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The 2023 AusMumpreneur Awards are proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School.

The AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest Australian Mums in Business, acknowledging success in business, product development, innovation and customer service. Previous AusMumpreneur of the Year winners and finalists have been featured in national media including Sunrise, The Today Show, Today Tonight, Cosmopolitan, and the Herald Sun and The Australian since winning this award.

To complete your nomination you need to complete the following steps

  1. Pay the nomination Fee – The awards entry fee covers the cost associated with running the awards including processing applications, admin costs and coordination expenses, your support makes this event possible. The nomination fee includes a press release template (valued at $299) and $2 from from every awards entry goes towards supporting the Women’s Business School Scholarship program.
  2. Choose which categories you will nominate for, you can nominate for as many categories as you wish. We recommend you choose at least one category from both the judged and people’s choice categories.
  3. Fill in the nomination forms and submit by 16 June 2023 
  4. Become a member and keep up to date at the facebook group The Women’s Business Collective

*In 2023 finalists of the judged categories will be required to attend interviews via Zoom.

This year categories are being placed into 3 different sections –

Major Award Categories –

  • AusMumpreneur of the Year,
  • Rising Star of the Year and
  • Emerging Business
  • Business Excellence

Special Award Categories –

  • Indigenous Business Excellence,
  • Disabled Business Excellence,
  • Multicultural Business Excellence and
  • LGBTQIA+ Business Excellence
  • Non profit Business Excellence

General Categories – which includes all other judged categories

And People’s Choice Voting Category

We recommend entering at least 3 categories – 1 people’s choice and then a mix of general or major awards.




Important Dates

Important Dates

Nominations close – June 11, 2023

Forms due – 16th June 2023
Announcement of finalists – June 24, 2023
Online judging dates – July 10 – 14 2023 *Complusary for judged categories
People’s Choice voting starts – Monday 28 July 2023

People’s Choice voting ends – Friday 10 August 2023

The Awards will be announced at the National AusMumpreneur Conference

and Awards dinner on 24 August 2023 in Sydney.

“Being named AusMumpreneur of the Year was such a milestone for us. One of our first awards that we ever won was the AusMum Award for Product Innovation back in 2010. And we have been inspired by so many women we’ve met over the years through the network. Being a mum in business is a truly unique experience and having an award framework that recognises this is empowering and necessary. It has been an honour to be the AusMumpreneur of the Year and we hope we have inspired other women to think big. With the right idea, support and networking, anything is possible.”

Dannielle Michaels, B.Box AusMumpreneur of the Year

Terms and Conditions

Please read all terms and conditions

  1. Agreeing to the terms and conditions and giving permission for your quotes, images, video, audio and any other material associated with the AusMumpreneur Awards and/or your submission, to be used by AusMumpreneur is a condition of entry. Completing your submission indicates your agreement to abide by these terms.
  2. Entrants must be either from Australia or New Zealand and own their own businesses, non-profit organisations or blogs.
  3. To enter your application there is an admin fee per category.  $2 from every awards application goes towards supporting the AusMumpreneur Scholarship program. All nominees also receive a press release template to send to your local media as part of your nomination pack.
  4. Nominees must display the AusMumpreneur Award Nominee Banner on their website or blog with a link back to Winners in all categories must display the AusMumpreneur Awards Winner button on their homepage for 12 months.
  5. Nominees are encouraged to gain media exposure for their business and all nominees receive a press release template to send to your local media as part of your nomination pack.
  6. Winners will be announced at the AusMumpreneur Awards dinner. In 2023 Finalists of the judged categories will NOT be required to attend the live judging in person all judging will be held online. All finalists present will be acknowledged at the AusMumpreneur Awards gala dinner 
  7. Businesses with a forum for mums in business are ineligible to enter the awards
  8. AusMumpreneur staff and family members are ineligible to enter the awards
  9. We have a zero tolerance policy on bullying. Bullying, harassment or intimidation of other contestants will not be tolerated. This includes attempting to contact the awards coordinators with negative information about nominees or encouraging third party individuals to cause trouble for fellow nominees.
  10. Nominees behaving unethically or unprofessionally may be disqualified at the coordinators discretion and will not be refunded. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. These awards are competitive and not everyone can be a finalist or a winner, while this may be disappointing for some, all entrants are expected to act professionally at all times. Individuals who fail to act professionally may be asked to retract their nomination from the awards and will not be refunded.
  12. These awards are provided by the AusMumpreneur Network to support, encourage and celebrate the efforts of mums in business and all entrants are asked to be respectful of the AusMumpreneur Network staff, volunteers and our awards partners’ brands. Individuals who fail to abide by these guidelines at the awards coordinators’ discretion, may be eliminated from the awards and not refunded.
  13. Due to the large volume of emails we receive we regret to inform that we are unable to answer all individual email questions regarding the awards, please refer to the FAQ before emailing us
  14. Accepting these terms and conditions is a condition of entry.

People’s choice

  1. People’s Choice finalists do not have interviews and will be selected by public vote. 
  2. People’s Choice winners will be selected by number of votes at close of voting. No correspondence will be entered into.
  3. There is to be only ONE vote per person – voters MAY NOT vote under false names/email addresses/accounts OR vote for other people/email addresses/accounts.
  4. Nominees are allowed to run promotions, however we do ask that discounts, special offers, prizes etc are drawn randomly as a general thank you for support from ALL fans/customers/supporters rather than just those who have voted. AusMumpreneur accepts no responsibility for the running of these competitions or promotions in any way.
  5. Nominees are encouraged to use social media, newsletters, their website, local PR etc to gain votes but NOT third party ‘click-farm’ sites or bought votes.

Judged categories

  1. Finalists in the judged categories will be contacted by email with confirmation that they have qualified as finalists.
  2. Judging is based on your entry submission. The panel decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. The finalists list will also be published at
  4. Finalists in the judged categories will be interviewed online through zoom *Compulsory for judged category finalists
  5. Winners in each category will be announced at the AusMumpreneur Awards gala dinner 

Accepting these terms and conditions is a condition of entry.

3 FAQs

Can I enter more than one category? Yes.

Do I have to be a member of AusMumpreneur to be nominated? No. Anyone can nominate or be nominated

Can I nominate my own business or does someone else have to nominate me? Yes you can nominate yourself.

How do I nominate? You can nominate your own business or a business you love, by filling out the form above. You or the business owner you have nominated will then be sent an email with the details to complete the awards application form

Do I have to go to the awards? In 2023 the AusMumpreneur Awards will be held a little differently judging will be held online through zoom so attending the awards will not be compulsory.  However we would love to see you at the event if possible it’s an important part of the awards experience and community.

Why is there an entry fee? The AusMumpreneur Awards are an independent awards event to celebrate Mums in Business we don’t have a large corporate brand behind us like other awards. The entry fees help to pay our staff for the awards period and the cost towards organising this events.  We knew some business owners would feel they couldn’t afford it, but perhaps those people would be better off applying next year or when their business was ready to pay the entry fee. The entry fee also includes a press release template valued at $299 and $2 from each entry goes towards providing scholarships for deserving women.   

Do I have to display the awards banner on my website? Yes. Displaying the banner and linking to is a condition of entry.

When is the awards night and where is it being held? Sydney, venue to be confirmed

How much are the tickets? Tickets are $880 per person and includes business workshops, 2 day Conference and Awards gala dinner.

Should I contact my local media? Yes. All nominees are encouraged to contact their local media and we will provide you with a media release template. Please let us know if someone runs your story. Finalists and winners must also be available for any media inquiries and interviews in the lead-up and following the AusMumpreneur Awards.

If my friends are too busy to vote, can I vote for them? No. Only one vote per person is allowed, voting for anyone else or voting more than once is cheating and may result in your profile being paused or disqualification.

How are finalists selected? In the judged categories finalists are selected by a panel of judges based on responses to questions. The top 10 finalists are then required to be interviewed and winners and place getters in each category are determined by a panel of 3 independent judges.

Do people’s choice finalists have interviews? No. People’s choice winners are the person in each category with the most votes at the end of voting.

During people’s choice voting is it ok to run promotions? Yes. However we do ask that discounts, special offers, prizes etc are drawn randomly as a general thank you for support from ALL fans/customers/supporters rather than just those who have voted. AusMumpreneur takes no responsibility for any promotions held by any nominees, finalists or individuals.


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