Illawarra businesses only have until Monday to get their entries in for the IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards.
There are 18 award categories to enter by 5pm on Monday.
Businesses can enter by logging onto the online entry portal at businessannualawards.com.au/Regions/Illawarra, selecting a category that suits the business and responding to each of the questions.
The 25th annual awards will be presented at the WIN Entertainment Centre on October 18.
Excellence in Micro Business is a new category this year.
It recognises businesses with between one and four employees that demonstrate exceptional growth in profitability and market share.
Winners of 13 award categories this year will have the opportunity to represent the Illawarra at the NSW Business Chamber State Awards on November 22.
Corrimal Chamber of Commerce won a state award in 2018.