WBA 2023
All finalist videos will be around 30sec, based on a 60-80 words script you supply for us to record a professional voiceover. We will produce the video for you and organise the voiceover recording from our end. If you choose to be filmed by us, the available filming period is between 25th September - 25th October 2023. We strongly recommend you book your filming session as soon as possible.
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce funds all videos for finalists as an added benefit, there is no cost to you as a finalist. You will receive a copy of the final video after the award evening for your own marketing use.

Finalist Videos

You can checkout the previous finalist video example here.
WBA 2022 Finalist Videos
WBA 2021 Finalist Videos

Finalist Video Options

Option 1 Filming/Edit

Book a filming session on location and we will edit out a new video for the business awards.
Book a film session

Option 2 Editing Only

We can edit any marketing material from you and produce a video in the awards format.
Choose option 2

Option 3 Use Existing Video

Use the existing marketing video you have or the previous WBA video.
Choose Option 3

Script Submission Deadline: COB Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

The submission form will be available and accepted once the finalists are announced. We urge all participants to prepare their materials in advance to ensure a smooth submission process. Detailed guidelines will accompany the form to assist you in your preparations. Thank you for your cooperation and active participation
You can also send us a storyabord or edit instrcutions as a guideline.
Select Storyboard/Instruction Submission from finalist video option.

CEO of the year & Emerging leader of the year award

If you are a finalist in both of those categories, there will be no filming required for the 'CEO of the Year' and 'Emerging Leader of the Year' awards. We will produce judges' message videos for those two categories at our end. There's no need for you to schedule any filming.

Step 1. Video Option

WBA 2023 Video Booking Form (#9)

WBA 2023 Finalist Video Form

Please include a link to download your video file. If you have entered before and we already have your video file, you do not need to supply anything else. We will confirm the version with you before the final check.

Please include your update requirements in the notes section. If you wish to update the voice over, you will need to submit a new script here.

Please use [email protected] for share folder access permission if required.

For the best experience and flexibility, we strongly encourage you to book your filming session early from 25th September. This allows all parties to accommodate changes and adjust for weather conditions.

Filming Session Details:
- We offer a maximum of two film sessions per day.
- Morning sessions commence at 9:30 am.
- Afternoon sessions start at 1:30 pm.
- Each filming session typically lasts around 2 hours.
- Please allocate 2.5-3 hours of your time to accommodate any unforeseen delays.

Booking Period:
- Available dates for filming are from 25th Sep to 25th Oct.

Submission Details:
- Ensure you submit your script before your scheduled filming session.

Alternative Dates:
- When booking, please provide at least one alternative date. This helps us efficiently manage any conflicting schedules.
- Our team will get in touch with you to confirm the final filming date and time.

You can email [email protected] directly if you wish to send supporting files at later stage.

Please give access to [email protected] if your folder requires permission.

Please remember to submit your script to us by COB Tuesday, 3rd Oct.

Step 2. Script Submission

You will need to submit a 60-80 words script to us for the 30sec video voiceover recording unless you wish to run the same WBA video from the previous year.

Please supply your script no later than Tuesday, 3rd October. The earlier, the better. We must have all scripts ready for voiceover recording. You can email it to me at [email protected]. We highly recommend that you supply your script to us BEFORE your filming session. That will enable us to design the footage we need to capture and be more creative and relevant.
WBA 2023 Script Submission Form (#10)

WBA 2023 Script Submission Form

If you choose option 3 and provide a finished video, a voice-over script may not be necessary, provided the format meets the business awards' standards.

Please use [email protected] for share folder access permission if required.