The Local Business Awards are conducted over an eleven-week period.


When do Nominations Open?

The public will have the opportunity to nominate their favourite local businesses in a selected category. Customers are able to nominate a business by:


  • Visiting the Local Business Awards website.
  • Submitting coupons provided in one of our local Media Partner.
  • Submitting coupons located at their favorite business’ premises.


When do Nominations Close?

The Local Business Awards will announce when Nominations close for a specific region. Nominations will be accepted up until the Nominations closing date.


How are Finalists Selected?

Finalists are selected based on the number of online and printed nominations they receive in their specific category, the most popular businesses will be selected.


Finalist businesses will be notified of their selection by the Local Business Awards by email or telephone. Finalists will received a Finalist Pack that includes an Invitation to the Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening, a Certificate, the Judging Criteria and General Information about the Awards.


What is the Judging Process?

The finalists are judged based on a two stage process:


  • Information received by each business (Qualifying).
  • A visit by one of our anonymous judges (Judging).


Click here for more information on the judging process.


When are finalists announced?

The finalists of each category will be announced by one of our Media Partners.


When are Winners Announced?

The winners are announced at the prestigious Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening attended by local business people, sponsors and dignitaries. Tickets are only available to finalists and sponsors.