Learn the theory behind a smashing submission. Get the secrets, win the spoils.

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You're an absolute rockstar at what you do but

business award submissions?

Get outta here

Have no fear.

This video gives you a high-level understanding of the tips and tricks behind a spankingly-good business awards submission.

Developed specifically for the Local Business Awards (we're not affiliated, it's purely to meet client demand), it's the first module of the course.

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"If you want to feel awesome about the application you submit and have the best possible chance of winning, work with Awards Agency and you're already ahead of the field.

- Melinda Samson, Click-Winning Content

It's sexy storytelling with stats. Ready to get your hustle on?

You'll walk away with all of the knowledge you need to turn your Mills & Boon into a 50 Shades.

I'll talk you through some tips to really make your submission sizzle and teach you the basics of a good entry. I've also included some of the bonus material the other rockstars are enjoying with the full course.

No boring small talk, just straightforward facts from the girl who has won locally, nationally and internationally, is a sought-after judge and consultant, and has over a 90% success rate.

Grab yourself a chardy or a beer*, grab your pen and paper, and let's get cracking.

Local Business Awards - here you bloody well come!

PS If you totes love it you can upgrade to the full package at the end of the video. So stop procrastinating and just DO THIS!

*Awards Agency encourages responsible drinking.

"Mel changed my whole mindset. The business submission went from being a daunting task to a really enjoyable experience that had me reflecting on all the great things we had achieved, and a reminder of all the tough times we had gotten through."

- Alex McKenzie, Future Financial Services

Class Curriculum

  Module 1 - The theory behind the magic
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  You're done. Time to nail it.
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Your Instructor

Melinda Leyshon
Melinda Leyshon

Your principal awards addict

As well as your (far from) average licorice connoisseur, coffee lover and word wizard

I’m Mel, Australia's most high-fived business awards specialist.

I help both small and large businesses develop awards submissions that do more than just tick all of the boxes; they stand out like a tutu at a nudist colony.

I also provide 1:1 sessions for businesses to develop their stories, as well as review and evaluate existing submissions that aren’t quite hitting the mark.

  • I’ve delivered winners at a Local, State and National level.
  • I’ve delivered industry-specific award winners, customer service winners, and businessperson of the year winners.
  • I’ve delivered incredibly deserving Telstra Women’s Business Awards finalists, as well as helping my clients achieve the gold over consecutive years.
  • I have over a 90% success rate. To date, 100% of my clients made the finals.
  • I’m a judge for a number of award programs, including the Australian Institute of Marketing and international Stevie Awards.

And with this course, I've put a whole lot of my secrets into one downloadable bundle.

So jump on board and let's have some fun - and try to bring home the bling at the same time!

"I was blown away."

- Kristy Towns, Towns Conveyancing Services


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts NOW! Grab your chips and dip and settle in. It's a completely self-paced online course, designed to fit around your hectic schedule. You decide when you start and when you finish. *Note: Working of a night? It's an awesome way to get out of the washing up. ;-)
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? As long as you hand over your firstborn, of course. Seriously, after enrolling you have unlimited access for as long as it's online - across any and all devices you own.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
We'll cry. Seriously. Honestly, we would never want you to be unhappy! Yes, we're tongue in cheek but we take what we do very seriously. If you're unsatisfied in any way, contact us in the first 30 days so we can work out how to put a smile back on your dial.
Is this course relevant only for the Local Business Awards?
Yes. The theory module can give you a very broad overview, but we recommend our dedicated course purely on theory. This course will provide a greater breadth of information, giving you extensive info from writing tips and tone of voice through to evidencing and storytelling. Otherwise, all other modules cater specifically for the Local Business Awards program.

Putting a submission together is daunting.

But it doesn't have to be.

I've been in your shoes.

I've done this as an awards virgin, experiencing the fear of putting pen to paper.

The blank screen. The procrastination. The unknown.

I've also known the pressure of holding the title.

The pressure to keep reinventing and performing, year after year.

It's a tough gig! But if business was easy, everyone would be doing it, right?

So no more excuses - you rock at business, it's time to talk about it.

Get started now!

Get started now!