Industry awards are a great way to formally recognise the great work your business does. There are a range of awards that are relevant to the Nursery and Garden Industry including business, sustainability and production. Being a part of such awards provide the opportunity to showcase your business as well as reach a broader customer base.

Below are some of the awards that are relevant to businesses within the Nursery and Garden Industry of Queensland.

NGIA – Nursery & Garden Awards
The details of this award have not been confirmed for 2017.
Updates are provided in member updates that you should receive via email.
Details will also be available at:http://www.ngia.com.au/Category?Action=View&Category_id=329#

Sunshine Coast Business Awards
This award recognises peak performances across the Sunshine Coast Region. There are several categories that can be entered including Agribusiness, Customer Service, Innovation and Sustainability.
Entry dates for 2017 have not yet been announced.
Find details and updates at: http://sunshinecoastbusinessawards.com.au/

Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
Monthly and annual awards starting from May and ending in October 2017. Entries must be submitted by the 1st of each month. There are 11 categories that can be entered including Family Business, Retail Wholesale and Distribution and Environment and Sustainability.
For entry details and T & Cs visit: http://www.goldcoastbusinessawards.com.au/enter-online.html

Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards
An annual award aimed at recognising the creation or commercialisation of an innovative product that benefits business or broader community. A particularly relevant category under these awards are ‘Eco-Innovation’
For details and dates on this awards for 2017 visit: http://www.innovatetnq.com.au/tnqia-awards/entry-process

Telstra Business Awards
Awards for small and medium sized businesses. Entries open late January 2017.
Find details about how to enter here:https://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/award-entry/how-to-enter/

Banksia Sustainability Awards
Recognising sustainable practices. Entries are open between April and August. There are a number of awards including Small to Medium Business Sustainability Award.
Entry details can be located here: http://banksiafdn.com/small-to-medium-business-sustainability-leadership-award/

Premier’s Sustainability Awards
Multiple categories including Business Eco-efficiency, Community Award and Small Business Award. There is currently no information about when the 2017 entries will open.
For further details see: http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/premiersawards/2016-finalists-winners.html

The Weekly Times – Farmer of the Year
This award has a horticultural section. Entries are still open for 2016.
Enter her: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/farmer-of-the-year/the-weekly-times-coles-2016-farmer-of-the-year-awards-nominations-now-open/news-story/435b76c05f5185540cd8319742362d3f

Kondin Group & ABC Rural – Farmer of the Year
Dates and entry details for this award for 2017 haven’t been announced yet.
Further information will be posted at the below site sometime in the next few months:
http://www.farmingahead.com.au/FarmerOfYear