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Alice Springs Convention Centre

93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs NT, Australia

Saturday 17 August 2024

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Awards Categories

Best New Blak Start-up Business

The Best New Start-up business recognises an Indigenous business who have been successful in deliveries and outcomes within the first 3 years of operation.

Best Blak Growth Business

The Best Growth business award recognises an Indigenous business who has demonstrated successful growth or expansion over the past 24 months.

Young Blak Entrepreneur

The Young Blak Entrepreneur award recognises a young Indigenous individual under 30 years of age who has contributed to a successful business with a potential for professional and personal growth.

Best Blak Male Leader

The Male Business Leader of the Year award recognises an Indigenous Male Leader who through their leadership are progressing advocacy, financial success, leadership, and innovation.

Best Blak Growth Business

The Female Business Leader of the Year award recognises an Indigenous Female Leader who through their leadership are progressing advocacy, financial success, leadership, and innovation.

Best Blak Construction and ResourcesBusiness

Celebrates Indigenous-owned businesses in construction and resources, showcasing excellence and contributing to industry growth.

Best Blak Creative Business

Celebrates Indigenous-owned businesses excelling in the creative industry, showcasing cultural pride and artistic excellence.

Best Blak Tourism Business

Recognises Indigenous-owned enterprises making significant contributions to tourism through cultural experiences and innovative offerings.

Best Blak Consultancy Business

Acknowledges Indigenous-owned consulting firms providing exceptional services and strategic advice across various sectors.

Best Blak Bushfoods and Botanical Business

Celebrates Indigenous-owned businesses promoting native Australian bush foods and botanicals sustainably, preserving cultural heritage and biodiversity.

Best Ally Business

Recognises Indigenous sole traders and micro businesses for entrepreneurial achievements, resilience, and impact despite their size.

Best Blak Sole Trader/Microbusiness

Celebrates Indigenous-owned community organisations for their vital role in addressing social, cultural, and economic challenges and empowering communities.

Best Blak Community Controlled Organisation

Acknowledges Indigenous community organisations for their vital role in addressing challenges and empowering communities.

NT Blak Business of the Year

Pinnacle recognition for outstanding Indigenous-owned businesses in the Northern Territory, honouring excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria

How to Nominate

FAQs

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 Sunday 17 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.

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