Australian Financial Review – Most Innovative Companies 2020 – Are you a leader in your industry?

The annual AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies award is always hotly contested and winning is public confirmation that your business is on the right path. Being announced as a finalist or category winner can have a massive positive impact on your business and your staff. And because the award is run by one of Australia’s most widely respected newspapers and magazines, your achievement will shine through to more than 2.5M readers!

Entries are open to all organisations and there are 10 main categories:

  1. Agriculture, mining & utilities
  2. Government, education & NFP
  3. Manufacturing & consumer goods
  4. Professional services
  5. Retail, hospitality, tourism & entertainment
  6. Banking, superannuation & financial services
  7. Health industries
  8. Media & marketing
  9. Property, construction & transport
  10. Technology

A panel of industry experts will judge these prestigious awards, and they’ll base their assessment on your idea, the problem and the impact. Not only that, a team of Inventium analysts will develop your company-specific Innovation Benchmarking Report. Worth $10K, this valuable assessment compares your performance against other entrants.

How do I get started?

Simply visit All entries must be made online.

What’s the entry format?

Nominate your business for free and complete a quick 10-minute questionnaire. Eligible shortlisted entrants are then invited to complete the second stage which is a combination of a written submission and an employee survey. You’ll also need to pay an entry fee based on the number of your employees.

TOP TIP: Start jotting down ideas now, no matter what order they’re in. Setting out your thoughts early will make a big difference when it comes time to write your submission.

When do entries open and what’s the deadline?

Entries opened on 2 March and close on 20 April. And, if you’re lucky enough to make the shortlist – announced on 4 May – you have until 26 June to lodge your submission.

Winning will bring you and your business national recognition and promote your position to both new and existing clients. So, don’t hesitate to contact Proof Communications to give your entry the edge. Some 90% of the submissions we write become finalists and 75% go on to win! Get in touch today and benefit from our expertise in telling Australia about your success story!

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