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Nomination Categories

2022 Blak Best
New Start-up business

The Best New Start-up business recognises an Indigenous business who have been successful in deliveries and outcomes within the first 3 years of operation.

2022 Blak Best
Growth business

The Best Growth business award recognises an Indigenous business who has demonstrated successful growth or expansion over the past 24 months.

2022 Young Blak
Entrepreneur

The Young Blak Entrepreneur award recognises a young Indigenous individual under 30 years of age who has contributed to a successful business with a potential for professional and personal growth.

2022 Blak Female
Business Owner of The Year

The Female Business Owner of the Year award recognises strong, impactful Indigenous Female business owners who through their leadership are progressing advocacy, financial success, leadership, and innovation.

2022 Blak Male
Business Leader of The Year

The Male Business Leader of the Year award recognises an Indigenous Male Leader who through their leadership are progressing advocacy, financial success, leadership, and innovation.

2022 Blak Ally
of The Year

The Blak Ally of the Year award recognises a certified ally member for outstanding achievement to social impact in Indigenous supply chain, employment, and community.

2022 Blak Sole Trader /
Microbusiness of the Year

The Blak Sole Trader / Microbusiness of the Year award recognises an Indigenous business who has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success.

2022 Blak Buyer
of The Year

The Blak Buyer of the Year award recognises a business who has supported and made significant contributions to the social, cultural, or economic well-being of black businesses in the Territory.

2022 Blak Community Controlled
Organisation of the Year

The Blak Community Controlled Organisation of the Year awards recognises an Aboriginal Corporation that has shown significant contribution toward developing a more socially cohesive community in their region.

2022 NT Blak
Business of the Year

The NT Blak Business of the Year awards recognises an Indigenous business who has demonstrated outstanding success in advocacy, community engagement, economic growth, performance, management, innovation, and the potential for significant growth.

Eligibility Criteria & Selection Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all award categories are as follows:

Nominees must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, except for Blak Ally of the Year.

Nominees must reside in the Northern Territory at time of the nomination.

Nominees must be an NTIBN Certified Member or Ally Member.

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How It Works

Go through the list of nominiees, learn about the eligibility critria, learn about the 10 available categories and choose your preferred nominees for any of these 10 categories.

Please ensure that you have read the Eligibility Criteria, Conditions of Entry and Assessment Criteria before submitting a nomination.

Choose Category

Start the form, provide your contact information, and choose one category from nine offered!

Choose Business

Using the search function on the form, find your nominee once you have chosen a category to nominate for.

Answer Questions

Answer the questions regarding your chosen business and category, upload any documents, and submit!

The awards are an opportunity for our members to connect and network with colleagues, patrons, allis and corporate partners.

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Eligibility Criteria,
Conditions of Entry
& Selection Criteria

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The eligibility criteria for all award categories are as follows:

Nominees must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, except for Blak Ally of the Year

Nominees must reside in the Northern Territory at time of the nomination.

Nominees must be an NTIBN Certified Member or Ally Member.

Conditions of Entry

The following conditions of entry apply to all individual nominations:

Nominations close midnight Sunday 10 July 2022

Nominations must be made on the official NTIBN website nomination form and submitted online with any supporting documents. Assistance may be provided by NTIBN staff.

Nominations must be received by NTIBN by the published closing date. Late applications and material will not be accepted, and nominators will be provided the opportunity to reapply in the following year.

Nominators can make submissions for more than one individual, but a separate form must be used for each nomination.

Nominators can make a submission for a ‘couple’ or a ‘partnership’ to be considered for a single individual award if both are within the same subcategory.

Individuals can self-nominate but only 1 nomination will be accepted per category.

All nominees will be provided with the opportunity to accept their nomination.

Nomination information may be included in the event program and media release. Nominees should note, this could be a summary of the information provided and all information may not be included.

All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of NTIBN.

Submissions should

Address selection criteria by outlining the nominee’s background and reasons for nomination in 150 words or less.

Include supporting documents (pdf, png, jpg formats only)

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FAQs

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How are winners selected?

Winners are selected by a judging panel of 4 and endorsed by the NT Indigenous Busines Network (NTIBN) board.

Nominees will be notified if they have been shortlisted as Award Finalists and the winner in each category will be announced at the iNDiSTRY Awards ceremony. At all stages, the decision of the judging panel and board is final and no discussion will be entered into.

How are nominations judged?

Nominations are assessed based on the information provided in the nomination submission. The following criteria will be taken into consideration in assessing nominations: 

Past and current achievements within their business 

Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category. 

How the business or individual’s role has made an impact for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their community.