Australian Regional Innovation Awards aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations that are achieving innovation in regional and rural Australia
Community Development Award for Regional Innovation
Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Community development ranges from small initiatives within a small group to large initiatives that involve the broader community. We would like to see nominations for community development projects, programs, businesses and initiatives that are innovative and benefit regional and rural Australia.
Who can apply
Representatives from all types of organisations active in regional development across Australia, including councils, shires, rural and regional organisations, NGO’s and government agencies that aim to better serve their communities.
The Award Presentation Ceremony is held in conjunction Regional Development Australia Conference Dinner on October 15th at the Commercial Club Albury.
Click here to submit a nomination, entries can only be accepted via the website.
The online entry:
- requires you to provide a brief overall description of your project, for use in the Conference Proceedings and other promotional material
- has a 300-word limit to each criterion
- requires all selection criteria to be addressed as appropriate to the project; if a criterion is not relevant to the project state ‘not applicable’.
Note: applications and attachments will be printed in black and white only
Entries for the awards should address the following selection criteria:
Innovation and/or best practice How does your project demonstrate innovation and/or best practice in the way your organisation does business or delivers services to your community?
Process and planning How did you determine what changes were required to improve your business practices and/or better meet your community’s needs (for example, consultation processes, needs analysis, etcetera)?
- What are the benefits of the project? Who benefits and how? Innovation
- How does your project demonstrate innovation or deliver to community in terms of economic and social outcomes?
Community needs How are community needs met by this project
The judging process
Each Award will be judged by the Advisory Committee with judging based on the submitted entry form (entrants do not present). Judging will be based on the material provided by you, within the online entry form.
Community Development Awards for Regional Innovation
If you require more information about the Awards submission process and sponsorship please contact the Conference Secretariat.Community Development Regional Innovation Awards 2014 Secretariat Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax (61 7) 5527 3298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org