Online nominations for the National Retail Awards are now open with the submission deadline of Friday 11 June fast approaching.

The National Retail Awards are Australia’s highest retail achievement offering national recognition and credibility. Nominations can be used to receive media publicity and exposure with nominees and winners given opportunities for press coverage, interviews, professional photos and exclusive collateral.

The award criteria can be used to analyse business models, set new goals, personal bests and a benchmark to improve the bottom line.

On the Awards gala evening, there will be over 300 industry leaders and decision makers in attendees, providing an ideal opportunity to network with like-minded people and businesses.

There are 12 Award categories spanning a wide range of businesses and industry achievements. Entrants are encouraged to enter as many awards as are relevant.

Individual Awards include Store Manager of the Year, HR Professional of the Year and Young Retailer of the Year. Champion Awards include Sustainability Champion, People & Culture Champion, Innovation Champion and Retail Precinct of the Year. Category Awards include Small Retailer of the Year, Medium Retailer of the Year, Large Retailer of the Year, Online Retailer of the Year and Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.

Finalists will be announced on Monday 5 July with the Awards gala to be held on Friday 27 August.