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20 May 2019  - Applications Open

6 June 2019 - Introduction of the 2019 SA Export Awards

20 June 2019 - Boost your application workshop

28 July 2019  - Applications Close

5 September 2019 - State Finalists notified

1 October 2019 - Prepare to win event - with media training

18 October 2019 - Business SA - State Export Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner

3-8 November 2019 - Winners event - by invitation only

December 2019 - 57th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony

Debbie Shearer
State Export Awards Coordinator and Events Manager
Business SA
Phone: 08 8300 0280

Agribusiness, Food and Beverages
For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology, including processed foods and beverages, and the forestry, fisheries and fibres industries.

Creative Industries
For outstanding international success across all creative industries, including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design, and visual arts. This includes fashion design.

For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.

Emerging Exporter
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.

International Education and Training
For outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum, including vocational training.

International Health
For outstanding international success in the medical, healthcare and biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services. This includes e-health, digital health, medtech and aged care services.

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
For outstanding international success by a manufacturer and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.

Minerals, Energy and Related Services
For outstanding international success in the production or primary processing of extractive and value-added minerals or energy products, and in providing mining equipment, technology and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.

Professional Services
For outstanding international success in the professional business services, including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research and translation services.

Regional Exporter
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location.

Small Business
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $5 million.

For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R&D collaboration.

Technology and Innovation
For outstanding international success in the field of information and communication products, technology or services that are concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data, including software and games. This includes fintech, cybersecurity and regtech sectors.


Additional South Australian award categories

South Australian-specific awards do not progress to the national awards ceremony:

Best Product Design
For an outstanding Product Design, developed by a South Australian business and targeting international markets.  

Best Design Strategy
For outstanding international success by a South Australian business through the application of design-led thinking and strategy throughout the value chain.  

South Australian Wine, Beer and Spirits Award
For outstanding international exporting success by a brewery, distillery or winery who is producing and developing alcoholic and non-alcoholic wine, beer or spirits in South Australia.

Application to this category is through the Agribusiness category.

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