Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together some often asked FAQ’s. We recommend downloading the Entry Form and Guidelines PDF, coming along to one of the BCEA workshops or just give us a call.

Many previous entrants have remarked on the simplicity and the value of the entry process for the following reasons:

  • The opportunity to gain profile and recognition whilst celebrating excellence.
  • Free to enter. Gain credibility, local media coverage and free marketing.
  • An opportunity to focus on your business/organisation and identify your core strengths and competitive advantages.
  • An opportunity to review and document your achievements and milestones over the previous year and plans for the future.
  • Increased profile in South Canterbury.
  • Motivate staff, increase staff morale, foster enthusiasm and pride for your organisation.
  • As a finalist in the BEA your services and products are showcased to a wider audience.
  • Feedback from judging panel of local and national business leaders.
  • Recruitment - people want to work for recognised successful organisations.
  • The chance to share your success with your team and the local business community. Celebrate you!

Entry is free and open to all businesses, community organisations and individuals in South Canterbury.

Entry forms must be completed and submitted by 12 noon, Friday 7 June, 2024.

You may enter as many awards as you like.

Many businesses will be eligible for multiple awards. Check the criteria for each award.

No your entry should only include the information requested. Additional information in the form of images, graphics and examples may be included to highlight you success.

Following the judging process, finalists are announced on Friday 12th July 2024.

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