The entry process

A simple form stands between you and greatness!

Please note, entries for the 2021 Tauranga Business Awards are now closed. 

Start a draft entry form

For ease, we recommend you write a draft entry form using our hard copy. Then, once you are ready to submit, copy and paste your answers into the online form.

Beginning your online submission

Once you have selected your category, you will be taken to the entry questions, where you can start to work through your submission.

Please ensure you complete all sections carefully and within the specified word limits. You will not be able to submit your entry if you go over this. 

To save your entry and come back to it at a later date, simply click ‘Save’ and log out.

Returning to a saved entry

Simply log into your account and visit my entries on your dashboard. This will show all your started entries and you can amend any of them.

Submitting your entry

Once you have completed all questions and are happy with your answers tick your entry and press ‘Submit’. Please note you can log in and edit your entry until the closing date and time.

Finished entry

When your entry has been successfully submitted you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive this email, please contact awards@tauranga.org.nz

All entries are confidential. Only judges will view your submission.

Please ensure you have read the Terms & Conditions here. 

Got questions? Try these FAQs

You will need to login. Once you enter your e-mail address and password, you will be taken through to your dashboard.

When saving your entry to return later, please ensure that you click ‘Save’. If you have not clicked save, you will need to log in through the ‘Enter Now’ button above. 

Your entry may have timed out.

We would recommend that you save every 30 minutes while going through the entry process.

Alternatively write out your answers in a word document, then copy and paste your answers in to the correct question space.

If you are leaving the page for any length of time, please ensure that you click ‘Save’.

The judges may decide that your business would be better placed in a different category.  This will be a discussion between you and our Business Awards Organiser. 

If you enter into the Sector Excellence categories, you may be eligible to also be judged in the Business Practice categories. 

This will be at the judges’ discretion. 

You can view the questions here or you can register your details on the online entry form (once you have created an account). You will then be able to view the questions for entry as well as the other requirements, such as logo, bio, website address and supporting documents.

There is an average of five questions per entry, so you do not need to proceed through multiple pages. There is no obligation to enter after registering.

About the awards

Why should you enter the awards? Let us tell you.

Categories & judging

Everything you need to know about our awards entry process.

Enter now!

We've made entry easy with an online application form.

The awards night

A glitzy, glamourous evening for you to mix and mingle among your peers.
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