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CBD Best Awards

Featuring new categories, entry criteria and judging process – we wish you all the best!

Key Dates

Enter By: 5pm Friday 26 September 2020

Judging: 1 - 30 October 2020

Awards Evening: 18 November 2020

Click here to read through all categories and entry requirements.

Shop Owner Arranging Merchandise

Best Retail

Independent or franchised, department store or traditional retail, we want to know what makes you the best retailer.  How to enter.

Interior of a Cafe

Best Cafe

We have a thriving café culture in the CBD, tell us why you stand out from the rest and should be crowned best.  How to enter.


Best Eatery/Bar 

From take-away to fine dining, the restaurant/bar scene is known for creating amazing food and fantastic ambience, we want to know who is best. 

How to enter.

Spa and Wellness

Best Service

A sector of specialists providing health, wellness and beauty, share your best secrets and tell us about your specialty service. How to enter.

Curtain Call

Best Experience

For those who make moments, including events, activations, accommodation, tourism and attractions, how are you providing the best. How to enter.


Best Professional Service

We know we have the best professional services in town from architects to planners, lawyers to accountants, show us why you’re best. How to enter.

Office Furniture

Best Development Under $500,000

The CBD just keeps getting better with refit and refurbishment, do you have a stand-out site to shout about?  How to enter.

Modern Office Building

Best Development Over $500,000

The ongoing development of the CBD is exciting. Tell us about the best new builds and refurbishments over $500,000. How to enter.

Social network concept

Best Social Media Practice

Show us how you stand out online by submitting a selection of your business social media clips to dropbox. You may submit up to 500 words detailing your social media success. How to enter.

Holding Plant

Best Social Responsibility

Write a submission up to 500 words outlining your inclusive or environmentally

sustainable practices that provide benefits beyond your business. How to enter.

Open Sign

Big Splash Award

This is for a new business who has launched into the market with a splash. Entry either by judges visit or short video depending on your business type. 

How to enter.

Key dates

Enter By: 5pm Friday 26 September 2020

Judging: 1 - 30 October 2020

Awards Evening: 18 November 2020