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Would you like to nominate one of Nova Scotia's most exportant businesses?

The nomination deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2018 Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. Please check back later this year for updates on the 2019 nomination process.

Choose from one of the following award categories listed below. Click on the award category to review the eligibility and evaluation criteria.

  • New Exporter Champion of the Year: Presented to a business that is new to exporting and has made a successful initial entry into a new market outside of Nova Scotia within the past (2) years.
  • Business of Diversity Champion of the Year: Presented to a business of diversity that has made notable success in growing their business through export within the past (2) years.
  • Canadian Market Champion of the Year: Presented to a business that has made notable success by increasing exports to one or more new markets within Canada over the past (2) years.
  • International Market Champion of the Year: Presented to an exporter who has excelled in international exports (outside of Canada) and made significant contributions to the development of the Nova Scotia economy within the past (2) years.
  • Innovation in Business Champion of the Year: Presented to a business that has demonstrated sustainable growth of export markets through their efforts to adapt their product or service to meet market demand within the past (2) years.

Two companies, selected from the top three (3) finalists (including the Champion) for each of the five (5) award categories, will be awarded either Exporter of the Year under $5 million or Exporter of the Year over $5 million.

You may submit up to three nominations in total. This can either be nominating three separate companies or nominating a company for up to three award categories.

How to Nominate a Company

  1. DOWNLOAD and SAVE the Nomination Form* to your computer.

*The nomination form is a fillable PDF which means you can conveniently complete it electronically on your computer. You must, however, open it in Adobe® Acrobat Reader and save it to your computer before completing the fields in the application form.

  1. SUBMIT your completed Nomination Form to exportawardnomination@nsbi.ca

The deadline to submit a Nomination Form is Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00pm ADT.

For additional details, please refer to the FAQ or contact the Regional Business Development Advisor for your region.

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