Skip to content

ENTERING THE AWARDS

Do I have to be a member of the National Retail Association to enter the Awards?

Not at all! We are seeking the best and brightest from across Australia, so we do not restrict solely to our membership base.

Does it cost anything to enter the National Retail Awards?

No, we do not charge to enter the Awards. However, if you do enter the National Retail Awards we recommend purchasing a seat at the Gala Dinner as soon as possible while early bird pricing lasts.

When do you release the criteria for the Awards categories?

The criteria goes online on Friday, 14 February 2020. If you have any questions at all about eligibility or entering, phone our office on 1800 RETAIL or email our team at marketing@nra.net.au.

I have entered the Awards before, can I enter again?

You are welcome to enter if you have entered or won this competition in previous years, however if your business has won an award for three consecutive years you will be entered into the Hall of Fame and will be ineligible to enter that award for the next 2 years.

The exception to this is the Young Retailer of the Year Award (see below). 

When do entries to the National Retail Awards open?

Entries for online submission open on Monday, 2 March 2020 at 9am.

To enter, visit https://nationalretailawards.awardsplatform.com/ and follow the prompts.

When is my entry due?

All entry submissions are due by Friday, 14 August 2020 at close of business. 

What if I submit my entry late?

Unfortunately out of fairness to other entrants, and the time constraints of the judging panel, we are not able to allow late entries to be submitted.

What if I want to enter my store, but it's part of a franchise?

In general, each outlet of your business counts as one entrant - so if your company has multiple stores or franchises, you can enter every single location if you choose e.g. John’s Bakery Malvern, John’s Bakery Blacktown.

Alternatively, you can just choose to submit your entry as your whole company, but this will mean that no individual locations may enter that same category.

Purely online retail businesses count as one entrant. Multi-channel businesses cannot submit a separate entry for the online component of their business.

Do I need an endorsement from a manager?

Some award categories require an endorsement. This is for all entries in the Individual Awards category. The endorsement process is simple - just follow the prompts at https://nationalretailawards.awardsplatform.com/

Do I need to attend the National Retail Awards Online?

If you are announced as a finalist in any National Retail Awards category, you have to log in to attend. We hope that you, and all your team members, log in and join us on Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 2pm.

YOUNG RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD

How old do I have to be to enter the Young Retailer of the Year Award?

All aspiring Young Retailers must be 25 years of age or under as at 31 December 2020 (born on or after 1 January 1995).

Do I need to be a store manager to enter?

No, you don't! There are deserving Young Retailers at all levels in Australia. The only requirement for entry is that you are working in a retail business as at Saturday, 29 August 2020. 

(If this changes, please notify the National Retail Association at marketing@nra.net.au)

When do you release the criteria for the Awards categories?

The criteria goes online on Friday, 14 February 2020. If you have any questions at all about eligibility or entering, phone our office on 1800 RETAIL or email our team at marketing@nra.net.au.

I have entered the Awards before, can I enter again?

You are welcome to enter if you have entered this category in previous years, and you meet the age requirements. However, if you were a finalist or winner of the Award previously you are ineligible to enter.

Why are there two rounds of submissions for the Young Retailer of the Year Award?

The Young Retailer of the Year Award is our longest running and most prestigious. This year is the 47th year we have awarded this honour.

One of our judges, Professor Gary Mortimer, prepared a video with some tips on submitting the ideal entry. We recommend you take the time to have a watch and consider your submission topic.

In order to ensure we are selecting the best candidate, we conduct two rounds of submissions to test your knowledge and capabilities. May the best retailer win!

When do first round entries to the National Retail Awards open?

Entries for online submission open on Monday, 2 March 2020 at 9am.

To enter, visit https://nationalretailawards.awardsplatform.com/ and follow the prompts.

When is the first round due?

All entry submissions are due by Friday, 14 August 2020 at close of business. 

When do second round entries to the National Retail Awards open?

The 20 highest scoring submissions from the first round will be notified by email, and scheduled for a telephone interview with a member of our judging panel.

The second round of scoring will commence from Monday, 14 September 2020.

When is the second round complete?

Telephone interviews will be concluded by Friday, 21 September 2020 at close of business. 

What if I submit my entry late?

Unfortunately out of fairness to other entrants, and the time constraints of the judging panel, we are not able to allow late entries to be submitted.

Do I need an endorsement from a manager?

The Young Retailer of the Year does require an endorsement from a manager, store owner of HR manager.. The endorsement process is simple - just follow the prompts at https://nationalretailawards.awardsplatform.com/

Do I need to attend the National Retail Awards Online?

If you are announced as one of the top 20 finalists, you will need to make yourself available to log on to the National Retail Awards Online event.

NATIONAL RETAIL AWARDS EVENT

Why is the event going online?

Due to the constraints around travel and gatherings caused by COVID-19, the National Retail Association is unable to throw it's regular, show-stopping gala.

However, there is still a plethora of retailers who have gone above and beyond this year, that deserve recognition for their hard work. 

As such, the Awards will be conducted virtually this year in a format that will feature presenters, winners and special keynote speakers, including the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.

Will the Awards cost anything to watch?

Not at all! The virtual event is free for all retailers.

I would like to sponsor the National Retail Awards, who do I speak to?

The National Retail Association is always excited to bring new sponsors on board. 

To discuss the opportunities available to you, phone 1800 RETAIL or email marketing@nra.net.au.

Did we forget to answer your question? Contact us.

Invalid Email
Invalid Number
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.