TASMANIA

Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

Betta Milk ‘Make It Betta’ Health Achievement Award
The Betta Milk ‘Make It Betta’ Health Achievement Award recognises the efforts of individuals, volunteers, carers, health professionals, groups and businesses in Tasmania that are dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in our communities. 
This Award covers all aspects of health including (but not restricted to) improving healthcare through research, providing assistance for the aged, the initiation of health projects or health programs, supporting LGBTI health, serving the disability sector or addressing mental health issues.
At Betta Milk, we believe that every step made towards better health can make a difference. When we work together and support each other, we can all achieve healthier, happier and better lives.

  • Outline your commitment to improving health and wellbeing in your community
  • Describe who has been involved in your effort and how they have benefited 
  • List any barriers or difficulties you have faced and explain how they have been overcome (if any) 
  • List or estimate the number of hours contributed by yourself and others (if any), paid and/or unpaid
  • Describe any outcomes and/or results achieved
  • 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.
EPA Sustainability Award
The EPA’s vision is a Tasmania that is clean, healthy and sustainable. Its purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.
The EPA Sustainability Award acknowledges businesses from any industry sector who have developed and implemented cleaner production initiatives that have delivered measurable improvements in preventing pollution, conserving energy and water, minimising waste and maximising resource efficiency.
Submissions should be for a project or initiative that results in measurable improvements in any or all of the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, resource efficiency, waste minimisation; and results in wider community or flow-on benefits to the sector.

  • Describe the initiative or project, particularly any innovative aspects and how it has resulted in improvements to the environment
  • Demonstrate the measurable improvement to relevant areas of environmental sustainability, resulting from the initiative or project
  • Detail the social, economic and environmental benefits of the initiative/project both to the business and partners directly involved, and to the wider community
  • Outline the initiative’s sustainability, including changes to technology, process, training and awareness
  • Describe barriers and learnings from concept to implementation, and how these were/are being overcome 
  • Describe the methods used to share information about this project/initiative within the business, your industry sector, and other key stakeholders such as local communities
  • 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.
Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award
The Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award applauds our unsung heroes and high achievers working on land or marine farming who work tirelessly to provide us with food and drink. Our highly diversified plant and animal industries, including field crops, horticulture, forestry, livestock and livestock products, make agriculture the back bone of our communities.
Nominees for this category can be involved in any stage of agriculture including production, education, research, development, innovation, natural resource management, trade and export. The Agriculture Award presents an opportunity for us to acknowledge those who play a part in shaping our agricultural community.

  • Describe the contribution to the farming/agricultural community
  • How has this impacted the community/industry and who/how many benefit
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties (if any) and how they have been overcome
  • Detail any achievements, performance success, self-development or training (if applicable)
  • 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.
Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award
Being physically active on a regular basis creates a wide range of benefits for individuals and the communities in which they live. 
The Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award acknowledges the important role not-for-profit community organisations play in promoting and providing opportunities for physical activity. 
Physically active communities are inclusive, healthier and happier. Regular physical activity is a major contributing factor in preventing a number of chronic diseases and can benefit both physical and mental health. 
The Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award recognises programs, services and projects that increase, improve or provide physical activity participation opportunities in communities.

  • Describe the scope of your program/service/project (include the location, target audience, number/age of participants, duration and sustainability)
  • Outline how your program/service/project was developed, including resources used, and how you involved the community
  • Outline the objectives of your program/service/project and the benefits to the community (include any increase in physical activity levels, opportunities for participation and increased awareness of the benefits of physical activity)
  • Describe how you measured any increase in physical activity levels, opportunities or awareness and/or how you determined the success of your program/service/project
  • Describe any barriers you faced and how they were 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.
Heather & Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award
The Heather and Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award applauds our high achieving individuals who excel in their profession or chosen field of endeavour whilst still finding to time to assist others. These individuals are at the forefront of accomplishment, whether in sport, art, culture, leadership, community involvement, academia or career and are also making a real difference in the community. 
The Outstanding Achiever Award pays tribute to our talented and dedicated high achievers.

  • Describe your achievements and field of endeavour. Provide examples of initiative, planning, management and/or leadership
  • What impact does your achievements have on the community and who benefits?
  • List or estimate the number of hours contributed paid/unpaid
  • Barriers/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.
MAIB Disability Achievement Award
The MAIB Disability Achievement Award recognises people living with a disability who are actively contributing to the community, and achieving personal goals. Each of these individuals contribute, influence and achieve in the areas of sport, art, study, community services and/or education despite their own personal challenges. 

The MAIB Disability Achievement Award recognises these motivated and inspirational role models and celebrates their contribution to the community.

  • Outline of your community involvement and contributions (service/organisation name, role, task/activity, time contributed)
  • Outline what others have recognised as your significant achievements (if applicable)
  • How have your contributions influenced the community?
  • Provide details of challenges and barriers you experience and how you overcome them to achieve your goals
  • 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.
Prime Super Business Achievement Award
Tasmania has many successful businesses that are making important economic contributions. Creative business and commercial ventures provide opportunities for growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment. Businesses are continuing to realise their corporate vision and mission in areas such as product development, manufacturing and construction, agriculture, primary industry, e-commerce, wholesaling, exporting, retailing, trades and other professional services. The Prime Super Business Achievement Award will acknowledge and highlight the continued success and achievements of business leaders and businesses.

  • Provide a brief background and history of the business, including description of products and/or services provided.
  • Description and evidence of financial success and viability of the business. Include examples of recent business achievements or performance success.
  • Outline how you have contributed to the overall wellbeing of your employees/staff—financial, mental and physical.
  • Provide details on any community involvement and contribution.
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties you have faced 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.
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 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 well being, 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 Tasmania.


  • Provide background on the aged care facility, organisation, not for profit or business and its purpose. Include details how the business/organisation is structured and number of employees.
  • Describe what makes you an excellent employer: e.g. flexible working conditions, staff training, etc.
  • Outline how you have contributed to the overall wellbeing of your employees/staff—financial, mental and physical.
  • Is the business/organisation involved in the wider community?
  • Outline barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome within the aged care sector
  • 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 Business Centre Hobart Community Group of the Year Award
The Ricoh Business Centre Hobart 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
  • 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.
University of Tasmania 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 Tasmania Teaching Excellence Award acknowledges teachers who have the ability and skills to inspire students and colleagues. The award recognises the significant creative, intellectual and conceptual demands required of them and is for those who are passionate about their work, care for the wellbeing of students and have demonstrated a pattern of outstanding service. This award provides an opportunity for the broader community to nominate teachers and acknowledge their achievements and contribution to outstanding service in their local community.

  • All applications/nominations require Principal endorsement OR the Principal is required to be a referee
  • All nominees must be a registered teacher or be an early childhood teacher in an early learning centre (Please provide documentation)
  • Please reflect on the nominee's progress as a teacher, in particular focusing over the last 12 months
  • Outline the Tasmanian teaching and learning context for the nominee and how he/she has shown initiative, engaged in innovative practice and excelled as a teacher
  • How has the nominee displayed a positive teaching philosophy and demonstrated good teaching and learning practices?
  • How have the students and the community benefited from the nominee's educational related activities?
  • Describe how the nominee has made a positive contribution to the profession within their educational setting
  • 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.