From grey government town to colourful creative capital, Wellington's not short of cool companies these days.
First held in 1999, the Wellington Gold Awards recognise businesses large and small that keep our capital ticking along.
There's no shortage of categories, including awards for the film, media and creative content industries, exporters, SMEs, tech companies, R&D projects, service providers, and more.
Entries close on March 9 and the finalists will be announced on April 17, with the ceremony taking place on May 31.
Last year's winners included boutique brewers Tuatara Brewing, software company Aptimize, Designworks and Dulux. The supreme award went to Endoform, a high-tech shelf-stable tissue substitute developed by Mesynthes, soon to launch in the US.