Moral Fairground has been a driving force in creating awareness and raising the profile of fair trade, and ethical business and consumer practices throughout the local communities and business sectors Australia wide. Through their many diverse events, they have reached hundreds and thousands of people, have created a community of conscious traders and consumers, and have inspired hundreds of advocates to take action in helping the fair trade movement gain more support in the community.
This year, Moral Fairground is going to hold the 4th Ethical Enterprise Award and the Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition to recognise and celebrate Australia’s most inspirational enterprises.
The Ethical Enterprise Award is open to any existing Australian business or organization of any size that delivers innovative work with positive social, environmental and economic impact locally and/or internationally. The winners will receive the following prizes:
1st Prize: $10,000 cash
2nd Prize: $7,500 cash
3rd Prize: Professional business coaching from One10 founder and entrepreneur Geoff Gourley worth $15,000.
The Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition are for social entrepreneurs who are still at the early stages of their business planning and needs mentoring and support so that their business idea becomes a reality. Finalists will have an opportunity to deliver their pitch at the Ethical Enterprise Conference to held on the 20th October 2016. A panel of professional judges will select the winner on the day and offer professional coaching and networks to help the aspiring entrepreneur set up a successful business.
Award applications for the awards open on the 1st of July 2016 and winners will be announced at the Ethical Enterprise Award dinner in Melbourne on 20 October 2016. Application deadline is at 5pm, September 15, 2016.