National Award Categories
Queensland winners in these categories progress to the Australian Export Awards.
Advanced Technologies Award
For outstanding international success in the field of information technology (IT), digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services including solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, augmented/virtual reality and/or blockchain.
Agribusiness, Food and Beverages Award
For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology, including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry, fisheries.
Creative Industries Award
For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, and digital games.
For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.
Emerging Exporter Award
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.
International Education and Training Award
For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.
International Health Award
For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services. This includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, Aged Care services, Complementary Healthcare, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals.
Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Award
For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.
Professional Services Award
For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, tourism and translation services.
Regional Exporter Award
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office and/or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location.
Resources and Energy Award
For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the mining, oil and gas and renewables industries.
Small Business Award
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.
For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration.
Women in International Business Award
Recognising the outstanding achievement in international business by a woman, or group of women, either through developing or leading an international enterprise, or through their contribution as a senior leader in an enterprise. The award particularly focuses on achievement in international markets, as well as an ongoing commitment to international trade relations.
Exporter of the Year Award
The Premier of Queensland’s Exporter of the Year is chosen from the winners of the national awards categories.