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Nominations extended to COB 24 July 2024

Nominations extended to COB 24 July 2024

Alice Springs Convention Centre

93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs NT, Australia

Saturday 17 August 2024

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Awards Categories

Best Blak Start-Up Business Of The Year

The Best Blak Start-Up Business Award recognizes exceptional start-up ventures that display innovation, sustainability, and promise for future growth in the last three (3) years.

Best Blak Business Growth Of The Year

The Best Blak Business Growth Award recognizes Indigenous-owned businesses that have demonstrated exceptional growth, expansion, and sustainability over the past 24 months.

Best Young Blak Entrepreneur Of The Year

The Best Young Blak Entrepreneur Award celebrates outstanding Indigenous individuals 30 years of age or under who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and success in their business ventures. 

Blak Creative Award Of The Year

The Best Blak Creative Award celebrates the exceptional creativity, talent, and cultural expression demonstrated by Indigenous individuals or groups across various artistic disciplines.

Blak Community Controlled Organisation Of The Year

The Blak Community-Controlled Organisation Award honours Indigenous-led organizations that exemplify community-driven governance, leadership, and service delivery to improve the well-being and empowerment of Indigenous peoples.

Best Blak Male Business Owner Of The Year

The Best Blak Male Business Owner Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments and leadership of Indigenous male business owners who have demonstrated remarkable business acumen, innovation, and commitment in their business ventures.

Best Blak Tourism Business Of The Year

The Best Blak Tourism Business Award celebrates Indigenous-owned businesses that showcase cultural authenticity, environmental stewardship, and memorable visitor experiences, contributing to the sustainable development and promotion of Indigenous tourism.

Best Blak Sole Trader Or Microbusiness Of The Year

The Best Blak Sole Trader or Micro Business Award recognizes the achievements and contributions of Indigenous individuals or small enterprises celebrating their entrepreneurial spirit, resilience, and innovation despite the challenges they may face.

Best Blak Consultancy Of The Year Award

The Best Blak Consultancy Business Award recognises Indigenous-owned consulting firms that demonstrate excellence, expertise, and commitment to providing valuable services and solutions to clients while advancing Indigenous perspectives, values, and interests.

Best Blak Construction And/Or Resources Business Of The Year

The Best Blak Construction and Resources Business Award recognizes Indigenous-owned enterprises that excel in the construction, mining, forestry, or other resource-related industries.

Best Ally Business Of The Year Award

The Best Ally Business Award recognizes non-Indigenous businesses that have demonstrated exemplary commitment and support for Indigenous communities, businesses, and initiatives.

Bush Foods & Botanical Business Of They Year Award

The Best Blak Bushfoods and Botanicals Business Award celebrates Indigenous-owned enterprises that excel in the cultivation, harvesting, processing, and marketing of bushfoods and botanical products.

NT Blak Business of the Year

The Indigenous Business of the Year Award recognizes the top-performing Indigenous-owned business that exemplifies excellence, innovation, and leadership across all aspects of its operations.

Eligibility Criteria

How to Nominate

FAQs

Categories

Are you eligible to nominate?

How to nominate?

Step 1: Choose a category

The first step is to select the category that best fits your nomination. You can do this by providing your contact information and choosing from the available options.

Step 2: Choose a nominee

Once you have selected a category, you will need to nominate a deserving business or individual. To do this, you will need to provide their name and contact information.

Step 3: Answer questions

The final step is to answer questions about the nominee and the category you have selected. These questions will help the selection committee to learn more about the nominee’s achievements and contributions to their field. Answers must contain a minimum of 25 words.

Nominees must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, except for the Ally of the Year category. They must also reside in the Northern Territory at the time of nomination and meet specific business ownership and operational criteria outlined on the NTIBN website.
No, all nominees must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, except for the Ally of the Year category.

Nominations close midnight Wednesday 24 July 2024.

Nominations must be made using the official NTIBN website nomination form and submitted online along with any supporting documents. Assistance may be provided by NTIBN staff if needed.
Yes, nominators can submit nominations for more than one individual, but a separate form must be used for each nomination.
Yes, individuals can self-nominate, but only one nomination will be accepted per category.

Winners are chosen by a judging panel. Nominees will be notified if they are shortlisted as Award Finalists, and winners will be announced at the Blak Business Awards ceremony.

Nominations are assessed based on the information provided in the submission, including past and current achievements within their business, demonstrated excellence in the nominated category, and the impact of the nominee’s role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their community.

Blak Business Awards 2024 Categories

  • BEST BLAK CONSULTANCY BUSINESS
  • YOUNG BLAK ENTREPRENEUR
  • BEST BLAK BUSHFOOD & BOTANICALS BUSINESS
  • BEST BLAK GROWTH BUSINESS
  • BEST BLAK TOURISM BUSINESS
  • BEST BLAK COMMUNITY CONTROLLED ORGANISATION
  • BEST BLAK SOLE TRADER OR MICROBUSINESS
  • BEST ALLY BUSINESS
  • BEST BLAK CONSTRUCTION AND RESOURCES BUSINESS
  • BEST BLAK MALE BUSINESS OWNER
  • BEST BLAK CREATIVE BUSINESS
  • BEST BLAK FEMALE OWNER
  • BEST BLAK START-UP BUSINESS
  • NT BLAK BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

2024 Blak Business Awards

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