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Categories based on specific aspects of business. The process of entering has been significantly simplified with the introduction of an online entry portal. If you need any more reasons to get involved, just keep reading!


Why you should enter

  • Registering has never been easier
  • It only takes about 4 hours and 2,500 words
  • Enter as many categories as you wish
  • Opportunities are available for all shapes, sizes and types of businesses


  • Networking. Participation in the awards provides networking opportunities with other business leaders and professionals, who are all striving for excellence.
  • Recognition of success. Award winners receive public recognition of business success being acknowledged as the best in the Waikato in your industry by your peers, the business community and media.
  • Improvement. All entrants receive independent assessment and feedback from experience judges; providing the business with independent advice to grow, develop and improve for business in general and for entering in future awards. 
  • Goal setting. Judge's feedback supports internal goal setting for even further development for the business, its owners and employees. 
  • Appreciation. The award process provides a platform that acknowledges the contributions made by employees to your organisation's success. 
  • Publicity. Award participation provides another dimension for showcasing your services and products to a wider audience. This marketing tool has you directly engaged with people.
  • Post awards business development. All entrants in the 2017 Awards will be invited to attend an exclusive series of post award business development workshop to assist with any areas of recommended development identified during the judging process.
  • Alumni. All finalists and winners will join past WWBA alumni and will gain recognition from the business community - promoting their achievements and assisting in growing the Waikato's business success story. 


  • Entry deadline: 31st July 2017
  • Please note, the entry deadline is final and no extensions will be provided (The system will automatically prevent entry submissions after the deadline).
  • Finalists announced: 20th September 2017
  • Awards presentation ceremony: 03 November 2017

Extra support information for entrants

  • You may edit your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline
  • You can use the "copy" feature to create a copy of your entry and change the category as required


The 2017 awards are now open and ready for you to enter.  To start your registration click here.