Entries have opened for The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2022, the preeminent awards celebrating and uniting businesses, organisations, projects and people making a positive environmental and social impact in Australia and New Zealand.
Returning for the second year and presented by TMRRW and premium electric car brand Polestar Australia, in partnership with Hero Packaging and others, the winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ will be announced at a live event on 18 October as part of the Purpose 2022 conference.
By celebrating innovative products and services, The Circle Awards AUS & NZ aims to raise awareness of the sustainable, eco-conscious options available to consumers and businesses alike.
Entrants across 14 categories ranging from architecture, transport and local government through to fashion, food and wellbeing, will be judged by a panel of industry leaders, with four special accolade categories including; Judges Choice, People’s Choice, the One To Watch and Shape Shifter.
TMRRW and The Circle Awards founder Nick Hoskin said, “Our highly successful inaugural awards last year proved there are plenty of businesses in this region leading in positive impact for people and the planet whilst also being commercially successful. This is however a relatively new market so we must continue spotlighting those getting it right, and inspiring more people to join the movement.
“These are more than just awards, one of our major goals is to build a passionate community for environmental and social impact and foster a culture of collaboration and collective action. By doing this we inspire businesses and individuals to do and be better, for our communities and the environment.
“We’re interested in innovative efforts and ideas, and our unique judging criteria and diverse range of categories are designed to ensure a variety of organisations are recognised. We can’t wait to see the range of entrants in 2022 and encourage any and all businesses working to achieve better environmental and social outcomes to enter.”
Good360 founder Alison Covington, the winner of last year’s Community, Education and Research category and the overall Judge’s Choice award, said, “The accolades we received last year from The Circle Awards AUS & NZ were a game changer for our business.
“These were our first awards, and what a way to start. The entire process gave us the opportunity to stop, review, celebrate and share exactly how our business is having a positive impact.”
The Circle Awards AUS & NZ submissions close on 20 September. Click here for more information.