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Awards Entry Process

Preparation of Registration Form
Registration Form – submitted by Monday 3rd June

You should decide early that you are going to enter the awards and immediately start work on your Registration Form.

All award entrants are required to complete a registration form and have this submitted by Monday 3rd June.

Submission of Final Entry
Submitted by 5pm Monday 5th August

All award entrants must submit their entry in the format provided in the Award Category Questionnaire. Entries must be submitted by 5pm Monday 5th August to

Evaluation Commences
Monday 12th August

Independent evaluators will assess entrants’ submissions. Entrants should receive phone contact from a Business Excellence Evaluator over the month of August or September. It is important that the contact person on the registration form is the person who wrote the application.

The purpose of the call will be to clarify any matters which evaluators are not clear on. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact your nominated contact person, however if you have not received contact by Tuesday 10th September please email:

Finalists Notified
Notified by Monday 23rd September

All entrants will be notified as to whether they have achieved finalist status by Monday 23rd September.

Awards Dinner
Saturday 9th November

All entrants are invited to attend the Awards Gala Dinner. Winners will be announced at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards dinner on Saturday 9th November 2019 at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland

Feedback Visits

Feedback visits aim to provide input into how you might further improve and develop your business relative to the Criteria for Performance Excellence. This is an optional service and must be requested on your registration form. The price for this service is $400 plus travel and expenses. This service will be invoiced directly by the NZBEF.

Entry Criteria

  • All franchisor, franchisee and field manager entrants must have been franchising for a minimum of one year.
  • All franchisor, franchisee and field manager entrants must belong to a franchise system which is a current member of FANZ.
  • Franchise systems entering the business category awards must ensure they have had a compliance check completed within the last 2 years. This can be easily verified by contacting the association office.
  • All service provider entrants must be a current member of FANZ and have been providing services to franchising for a minimum of one year.

All other relevant requirements will be found on the registration form.

Evaluation & Judging Panels

The evaluators and judging panel will be selected in conjunction with the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation to ensure a high calibre of business acumen and confidentiality. The special awards of Excellence in Marketing, Excellence in International Franchising and Excellence in Digital Innovation will include experts from these areas on the judging panel. Neither the Franchise Association Board and staff, nor any current franchise system owner/operator will be involved in or privy to any aspect of the evaluation or judging process. The Franchise Association may include the Association’s appointed Membership Scrutineer to ensure franchise system compliance at the time of entry