WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA Regional Achievement & Community Awards

Community TAB Community Service Award
The Community TAB Community Service Award celebrates paid individuals who make a significant contribution through community service or social justice initiatives. The award recognises individuals who are dedicated to the care of others, excel in their community sector profession or field of employment and those who seek innovative solutions to addressing social issues.
They offer hope, education, care and support to those in their care. Whether it be for service provision, those in need, cultural and community support, health and wellbeing, emergency services, academia or education, they make a difference. 
These individuals are not only at the forefront of caring and accomplishment, but are contributing to the community by achieving their goals through hard work and perseverance and they are wonderful role models for us all. 
  • Length of service and commitment to the community
  • Organisations supported and who has benefited from the contribution
  • Barriers and difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Nature and impact of the individual’s position
  • Innovative approach to social issues 
  • Contribution to lasting solutions and sustainability
  • 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.
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
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Making a Difference Award will recognise collaborative efforts by Local Governments to ensure positive outcomes for WA’s regional communities. This award recognises and celebrates the importance of Local Government working for the benefit of our regional communities and the valuable contribution that Local Government makes every day. 
  • Describe the program, project or initiative that the nominee Local Government was involved in that has made a difference in their local community.
  • Identify the alignment with the Council’s Strategic Community Plan and why the program or initiative was required. 
  • Outline the community engagement approach undertaken and the collaboration with the community and key stakeholders. 
  • What specific outcomes and successes did the Local Government achieve? 
  • Who has benefited from the programs/initiatives?
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the Local Government encountered and how they were overcome.
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting the achievements and the 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 job creation, 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 employment or job creation/growth 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.
Horizon Power Leadership and Innovation Award
Tenacity, dedication, selflessness, and leadership qualities are the key ingredients to those amazing individuals and groups who are the ‘driving force’ in their community. These leaders 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 be leading the way in a not for profit or volunteering program or simply be putting their heart and soul into making Western Australia a better place. The Horizon Power Leadership & Innovation Award will acknowledge role models who through their innovation, leadership and driving force, pave the way for others to follow. 
  • Describe the leadership and innovation skills and how they benefit the community 
  • How and who in the community has benefited from the leadership contribution and achievements 
  • Impact and outcomes of the contribution 
  • Support and funding 
  • Degree of difficulty and how barriers may have been overcome 
  • Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills 
  • Sustainability of the leadership work, project or contribution 
  • 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 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 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 
  • 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.