The Brilliant Biz Mum Awards launches Wed, Feb 1 with entries open until Sun, March 20 at 11.59pm. The Awards are all judged, there is no social media voting, so all winners will be determined based on merit.

The judging panel is made up of the amazing Award category sponsor (a Biz Mum who has experience within the field and is managing the category) and two wonderful and generous guest judges.


Mon, February 6 - Awards Launch

Mon, March 20 at 11.59pm - Entries Close

Mon, April 10 at 8pm - Finalists Announced

Saturday, May 20 - Brilliant Biz Mum Conference & Awards Night


Prizes for each winner includes:

  1. Beautiful PAIRD alkeme silver hand-stamped disc pendants "paird" together with a fresh water pearl & turquoise glass bead, strung on a silver plated ball chain necklace $40 URL
  2. Interview for a feature in the August 2017 issue of Kid Magazine about their business, success and mum life.
  3. A 12-month digital subscription to Kid Magazine. Includes 6 digital issues $13.97
  4. Business package worth over $4 800 including:
    1. 1 hour business mentoring with Alli Price, Motivating Mum $72
    2. 2 hour Wholehearted Marketing Strategy Session with Cath Connell $295.


      1 hour Sales mentoring session with Fran Pratt, KISS to Sell $250
    4. 1 hour business strategy consult with Fiona Redding, The Happiness Hunter $250 


      1 hour Business Strategy Session with Pauline Delany $250 
    6. Website strategy session with Julie Allen, Biz Yourself $70 


      45 min Outsourcing Mentoring session with Rosie Shilo, Virtually Yours $187 
    8. Breakthrough Your Money Drama’s e-Course from Anne-Marie Cross $106.70


      1 hour Marketing Support/pick my brains strategy session with Susie Campbell, Little Black Book Marketing $150 
    10. Business analysis and half day strategy session with David Howells $2 995


      Learn How To Create & Source Engaging Content training module & 101 Examples Of Engaging Content - For Your Inspiration! eBook from Loren Bartley, impactiv8 $97
    12. Connectpreneuers Premium Membership from Working Mothers Collective $99

    13. A spotlight episode on the Magnetic Mama podcast with author Leonie Percy
    14. 30min Cuppa and Copy Skype session with Jay Crisp Crow $90


You can nominate yourself or another Brilliant Biz Mum by clicking the appropriate link under each category.

You can apply for as many Awards as you like. For full terms and conditions of entry click here.

The categories open for entry are:

Best Juggler

Sponsored by Helen Ebdon, Business and Executive coach and a Time Management Specialist

This category is open to all Business Mums who currently own and run a registered business.

It is judged on how effectively you juggle all parts of your life including home, business, health & fitness and more. 

Guest judges: Amy Revell of Simply Organised, helping people find calm and peace via decluttering and organising their homes & Elise Easdown, Aussie & NZ owner of Whats On 4, mum of 3 and Blogger at Everything Elise


Best Life and Business Clarity 

Sponsored by Fiona Redding, The Happiness Hunter

This Award is open to people who are at any stage of business, who have a great idea of what they want from life and how their business will support that.

Guest judges: Dr Linda Wilson, Wellness Consultant and Author of 'Stress Made Easy' & Charma Voller, HR and Career Consultant and all round good sport(!) at Charma Voller Consulting & Calm Down Mumma


Most Influential Brand 

Sponsored by Annemarie Cross,

The Most Influential Brand Category is for the business mum who has identified and communicated her inner brilliance and authentic brand message across all aspects of her business.

Successful applicants must answer a series of questions as well as provide evidence of their brand voice/promise and unique message and how they are communicated across their businesses brand touch points to develop a consistent and powerful message.

Guest judges: Renae Howard, delighful chick and founder of GOSH Creative & Julie Gibbons, branding coach at tractorgirl, visual ninja and maker


Best Service-Based Business

Sponsored by Rosie Shilo, Virtually Yours

This award is for service-based businesses that provide on or off-site services to other businesses. This category is for small (up to 10 employees/contractors) businesses which have been running for at least 6 months and have at least 2 ongoing clients or 5 one-off clients.

Entrants must provide at least two referees.

Guest judges: Vanessa Thomas, Business Owner of Synkd Design and Marketing and One Dynamite Gal (!) & Peta Eriksson of Hummingbird Franchise Support, Franchising Support Guru, bringing passion and zest to any business


Best Innovative Product 

Sponsored by Cath Connell, Wholehearted Marketing

To be considered for Best Innovative product, your product must already be launched and you will need to display how the innovation satisfies an existing need or desire. You will also need to provide evidence for how your offering is different and whether it has distinct, game changing advantages over any alternatives in the market place.

Top 20 entries will be required to post a sample to be judged (if it’s too big to send, alternate arrangements will be made). If you would like it returned, you will need to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Guest judges: Catherine Cervasio, leader in organic and baby skincare and Founder of Aromababy & Monica Meldrum, Founder and Director of Whole Kids, Australia's award-winning provider of organic snack foods for children.



Best Social Media Success Story

Sponsored by Loren Bartley, Impactiv8

Has social media assisted you in improving your bottom line, regardless of the number of fans, followers or subscribers you have accumulated? If so, this is your opportunity to showcase your "Social Media Success Story".

To be eligible you must be able to demonstrate how social media is being used strategically to achieve your overall business goals and what results in your business you can directly attribute to your presence on social media.

Guest judges: Tracy Raiteri, founder and primary consultant of Townsville Social Media Marketing & Cherie McKay, PR and social media consultant at Good Talent Media


Most Creative Marketing on a Budget

Sponsored by Susie Campbell, Little Black Book Marketing

This category is for small business owners who have promoted their business or found a new client/customer on a budget under approx. $250 (excluding the value of their time), without using a marketing company to devise the strategy.

Guest judges: David Howells of, Business Mentor and Numbers Guru and author of 'Project Sahara: Pressure Point' & Neeley Molinaroli, freelance Social Media extraordinaire and mum of multiples


Best Web Presence

Sponsored by Julie Allen, Biz Yourself

Best Web Presence submitted by business owner (not developer/ designer). The application will be judged on effectiveness – achieving website goal, usability (or being ‘user friendly), design in line with overall branding (and appealing to target market with design elements), being up to date with technology (incorporating online tools & Social Media) and being search engine ‘friendly’ incorporating all the basics. Will also look at how the whole online presence is incorporated overall.

Conditions – you cannot enter if you are a client of one of the judges.

Guest judges: Roxy Walsh, fab chick and owner of Rocko Designs and Kids in Adelaide & Kate Toon of The Recipe for SEO Success, SEO lover and Hula Hooper


Best Image for Business

Sponsored by Fi Mims of Fi Mims Photography

This is not a technical Award! This is more about the image and how it represents you and your business. The image must have been taken by you as the business owner. It can be of you, your products, your workspace, a day in the life and so on.

Guest judges: Mel Jeffcott of, life coach and positive messaging proponent and Lisa Beavan, web designer and visual brander at LMB Web Design  


Writing Excellence Award

Sponsored by Sarah Garbuio, The Business Butler

The writing excellence category is an opportunity for business owners and writers to demonstrate their writing skills for a specific purpose.  Written pieces must have been published within the last 12 months online or in a printed publication and must be original work.  Entrants must be able to articulate the specific purpose of the piece of writing e.g. SEO and be able to demonstrate how the writing meets this purpose.

Guest judges: Elaine Phelan, editor of Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader and journalist for more than 25 years & Bec Derrington, amazing biz mum and founder of SourceBottle



Best Community-Minded Mum

Sponsored by Dr Nicole Highet, Founder of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence

Best Community-Minded Mum is open to anyone who runs a charity or not-for-profit event OR organisation. If you are entering as you have organised an event, the event must have been run any time after June 30, 2016.

Guest judges: Denise Hall, great chick and founder of The Entrepreneurial Mother & Katrina Hart, Senior Manager - Development at the Children's Hospital Foundation


Direct Marketing / Party Plan Excellence Award

Sponsored by Fran Pratt, Kiss to Sell & Arbonne

This category is open to all business mums who run a network (multi-level) marketing business.  The focus of this award is to demonstrate how MLM businesses are making a difference in the lives of mums and the community, how you have developed yourself and your team and how this has changed how you view the world.

Guest judges: Fiona Lindsay, Coach and Mentor who loves to support network marketers at The Networking Formula and lover of all things with bounce - people, business and tennis balls & Kara Vaina of Keopha and, lover of all things chocolate and mindfulness stationery addict


Don't forget to read the Terms and Conditions of entry!