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The Executive of the Year Awards’ categories and criteria

Explore the 19 categories at The CEO Magazine's 2021 Executive of the Year Awards.

In celebration of The CEO Magazine’s 10th Executive of the Year Awards, we’ve added some new categories inspired by the triumphs of those industries.

So which category is right for you?

From Entrepreneur of the Year to Sales Executive of the Year, explore the 19 categories and see if you fit the eligibility criteria. Apply today!

Have a question? Send us an email at [email protected].

Categories


We want to make the application process for the Executive of the Year Awards as easy as possible, so, for 2021, we’re excited to announce a number of new categories.

Major award:

CEO of the Year - A$100 million+ turnover
CEO of the Year - A$50m-A$100m turnover
CEO of the Year - A$0–$50m turnover

Our major award is for a CEO of an Australian business. This year, our major award is being split into three categories dependent on annual turnover in the past 12 months.

As part of this application, you will be asked to submit a supporting video introducing yourself and your company financials. Finalists must also be available for an interview with the judges (if necessary).

The winners of CEO of the Year will be featured in our December ANZ magazine.

Job-specific awards:

Managing Director of the Year

Managing Director of the Year

Managing Director of the Year Description
CFO of the Year

CFO of the Year

CFO of the Year
COO of the Year

COO of the Year

COO of the Year
Marketing Executive of the Year

Marketing
Executive of the Year

Marketing Executive of the Year
Executive Assistant of the Year

Executive Assistant of the Year

Executive Assistant of the Year
HR and Recruitment Executive of the Year

HR and Recruitment Executive of the Year

HR and Recruitment Executive of the Year
Media & PR Executive of the Year

Media & PR Executive of the Year

Media & PR Executive of the Year
Sales Executive of the Year

Sales Executive of the Year

Sales Executive of the Year

Industry awards:

Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year

Not-For-Profit Executive of the Year
Professional Services Executive of the Year

Professional Services Executive of the Year

Professional Services Executive of the Year
Real Estate Executive of the Year

NEW: Real Estate Executive of the Year

Real Estate Executive of the Year

Recognition awards:

Global Pioneer Executive of the Year

NEW: Global Pioneer Executive of the Year

Global Pioneer Executive of the Year
Corporate Responsibility Executive of the Year

NEW: Corporate Responsibility Executive of the Year

Corporate Responsibility Executive of the Year
Start-up Executive of the Year

Start-up Executive of the Year

Start-up Executive of the Year
Young Executive of the Year

Young Executive of the Year

Young Executive of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year

NEW: Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Criteria:


Do you meet the criteria?

In order for us to recognise the best executives in Australia, there are a few ‘must-haves’ for all applications. If you have any questions about these, please contact [email protected].

To be an eligible applicant you must:

• Be able to demonstrate excellence in your role.
• Be employed in a full-time position in a private, public, not-for-profit or government organisation, or a registered charity in Australia.
• Have an annual turnover of more than A$3 million (This excludes the CEO of the Year Awards, Not-For-Profit, Start-up and entrepreneur categories).
• Reside in Australia.
• Work for an organisation that has an Australian Business Number/ACN.
• Be available (if necessary) for an interview with the judges (finalists only).
• Be available (if necessary) for a photoshoot (finalists only).
• Be available to attend the Awards Ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 18 November 2021.

To be an eligible applicant you must not:

• Have filed for bankruptcy.
• Be affiliated with The CEO Magazine through investments or donations.
• Have been a judge in the 2019 or 2020 Executive of the Year Awards.

Nominations:

Know someone worthy of recognition? Nominate them today. The CEO Magazine will contact the nominee and they will then be required to complete the application themselves to be eligible for the award.

Applications for the 2021 awards are now open.

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