How to enter
Entering the awards is a great chance to reflect on your project, share the achievements of your initiatives to a wider audience and be recognised as a leader in sustainability. Finalists are promoted to customers, media and local community throughout Victoria. Entering is as simple as deciding you have a project that you want to enter and submitting your entry, you don’t have to be nominated.
Enter the awards
To get an idea for entering in 2019, have a look at the award categories and eligibility criteria and terms and conditions to see if entering is right for you this year and you meet the entry requirements
Decide which category or categories your project or initiative best suits. Only one entry is accepted per category, however you can enter your project into more than one category – provided that the entry meets the eligibility criteria of each category. You will need to create a separate entry for each category.
Start your online entry and submit by the entry deadline. There is no fee to enter.
In 2019 entrants are required to respond to five questions about their project that was completed in 2018 or the stage of the project you are entering was completed in 2018, When you submit the entry include documentation such as graphs or media coverage, photos or videos to support the response.
The five questions are:
- What were the objectives of your initiative? (300 words maximum)
- How were sustainability principles and processes embedded into your initiative? (300 words maximum)
- What were your sustainability outcomes and results? (300 words maximum)
- How did your initiative engage stakeholders and use partnerships to achieve sustainable outcomes? (300 words maximum)
- How could your initiative be continued or expanded in the future? (300 words maximum)
Entry close date is final, there will be no extensions provided.
Your entry information will be securely saved and confidential.
An information session on entering the awards is offered during the entries open phase to provide guidance on how to submit a compelling and informative entry. The session offers a comprehensive insight into category eligibility, how to write a competitive entry, entry process and benefits of entering.
You can attend the session in person at Sustainability Victoria or listen online via Skype.
When: Monday 13th May, 2 to 3pm
Where: Sustainability Victoria, Level 28, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
To register find our more contact Tamara Speldewinde at Tamara.Speldewinde@sustainability.vic.gov.au
Why enter the Awards?
Have your achievements recognised through the Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share your sustainability initiative with Victoria.
Entering is a matter of consolidating the information that you already have to tell your story. Be recognised and rewarded for implementing sustainable practices and showing innovation in the sustainable use of Victoria’s resources.
Great reasons to enter
Entering is easy and free: Entering the Awards really is easy. The submission process is simple to complete and the team can assist you with any queries you may have.
Publicity: If you go on to become a finalist, a media release will be written and distributed on your behalf, and social media content provided. Media outreach includes sustainability media, local councils, industry, representative bodies, suburban and regional media and social media channels. All publicity materials are provided to finalists. Receive public recognition at the highest level in the state.
Share the learnings: The Awards are a great platform to tell your inspiring story, and hear from others. Entrants are amongst the most innovative sustainability leaders in Victoria – you’ll be sure to learn something new.
Be recognised: Attain acknowledgement for the innovative work, expertise and vision demonstrated by your organisation. Enhance your community standing and corporate reputation by demonstrating your commitment to sustainability
Review and reflect: Entering the Awards is a great opportunity to reflect on the sucesses you and your organisation have achieved in sustainability. Its also a great way to demonstrate to your staff that their efforts in sustainability are publically recognised.
Networking opportunities: If you are a finalist, you’ll be invited to attend the Awards ceremony in October, where you’ll have a chance to network with environmental, industry and government groups and industry peers. And, maybe even win!
To ask questions relating to entering and category eligibility call (03) 8656 6704.
So what are you waiting for?