Awards FAQs

Complete your online submission online from April 1, 2024. Submissions close on July 12, 2024 at 5pm.

Almost all businesses operating in the Ipswich region are eligible to nominate for the awards. This includes:

  • businesses headquartered in Ipswich
  • businesses that are operating in Ipswich but not headquartered here

The following organisations are not eligible to nominate:

  • Award sponsors are not eligible to nominate in their own sponsored category, however they can enter other categories
  • Businesses closely tied to award sponsors, such as parent or subsidiary companies, should confirm their eligibility.

Yes, businesses may enter all categories if they choose. The only category that isn’t open for direct submissions are:

  • Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce President’s Award
    This special award is determined by the President of the Ipswich Chamber. This is the ultimate award presented on the evening and can be presented to an individual, business or organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to business in the Ipswich region over an extended period.

The Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce will be conducting Awards Workshops to assist businesses to enter the Business Excellence Awards. For more information on these workshops visit:

Yes categories are limited to the 2023 / 2024 financial year.

Ipswich Chamber will keep entries for a period of 14 days after the Business Awards after which time the entries will be destroyed. All information on these entries will be kept confidential.

Throughout the judging process the information contained in your submission will only be accessible to Chamber staff and judges, each of whom is required to sign a strict confidentiality agreement.

The judges are local experts drawn from relevant business disciplines.

All finalists will receive an email advising of the outcome on the 19th August.

When event ticket sales start you will find the link on the main Business Excellence Awards page. Information is also available on the Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce Events page.

The Ipswich Region Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Awards Workshops to answer questions businesses may have about entering the Business Excellence Awards. For more information on these workshops visit:

All other questions should be directed to [email protected]