Celebrate your company’s success

 

Submitting a nomination for the Endeavour Awards is a great way to acknowledge recent success within your company. The Endeavour Awards recognise the best in Australian manufacturing.

Scroll down to view all categories, nomination criteria and instructions.

Nominations for Excellence In Growth have been extended until Friday 22 May, as a result of the current impact the COVID-19 has had on industry and as the criteria have been adjusted to account for this event.

All other categories have now closed for nominations.

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NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Nominating is free, and must be completed using the online form below by 11:59pm Friday 27 March 2020. NOMINATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020.
  • Your nomination must be completed in one sitting; a partially completed form cannot be saved and reopened at a later date.
  • Please have any supporting documentation (i.e. export approvals, photographs, marketing materials) ready to upload.
  • All products and/or technologies must be manufactured and commercially available in Australia.
  • Where the Award is for a company, the company must operate within Australia.
  • All product nominations must be accompanied by a high resolution image (at least 1MB in size) suitable for print publication.

AWARDS TIMELINE:

  • Nominations open: Monday 4 November 2019
  • Nominations close: Friday 27 March 2020 NOMINATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020
  • Finalists announced: Monday 11 May 2020
  • Judging of finalists: Monday 18 – Friday 29 May 2020
  • Winners announced: July edition of Manufacturers’ Monthly

 

Technology Application Award

A technology designed to enhance manufacturing processes. This category is for technology providers who sell their products to Australian manufacturing businesses.

 

  1. Technology must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how technology improves manufacturing efficiency and cost-reduction. (25 points)
  3. Nomination must showcase how technology improves at least one of the following: production outputs, waste reduction, input reduction, environment, safety, delivery in full and on time. (40 points)
  4. Nomination must demonstrate how technology differs from other available market offerings. (10 points)
  5. Nomination must include a case study demonstrating success. (25 points)

 

Environmental Solution of the Year

A process or technology that enhances environmental sustainability.

 

  1. Solution must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how solution improves environmental sustainability. (50 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate how solution differs from other available market offerings. (10 points)
  4. Nomination must include a case study demonstrating success. (40 points)

 

Outstanding Start-Up Award

A new product that has been produced by an Australian manufacturing start-up.

 

  1. Company must have been established on or after 1 January 2017.
  2. Nomination must focus on a product or technology that has been introduced to market from 1 January 2019, and that is available for purchase by industry or consumers in Australia. (30 points)
  3. Nomination must showcase the success and reception of the product – fulfilling an overall market need or gap. (70 points)

 

Global Supply Chain Integration of the Year

A product or technology that has recently entered international markets successfully.

 

  1. The product must have entered international markets from 1 January 2019 (product may have been sold in Australia before that date).
  2. The product must fill a gap in the market for the country/s it is being exported to. (40 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate the success of the product in the international market – i.e. financial gains, customer satisfaction, increasing orders, further international expansion. (60 points)

 

Safety Solution of the Year

A process or technology that enhances safety.

 

  1. Solution must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how solution improves safety. (50 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate how solution differs from other available market offerings. (10 points)
  4. Nomination must include a case study demonstrating success. (40 points)

 

Excellence in Manufacturing Skills Development

A program designed to develop the vocational skills of manufacturing employees. This could be a company offering an internal program, an educational institution offering a program to wider industry, or a collaboration between a company and an education institution.

 

  1. Program has been running for six (6) months or more at 1 July 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how the program has been marketed to the manufacturing industry, and how participants are attracted. (50 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate the success of the program: increased job offers, rising numbers of program participants, more skilled or specialised roles available for this who complete the program. (50 points)

 

Australian Industrial Product of the Year

An Australian electrical, chemical or mechanical product that aids in the manufacturing process. This category is for companies that sell their products to manufacturers.

 

  1. Product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how the product differs from other available market offerings. (10 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate how product enhances at least one of the following: cost-saving, efficiency, safety, environment, production outputs, waste reduction. (50 points)
  4. Nomination must include a case study demonstrating success. (40 points)

 

Most Innovative Manufacturing Company Award

A company working to disrupt the Australian manufacturing industry.

 

  1. Company must have been in operation since at least 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must explain the innovation that the company has introduced to disrupt the industry. Innovation must have been introduced from 1 January 2019. (30 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate the company’s capabilities to offer this solution to wider industry. (40 points)
  4. Nomination must demonstrate how the innovation improves the industry in at least one of the following areas: environment and sustainability, productivity, efficiency and speed, cost-saving, safety. (30 points)

 

Excellence in Growth

Recognising growth within a manufacturing company, through either consistent financial, people or market growth – important for achieving sustainable consistent growth over the long term.

 

  1. Organisation should have been trading for at least three years, from 1 January 2017.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate growth over the past three year period in one or more of the following: (80 points)
    • People – demonstrate total employee growth (full time and part time employees)
    • Financial – demonstrate financial growth, through increase in total revenue or profit (can be demonstrated in percentage terms)
    • Market – demonstrate how the company has grown within one or multiple markets (can be demonstrated through market share, or adaptability in pivoting the business to respond to environment, such as the COVID-19 crisis)
  3. Tell us about what the growth has allowed the organisation to do, do differently, improve or change (20 points)

Please note: this category is evaluated by BDO.

Best Industrial IoT Application

An application used in smart factories, to improve the manufacturing process.

 

  1. Application must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  2. Nomination must demonstrate how the application differs from other available market offerings. (10 points)
  3. Nomination must demonstrate how the application enhances at least one of the following: cost-saving, efficiency, safety, environment, production outputs, waste reduction. (50 points)
  4. Nomination must include a case study demonstrating success at a manufacturing operation (where possible, an Australian organisation should be used). (40 points)

 

Manufacturer of the Year

The best Australian manufacturer – chosen from the winners of the other Awards.