TASMANIA

Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

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. Regular physical activity is a major contributing factor in preventing a number of chronic diseases and can benefit both physical and mental health. Physically active communities are more inclusive, healthier and happier. 

The Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award acknowledges the important role not-for-profit community organisations play in keeping Tasmanians active. The award is presented to community organisations providing programs, services and projects that increase, improve or provide physical activity 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 influencing and contributing to the community as well as achieving their personal goals. Despite personal challenges, this award recognises people actively involved in areas including sport, art, study, community services and/or education. 

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

To be eligible for consideration, applicants should outline:

  • Your community involvement and contributions (service/organisation name, role, task/activity, time contributed)
  • What others have recognised as your significant achievements (if applicable)
  • How have your contributions influenced the community?
  • 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 how these have made a positive impact 
    This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.

Prime Super Business Innovation Award
Prime Super is big on performance and in any business environment, innovation is a key factor in running a successful business. The ability to adapt quickly and take advantage of opportunities is crucial.

Prime Super is proud to introduce the Business Innovation Award, which will celebrate creative and proactive business ventures, that are making important economic and social contributions to Tasmania, across all industries.

It’s these innovating businesses that are providing opportunities for growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment. Which is why Prime Super is excited to acknowledge and highlight their success and achievements, so that the entire community benefits.
  • Provide a brief background and history of the business, including description of products/services provided.
  • Outline your focus on innovation and highlight any key outcomes as a result of your innovative approach.
  • Description and evidence of financial success and viability of the business. Include examples of recent business achievements.
  • Provide details on how you engage with your local and/or wider community.
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties you have faced and how they have been overcome. Include examples of any creative or proactive solutions.
  • 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.
Tasprint Community Group of the Year Award
The Tasprint 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.