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Awards Services

You've worked your ass off to create your dream business and deserve to be formally recognised by your industry. 

Awards are the perfect way to boost your street cred, trust with customers and visibility in the market. 

If you're keen to enter an award but just don't have the time or know where to start - I've got your back!

Award writing and VA services

Yes, you really CAN outsource your award submission writing!

There's no better feeling for me than getting goosebumps while I hear a client explain what lights them up, and then I get to support them, be their hype-woman and virtual cheerleader through the process.

As a multi-award winning entrepreneur and an Asia-Pacific Stevies Award Judge 2022, based on the Central Coast, Australia, I've been in the awards arena for the past few years.

 

The connections I've made through entering awards have boosted not only my confidence but also my professional network, becoming mutual clients and peers of many inspiring women in business across Australia. 

I get a buzz out of exploring your business journey story, delving deeper to understand your areas of excellence and what your values are. Then it's playtime for me as I translate your story into a kickass award submission.

 

Since launching my business, I've had the privilege of contributing to award submissions into prestigious business and industry awards in Australia, such as:

Whether you're BRAND NEW to entering awards, have never written an awards submission before, or you've written PLENTY and can't WAIT to delegate that task to an Awards Copywriter, there are packages below to suit your level of support and goals. 

I can't wait to support you in becoming an award-winning business!

 

Services and price guide

Calendar

Bespoke Awards Calendar

DESCRIPTION

You’re a successful and innovative entrepreneur, mum in business or small business owner and wondering how to get a competitive edge and stand out in your industry?

 

With so many awards to apply for and enter each year in Australia and globally, where do you begin?

 

After having a virtual interview with Mel Wrote It, you’ll receive your own bespoke awards calendar so you know exactly what’s available and when.

 

Stay ahead of the curve and know exactly when and how to apply for business awards perfect for your business or niche.

PRICE (AUD)

$275.00 including GST

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Correspondence with Mel

  • Intake interview to discuss your business (phone/zoom)

  • Research your niche and appropriate awards to enter for the year

  • Compiling info into a final file (spreadsheet or similar)

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NEW - Award submission draft proofing

(final edit)

DESCRIPTION

Do you have the capacity and time to draft your own award submission but need another set of eyes to run over your entry before you hit send?

Would you love an awards writer to do the final edit on your draft to ensure you haven't missed anything? too easy - this package is for you. 

PRICE (AUD)

 

$125.00 incl. GST (per entry/draft)

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Correspondence with Mel

  • Reviewing provided draft materials supplied by you via email

  • Editing and proofing of one (1) award submission to ensure your responses are appropriately framed and grammatically correct for the category you have entered

  • One (1) round of revisions based on any feedback from you

  • Final draft supplied to you to submit yourself

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • This package does not include submitting your entry on your behalf, creating any supporting materials, post-submission or judging support, or cross-promotion.

  • Any additional revisions not included in the service are invoiced at $75 per 30 minutes.

  • All packages do not include formally accepting your nomination or payment of any due entry fees associated with entering the awards program. Award night event fees remain the entrant's sole responsibility, as does making sure you meet all eligibility and terms and conditions of entry.

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Award Writing (Ghostwritten for you)

DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the world of entering the industry and business awards.

Being known as an award-winning business gives you a leg up over your competitors, especially in saturated and competitive markets.

 

You work your ass off daily, providing solutions to make common problems and making other people’s lives a little easier with the products and services you provide. That is commendable in itself!

 

You have a business journey worth documenting and sharing, yet hate talking about yourself and cringe at the thought of talking yourself up, even though it's all true and you deserve it. Sound familiar?

 

Maybe it’s your first-time entering awards in Australia, and the thought of doing so is terrifying, overwhelming and feels foreign. I’ve been there and remember the hesitation, rollercoaster of emotions, and not knowing what on earth would happen next!

For this reason, I’ve created the perfect segue for newbie awards entrants who want to dip their toe into the awards arena without having to do the heavy lifting and know all the things.

 

This package is also fab for busy professionals who know the value of delegating tasks that save them time, money and stress, like writing your awards submissions for you, in the background and submitting it on your behalf – without anyone knowing you’ve had any help. Wink-wink!

PRICING (AUD)

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  • one (1) entry: $375.00 incl. GST*

  • two (2) entries in the same awards program: $550.00 incl. GST*

  • three (3) entries in the same awards program: $725.00 incl. GST*

  • four (4) entries in the same awards program: $900.00 incl. GST*

 

*Payment plans are available: 8 x weekly payments (plus admin fees)

 PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Correspondence with Mel

  • Awards interview via zoom to gather information

  • Reviewing source material and any research required

  • Drafting of one (1) awards submission, framed to the category you have entered

  • Creating or collating one (1) supporting document to compliment your entry (if applicable)

  • Two (2) rounds of revisions to each document before the final file sign-off

  • Submitting your written entry on your behalf to the awards organiser (via an awards portal)

  • Email confirmation that your entry has been submitted

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • This package does not include post-submission Awards V.A. support, or cross-promotion.

  • Additional revision rounds outside the service inclusions will be invoiced at $75 per 30 minutes.

  • All packages do not include formally accepting your nomination or payment of any due entry fees associated with entering the awards program. Award night event fees remain the entrant's sole responsibility, as does making sure you meet all eligibility and terms and conditions of entry

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NEW - Awards Finalist VA Support​ (add-on)

 

DESCRIPTION

Congratulations on being announced as a Finalist! You threw your hat in the ring, and it paid off. Soak up all those warm and fuzzy feels; you've earned them!

Now, if you're wondering how the hell you'll stay up to date with all the event correspondence, social media content and organisation of your finalist and award pins between now and the event - don't stress (that's what I'm here for).

 

Virtual cheerleader and coordination services are available to keep you focused on your business while I handle the admin and awards-related content.

PRICING (AUD)

$300.00 incl. GST (per category)​

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Liaising with event organisers on your behalf and acting as a point of contact

  • Event updates, including calendar reminders and SMS support

  • Judging preparation ahead of your interview with a judging panel (if applicable)

  • Creation of your finalist and winner social media tiles for your convenience

  • Cross-promotion of your business and milestones (finalists and wins) on Mel Wrote It social media (Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn), including your products and services

  • Online access to Dropbox/Client portal of all your awards-related media and files

  • Awards acceptance speech written for you

EXCLUSIONS

  • Award writing, editing, or proofreading (as this is an add-on service for people announced as Finalists)

  • All packages do not include formally accepting your nomination or payment of any due entry fees associated with entering the awards program. Award night event fees remain the entrant's sole responsibility, as does making sure you meet all eligibility and terms and conditions of entry.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Business Award Writing & Judging

 

I have no idea what industry awards are available and when - help?

 

Do you keep googling business awards Australia and give up after seeing how many different small business awards events are available?

If you're unsure what awards are suitable for you and your business, let's chat.

I can collate a bespoke opportunity calendar for you (package details are available further up this page). I'll provide all the info you need to get started and prepare for your award entries for the year ahead. 

Are you an agency or do you subcontract your writing to other writers?

No, I'm a one-woman show, so when I say Mel Wrote It, I did.

I don't have a team of virtual assistants or any offshore subcontractors reviewing your information or writing on my behalf. Everything is managed by me, for quality control and added peace of mind. 

Can I request you as an Awards Judge, Presenter or Guest for our event?

Abso-bloody-lutely! Please shoot me an email to discuss my availability and suitability for your awards program. I'd love to hear from you to see if our values align and if it's a good fit. On occasion, I may need to recuse myself from Judging if a conflict of interest is present yet this will be canvassed when we have a chat. 

Can you help evaluate my awards event process and website?

I'd love to!

 

Blindspots can make or break your awards event and unintentionally deter entrants from entering or enjoying their experience. 

Please reach out if you'd like a fresh pair of eyes to evaluate your model, structure, processes, systems, website, web copy and format.

As a multi-award winning entrepreneur and having written and submitted countless entries on behalf of my clients, I've seen a plethora of award submission processes, online portals, websites and events.

I offer Awards Consulting to award hosts across Australia so we can minimise frustrations and increase the success of your event for all!

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