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Calling on space engineering businesses to enter awards

Space Connect is encouraging all space engineering businesses to submit into the fifth annual AusSpace24 Awards.

Previously known as the Australian Space Awards, the AusSpace24 Awards black-tie gala ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at The Star Sydney. Click here to book your tickets.

Entrants can submit into 25 individual and group award categories, including Engineering Business of the Year.

Submit an entry or nominate a worthy business if you think you or they deserve to be rewarded for their successes.


This group award recognises all space manufacturing, maintenance, and engineering businesses, no matter their specialisation, operating across domains such as agriculture, launch, observation, research and development, telecommunications, satellite, energy, mining, transport, and all other space-related disciplines.

All space manufacturers are encouraged to participate irrespective of size, revenue, or geographic location/s.

The period of assessment is the calendar year of 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

To be eligible for this award, participants must be an Australian business, organisation or institution (or a division of a global business that is registered to trade in Australia) that has a focus on supporting the Australian space supply chain.


It is open to all businesses that have been trading since 1 January 2021.

All information will be treated as confidential and only shared with the specific judges who assess this category.

Answering questions in your submission

As part of the assessment criteria, you will be asked to provide responses of a maximum of 400 words per question in your submission to a series of questions.

Begin your submission by outlining your product or service, distribution, customers, pricing, and approach to customer service.

Then, detail the market potential for your business, system or platform, including your unique selling points/competitive advantages and the process for scaling/expanding it with reference to financial or other relevant data.

The submission also provides you the opportunity to showcase your major success, achievement, innovation, or milestone over the assessment period, and how your business leadership contributed to the outcome.

Following this, describe how your business could support more jobs in the space industry and ongoing upskilling for the Australian workforce.

In addition, explain how you have funded the business and what your plans are for future growth.

Finally, lay out your vision for the future of manufacturing in Australia’s space industry.

Back up your answers

To further strengthen your entry, we urge you to provide and refer to any attached supporting material for the judges’ consideration.

This could include financial or business metrics, images, statistics, transcripts, media coverage, accolades, testimonials or recommendations/references and other relevant information.

You may submit a maximum of four supporting documents, unless directly requested.

If the documents are not directly referenced and relevant to your submission, they will be disregarded.

On top of these documents, we encourage you to submit an optional short video up to 30 seconds long, answering the question: “What does business success mean to you?”

This award will offer peer-reviewed recognition of the achievements of an engineering business and its contribution to driving growth in Australia’s space industry.

Finalists will be determined by a well-respected judging panel that includes senior space industry and government leaders, academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators. Click here to view the methodology.

How to enter the awards

To enter the awards, decide which categories you are eligible to submit into.

Then, register your account through our secure awards platform and log in. Fill in the details of your submission/s.

When you are happy with your submission, press save and lodge it.

Submit an entry or nominate a business for a chance to win this award.

For tips on how to write an effective submission, click here.

To find out how to submit your award entry, click here.

Winners will be announced at the Australian Space Awards 2024 black-tie gala ceremony on Tuesday, 28 May 2024, at The Star, Sydney. Click here to buy tickets.

For more information about the awards program, click here.

Adam Thorn

Adam Thorn

Adam is a journalist who has worked for more than 40 prestigious media brands in the UK and Australia. Since 2005, his varied career has included stints as a reporter, copy editor, feature writer and editor for publications as diverse as Fleet Street newspaper The Sunday Times, fashion bible Jones, media and marketing website Mumbrella as well as lifestyle magazines such as GQ, Woman’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Loaded. He joined Momentum Media in early 2020 and currently writes for Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

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