Nominees and shortlist announced for 2011 CHOICE Awards

David Jones, Bunnings and Myer up for Best Retailer

CHOICE announces the nominees and organisations shortlisted for the second annual CHOICE Awards, being held at The Australian Museum In Sydney on Thursday 31st March, 2011 In Sydney at 6pm.

The awards, which highlight the very best in goods and services, cover ten  categories including Best Washing Machine Brand, Best TV Brand, Best Online Savings Account and Best Low Fee Bank Account.

The shortlisted organisations in each of the 'Best' categories have been determined by CHOICE with the judging carried out by a panel of its experts.

The nominees for the People’s CHOICE Awards for Best Retailer, Best Online Retailer and Best Value Mobile Phone Service have been determined by a popular vote from the organisation’s 180,000 members.

Recognition is also being given this year to two individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the greater good of all consumers with the Consumer Champion Award and Consumer Champion Lifetime Achievement Award.

The short list of candidates for the 2011 CHOICE Awards:

Best Washing Machine Brand

  • Asko
  • Bosch
  • Miele

Best TV Brand

  • Sony
  • Samsung
  • Panasonic

Best Low Fee Bank Account

  • ING Direct Orange Everyday
  • NAB Classic Banking

Best Online Savings Account

  • RaboDirect High Interest Savings
  • Arab Bank Online Savings
  • UBank NAB Usaver
  • SmartyPig (ANZ)
  • ME Bank Online Savings

Best Restaurant Hygiene Rating Scheme

  • City of Melville (WA)
  • City of Whitehorse (VIC),
  • Glen Eira City Council (VIC)
  • City of Charles Sturt (SA)
  • Canada Bay Council (NSW)
  • City of Salisbury (SA)
  • Brisbane City Council (QLD)
  • Many City Council (NSW)
  • NSW Food Authority

The short list of nominees for the 2011 People's CHOICE Awards:

People’s CHOICE Award - Best Retailer

  • David Jones
  • Myer
  • Bunnings

People’s CHOICE Award – Best Online Retailer

  • Apple
  • eBay
  • Amazon

People’s CHOICE Award – Best Value Mobile Phone Service

  • winner to be announced on the night

NB: The winners of Consumer Champion Award and Consumer Champion Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on the night.

For further information on the 2011 CHOICE Awards go to, or see our 2011 CHOICE Awards Fact Sheet.

Media Contact:

  • Ingrid Just, CHOICE, Spokesperson: 0430 172 669
  • Christopher Zinn, CHOICE, Director of Campaigns and Communications: 0425 296 442

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