About the program

Entrepreneur Of The Year

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2017 program overview

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program is a year-long program. The following is an overview of the key milestones in the 2017 program.

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Nomination process

  • Nominations open: February 2017
    All entrants in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program complete a nomination form detailing corporate goals, vision, strategy, key achievements and company financials. Successful nominations that meet the eligibility criteria are submitted to the independent judging panel for assessment against the six key judging criteria. Nominations open in February. Until then you can register your interest here.
  • Regional finalists announced: June 2017
    Regional finalists are announced to the media and profiled on the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year website ey.com.au/eoy.
  • Regional masterclass and filming: June 2017
    Regional finalists are officially welcomed into the program, attend a masterclass and participate in a filmed interview. The video will be used at the award events and throughout the program.
  • Regional judging: July 2017
    Regional finalists meet the regional judges during a panel interview. The judges select the best entrepreneurs in each region to go to the national competition.
  • Regional award dinners: July – August 2017
    Each region hosts an awards dinner where all the finalists are celebrated. We announce who will go on to compete in the national awards program and the Social entrepreneur and Champion of Entrepreneurship are also honoured.
  • National judging: October 2017
    National finalists meet the national judges during one-on-one ‘speed judging’ interviews. The judges select the national category winners and the overall Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year.
  • National award ceremony: November 2017
    The National awards ceremony marks the culmination of the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year program, with national category winners and the overall Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrated by leading businesspeople and entrepreneurs from around the country.