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Export Awards

Celebrate your success

The Tasmanian Export Awards are the state’s highest recognition of excellence for businesses currently exporting goods and services.

With our recent record export growth, we know there are success stories out there worthy of celebrating.

Tell us about your exporting success via application to the 2022 awards program.

Applications are now being accepted. Enter now.

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  • About the awards
  • About the awards

    The Tasmanian Export Awards program is delivered annually to grow, celebrate and promote the state’s exporting achievements.

    State winners of the national categories go on to be finalists in the 60th Australian Export Awards (delivered by Austrade).

    The Tasmanian awards program and gala dinner event is delivered by the Tasmanian State Government, aligned to the Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2025.

  • Key dates
  • Key dates

    Key dates for the 2022 awards program

    State/national applications now being accepted via Austrade online portal

    3 May

    Application writing webinar available to support applicants

    19 May

    Application period closes

    10 June

    State-based judging conducted

    June

    Registration opens to attend the Tasmanian Export Awards 2022 Gala Dinner

    Mid August

    Tasmanian Export Awards 2022 Gala Dinner (Hobart)

    30 September

    State winners of national categories attend the 60th Australian Export Awards 2022 Ceremony (Canberra)

    24 November

  • How to apply
  • How to apply

    APPLICATIONS FOR THE TASMANIAN EXPORT AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Austrade hosts a centralised application portal where the states and territories manage their awards program entries. Entries for both the national and state-based award categories are completed and submitted via the portal.

    National category awards

    Before you start your application for one of the national awards it’s important to review the category descriptions, eligibility and judging criteria. An application preview is also available.

    Category

    Description

    Advanced Technologies

    For outstanding international success in the field of information technology (IT), digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services including solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things (IoT), augmented/virtual reality and/or blockchain.

    Agribusiness, Food and Beverages

    For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry and fisheries.

    Creative Industries

    For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, and digital games.

    E-commerce

    For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.

    Emerging Exporter

    For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.

    International Education and Training

    For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

    International Health

    For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment, or services. The includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, Aged Care Services, Complementary healthcare, Biotech, and Pharmaceuticals.

    Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

    For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.

    Professional Services

    For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, tourism, and translation services.

    Regional Exporter

    For outstanding international success by a business whose head office and/or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location.

    Resources and Energy

    For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the resources and energy sectors.

    Small Business

    For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.

    Sustainability

    For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration.

    State-based awards

    Description

    Eligibility

    Application requirements

    Tasmanian Young International Exporter of the Year

    For a Tasmanian under the age of 35 who has made a significant contribution to the international exporting success of a Tasmanian business.

    Applicants must be living/ working in Tasmania and be under the age of 35 on the date that applications close on 10 June 2022.

    • Name
    • DOB
    • Current employment
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how they have contributed   to the export success of their organisation and how winning this award would   recognise, reward and inspire them to continue to build their career and   further contribute to the Tasmanian exporting sector (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Women in International Trade

    For a Tasmanian woman, or group of women, who have made a significant contribution to the international exporting success of a Tasmanian business or industry.

    Applicants must be female and living/ working in Tasmania.

    • Name
    • Gender
    • Current employment
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how they have contributed   to the export success of their organisation or industry. In addition to how   winning this award would recognise, reward and inspire them to continue to   build their career and further contribute to the Tasmanian exporting sector   (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Defence Industries Exporter of the Year

    For outstanding achievement and capability of a Tasmanian business in designing, adapting, manufacturing and/or growing export sales of world-class products, inputs or services into global defence industry markets.

    A Tasmanian business selling into the Defence market globally.

    • Name
    • Business Name
    • ABN
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how the business has shaped   their outstanding success in the Defence Industry sector. How did they   effectively capitalise on market opportunities and drive demonstrative   business growth (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Exporter of the Year

    An overall winner from the national category winners will be selected by the Tasmanian Government and awarded Tasmanian Exporter of the Year, in recognition of their outstanding success.

    To achieve Exporter of the Year you must apply in one or more of the national categories.

    Additional information

    • Businesses can apply under multiple categories.
    • All applications are strictly confidential, and judges are vetted and must sign confidentiality and conflict of interest disclosures to participate in the process.
    • An expert consultant has been engaged to manage the selection of judges and facilitate the judging panel’s assessment of Tasmania’s applications.
  • Gala dinner
  • Gala dinner

    Tasmanian winners will be announced at a Gala dinner event in Hobart in late September 2022.

    The black-tie event will bring together Tasmania’s leading and emerging exporters, industry and Government for an evening of entertainment, networking and fine dining.  The event will be hosted by the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP.

    Invitations to the gala dinner will be extended to all applicants. Attendance from other interested parties will be via a registration process. Further details will be made available via this webpage and announced on Trade Tasmania’s LinkedIn, closer to the event.

    Please follow to remain up to date with this and other Trade Tasmania events.

  • Sponsors
  • Sponsors

    Sponsors will be announced closer to the Gala dinner.

  • Past Awards
  • Past Awards

  • About the awards
  • About the awards

    The Tasmanian Export Awards program is delivered annually to grow, celebrate and promote the state’s exporting achievements.

    State winners of the national categories go on to be finalists in the 60th Australian Export Awards (delivered by Austrade).

    The Tasmanian awards program and gala dinner event is delivered by the Tasmanian State Government, aligned to the Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2025.

  • Key dates
  • Key dates

    Key dates for the 2022 awards program

    State/national applications now being accepted via Austrade online portal

    3 May

    Application writing webinar available to support applicants

    19 May

    Application period closes

    10 June

    State-based judging conducted

    June

    Registration opens to attend the Tasmanian Export Awards 2022 Gala Dinner

    Mid August

    Tasmanian Export Awards 2022 Gala Dinner (Hobart)

    30 September

    State winners of national categories attend the 60th Australian Export Awards 2022 Ceremony (Canberra)

    24 November

  • How to apply
  • How to apply

    APPLICATIONS FOR THE TASMANIAN EXPORT AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Austrade hosts a centralised application portal where the states and territories manage their awards program entries. Entries for both the national and state-based award categories are completed and submitted via the portal.

    National category awards

    Before you start your application for one of the national awards it’s important to review the category descriptions, eligibility and judging criteria. An application preview is also available.

    Category

    Description

    Advanced Technologies

    For outstanding international success in the field of information technology (IT), digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services including solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things (IoT), augmented/virtual reality and/or blockchain.

    Agribusiness, Food and Beverages

    For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry and fisheries.

    Creative Industries

    For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, and digital games.

    E-commerce

    For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.

    Emerging Exporter

    For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.

    International Education and Training

    For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

    International Health

    For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment, or services. The includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, Aged Care Services, Complementary healthcare, Biotech, and Pharmaceuticals.

    Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

    For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.

    Professional Services

    For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, tourism, and translation services.

    Regional Exporter

    For outstanding international success by a business whose head office and/or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location.

    Resources and Energy

    For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the resources and energy sectors.

    Small Business

    For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.

    Sustainability

    For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration.

    State-based awards

    Description

    Eligibility

    Application requirements

    Tasmanian Young International Exporter of the Year

    For a Tasmanian under the age of 35 who has made a significant contribution to the international exporting success of a Tasmanian business.

    Applicants must be living/ working in Tasmania and be under the age of 35 on the date that applications close on 10 June 2022.

    • Name
    • DOB
    • Current employment
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how they have contributed   to the export success of their organisation and how winning this award would   recognise, reward and inspire them to continue to build their career and   further contribute to the Tasmanian exporting sector (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Women in International Trade

    For a Tasmanian woman, or group of women, who have made a significant contribution to the international exporting success of a Tasmanian business or industry.

    Applicants must be female and living/ working in Tasmania.

    • Name
    • Gender
    • Current employment
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how they have contributed   to the export success of their organisation or industry. In addition to how   winning this award would recognise, reward and inspire them to continue to   build their career and further contribute to the Tasmanian exporting sector   (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Defence Industries Exporter of the Year

    For outstanding achievement and capability of a Tasmanian business in designing, adapting, manufacturing and/or growing export sales of world-class products, inputs or services into global defence industry markets.

    A Tasmanian business selling into the Defence market globally.

    • Name
    • Business Name
    • ABN
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how the business has shaped   their outstanding success in the Defence Industry sector. How did they   effectively capitalise on market opportunities and drive demonstrative   business growth (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Exporter of the Year

    An overall winner from the national category winners will be selected by the Tasmanian Government and awarded Tasmanian Exporter of the Year, in recognition of their outstanding success.

    To achieve Exporter of the Year you must apply in one or more of the national categories.

    Additional information

    • Businesses can apply under multiple categories.
    • All applications are strictly confidential, and judges are vetted and must sign confidentiality and conflict of interest disclosures to participate in the process.
    • An expert consultant has been engaged to manage the selection of judges and facilitate the judging panel’s assessment of Tasmania’s applications.
  • Gala dinner
  • Gala dinner

    Tasmanian winners will be announced at a Gala dinner event in Hobart in late September 2022.

    The black-tie event will bring together Tasmania’s leading and emerging exporters, industry and Government for an evening of entertainment, networking and fine dining.  The event will be hosted by the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP.

    Invitations to the gala dinner will be extended to all applicants. Attendance from other interested parties will be via a registration process. Further details will be made available via this webpage and announced on Trade Tasmania’s LinkedIn, closer to the event.

    Please follow to remain up to date with this and other Trade Tasmania events.

  • Sponsors
  • Sponsors

    Sponsors will be announced closer to the Gala dinner.

  • Past Awards
  • Past Awards

    About the awards

    About the awards

    The Tasmanian Export Awards program is delivered annually to grow, celebrate and promote the state’s exporting achievements.

    State winners of the national categories go on to be finalists in the 60th Australian Export Awards (delivered by Austrade).

    The Tasmanian awards program and gala dinner event is delivered by the Tasmanian State Government, aligned to the Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2025.

    Key dates

    Key dates

    Key dates for the 2022 awards program

    State/national applications now being accepted via Austrade online portal

    3 May

    Application writing webinar available to support applicants

    19 May

    Application period closes

    10 June

    State-based judging conducted

    June

    Registration opens to attend the Tasmanian Export Awards 2022 Gala Dinner

    Mid August

    Tasmanian Export Awards 2022 Gala Dinner (Hobart)

    30 September

    State winners of national categories attend the 60th Australian Export Awards 2022 Ceremony (Canberra)

    24 November

    How to apply

    How to apply

    APPLICATIONS FOR THE TASMANIAN EXPORT AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Austrade hosts a centralised application portal where the states and territories manage their awards program entries. Entries for both the national and state-based award categories are completed and submitted via the portal.

    National category awards

    Before you start your application for one of the national awards it’s important to review the category descriptions, eligibility and judging criteria. An application preview is also available.

    Category

    Description

    Advanced Technologies

    For outstanding international success in the field of information technology (IT), digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services including solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things (IoT), augmented/virtual reality and/or blockchain.

    Agribusiness, Food and Beverages

    For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry and fisheries.

    Creative Industries

    For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, and digital games.

    E-commerce

    For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.

    Emerging Exporter

    For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.

    International Education and Training

    For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

    International Health

    For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment, or services. The includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, Aged Care Services, Complementary healthcare, Biotech, and Pharmaceuticals.

    Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

    For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.

    Professional Services

    For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, tourism, and translation services.

    Regional Exporter

    For outstanding international success by a business whose head office and/or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location.

    Resources and Energy

    For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the resources and energy sectors.

    Small Business

    For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.

    Sustainability

    For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration.

    State-based awards

    Description

    Eligibility

    Application requirements

    Tasmanian Young International Exporter of the Year

    For a Tasmanian under the age of 35 who has made a significant contribution to the international exporting success of a Tasmanian business.

    Applicants must be living/ working in Tasmania and be under the age of 35 on the date that applications close on 10 June 2022.

    • Name
    • DOB
    • Current employment
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how they have contributed   to the export success of their organisation and how winning this award would   recognise, reward and inspire them to continue to build their career and   further contribute to the Tasmanian exporting sector (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Women in International Trade

    For a Tasmanian woman, or group of women, who have made a significant contribution to the international exporting success of a Tasmanian business or industry.

    Applicants must be female and living/ working in Tasmania.

    • Name
    • Gender
    • Current employment
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how they have contributed   to the export success of their organisation or industry. In addition to how   winning this award would recognise, reward and inspire them to continue to   build their career and further contribute to the Tasmanian exporting sector   (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Defence Industries Exporter of the Year

    For outstanding achievement and capability of a Tasmanian business in designing, adapting, manufacturing and/or growing export sales of world-class products, inputs or services into global defence industry markets.

    A Tasmanian business selling into the Defence market globally.

    • Name
    • Business Name
    • ABN
    • Contact details (email/ phone)
    • Describe how the business has shaped   their outstanding success in the Defence Industry sector. How did they   effectively capitalise on market opportunities and drive demonstrative   business growth (500 words max.)

    Tasmanian Exporter of the Year

    An overall winner from the national category winners will be selected by the Tasmanian Government and awarded Tasmanian Exporter of the Year, in recognition of their outstanding success.

    To achieve Exporter of the Year you must apply in one or more of the national categories.

    Additional information

    • Businesses can apply under multiple categories.
    • All applications are strictly confidential, and judges are vetted and must sign confidentiality and conflict of interest disclosures to participate in the process.
    • An expert consultant has been engaged to manage the selection of judges and facilitate the judging panel’s assessment of Tasmania’s applications.

    Gala dinner

    Gala dinner

    Tasmanian winners will be announced at a Gala dinner event in Hobart in late September 2022.

    The black-tie event will bring together Tasmania’s leading and emerging exporters, industry and Government for an evening of entertainment, networking and fine dining.  The event will be hosted by the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP.

    Invitations to the gala dinner will be extended to all applicants. Attendance from other interested parties will be via a registration process. Further details will be made available via this webpage and announced on Trade Tasmania’s LinkedIn, closer to the event.

    Please follow to remain up to date with this and other Trade Tasmania events.

    Sponsors

    Sponsors

    Sponsors will be announced closer to the Gala dinner.

    Past Awards

    Past Awards

    Past Export Awards