QUEENSLAND

Queensland Community Achievement Awards

Mauri Mosaic and Mount Nathan Winery Leadership Award
 Tenacity, dedication, selflessness, leadership and innovative thinking are the key qualities of those amazing individuals who are the “driving force” in their community. These individuals are at the forefront of community contribution in their field of endeavour. 

They may have overcome significant difficulty, adversity or hardship to achieve excellent outcomes and raise pride in the community and our state. They may have made Australia their new home and taken a leadership role in social inclusion or the broader community. It maybe a woman leading in traditionally male dominated field. It may someone pioneering significant changes in their community, business or organisation that have altered the way people think and perform for the better. The Mauri Mosaic & Mt Nathan Winery Leadership Award will acknowledge outstanding Queenslanders who through their leadership, innovation and driving force pave the way for others to follow. 
  • Tell us how the nominee has displayed their leadership qualities
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has encountered and overcome
  • Who in the community has benefited from their leadership 
  • How has the community benefited from their leadership 
  • What is the lasting legacy of the nominees leadership efforts
Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award

The Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award acknowledges those individuals making a significant contribution at a local level throughout Queensland. 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
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Bendigo Bank Community Group of the Year Award
With a presence across cities, regions and remote areas, Bendigo Bank strives to support and be a part of the communities in which it operates. The Bendigo Bank Community Group of the Year Award recognises groups, organisations and not for profits that share a strong sense of team spirit and play a vital role in enhancing meaningful connections and social wellbeing in their community.

Whether it be working on an event, project, initiative, providing a service or program, support or any type of community activity, the award will recognise groups, organisations and not for profits that bring people together, by providing support programs and services, connection and engagement programs and encouraging inclusion for all members of the community. 

It is important to recognise and celebrate these groups, as their efforts help to make strong and vibrant communities, which is a benefit to us all.

  • Describe the group, program, service, community event or initiative, including details on how many people are involved.
  • How long has the group, project or program been running, and who benefits? - demonstrate benefits, value, success and results of your initiative in the community.
  • Provide details on both the short term and long-term goals for the group, program or initiative and any community consultation.
  • Source of funding for the group (if applicable).
  • Outline any barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome.
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner
Evolt Health and Wellbeing
Evolt is passionate about improving the health and wellness for everyday people and recognise the importance of celebrating the many Queenslanders who share this same commitment.
The Evolt Health and Wellbeing Award will recognise and reward the efforts of individuals, gyms, community groups, not-for-profits and other businesses within Queensland, who are leading activities in the community that are transforming health and wellness for others, through their actions.

Whether it’s tackling obesity, health education, using innovation to increase the health and wellbeing of the community or any other area of health and wellness, the Evolt Health and Wellbeing Award is about celebrating positive movements and initiatives that improve lives and benefit the entire health and wellbeing of the community.

Category Questions, answered by nominees and used for judging to assign scores
  • Describe the nominee and their role in addressing health and wellness (e.g. is it paid role in an organisation, a volunteer, part of a group, etc.)
  • What impact is the nominee having in the community or workplace (could be local, or wider community) and who is benefiting?
  • What training has been undertaken or what skills does the nominee possess in health and wellness?
  • Has the nominee overcome any challenges and if so, how was this accomplished?
  • Provide some testimonials, or specific examples of how the nominee has improved health and wellness of others through their actions. Please feel free to use the “Attachments” section to include written or photo testimonials. Videos are encouraged and be submitted via a file sharing link (Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc).
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
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
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Special Event Presentations Local Sporting Club Making a Difference Award
Special Event Presentations recognises the important role that initiatives, projects and local sports clubs play in building strong, vibrant and healthy communities.

Sport is a big part of many people’s lives and can be a healthy and fun way to foster community spirit, support and encourage inclusion for all members of the community.

The Special Event Presentations Local Sporting Club Making a Difference Award celebrates and encourages involvement in sports and will recognise grass-roots groups/organisations, clubs, initiatives and programs that are making an impact in their local community.
  • Provide a description and history of the sporting club, program or initiative.
  • Outline how the sporting club, program or initiative is involving the community and their role in building strong, vibrant and healthy communities.
  • Provide any testimonials from members of the community who have benefited from involvement (you can include written answers, links or use the ‘Attachments’ section to upload media clippings or other documents).
  • Provide details on both short term and long-term goals for the sporting club, program or initiative and any community consultation.
  • Outline any barriers or obstacles that have been faced and how they've been overcome.
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. 
    This summary will be used for all media and promotional purposes.

Synaco Safety Award

Synaco is a workforce solutions team, inspiring people to live a passionate, purposeful working life and matching outstanding talent with great employers. Synaco recognises their mutual responsibilities with employees and clients, forming partnerships to ensure the safety of all parties.

Living and breathing a commitment to safety, Synaco acknowledges and celebrates outstanding safety initiatives through the Synaco Safety Award.

The Synaco Safety Award is open to any organisation or project in Queensland, demonstrating a clear focus on safety and will recognise innovative and tailored approaches to the safety and wellbeing of employees, clients, participants, and members of the community. Whether it is addressing training, culture, conducting processes from a holistic approach, Synaco aims to encourage and recognise those committed to safety in their workplace and throughout the community.

  • Provide a brief background of the organisation or project, outlining the commitment to safety and details of safety initiatives.
  • Outline who is benefitting from the initiative.
  • What are the short and long term goals of the safety initiative/s and has there been any measurable outcomes?
  • Provide details of any challenges and/or obstacles that you have had to overcome and how this has been achieved.
  • What methods or approach has the nominee taken to engage their own workforce in the promotion of safety in the workplace?
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made.
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.