WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA Regional Achievement & Community Awards

Curtin University, School of Education Teaching Excellence Award
The Teaching Excellence Award acknowledges people who are passionate about their work with students and have demonstrated a pattern of outstanding service. This award recognises those who have the ability and skills to inspire students of all ages, and recognises the significant creative, intellectual and conceptual demands required of them as teachers.
Teachers have a significant role in the lives of their students and can make a real difference by giving them guidance, encouragement and support. The Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award provides an opportunity for the whole community to gain inspiration from teachers by acknowledging their achievements and contribution to outstanding service in the local community. This award is open to qualified teachers, teacher assistants, and pre-service educators living in regional WA.
  • Show proven contribution to the regional community through teaching related activities
  • Identify initiative and innovation
  • Discuss barriers and difficulties overcome
  • Describe short and long-term project/community objectives
  • Accounts of self-development
  • 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.
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Making a Difference Award
Many Western Australians are passionate about making a difference in their local community. The Department of Local Government Making a Difference Award will recognise local shires, councils and or government that are driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote positive outcomes and make a difference in regional communities. The Making a Difference Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment that these governments make in achieving or participating in positive activities that empower positive change in their local community.
  • Describe the program, project or initiative that the local government has been involved with to a difference in their local community.
  • Outline any strategic planning undertaken and any collaboration with other organisations or local government.
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the local government achieved or been involved with to make a difference?
  • Who has benefited from the programs/initiatives?
  • Why is the nominee’s program or initiative needed? 
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has encountered 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.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Economic Development Award

The individuals, businesses and groups who are driving economic growth, local capability and social amenity in Western Australia’s regions bring prosperity to their communities.

This award recognises those in the regions who are making an outstanding contribution to improve the amenity and liveability of their communities.

Nominees will demonstrate their successes in sustaining and growing jobs, improving career opportunities, Aboriginal economic development initiatives, or activation of necessary infrastructure services needed to promote economic and social development.

The award will applaud and acknowledge innovation in retail, service providers, organisations, development associations or groups across regional and remote locations who are taking steps to encourage, promote, facilitate and foster the economic development of regional Western Australia.

  • Outline of proven business or economic results
  • Description of economic benefits to the local and/or broader community, including who and how they have benefitted
  • Cite examples of sustaining and growing jobs and/or job creating infrastructure services activated.
  • Barriers and difficulties for nomination 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.
Insurance Commission of Western Australia Regional Safety Award
Promoting safe practices in our regional communities encourages fewer and less serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes, leading to fewer insurance claims incurring lower costs. 
The Insurance Commission of Western Australia Regional Safety Award rewards Western Australian public initiatives (individual, business or non-governmental organisation) that, through their efforts and/or innovation improve safety in the community. These awards are primarily designed to recognise community led safe practice activities in regional communities.
Projects may address specific groups (motorcycle riders, youth) or specific problems (inattention, fatigue, reckless driving).
  • Explain the safety initiative and its benefits to minimise the risk of vehicle crashes in regional locations
  • How successful is the initiative and how is success measured?
  • Explain the driver for implementing the safety initiative
  • Explain whether/how the initiative can be implemented elsewhere?
  • Explain any barriers or difficulties and measures to 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 Business Achievement Award
In regional and rural 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, 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 of business financial success and viability
  • Description of management skills, staff training /development, marketing and promotional initiatives
  • 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.
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 Western Australia.
  • 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.
RAC Volunteering Award
The RAC Volunteering Award aims to acknowledge volunteers (both groups and individuals) who have made an outstanding contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community. 

This Award covers all aspects of volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, emergency services, health, aged care and not for profits. 

Nominees are volunteers who, through exceptional leadership and support to others, demonstrate innovative ways to achieve excellence beyond what is expected of them. 
  • Nature of the volunteer’s exceptional achievement/s 
  • Impact the volunteer has had, and the benefits they have provided to the organisation and/or the local community that is above and beyond what is expected of them 
  • Obstacles overcome by the volunteer as part of their achievement 
  • Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer 
  • Length of service by the volunteer 
  • 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, e.g. 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.
Rinehart Development of Northern Regional WA Award
Northern Regional WA is a destination of choice for industry, export and business. The Rinehart Development of Northern Regional WA Award will highlight economic achievements and successes in the region. The Award will pay tribute to the businesses and individuals that work hard to positively promote the economic development of Northern Regional WA. These businesses and business leaders are at the forefront of enhancing the social, economic and commercial viability of the North.
  • Brief background and history of the business/industry, including number of employees
  • Description of products and/or services provided and your contribution to Northern WA
  • Description of financial success and viability and source of funding and budgets if applicable
  • Involvement with wider industry groups, networks or associations and community involvement
  • Description of management skills, staff training and development
  • Examples of recent business achievements or performance success
  • Marketing and promotional initiatives
  • 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.
Woolworths Community Group of the Year Award
The Woolworths 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 
  • Was the group/program/community event or initiative developed as a result of COVID-19, if so, please outline.

  • How many people involved in the group? 
  • Source of funding (if applicable) 
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome - specifically, was the running of the group/program/community event or initiative impacted by COVID-19 and if so how did you change or adapt to continue to support your community?   

  • 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.