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Award Categories

 

SECTOR CATEGORIES

Sector Awards recognize companies in various sectors who have made an outstanding contribution to the economy in British Columbia through the export of products and services.

Emerging Exporter

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The Emerging Exporter Award recognizes a company that has made its initial entry into an export market and achieved notable success. The award acknowledges the company’s ability to overcome obstacles in order to expand its potential markets and grow its business through export. The Emerging Exporter Award goes to a company which has started exporting within the last three years.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce good and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Has a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their new market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of entering that new international marketplace

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Professional Services

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The Professional Services Award is presented to a company that has provided expert advice, technical support or educational programs to international customers.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s)
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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Manufactured Products

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New ImageThe Manufactured Products Award is presented to a company that has built an innovative system or value-added components, machinery or equipment for industrial and commercial use.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s)
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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Natural Resources

 

The Natural Resources Award recognizes companies that are engaged in marketing, processing and primary production of natural resources.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s)
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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Advancing Technology & Innovation

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The Advancing Technology & Innovation Award recognizes a company that has added innovation to their business to achieve success and improve to their process.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been in business for more than three years and exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s)
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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Consumer Products

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The Consumer Products Award recognizes a company or organization that specializes in and exports end user products for direct-to-consumer or retail markets.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s).
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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Digital Media & Entertainment

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PrintThe Digital Media & Entertainment Award recognizes a company that has successfully promoted and exported products and services for the digital media or entertainment industry.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s).
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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Clean Technology

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The Clean Technology award recognizes companies that use technology and/or a business model that lowers costs while reducing environmental footprint or waste, and making a more efficient use of natural resources.

Eligibility

  • Must be a BC registered company
  • Produce goods and/or services that have significant Canadian benefits
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets

Selection Criteria

  • Have a sound capital base with sufficient working capital to support their export activity
  • Demonstrated significant year-to-year percentage growth in value of export sales or increased sales volume over the past year
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles or other unique challenges in entering new international market(s).
  • Demonstrated quality of their export plan through use of innovation and strategies to promote brand awareness in their export market(s)
  • Shown notable growth in their overall business as a direct result of their export activities

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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Individual Awards are awarded to people demonstrating outstanding achievement in a specific area.

Leadership

The Leadership Award recognizes an individual known for championing the cause of exporting in BC within their industry or field of expertise.

Eligibility

  • The individual must be in a leadership role within a private company, public company, or not-for-profit organization in BC with demonstrated leadership capabilities and have played a significant role in exporting.

Selection Criteria

  • They are publicly recognized by their peers in industry and the general public of BC as leading efforts to promote exporting in the province
  • They have demonstrated vision and entrepreneurship by taking risks and managing for the future
  • They are seen as an innovator who thinks outside the box and who motivates and inspires others by their efforts
  • Has worked for the betterment of people and the industry

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EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

The Exporter of the Year Award recognizes the BC exporter who has excelled in international exports and made significant contributions to the development of the BC economy.

Exporter of The Year

 

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Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, the company must be a winner in one of the eight category award categories.

Selection Criteria:

  • The successful nominee will be deemed to be the “best of the best” of the sector winners and will have demonstrated that they have significantly contributed to the BC economy through economic growth in their community, new investment and job creation.