DTC Growing or Emerging Award

The DTC Growing and Emerging Award recognises an SME (less than 200 employees) who is either:

  • increasing its market share in the defence sector;
  • new to defence and has recently had successive defence wins; or
  • a start-up, that is bringing a new product/service/research to the defence market.

The category includes domestic defence or export defence markets.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must be a financial DTC member;
  • The project that the award applies must be ongoing in this current year or have been completed within the past 24 months, but may have commenced up to 3 years prior; and
  • The project must have resulted in a commercial outcome and cannot be an arrangement currently bidding.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Demonstrated growth in turnover in the defence market (domestic or export) OR
  • Recently entered the defence market and has a clear strategy, supported by a bid pipeline to continue this growth OR
  • The approach, product or service taken to market is innovative. It either addresses a defence capability gap or it enhances defence capability by reducing sustainment costs.


Please complete the following nomination form as indicated below to be considered for this award:

    Company Information

    Question 1: Provide a brief overview of your business, including products and services? (no more than 500 words)

    Please answer either Question 2 or Question 3

    Question 2: Provide details of how the applicant has recently engaged in the defence market and include details of how the business intends to build upon this? (no more than 500 words)
    Question 3: Provide details of how your business has achieved year on year growth in the defence market for 3 consecutive years? (no more than 500 words)
    Question 4: Provide details of your business strategic objective for the defence market and how you plan to continue growing in the defence sector? (no more than 500 words)
    I acknowledge that to nominate I must be a financial member of the DTC and that all the information contained in the entries is is true and accurate. I acknowledge that the information will be marked confidential and will be treated as such by the DTC and the judging panel. Information provided will not be released without permission of the nominee.
    I acknowledge that if I am shortlisted for this award all relevant people in my business and my facility (where applicable) will be available during the week identified on the award timeline for filming.