GOVEA Award categories

Eligible companies can apply for one or more of the following award categories:

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.

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.

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

eCommerce
For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network, including Cross-border eCommerce (CBC) and online sales.

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

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 Health
For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services, including eHealth, Digital Health, Medtech, and Aged Care services.

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
For outstanding international success by a manufacturer and/or advanced materials development, including 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 from providing mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.

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 small business whose total annual sales doesn't exceed A$5 million.

Sustainability
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, Fintech, Cybersecurity and Regtech sectors.

2018 Victoria only award categories

Victorian Exporter of the Year
The Victorian Exporter of the Year Award is selected by the state judges from the winners of the 13 national categories.

Victorian Export Award for Innovation Excellence
Recognises the overall most innovative exporter of all entrants of the 2019 GOVEA Awards. The award considers innovation in all aspects of the company's export operations.

Victorian Women in International Business Award
For outstanding success by a Victorian woman involved in international business.