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Social Enterprise Awards

Hosting the Social Enterprise Awards since 2013, Social Traders have received over 300 applications, shortlisted 50 entries and awarded 26  winners.

By recognising excellence and best practice the Awards have played a major milestone in the development of Australian social enterprise and provided much-needed visibility to a rapidly emerging sector.

In 2018 the Social Enterprise Awards have shifted their focus.
Continuing to recognise and celebrate best practice, the Social Enterprise Awards were exclusively accessible for Social Traders unique community of certified social enterprises and business and government buyer members. Through this shift in focus, the Awards provides the opportunity for this Australian-first community of social enterprise buyers and suppliers to share their stories and contributions of working together to address social, environmental or community issues in Australia.
Submissions for Social Traders buyer members and certified social enterprises were open for 3 weeks and invited both applications and nominations. In a Social Enterprise Awards first, submissions dictated the categories formulated to recognise best practice within the sector, and Social Traders shortlisted 21 finalists into 7 categories – Social Procurement Leadership Award, Procurement in Action Award, Creative Partnership Award, Social Procurement Advocate Award, Social Enterprise Growth Award, Social Enterprise Business Model Innovation Award and Deal of the Year. Members were then invited to vote on who they thought was most deserving.
The winners were announced at the end of day 1 of the Social Enterprise Conference held on the 14 August at Abbotsford Convent.
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The Social Enterprise Awards 2018 took place on the 14 August

The Social Enterprise Awards are exclusively accessible for Social Traders unique community of certified social enterprises and business and government buyer members.

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In 2018, 7 winners were chosen from 21 finalists