section this year is the PUBLIC VOTED category – You can nominate yourself or your favourite business and get voting! You can vote as many times as you like so encourage your customers, friends and families to vote from now until entries close on April 23rd 2017.

Join with us in cheering on the creative, hard working, innovative people in our region!

Click here for award guidelines and overview

This year's Award Categories - Choose a category from the list below:

Business Categories:

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1. Soaring Solo Award

Sponsored by A&TA

This category is for the best Micro Business of the year.  We are looking to recognise sole operator businesses that are doing it all on their own, but are already at the top of their game and soaring solo!

Who should enter this award? - This category is for a sole trader, Someone who works alone in their business, a micro business who works with contractors or entirely on their own.

To view the questions ahead of entering, click HERE.

Nominate someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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2. On My Way Award

Sponsored by UMI Real Estate

This category is for the best New Business Startup.  Applicants must have commenced business  after 1st June 2015.  This award aims to recognize a business that has made an impressive start, and is already on its way to greatness.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for a new business, that was started any time after 1st June 2015. Any industry or type of business is eligible.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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3. Climb Every Mountain Award

Sponsored by Western Sydney Podiatry

This category is for the best small business of the year with up to 5 years trading.  The business must have been operating a maximum of 5 years as of 2017.  This award recognises businesses that are already climbing mountains despite still being relatively new.


Who should enter this award?
- This category is for a small business in any industry who is approaching or  up to 5 years of trading at time of entering.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here

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4. Through the Woods Award

Sponsored by The Gap Consultancy

This category is for the best business of the year with 5+ years trading under their belt.  The business must have been operating for a minimum of 5 years as of 2017.  This award targets established businesses that have been through the woods and aims to recognise those who are now reaching even greater heights, given their experience and established track record.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for small business who have been trading minimum of 5 years trading at the time of entering the awards.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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5. The Changemaker Award

Sponsored by Two Red Shoes

This is an award for a groundbreaker business, a smasher of boundaries.  It looks to recognise a women challenging the status quo and making exciting changes in her industry, business or for her cause.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for someone who is challenging the status quo. A person/team who is demonstrating innovation, is doing things differently than what has been done before in their field.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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6. The Revolutionary Award

Sponsored by Woodford Homes

An award for a woman who has been in business, or in a particular profession, for 20+ years,  (we are not pedantic, 19 years for example is also accepted!)  This woman has been a groundbreaker throughout her career, a supporter and mentor in her industry, and she deserves to be recognised for her achievements, her business or her cause.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for a woman who either works for someone else or has her own business. The emphasis is on the contribution that this woman has made to a particular industry or profession.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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7. Young Entrepreneur of Year Award

Sponsored by Choice Home Loans

This is an award for a young business woman, who is 30 years or under.  She may only be young, but she has already achieved such great things!  It aims to recognise an entrepreneur who is inspiring others to achieve greatness, is providing leadership in her industry or is a role model for other young business women.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for a young person under 30 who has started a business of some kind. The business can be at any stage, and is on their way or have achieved some level of success.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here

 

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8. Marvellous Marketing Magician Award

Sponsored by Awards Agency

Best Marketing, Social Media and Brand Campaign for 2016/17Covering Marketing Initiative/Campaign, Market Research, Product or Service Launch, Branding or Re-Branding, Inbound Marketing Strategy, Social Media Initiative/Campaign, Digital Marketing Strategy, Coordinated Marketing Strategy

Who should enter this award? - This category is for any business who has implemented a great marketing strategy, product launch, brand or social media campaign. The emphasis is on originality and creativity.

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE.
Enter Online Awards Here

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9. Purpose Driven Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Gratitude

Business models are changing. Purpose-driven businesses look to find a balance between profit, people and purpose, creating a force for positive change in the world.

Nominate or enter a business/organisation who are as part of their strategic plan actively give back or tithe to their community, have a philanthropic heart to help and are creating a business that aligns with their purpose.

Purpose driven business owners demonstrate where prosperity and purpose converge, while making a difference in the world.

Who should enter this award? -This category is for a business owner or entrepreneur how is making a difference to people’s lives and the world at large, while building a business focussed on “purpose".

To view the questions ahead of entering click here.

Nominate Someone HERE
Enter Online Awards Here

Public Voted Categories

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10. Business Legacy Award

Sponsored by Western Weekender

An award for a business who has been operating for 20+ years. This business has been a groundbreaker in its field and ahead of it time throughout its operation, and has made a significant contribution to its community and employment

Who should enter this award? - This category is for a business that you’ve known for many a year. The one that’s stood strong and been a great asset to the local community. A business that has stood the test of time in reliability and service and has made a contribution to local employment and training. The business can be from any category.

This is a public voted category 1 vote per person.

Vote Here.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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11. Two Peas Partnership Award

Sponsored by JOOS Productions

An award for a couple or a partnership in small business, who have been in business together for 3+ years of 2017. This pair/group have been through highs and lows together, have built a business from the ground up. They have put everything on the line for what they believe in and have been challenged and tested in their small business experience.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for your local hubby & wife team, or friends/colleagues who hold a partnership in business, mininum 3 years trading, in any industry.Nominate a business you know or the business can enter themselves.

This is a public voted category 1 vote per person.

Vote Here.
Enter Online Awards Here.

 

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12. Paying it Forward Award

Sponsored by Brave Magazine

Vote for your local not for profit organisation that you see creating social change and going above and beyond to make a difference in the community.  This award recognises an organisation, or an individual, selfless and dedicated to helping or enhancing the lives of others.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for your organisation that is making a difference to peoples lives. Locally focused enterprises/non profits/initiatives who would benefit from recognising their hard work and contribution.

Nominate the organisation or the founder / co-ordinator of the NFP.

This is a public voted category 1 vote per person.

Vote Online Here.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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13. Retailer of the Year Award

Sponsored by Mooney Real Estate

Retail store of the year, voted by the public for outstanding service, products and overall retail experience.  Your favourite retailer deserves to be recognised!

Who should enter this award? - This category is for any store or retailer that is your favourite! Any industry is welcome, A focus on good all round service and quality.

This is a public voted category 1 vote per person.

Vote Here.
Enter Online Awards Here.

 

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14. Digital Dynamo - Online Business of the Year Award

Sponsored by Western Sydney Business Centre

Vote for the best online business you see out there. It’s an increasingly crowded world where you have to be great to be heard! Recognises a service or product that is based online, has outstanding site usability and provides great online customer service.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for your favourite website or online business. We are looking for out of the box thinking, great aesthetics and great service.

This is a public voted category 1 vote per person.

Vote Here.
Enter Online Awards Here.

 

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15. Strategic Connector of the Year Award

Sponsored by Women with Altitude

A voted category – Please share with us your nomination for connector of the Year. This woman demonstrates the core values of openness, warmth, and generosity. She embraces the value of networking and relationship building with abundance mentality.

Who should enter this award? - This category is for a woman that connects people with a spirit of generosity. A great referrer, this person believes in helping her fellow sister and the reciprocity. This person, could be in business, work for others or is from a non profit or social network.

This is a public voted category 1 vote per person.

Vote Here.
Enter Online Awards Here.

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