Entry Guidelines - Champion Innovation

ChristchurchNZ Champion Innovation Award

Recognises dynamic businesses demonstrating a product, service or business model innovation, that has been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement. These businesses are linked into the innovation eco-system and are staunch community advocates of innovation to drive the Canterbury economy.

New Zealand International Business Awards Collaboration

2018 sees a new collaboration between the Westpac Champion Business Awards and the The New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA) a joint partnership between New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and ExportNZ.

Finalists in the Emerging and Medium/Large Export Categories, plus Exporters from the Innovation Category, are automatically entered into the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), New Zealand’s premier business awards. Questions for the NZIBA awards are the same however you may need to complete another online entry to submit your answers. 



Question 1: STRATEGY - To what degree have you used innovation as a key driver of your business strategy? Word count: Maximum 500 words
  • Please provide examples of this success i.e. incremental sales, enhanced customer satisfaction, reduced costs, competitive advantage.
Question 2: GROWTH - Explain how your ideas have achieved commercial success. Word count: Maximum 500 words

Question 3: PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT - Innovation means coming up with a product/ pathway/ positioning/ promotion or pricing approach that is novel in the way in which it has been applied in the business. Word count: Maximum 500 words
  • Show evidence that this has been achieved as a deliberate and structured process within your overall business development strategy


  • Strategy 5
  • Growth 5
  • Performance and Impact 5


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