VICTORIA

Community Achievement Awards for Regional Victoria

Awards Australia Community Group Award
The Community Group 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 are involved in the group or initiative?
  • Detail the source of funding (if applicable) and sustainability of the group or initiative.
  • Describe 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.
Nectre Regional Service Award

Regional Victoria is a vibrant and exciting place that is constantly changing. Regional Victorians play an integral role in helping their regional communities to achieve this through volunteering, leadership, sport, community activities or in their career or through their services or products. They're helping to ensure sustainability, community and economic development, and to promote their community, town or region.

 

Nominees will have shown excellence in their endeavours and raised the profile of their community, initiatives or career. The Nectre Regional Service Award aims to recognise our regional and rural achievers and community contributors, acknowledging those who are helping to reshape and inspire their local communities.

  • Outline contributions and benefits to the regional community
  • What are the direct impacts of the activities, projects or programs of which the individual is involved within the community?
  • Outline initiative and innovation – planning, management and leadership
  • Describe any community involvement, participation and outcomes achieved
  • Describe and barriers or difficulties
  • Outline self-development, training and education levels of the individual or as provided for others
  • 60 words summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award
In rural and regional areas successful businesses are making important economic contributions. Creative business and commercial ventures provide opportunities for regional growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment. Businesses are continuing to realise their corporate vision and mission in areas such as product development, advanced manufacturing and construction, agriculture, primary industry, e-commerce, wholesaling, exporting, retailing, tourism and other professional services. The Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award will acknowledge and highlight the continued success and achievements of business leaders and businesses. 
  • Brief background and history of the business
  • Description of products and/or services provided
  • Involvement with wider industry groups, networks or associations
  • Number of employees (if applicable)
  • Examples of recent business achievements or performance success
  • Community involvement and contribution
  • 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.

Regional Development Victoria Leadership and Innovation 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 pioneered significant changes in their community, business or organisation that have altered the way people think and perform for the better.  The Regional Development Victoria Leadership and Innovation Award will acknowledge role models who through their leadership, innovation and driving force pave the way for others to follow. 
  • Tell us how the nominee has displayed their leadership and/or innovation qualities
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has encountered
  • Who in the community has benefited from their leadership and/or innovation
  • How has the community benefited from their leadership and/or innovation
  • What is the lasting legacy of the nominees leadership and/or innovation efforts
  • 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 nominees 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 the nominee (a team or an individual)
  • Examples of customer service excellence
    a. Any metrics that could be used to demonstrate customer service excellence, for example increase in customer satisfaction, increase in customer retention, decrease in customer complaints etc.
  • Training and development undertaken
  • Outline how the nominee (a team or an individual) has made an impact on the business and wider community
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Testimonials that back up examples of customer service excellence will be viewed favourably
  • 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.
Southside Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Community Hero Award
The Southside Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Community Hero Award acknowledges those individuals making a significant contribution at a local level in regional and rural Victoria. 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.
  • Please state the name of the individual being nominated
  • 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.