National Award Categories
AGRIBUSINESS, FOOD AND BEVERAGES AWARD
For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology, including processed foods and beverages, and the forestry, fisheries and fibres industries.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD
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 and translation services.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AWARD
For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts. This includes fashion design.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AWARD
For outstanding international success in the field of information and communication products, technology or services that are concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data including software and games. This includes Fintech, Cybersecurity and Regtech sectors.
For outstanding success by an Australian business using online sales platforms as a primary channel to sell goods or services overseas. Includes cross-border commerce and online sales.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AWARD
For outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.
EMERGING EXPORTER AWARD
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.
For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R&D collaboration.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AWARD
For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services. This includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, and Aged Care services.
MANUFACTURING AND ADVANCED MATERIALS AWARD
For outstanding international success by a manufacturer and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.
MINERALS, ENERGY AND RELATED SERVICES AWARD
For outstanding international success in the production or primary processing of extractive and value-added minerals or energy products, mining equipment, technology and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.
REGIONAL EXPORTER AWARD
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location.
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $5 million.
AUSTRALIAN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected by the national judges from the winners of the categories shown above.