Celebrating change makers leading the way to a better future.


Celebrating change makers leading the way to a better future.

A better future? A future in which the planet, people and economies can all thrive, not just survive.

The TMRRW Awards recognise the local businesses, organisations, and projects making a positive environmental and social impact.

Together, we're building a passionate community of change makers to inspire new ways of thinking, living, and working and fostering a culture of collaboration and collective action.

TMRRW Awards AU/NZ 2023 is made possible thanks to…

Compass Studio
Frank Wild

Why Enter

Be recognised by our world-class panel of judges as an industry leader, leading the way to a better future.

Our focus is on ensuring everyone who enters gains value from taking part in the TMRRW Awards.

By entering, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Get noticed by our world-class judges
  • Be recognised for your achievements
  • Reach new, appreciative audiences
  • Connect with our passionate community
  • Get inspired by what others are doing

The winner of the Change Maker Of The Year award will receive a prize pack specially curate to help propel their growth:

Out of home (OOH) media package valued at $50K from oOh! Media
Purpose Lending Financial Strategy with Pure Finance
Editorial interview feature in Green+Simple, including promotion across socials valued at $7K
Brand Strategy Consultation Session with Nick Hoskin, Exec. Creative Director and Founder of global creative studio, Something™ valued at $5K


Key Dates

  • 18th September
    Entries Open
  • 30th September
    Early-bird Entries Close
  • 12th October
    Entries Close
  • 1st – 14th November
    People's Choice Voting
  • 1st November
    Finalists Announced
  • 23rd November
    Winners Announced

Entry Fees

We’ve kept entry fees as low as possible to remain accessible and encourage a broad mix of companies, organisations and individuals to take part.

While we’d love to make entries free for everyone forever, the reality is there are a lot of out-of-pocket costs that go into making it happen each year.

These fees help offset some of these costs and enable us to continue to grow the awards in future years.

  • Early Bird (Until 23:59 AEST, 30th September)
    $99 Per category entry. Excludes GST
  • Standard
    $199 Per category entry. Excludes GST
  • Under 19s

We know how hard the past few years have been and don’t want to see worthy entrants go unrecognised just because they can’t afford to pay the entry fee.

If you have a project you believe is worthy of consideration but financial limitations are stopping you from entering, please get in touch with us to discuss (each request will be assessed on a case-by-case basis).


Entries are open to Australia or New Zealand registered businesses and organisations of all sizes; from startups and B Corps, through to not-for-profits and large corporations. Our unique judging criteria enables a wide range of different entry types to be evaluated on their own merit regardless of budget, size of project, or scale of resources.

Recognising Change Makers disrupting the status quo and creating new ways to overcome today’s biggest challenges.



The entry which best demonstrates having created significant change in their industry through radical innovation.


The entry which best demonstrates having overcome significant challenges.


The entry which best demonstrates the potential to drive large-scale change in the future.


The entry which best demonstrates new ways of thinking that unlock opportunities that weren’t previously possible.


The entry which best demonstrates the use of emerging technologies to create change.

Recognising Change Makers creating a meaningful and measurable impact on people and the planet.



The entry which best implements Circular Economy practices to create an impactful outcome.


The entry which best demonstrates the adoption of regenerative business practices to create a positive impact.


The entry which best demonstrates creating impact of significant scale with limited resources.


The entry which best demonstrates creating meaningful and measurable impact at a large scale.


The entrant that best demonstrates helping businesses increase their positive impact on people or planet.

Recognising early-stage Change Makers demonstrating world-changing potential.



The entry which demonstrates the greatest impact within their first year of operating.

One to Watch

The entry which best generates excitement about their potential for the future.

Next Gen

The entry, from someone aged 19 years or younger, that best demonstrates the attributes of a change maker.


The entry which best demonstrates developing a solution that empowers individuals to create change.

Community Champion

The entry which best demonstrates inspiring and engaging a group of people through a change making initiative.

Recognising Change Makers delivering outstanding achievements.



The entry which best demonstrates the use of a creative medium to drive change.


The entry which best demonstrates the power of partnerships to create change at scale.

Hall of Fame

The entry which best demonstrates being a pioneer who continues to lead the way to a better future.

Special Achievement

The entry which deserves recognition beyond the defined accolades.

People’s Choice*

The entry which attracts the most valid votes in the public vote.

*All finalists will be included in the People's Choice public vote


Change Maker of the Year

The entry which the judges collectively feel best demonstrates the what it means to be a Change Maker.

Great Wrap
The Swag
The Very Good Bra

Meet some of our past winners

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Our jury is made up of a diverse mix of representatives, each bringing a unique perspective and experience, all focused on creating a better tomorrow for everyone. 

Judges Judges Judges Judges
Judges Judges Judges Judges
Catherine Hutchins
Catherine Hutchins
Co-Founder, Good Edi
Amarjot Bagga
Amarjot Bagga
Head of Environmental & Social Impact, Iress
Cat Long
Cat Long
Co-Founder, Trace
Franz Siasat
Franz Siasat
Founder, Zolo Australia
Josh Howard
Josh Howard
Founder, Single Use Aint Sexy
Lisa McLean
Lisa McLean
Managing Director & CEO, Circular Australia
Luke Dean-Weymark
Luke Dean-Weymark
Co-Director, Compass Studio
Missy Gilbert
Missy Gilbert
Founder, UnitePlayPerform
Nancy Hoang
Nancy Hoang
Chief of Staff, Heaps Normal
Natalie Dean-Weymark
Natalie Dean-Weymark
Co-Director, Compass Studio
Kelley Sheenan
Kelley Sheenan
Founder & Editor-In-Chief, Peppermint Magazine
Nik Robinson
Nik Robinson
Founder, Good Citizens
Palisa Anderson
Palisa Anderson
Restauranteur & Regenerative Farmer, Boon Luck Farm Organics
Sam Elsom
Sam Elsom
Co-founder & CEO, Sea Forest
Slava Kozlovskii
Slava Kozlovskii
Founder & CEO, Evee
Tim Duggan
Tim Duggan
Author & Advisor, The Cult Status
Tina Elias
Tina Elias
Co-Founder, Upparel
Tishiko King
Tishiko King
First Nations Program Manager, Australian Communities Foundation
Jahdon Quinlan
Jahdon Quinlan
Sustainability Leader, Stone & Wood
James Grugeon
James Grugeon
Social & Environmental Entrepreneur
Paul Barnett
Paul Barnett
Co-founder, The Growth Drivers
Jenny Ringland
Jenny Ringland
Co-Founder & Editorial Director, Green+Simple
Nathaniel Diong
Nathaniel Diong
Founder, Future Minds Network
Louise Laing
Louise Laing
General Manager Marketing ANZ, Intrepid Travel


Our unique judging criteria enables a wide range of different entry types to be evaluated on their own merit regardless of budget, size of project, or scale of resources.

Entries are open to individuals, businesses and organisations of all sizes, as long as they are registered in Australia or New Zealand*.

*Excluding the Research and Under 19 categories where there is no requirements for business registration. Entrants must be based in Australia or New Zealand to be eligible though.

Enter the category(s) based on the awards you think you are best positioned to win.

If you are unsure on which category you should enter, feel free to getting touch with us [email protected] and we can advise.

You can enter in as many categories as you like, however an entry fee will apply for each Category. 

The entry fee for each category beyond the first entry will be reduced by 25%. Discount will be applied at Checkout.

Early-bird Entry
(Until 23:59 AEST, 30th September): $99 per category entry + GST

Standard Entry:
$199 per category entry + GST

Under 19s

Early-bird Entry Deadline: 23:59 AEST, 30th September

Entries Close: 18:00 AEST, 12th October

The People’s Choice Awards is a public vote that takes place after the finalists have been announced.

All finalists are included in the vote (you have the option of opting-out as part of your entry) and we’ll get in touch with you before voting opens to share your unique voting link.

Unfortunately the judges will not be able to provide specific feedback on all

Once the winers are announced you can submit a request for feedback and we will attempt to get this for you but it can’t be guaranteed due to judges other commitments.

The winners will be announced on the 23rd of November.

We’re always up for finding ways for brands that share our vision and values to help us make an even greater impact. Get in touch to chat about partnership opportunities.

TMRRW Awards AU/NZ 2023 is made possible thanks to…

Something™️ is a culture-led creative studio, making ideas come to life in more impactful ways. Ideas that change how we think. How we work. How we live. Or just make us smile. 

Compass Studio uses strategic storytelling to maximise impact and generate greater returns for world-bettering brands.

Frank Wild creates events and experiences that leave a lasting impression on people, not the planet.

The Growth Drivers partner with ambitious leaders and bold thinkers from around the world to transform your obstacles and opportunities into impact that lasts.

oOh! is Australia and New Zealand's leading Out of Home advertising company.

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The TMRRW Awards exist to celebrate change makers and inspire new ways of thinking, living, and working within mainstream culture.

If you’re a brand who shares our vision and want to help us create an even greater impact, we’d love to chat about partnership opportunities.

Our Story

We launched the TMRRW Awards (previously The Circle Awards) in 2021 to recognise and showcase the local businesses creating positive environmental and social impact and inspire others to take action.

After returning to Australia in 2020 following over a decade in the UK, I discovered so many exciting things happening locally that demonstrated the positive impact more conscious leadership practices can have, not only in terms of the environment and societal benefits, but also in driving commercial success.

I set out to find a way to celebrate those leading the way and share their stories as inspiration and education to empower others to adopt a more purpose-driven approach within their businesses and organisations. The goal was simple: create an annual awards program that grows a community of passionate individuals and fosters a culture of collaboration and collective action, not competition.

With the support of the Something™ team, the creative studio I’m a co-founder of, The Circle Awards were born.

As the awards enters its third year, we've evolved the name to the TMRRW Awards to better reflect the breadth of ways entrants are making a positive environmental and social impact.

I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but also very much looking forward to the big plans we have for the future.

This is just the beginning – watch this space.

Nick Hoskin,
TMRRW Awards Founder

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