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2021 EQUITANA Melbourne Business Awards

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2021 Innovation Awards

Entries close Friday 5pm 18th June 2021

THE PROCESS

The awards are initially judged on a written / photographic submission in order to select the top 3 finalists in each category. Entries Close 5pm 18th June 2021.

The first round of the awards will be judged by an independent panel of 3 Judges prior to EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

Finalists are announced 25th June 2021.

Finalists from each category will be invited to present to our independent panel of 3 Judges during two sessions on Friday 9th July 2021. These sessions will be filmed, and the public can watch. Click here for more information.

The winner will be notified 2pm Saturday 10th July 2021 and will be invited to accept their award at the Awards Presentation during the VIP Night Saturday 10th July 2021.

Enquiries: Please direct any enquiries on the business awards to Despina Mitrakas despina@equineproductions.com.au P: +61 3 5789 1419

EACH FINALIST WILL BE INVITED TO DISPLAY THEIR PRODUCT

AT THE EQUITANA BUSINESS AWARDS STAND DURING THE SHOW.

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This award celebrates new and innovative products suitable for the Equestrian Rider on and off the horse.

This award is for products that have not been on the world market before November 2018 and are either significantly different to what is currently available on the market, or seek to improve what is already out there.

The business entering the awards must be an exhibitor at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

This product must not have been on the world market before November 2018.

This product should have stand out differences to what is currently available on the market.

Australian Distributors entering products on another Company’s behalf must have permission to enter the awards.

The product must be fully developed and already on the Australian Market or ready to be launched at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

  • How significantly different is this product to other products on the market?
  • How well does this product solve a problem?
  • Quality of the design / build of the product

This award celebrates new and innovative vet or feed products for horses.

This award is for products that have not been on the world market before November 2018 and are either significantly different to what is currently available on the market or seek to improve what is already out there.

The business entering the awards must be an exhibitor at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

This product must not have been on the world market before November 2018.

This product should have stand out differences to what is currently available on the market.

Australian Distributors entering products on another Company’s behalf must have permission to enter the awards.

The product must be fully developed and already on the Australian Market or ready to be launched at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

  • How significantly different is this product to other products on the market?
  • How well has the product been tested?
  • How well does this product solve a problem?
  • Quality of the design / build of the product?
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This award celebrates new and innovative saddlery or horse items. Think tack, rugs, etc.

This award is for products that have not been on the world market before November 2018 and are either significantly different to what is currently available on the market, or seek to improve what is already out there.

The business entering the awards must be an exhibitor at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

This product must not have been on the world market before November 2018.

This product should have stand out differences to what is currently available on the market.

Australian Distributors entering products on another Company’s behalf must have permission to enter the awards.

The product must be fully developed and already on the Australian Market or ready to be launched at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

  • How significantly different is this product to other products on the market?
  • How well does this product solve a problem?
  • Quality of the design / build of the product?

This award celebrates new technology, think gadgets for tracking horse movement, new technology for transport, anything tech.

This award is for products that have not been on the world market before November 2018 and are either significantly different to what is currently available on the market or seek to improve what is already out there.

The business entering the awards must be an exhibitor at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

This product must not have been on the world market before November 2018.

This product should have stand out differences to what is currently available on the market.

Australian Distributors entering products on another Company’s behalf must have permission to enter the awards.

The product must be fully developed and already on the Australian Market or ready to be launched at EQUITANA Melbourne 2021.

  • How significantly different is this product to other products on the market?
  • How well does this product solve a problem?
  • Quality of the design / build of the product?
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PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXHIBITION DISPLAY AWARD

EQUITANA Visitors will have the chance to vote on their favourite Stand at the EQUITANA Business Awards Display. We encourage all exhibitors to really think about their display and how it interacts with attendees.

Voting Opens Thursday 8 July 2021 and ends 12pm 10 July 2021.

Voting takes place at the EQUITANA Business Awards Stand, Epsom Hall.

The winner will be notified at 2pm, 10 July 2021 and invited to the Business Awards Presentation that night.

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