Smart50 Awards

Applications for the 2018 Smart50 Awards are now open.

Applications close Friday 24 August.

Not sure if you're eligible? View our FAQs and terms and conditions to find out more.

Why should you enter the Smart50 Awards?

The annual Smart50 awards acknowledge Australia’s fastest growing SMEs. For 11 years, they’ve consistently shone a light on some of our most influential and successful entrepreneurs. Being acknowledged on the list is not just a great boon for your business, it’s a galvanising moment for you and your team, as you acknowledge all the hard work that has led to continuous, sustainable growth.

Have a look at some of the previous years’ Smart50 listers here.

Previous winners

Adore Beauty
Pana Chocolate
Appliances Online
Cohen Handler
Lux Group
Laser Clinics Australia for kids

Award Categories

Smart & Lasting

A hall of fame for those on the Smart50 who have stood the test of time.

Top Franchise

Awarded for business growth and development, new initiatives, employee satisfaction and savvy marketing.

Top Retailer

Acknowledging innovations in product offer, outstanding customer service, employee care and sales and marketing initiatives.

Top Exporter

Awarded for innovation and excellence in international business, solid growth in export markets, exceptional supply chain management, and creativity in tackling challenges.

Top Innovator

Awarded for online or offline innovation, acknowledges initiatives that spark progressive change in their industry or business, original ideas and disruptive strategies.

Community Hero

Awarded to the business that has demonstrated commitment to their community through leadership and business skills contributions.

Top Regional

Acknowledges the most influential and successful business operating in regional or remote areas.

Top Marketing/PR Campaign

For businesses that have executed successful, innovative marketing campaigns in the areas of digital marketing, PR or general advertising.

StartupSmart Award

For younger businesses at startup stage that aren't yet eligible to enter the Smart50 Awards. New for 2018.

Previous Sponsors

Premium sponsorship and content activation opportunities are now available for 2018. Contact us today to find out more: [email protected].

Premium sponsor:   mastercard logo

With thanks to our Innovation Category sponsor, Austrade austrade logo

Our Top Marketer Category sponsor, Your Brand Unleashed 

and supporting partner, RMIT Activator