Prizes


Business awards entrants always say how much simply entering a business award has helped their business. The process of submitting an entry helps you think more strategically about your business, and highlights strengths you may not have realised you had or weaknesses you would like to address. This is even more the case if you enlist an associate or mentor to go through the process with you - and every entry in The David Awards receives personalised feedback directly from the judges.

 

Everyone's a winner

Entrants
Finalists
Category Award winners
The Supreme Award winner
And don't forget the draw

Entrants, Finalists, Category Award winners and the Supreme Award winner all receive prizes and/or benefits for entering.

All entrants receive:

  • Feedback and suggestions from the judges
  • A "The David Awards" Entrant Logo to display on their web site and other promotional material
  • BNI New Zealand’s support team will help you find a relevant business group in your area and set up a free visit so you can attend and see for yourself how BNI works.
  • Visiting a BNI chapter provides you with great networking opportunities. Attend two BNI meetings for free to see how the process works and to get a feel for how referrals will improve your business’s sales and grow your business.

  

All Finalists also receive:  

  • Feedback and suggestions from the judges
  • A "The David Awards" Finalist Logo to display on their web site and other promotional material
  • Their names published on The David Awards web site
  • A 6-month subscription to NZBusiness Magazine, a long-standing publication with lots of information and inspiration to help you on the road to further business success.
  • Recognition through media releases naming them as finalists (and the opportunity to send their own media releases in this respect)
  • A certificate to display publicly recognising their Finalist status

 

Category Winners also receive:

  • Feedback and suggestions from the judges
  • A "The David Awards" Category Winner Logo to display on their web site and other promotional material
  • Their names published on The David Awards web site
  • Recognition through media releases naming them as category winners (and the opportunity to send their own media releases in this respect)
  • A certificate to display publicly recognising their Category Winner status

 

 The David Awards Supreme Winner also receives:

 In addition to the prizes mentioned above, the Supreme Winner also receives:

 

 

 

The trophy is custom made and may vary from year to year as it is handmade.

 

  • Feedback and suggestions from the judges
  • A "The David Awards" Supreme Winner Logo to display on their web site and other promotional material
  • Their names published on The David Awards web site
  • Recognition through media releases naming them as the Supreme Winner (and the opportunity to send their own media releases in this respect)
  • A trophy and certificate to display publicly recognising their Supreme Winner status

 

And don't forget the draw!

Every entry in The David Awards, and every person who nominates someone for The David Awards goes in the draw to win $3000 worth of advertising with the Bizbuzz web site. So what are you waiting for? Get your entry in now, or nominate another business owner now!

 

 

What past entrants say

As a small business owner it’s very easy to forget and celebrate how far you’ve come because we often think about the future, what’s next and take time to stop, pause and reflect. Also entering the awards allowed us to assess all our systems and processes as to how effective and efficient they are, and by spending time “on the business” rather than “in” allowed us to further tighten our systems and foster new ideas that can be used.

Oh – and winning the Supreme Award and the trophy was terrific too!!!

Sachie Nomura
Sachie's Kitchen, Supreme Winner, The David Awards 2012

I would recommend any small business to enter the David Awards. Winning the Supreme Award was both an honour and surprise, it’s great to be recognised for doing what you love every day.

The whole Pure SEO team gathered in the boardroom to watch the results on the big screen, the reaction when we won was amazing – the entire team were extremely proud.

We have since used momentum from the win to build and grow our business even more.

 
Richard Conway
Pure SEO, Supreme Winner. The David Awards 2013

Entering the awards allowed us to look at our business from a different angle, celebrate our success and identify areas for improvement. We've come a long way from a suburban garage in Palmerston North... We still both work from home, enjoying the flexible lifestyle rewards; but also the challenges of running what is now a multi-million dollar business with pre-school aged kids sitting underneath the desks and playing in the offices.

The Supreme award was a delightful addition [to the Lifestyle and Transitional awards] and we're sure that we will receive incalculablebenefits from receiving the award

Joe Hesmondhalgh
GroutPro, Supreme Winner, The David Awards 2011

Firstly, it allowed us to apply for an award in the true context of our present situation, that of the little battler struggling to emerge from amongst giants. With most awards this aspect is downplayed. In the case of the David Awards it is celebrated.

Secondly, the categories are reflective of the genuine stages faced by startups. Like the above, this allows us to present ourselves frankly and candidly and be judged in a small business context absent the pressure and sophisticated PR of larger operations. […] That we are privileged to have received this award means we can, on our website and other marketing material and in conversation, drop in the fact that we are 'winners'.

To have been externally judged and found meritorious, especially in a place as small as NZ, is very valuable. We will lean on this honour for years to come.

 
Andre Prassinos
Bio Brew, Winner: Most Outstanding Transitional Business, The David Awards 2012.

Winning the 2010 Supreme Award secured us some great publicity as well as additional credibility with new customers.

The whole David Awards experience also gave me confidence and impetus to really push forward in overseas markets. As a result we have recently experienced some encouraging success breaking into the Australian market and we’re building a successful relationship with a UK partner.

Jackie Rive
Brookby Herbs, Supreme Winner, The David Awards 2010.

We are just so humbled by this result. We never expected to win both the categories we entered, let alone the top prize. We are blown away by this recognition, and by the feedback we are receiving from our community.

Just entering The David Awards was an opportunity to reflect on what our team has done in our short time as a company, and celebrate many small achievements where we have helped people. It’s brought our team closer together and reminded me personally why I started this business.

To be a finalist was an honour in and of itself. To win Most Outstanding Fledgling Business and Most Community-Minded Business is so humbling. To win the Supreme Award as well… I’m almost at a loss for words.

Blair Ashdowne
Heat Pumps NOW, Supreme Winner, The David Awards 2015.

I think the entry format is great. the informal nature of the awards ceremony (some of them are just money-making spinners and all a load of hype). Can't wait to get my subscription of NZ Business!

Entrant
2015 post-Awards survey

It's great that there is an awards group for small-medium businesses around NZ where everyone has a chance to show their stuff. It's not industry specific and it's easy to enter. Don't change that aspect.

Entrant
2015 post-Awards survey

I can confidently say the David Awards for us was great in terms of great PR, new clients (even this week we got a client who saw our article in NZ Business after we won), and of course the thrill. But for me, the best part was seeing how my team felt about us winning this together and watching them grow in confidence of who we are and how we do things.

It was an amazing boost within the first two years of business – like any business owner, even when things are going well, there is a huge responsibility to deliver to both your team and to your clients. To celebrate that hard work and know others have seen your success is just the best feeling.

Rachel Klaver
Identify Marketing & Consulting Ltd, Supreme Winner, The David Awards 2016