The Cannabiz Awards for Australia and New Zealand are back for their second edition, with more categories, more judges and more rigor. The awards aim to celebrate the achievements and innovations of the legal cannabis sector, which is transforming lives and creating opportunities across the region.
What are the Cannabiz Awards?
The Cannabiz Awards are the first and only awards program dedicated to the legal cannabis industry in Australia and New Zealand. They were launched in 2023 by Cannabiz, the leading media platform for the sector, to recognise and reward the best in the business.
The awards cover 18 categories, ranging from companies and products to individuals and healthcare. Each category is judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, who apply a rigorous, two-stage process to select the winners.
The awards ceremony is a gala event that attracts hundreds of attendees from the industry, government, media and academia. It is a chance to network, celebrate and showcase the achievements of the sector, which is changing lives and creating opportunities across the region.
What’s new in 2024?
The Cannabiz Awards 2024 have introduced three new categories to reflect the growth and diversity of the sector. They are:
- Best Use of Technology: This category recognises the use of technology to enhance the efficiency, quality, safety or accessibility of cannabis products or services. Examples include software, hardware, apps, platforms, devices, sensors, testing, tracking or delivery systems.
- Best Patient-Focused Initiative: This category recognises the initiative that has made the most positive impact on the lives of patients who use cannabis for medical purposes. Examples include education, support, advocacy, access, affordability or quality of care.
- Best Industry Newcomer: This category recognises the individual who has made the most significant contribution to the industry in their first year of involvement. Examples include entrepreneurs, executives, researchers, practitioners, advocates or influencers.
The Cannabiz Awards 2024 have also increased the number and diversity of judges, who represent a wide range of expertise and perspectives from the industry and beyond. The judging process has been enhanced to ensure more transparency, consistency and fairness. In stage one, the judges will shortlist the entries, while in stage two, they will meet to discuss and score the entries independently against the judging criteria.
How to enter?
The entry process for the Cannabiz Awards 2024 is simple and straightforward. Entrants need to fill out an online form, providing basic information and a brief summary of why they deserve to win. They can also upload supporting documents, such as testimonials, case studies, reports, videos or photos.
The entry deadline is 15 March 2024, with a late deadline of 22 March 2024. The shortlist will be announced on 18 April 2024, and the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 30 May 2024, at Zinc at Federation Square in Melbourne.
The entry fee is $99 per category, with discounts for multiple entries. Entrants can enter as many categories as they wish, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. The entry guidelines and the entry form are available on the Cannabiz website.
Entering the Cannabiz Awards 2024 is a great opportunity to showcase your achievements and innovations to the industry and beyond. By entering, you will:
- Gain recognition and credibility from your peers, customers, partners and stakeholders
- Boost your profile and visibility in the media and the public
- Enhance your reputation and trust in the market
- Attract new opportunities and partnerships
- Celebrate your success and reward your team
The Cannabiz Awards 2024 are the ultimate recognition for the legal cannabis industry in Australia and New Zealand. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the history and the future of this exciting and dynamic sector. Enter now and join the celebration!