Entry process

Key dates

Wednesday 20 March 2019: Entries open

Friday 17 May: Entries must be submitted by 5pm

Thursday 23 May: Finalists are announced

Between 24 May & 7 June: Judges will conduct site visits

Friday 21 June: BOP ExportNZ Awards


  1. 20 March 2019: Entries open.

  2. Download the Entry Info Pack and read the entry criteria for the award/s your company would like to enter.

  3. On the Categories & Criteria page, click on the award you would like to enter which will take you to the awards platform. You will need to set up an account.

  4. You can start your entry and save it if you need more time or information. Once completed, you can submit your entry in the portal for judging.

  5. Friday 17 May: Entries must be submitted by 5pm.

  6. Once entries close, the judges will shortlist finalists for each award based on a review of all entries. ExportNZ will phone all entrants to advise them of the outcome. Judges may contact you during this process to request further information if needed. Please note all judges sign a Non-Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Agreement before they view any entries.

  7. Thursday 23 May: Finalists will be contacted to advise of outcome then Finalists are announced publicly at an event at Zespri in Mount Maunganui. ExportNZ will contact finalists to arrange a 1.5-2 hour site visit between 23 May & 7 June at your premises with the category judges.

  8. Between 24 May & 7 June: Judges will conduct site visits with finalists where they will ask further questions and discuss the content of your written entry to assist with their assessments.

  9. ExportNZ will be in touch to obtain content to profile your business on the night of the awards as well as for media purposes.

  10. Friday 21 June: Finalists will be profiled at the Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards and winners announced!

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Thanks for the support from our amazing sponsors who help bring this event to life, including Sharp Tudhope Lawyers who have supported this event since its inception 29 years ago, YOU Travel (previously United Travel) into their 23rd year, Page Macrae Engineering their 12th year and Beca into their 7th year!