When are entries due?

Nominations and entries for 2018 open on Tuesday 29 May and close on Friday 20 July.

Does our organisation have to be nominated to enter?

No, all businesses and not-for-profit organisations can enter themselves.


What happens if I nominate a business or charity?

If you nominate a business or social enterprise, we will make contact with them to inform them they have been nominated and send them the entry form to fill out.  Nominations are confidential, but you are welcome to let the organisation know you’ve made the nomination and encourage them to enter.

How many categories can our organisation enter?

Any business or organisation can enter one category in its own right, or one sector category and one specialty category.

Judges will have the discretion to consider all entries as contenders for any of the specialty categories, as well as for the  of the Horizon Business Excellence Year Award.

How does an organisation choose which category to enter?

Many businesses will be eligible for multiple categories.  You should choose the category that most suits the emphasis you wish to highlight in your entry.

Is there a cost to entering?

There is no cost to enter the Horizon Business Excellence Awards. You will however need to purchase your tickets to the Gala Dinner on Friday 1 September.

When will be known if we’ve become a finalist?

There is no prior notification of finalists.  They will be announced along with the winners on the night.