The Australian Financial Review Awards – how to create a winning entry

The Australian Financial Review presents a number of awards each year, notably the AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies, AFR Higher Education Awards and the AFR Women of Influence Awards.

With the Australian Financial Review brand behind these awards, winners enjoy highly credible success and high profile publicity for their achievements.

There are other benefits of entering an Australian Financial Review award, too. Completing the entry process gives participants the opportunity to assess and document their achievements. Businesses often forget to write case studies or summaries of their innovations, strong leadership examples or achievements as they occur. It’s easy to keep ploughing on, striving for the next contract win or funding round.

The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies, AFR Higher Education Awards and the AFR Women of Influence Awards can help to change this. By entering the awards, businesses are forced to articulate the thinking behind their innovations, their vision and purpose, what the development of their product or service involved, its implementation and the outcomes.

If you’re entering any of the AFR’s awards, give yourself lots of time to consider the questions and draft your responses. Draft your answers in Word first so that you can get them right before you upload them to the AFR entry portal. The length of your responses are limited by character counts so get to the point quickly, too.

Writing a business submission can be challenging when you’ve got a business to run. Free up your time by using the expert business award writers at Proof Communications. As well as saving time, you’ll find that articulating your thoughts in this way will clarify your business achievements and plans for the future – that’s what our clients tell us.

We help business people and businesses across Australia to become award-winners, including in the AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies. Over 95% of our clients are shortlisted for their awards and more than 73% go on to win.

For help with writing, proofreading or editing your business awards, contact Award Writers at Proof Communications on 02 8036 5532 or 0411 123 216 or head to the contact page.

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