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Congratulations to those who registered and submitted their essay by the cut off. Over the coming months you’ll be notified on the results of the 6 finalists. Each of the 6 finalists will present their topic and ideas to a judging panel of executives on June 15th, 2023.
The Winner of the 2023 Joe Berry Award will be announced in the evening at the Award Gala on June 15th, 2023.

Enter your details below to register for the next Joe Berry Award. Once you have submitted your details, you will receive a confirmation email containing your Registration number (JBA-24-###). Use this Registration number when submitting your final essay.

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2024 JOE BERRY AWARD is now open

Enter your details below to register for the next Joe Berry Award. Once you have submitted your details, you will receive a confirmation email containing your Registration number (JBA-24-###). Use this Registration number when submitting your final essay.

Registration CLOSES

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How it works

Sequence of events

Register

Register your details, recieve your entry kit and review the guidelines.

Essay

Research and submit a 2,000 word essay on one of the selected topics.

Present

6 finalists will present to a judging panel of Retail Industry Exectives.

Award

From the finalists, the winner recieve the Retail Industry Executive Award.
Download entry kit

**Only download the Entry Kit if you have already registered and received your Registration Number**

 FAQ’s

Things you should know

Rules & Regulations

Introduction, Body of essay, Flow of Information, Relevance to the Topic, Research and Personality, Conclusion.

Your complete essay documents must be no more than 2000 words in total , excluding your Cover Page, as measured by the word count on the bottom of the WORD screen, providing 200 words of actual essay text.

Essays over 2000 words may be accepted but will be
returned for editing down to the limit.

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Referencing must be by Word-Referencing-Tab and bottom of page reference detailing.

You must save and submit your entry electronically, in WORD format, using the unique entrant number allocated to you at registration.

Essays must be prepared with Microsoft Word, using:

  • Arial 12 font;
  • 1.15 line spacing
  • 2cm margin on both page sides.
There is an essay template included in your entry kit to use as your starting point. Use this template to make sure you are compliant the moment that you start!

We have a panel of 30 judges who are prior winners or senior executives. A judge from your company cannot judge your essay.

If you require assistance in developing your essay entry, you are welcome to use the following support services:

• The Activate Australia Joe Berry office for information clarity, ‘how
to start assistance and mentoring’ during the process
entries@joeberryaward.com.au or call 0403 003 809

• Request support from your own company team, leader or management. 

• You may utilise online resources, provided that the essay submitted is your own work and free of any plagiarism. (We will check)

• Watch past YouTube Podcasts on the Joe Berry Award.

• Yourself: Read and check your work for spelling, grammar and
continuity. Many good essays fail on the lack of author revision.

Yes, we encourage you to pre-submit your essay before the cut off date (February 28) and get feedback before submitting your final essay. 

What happens next…

Once you have submitted your [final] essay, it will be distributed and judged by a panel of Retail Executives. If your essay scores in the top 6, you will be notified that you have made it to the next round.

If you are selected as one of the 6 finalists, you will present your ideas to a live judging panel, which consists of high-level executives and past alumni.

Each of the 6 finalist presentations will be scored, and an overall winner will be chosen to receive the Joe Berry Australian Retail Industry Executive Award.

Later in the evening, the 6 finalists will be interviewed in front of a live audience at the Award Gala, and the Joe Berry Award Winner will be announced.

WHy Participate

Award Benefits

All participants of the Joe Berry Award receive recognition among industry leaders and are exposed to high-level retail executives. Most past finalists have been promoted within their organisation within months of entering the Joe berry Award.

The Joe Berry Award Winner will receive an All-Inclusive Retail Educational Opportunity which may include international travel to visit some of the biggest and most recognised brands around the world. Winners in the past have also had the opportunity to shadow some of the world’s top CEO’s and executives within the retail industry.

The Joe Berry Award Title and Trophy
All-inclusive world study tour
Featured in Retail World Magazine
Access to high level executives.

Career promotions and advances.

Recent winners

Joe Berry Award Alumni

Ben Jacobs

Aldi Supermarket

2022 Award Winner

Thea Dickinson

Mars Wrigley

2021 Award Winner

Patricio Servat

Simplot

2020 Award Winner

Alec Renehan

Coles

2019 Award Winner

Esra Ozege

Lion Food

2018 Award Winner

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Keith Quigg

Board Chairman

Esra Ozege

Head of Alumni Committee

Bianca Velez

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