FANZ Member Awards Entry Process

Plan & Enter

It’s time to start planning your entry. Have a look through the categories available and find the categories that best apply to your business.

These awards are open to all FANZ members including affiliates, franchisors, support staff and franchisees.

Be sure that the following are current:

  • FANZ Membership
  • Franchise System Compliance

and that the franchise system, franchisee or affiliate is not party to any litigation.

View the Awards Categories and download the Entry Guide for more information.

Register and pay here.

Registrations close on 29 June 2023.

Please contact or call 09 274 2901 if you have any questions.

Submit Your Entry

Submit your entry through the online entry system here.

Each entry submission must answer:

  • The Business Profile
  • Category Questions

And upload relevant logo(s) and photo(s).

Entries must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 20 July.

Judging Commences

Judges will assess entrants’ submissions. Each entry will receive phone contact from a Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards judge during the judging period. 

The purpose of the call is to talk with you about your entry and clarify any matters the judges are not clear on. The call will not be long or onerous.

Finalists Announced

All entrants will be notified as to whether they have achieved finalist status Monday 25 September.

Awards Gala Dinner

The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 11 November 2023 at the Cordis, Auckland. 


Judging Panels

The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2023 will be judged by an Independent Judging Panel of experienced judges from a variety of business sectors. FANZ has worked closely with Judge Convenor, Gillian Taylor, to ensure that the panel has the right mix of expertise and experience. 

Judging panel members each have one or more of the following credentials:

  • Experience in judging other awards programmes
  • Have been involved in developing, supporting, entering and/or winning awards programmes
  • Past experience in Franchising – either as a Franchisor, Franchisee, or provider to the sector.

Our convenor Gillian has 15 years’ experience judging and leading teams of judges for the Westpac Auckland Business Awards; at various times she has helped design awards programmes, worked with companies on their award entries and provided consulting services to a Franchise System owner.