Awarded to the business which has demonstrated commitment and valuable contributions to their community, be that a geographical based community, a social group, or any other form of community. Evidence should be shown of its importance to the local community, and leadership and business skills contributions.

The Smart50 Community Hero Award winner is determined by the SmartCompany judging panel. The panel will determine a winner based on the following criteria:

* The business can demonstrate ongoing commitment to enhancing and/or contributing to the development of their community
* The business is important to their local community
* The business demonstrates strong leadership and business skills