QUEENSLAND

Queensland Community Achievement Awards

Access Community Services Cultural Diversity Award
The Access Community Services Cultural Diversity Award was established to celebrate the importance of cultural diversity in building both economic and social benefits in our communities. With an average of 28% of Australians born overseas, Australia’s successful migration story only continues through the leadership, commitments and innovation of local champions. This award pays tribute to the businesses, organisations and groups of people who have demonstrated these qualities in promoting cultural diversity throughout their workplace, business, community or the lives of others. 
Nominees will provide examples of initiatives such as projects, events or campaigns that resulted in greater understanding and inclusion of our cultural diversity across Queensland. Nominees that show collaboration and partnerships in their initiatives and sustainability in their efforts will be strongly considered.
  • Has the nominee demonstrated leadership, commitment and/or innovation in promoting cultural diversity?
  • Describe any projects, activities or initiatives that the nominee is involved with which promote cultural diversity
  • Outline the sustainability and impact of the nominee’s contribution, and who has benefited
  • Describe any relevant partnerships and collaborations
  • Outline any barriers faced and how were they overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award
The Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award acknowledges those individuals making a significant contribution at a local level. There are many selfless people who, through their actions, have positively impacted the lives of others and their community.
The Community Hero Award acknowledges those everyday people doing extraordinary things within their local communities. Community heroes may be involved in (but not restricted to) art, health, business, sports, volunteering, the environment, aged care, or education. They may have displayed courage in overcoming a personal adversity or demonstrated leadership in trying times. 
  • Describe who is being nominated, and indicate if it is a group or individual.
  • Describe your contribution, event, project or activity 
  • What is the impact of your contribution? Who is impacted?
  • Is your contribution paid or voluntary? How many hours per week is involved?
  • Discuss any barriers you faced and how they have been overcome; if relevant
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Awards Australia Community Group of the Year Award
The Community Group of the Year Award recognises groups that make a significant contribution to their community.
These community groups share a strong sense of team spirit, and play a vital role in enhancing the social, economic, commercial and environmental prosperity of their region. Whether it be working together on an event, restoration project, providing a service or program, it is important to recognise and encourage these groups, as their efforts help to make our communities stronger and more vibrant.
  • Describe the project, group, program, community event or initiative
  • How long has the group, project or program been running, and who benefits? - demonstrate benefits to the community
  • How many people involved in the group?
  • Source of funding (if applicable) 
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award
Australian agricultural production and supply chain management has a long history of innovation to maximise efficiency, develop new products, and open new market opportunities, despite the challenges of climate, soil types and location. Nominees for the Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award will showcase this spirit of innovation through their application of technology or process improvement to demonstrably enhance production and increase efficiency, maximising returns along the value chain, particularly where that value flows back to the primary producer.
  • Describe the achievements/contribution to your community (including farming/agricultural community).
  • Outline key innovations, creativity and resourcefulness in your activities.
  • Outline your impact on the community/industry and who/how many benefit.
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome.
  • Detail any Self-development and/or training (if applicable).
  • Provide examples of achievements, initiative, planning or management.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award
With an ageing population, aged care facilities and the services they provide are an important part of the lives of an ever increasing number of people.
The Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award recognises and acknowledges businesses, organisations and not for profits who have a strong focus on staff engagement, safety and wellbeing, training and providing staff with higher education learning opportunities and development. The Award will also recognise the provision of quality services for clients, patients and residents.
The Award acknowledges aged care facilities, organisations, not for profits and businesses making a positive difference in the industry in Queensland.
  • Describe the aged care facility, organisation, not for profit or business and its purpose.
  • Outline operational standards, location and size of organisation.
  • Outline how the business/organisation is structured and number of employees?
  • Outline initiatives implemented to provide flexible working conditions and opportunities for staff.
  • Outline staff training and health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • What is the community contribution and involvement?
  • Outline barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome within the aged care sector
  • Include any positive supporting comments from third party firms responsible for audit activities within your organisation
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement Award
Located in Brisbane’s West the Pullenvale Ward is one quarter of the geographical size of Brisbane covering an area totalling 318km2. The Ward is a diverse and unique blend of rural, residential, bushland areas with wide spread countryside’s and much more.
The Pullenvale Ward is looking to recognise high achievers, innovative thinkers and leaders living and working in the Pullenvale Ward; which comprises the suburbs of Anstead, Banks Creek, Bellbowrie, Brookfield, England Creek, Karana Downs, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Kholo, Lake Manchester, Moggill, Mt Coot-tha, Mt Crosby, Pinjarra Hills, Pullenvale, Upper Brookfield and parts of Chuwar and Chapel Hill areas.
The Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement Award will pay tribute to the nominee’s achievements and contribution to the community, welcoming nominations for individual residents, business owners or community and not-for-profit organisations based in the Pullenvale Ward. The Award will also acknowledge excellence and leadership in their chosen profession or field of endeavour.
  • Nominees must be individual residents, business owners or community and not-for-profit organisations based in Pullenvale Ward. Please state which suburb of Pullenvale Ward you are from.
  • Nominees can be self-nominated or nominated by another party.
  • Describe the nominee’s achievements and/or initiatives contributed to the Pullenvale Ward community.
  • Who and how many have benefited from the nominee’s contribution.
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome (if any).
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award
Businesses and organisations spend a great deal of time and money trying to win and retain customers. The highly demanding discipline of customer service is arguably the critical success factor for many organisations and businesses. 
The Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award will recognise individuals that provide customer service excellence, best practice and innovative thinking in customer service. It may also be someone who is implementing customer service strategies which are integral to business success. The individuals will have a positive impact on their organisation and demonstrate dedication to product knowledge and commitment to the customer.
  • Brief background of the business/organisation and individual’s position. Is the position full time, part-time or voluntary?
  • Examples of customer service excellence, initiatives and strategies implemented. Any metrics that could be used to demonstrate customer service excellence, eg. increase in customer satisfaction or customer retention, decrease in customer complaints etc.
  • Training and development undertaken
  • How has the individual made an impact on the business or organisation?
  • Individual’s involvement with wider community or industry groups, if applicable
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
University of Southern Queensland Teaching Excellence Award
Teachers have a significant role to play in the lives of their students and can make a real difference by giving them guidance, encouragement and support. The University of Southern Queensland Teaching Excellence Award acknowledges teachers who have the ability and skills to inspire students of all ages through leadership and innovation. The Award recognises the significant demands required of them and is for those role models who are passionate about their work and have demonstrated a pattern of outstanding service.
The Teaching Excellence Award provides an opportunity for teachers to be acknowledged for their achievements and contribution to their local communities.
  • Please reflect on your progress as a teacher, in particular focusing over the last 12 months.
  • Describe your leadership and/or educational innovative ideas.
  • Who in the community has benefited from your leadership and/or educational innovative thinking? And how have they benefitted? Identify some of your achievements.
  • Outline any barriers or difficulties you have faced and how they have been overcome.
  • Describe how you have made a positive contribution to the profession within your educational setting.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.