How to Enter

Entry Requirements

Entries for the 3rd Australian Ladies in Business Initiative’s Awards for 2024 will open on 1st June 2024.

Entry is open to all Australian Ladies in Business. Your business must be Australian and have an ABN and you must be a member of our online free Facebook group. 

Ensure you read the categories to make sure you are entering the right one. You may enter as many categories as you like. A separate entry submission form must be filled out and catered to the relevant category you have entered.

To assist you with preparing your entry into the awards, we recommend following these steps.

Read through the ALIBI Awards information

Read through the Awards information

The information has been curated to ensure that you have all your questions answered to make the nomination and submitting process as easy as possible. Have a look at the FAQs, as well as the category descriptions and see which one suits your business best and which one/s you’d like to enter.

Choose your categories

Choose the categories that feel right to you and submit your own nominations.
You can enter more than 1 category if you’d like to.
Pay the entry fee.
Once entered, review your questions and draft your answers.
If the shortlist committee deems that your business would be better suited to an alternative category, they may change your category. However, this will be communicated with you and will only occur if absolutely necessary.

Choose your categories
Submit your responses

Submit your responses

When you have filled out and completed your written submission form, make sure you re-read your responses or have a friend, community member or colleague read through to ensure all questions are answered. Then when you’re ready submit the form through our online platform. 

Share your nomination

Don’t forget to share it with your customers, friends, family and community. Announce it on your business page or in the Australian Ladies in Business community – don’t forget to tag us or use the hashtag #alibiawards2024 so we can share it too. 

Share your nomination
Celebrate your entry


You’ve done it!!
Take a moment to pat yourself on the back, have a glass of wine or do a little happy dance – whatever you do to celebrate, DO IT!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the ALIBI Awards are open to all Australian ladies in business.
It is a requirement to be a member of our free community as well, you can join via this link – FB Group

Yes, of course you can!
We want to hear about you, your business and what you’ve achieved. 

Yes, the fee is $79 including GST per category to enter.

The entry fees for the Australian Ladies in Business Initiative’s Awards are necessary to cover the costs associated with organising and implementing the event.
As an independent awards program, we aim to celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements of women in business across Australia. By charging a reasonable entry fee, we can ensure that the event is of the highest quality and provides an exceptional experience for all attendees. This includes venue hire, catering, awards production, marketing, and administrative costs.
We believe that the entry fee is a small investment that can lead to significant benefits for participants, including increased exposure, networking opportunities, and industry recognition.
It’s also important to note that the entry fee helps to ensure that the ALIBI Awards remain sustainable and can continue to support women in business for years to come.

Congratulations for nominating yourself!

Details will be sent to you via email. Please check your junk mail folder or spam in case important details accidently slide into the wrong folder.

We will send you a link to answer the questions and enter your submission via our submission form on our website.
Submissions must be in by 11:59pm on the 11th August 2024.

Don’t forget to follow us on socials to keep up-to-date with any announcements and news. 

What an amazing gesture!
Thank you for nominating a fellow business owner.

They will be notified that they have been nominated. What a wonderful email to receive!

They will also be sent the next steps they need to do to submit their entry via email.

We will not disclose who nominated them though so if you’d like them to know then you will need to notify them. 

We have two options to nominate another business owner. 
A free form and a form where you can nominate and pay for the person’s nomination. 

What a great surprise for a fellow business owner for you to nominate and pay for their entry. 

Nominating someone to show recognition is an amazing gestured. However, from feedback we received when researching these awards, people who were nominated and then faced with an entry fee, didn’t tend to feel grateful for the recognition but stressed especially when they were then sent an invoice or bill to progress their nomination.  

If you think someone would be great for the awards and deserve to win then please feel free to share the awards with them via email or on social media and then they can enter the awards themselves. 

However, if you want to nominate them so all they have to do is answer the questions and enter their submission form than you will need to pay the fee when you nominate them via the website.  

No not at all. Let’s face it sometimes life happens even with best intentions, and we don’t believe you should be penalised for being unable to attend.

We would love for you to attend though to celebrate with your fellow finalists and in the event that you win, to deliver a speech and celebrate your achievement on the Awards Night. 

We believe that adding video submissions for finalists is a great way to get to know the person behind the business and create a more personal connection between the judges and the finalists. We also wanted to make sure that everyone has a fair chance of winning, regardless of their ability to hire someone or rely on AI to help with their written entry.

While we still accept written submissions for the initial entry phase, the video submissions for finalists allow us to see and hear directly from the business owners and get a better understanding of their passion and vision for their business.

We believe that this additional step will help us make more informed decisions and ensure that the most deserving finalists are selected as winners.

No. The Finalist’s video submission will only be shown to the judging panel. 

Winners will receive a trophy and a certificate.
They will also be featured on our website and social media platforms. 

The more the merrier.
Everyone who purchases a ticket is allowed to attend.
What an amazing way to celebrate your potential win than by being surrounded by your family and friends.

Yes, of course you can.
There is no limit to the categories you can enter. 
However, each category is $79 including GST to enter and a separate submission form will need to be submitted for each category. 

Of course you can!
These women work very hard every day and should be celebrated!
However, one of our entry requirements is to have an ABN number so you would need to have an ABN number to progress in this awards program. 

Yes, 100%. 
Awards are a great way to be recognised but also a great way to receive feedback on your entry so you can utilise this for future award submissions. You can email us to request your feedback after the Awards Night. 

We will be asking the Judge’s to provide written feedback on each of the finalist’s submission and will be available via request through email – 

Feedback requests need to be submitted up to 10 days after the Awards Night. After this time, an admin processing fee will apply.

Yes. We have some hints and tips to make the process as easy as possible.
Head over to the Entry Requirements page here.

The main responsibility of the shortlist committee is to select the finalists for each award category. All nominations received will be evaluated by the committee based on the responses provided. Once the finalists are determined, their written submissions and videos will be sent to the judging panel for further evaluation.

Congratulations on nominating yourself or being nominated!

After you finalised your nomination you should have received an email. In this email it will include a graphic to share on your social media platforms and/or website. for the postman/woman as we will send you a small gesture of our appreciation for supporting us and the awards program. 

Congratulations on being a finalist!

We would have contacted you via phone to convey our congratulations. Along with that, you will receive an email containing personalised graphics that you can incorporate into your website and social media profiles.
Additionally, we will attach a PR template to the email, which you can modify and fill in with your information to send to your local media outlets. Being a finalist in a business awards ceremony is a remarkable achievement to share with your community and local media, and we encourage you to do so. If you are featured in any local media outlets, please keep us informed so we can share the great news! 

Yes, you can nominate someone else. We have two options – you can nominate someone for free or pay for their nomination. Please make sure to provide their contact information so we can get in touch with them and notify them of their nomination. 

The winners are chosen through a thorough process by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective fields.
They evaluate each submission based on a set of criteria and consider the answers provided in both written and video submission forms before making a final decision.

Finalists will be announced on 26th August 2024.

In your finalist submission guide you should include – 
*An introduction of you and your business
*Answering the 3 questions provided in your finalist email. 
*An inspirational quote to finish off the video. 

Yes, we ask that the video is no longer than 5 minutes in length. 

If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please don’t hesitate to email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.