Guidelines and Instructions

The 2024 ABEX Awards pertain to businesses operating in Saskatchewan at the time of applying, and must still be in operation during the ABEX Awards Gala. Any Saskatchewan business is eligible to submit applications for the 2024 ABEX Awards pursuant to the following eligibility requirements

  • Must be operating in Saskatchewan for a minimum of two years at the time of application.*
  • Must be financially viable.
  • Must qualify as a for-profit business (Exception: Nonprofit organizations can apply for the Non-Profit Impact Award).
  • Must not apply for a category in which the business has won the previous year (other categories remain eligible).
  • Must not have won Business of the Year the previous year (all categories ineligible - but can apply the following year)
  • Exception: Business of the Year winners are not eligible to wireceive Business of the Year again for five (5) years.
  • Must not currently serve as a board member or staff of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
  • Financial success is an important criterion in recognizing business excellence and as such, all categories ask for audited financial statements. This information is held in strict confidence and is permanently deleted after the ABEX Awards (NOTE: While the submission of financial information is optional, it is important to note that organizations omitting this information may receive lower scores and are less likely to be selected as finalists.)

*'Operating' entails engaging in commercial activities, providing goods or services, generating revenue, or carrying out other business-related functions within Saskatchewan's borders.
**Applicants do not need to be a member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to be eligible for an award. Applicants can apply for more than one category.

More information about category-specific criteria can be found on the Awards Categories page.