Judges represent a variety of businesses, who have relevant experience or an understanding of the operations of a small business.

Judges will assess each entry against the Judging Criteria and rate them according to the quality of responses.

Judges will shortlist the top five entrants of each Category.

Judging will be assessed on:

a)   the individual applicant’s PDF responses tothe 5 AWARDS CRITERIA located on the Application Form
b)   additional supporting documentation attached as part of your entry.

The outcome of each applicant’s final Category Assessment will determine the INNOV8 AWARDS Winners and Runner Up recipients.

Judges reserve the right to transfer a business into another category if they believe an entrant would be more appropriately assessed in that category. 


50 Award Categories:

Categories 1 –3   Women’s Global Small Business Awards
Categories 4 – 47  
Australian Small Business Awards
Categories 48 –50  
Australian University Student Awards