SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australian Community Achievement Awards

Alzheimer's Australia SA Dementia Care Excellence Award
Dementia Care forms the backbone of support for people with the disease across South Australia. Currently there are over 30,000 people with dementia in South Australia, this number increases daily with 1,800 people diagnosed with the disease across Australia every week. There is no known cause and right now, no cure. Dementia is the 2nd largest killer of Australians and is the single greatest cause of disability in people aged 65 years and older.
The Alzheimer’s Australia South Australia Dementia Care Excellence Award recognises a South Australian organisation which has demonstrated an organisation wide commitment to providing high quality dementia care in addition to working to continually improve and innovate its dementia care services with recognition, of the diverse service and support needs of people with dementia, their families and carers. 
Alzheimer’s Australia South Australia present this award to celebrate achievement in championing the care of people with dementia, which enables us to work towards a society committed to reducing the impact of dementia.
Category Guidelines:
- The organisation will be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to people living with dementia.
- This Award will be presented to an organisation that has made an outstanding contribution against one or all of the criteria below
  • Innovative projects undertaken to enhance or improve the quality of dementia care the organisation provides
  • Implementation of staff training and education programs to support the provision of high quality person-centred dementia care
  • Outlining the challenges and obstacles the organisation faced in building and maintaining an organisational culture focused on providing the highest quality of dementia care
  • Identifying the networking involved external to their organisation including groups, service providers, support groups and carer networks who have helped to establish or support the initiatives introduced
  • Explaining how the organisation has championed the cause of dementia for people living with dementia, their families and carers and detail any involvement in raising awareness of the needs of people with dementia their families and carers such as committees, media, campaigns, promotions
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Caravan & Camping Industries Association of SA Tourism Award
Caravan & Camping Industries Association of SA is proud to support the Tourism Award, which will recognise the hard work of individuals, groups, organisations and businesses that are involved in promoting and developing their community through tourism.
South Australia has so many amazing and unique attractions to showcase and tourism not only brings visitors to these areas, but also contributes to the social, economic and commercial success of their community and South Australia.
Tourism has a positive impact socially and culturally, providing opportunities for people to meet and work together, helping to create a sense of belonging and social cohesion. Whether it is an innovative tourism project, attraction, tour operator, marketing initiative or a unique product, the Caravan & Camping Industries Association of SA Tourism Award will shine the spotlight on those involved in promoting their communities through tourism, contributing to a vibrant South Australia.
  • Description of tourism attraction, project, product or venture, include details on when and why it was established
  • Details of the development or growth of the tourism venture
  • Details of the organisation/operator responsible for establishing the venture and their role. Include number of people involved in running/supporting the venture
  • The level of support for the tourism venture from the broader community
  • Impact of the tourism venture. What are the demonstrated benefits provided to the organisers, participants, local businesses and the broader community?
  • Barriers or difficulties experienced and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Carers SA Carer Achievement Award
Family carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged. Carers are an integral part of Australia's health system and are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative and community care systems. Caring can happen to anyone, anytime. In Australia there are 2.7 million carers and an estimated 220,000 family carers in South Australia. 
The Carer Achievement Award recognises a South Australian family carer who has not only provided substantial long term care but who has also worked to improve the recognition, services and supports for other carers. Carers SA presents this award to celebrate this individual achievement in championing the carer cause to improve the lives of family carers in South Australia.  
Category Guidelines: 
- Be a current or past family carer who has had a substantial long term caring role with recent caring experience
- Not be a paid carer and not be fulfilling their caring role as part of a volunteer program
- Be over 18 years of age
  • Outline the length of the caring role and when, severity of the condition of the person and what the personal caring role entailed, the hours involved in caring
  • Outline the challenges and obstacles they faced in their caring role and the actions taken to overcome obstacles and challenges that affected themselves and others
  • Outline any networking, groups, services or support, carer has helped establish or support or been involved in, and for how long
  • Outline how the person has championed the cause of carers, how they have used their voice to raise awareness of the needs of carers such as committees, media, campaigns, promotions that has made a difference to the wider community of carers
  • Any award in recognition the carer has received (provide examples)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night

Grandeur Press Sports Award
The Grandeur Press Sports Award will recognise South Australians that have demonstrated dedication, success, a strong spirit of competition, sportsmanship and a love of the game.
Sport plays an integral role in the community, bringing people together and providing positive role models.
That’s why it’s important to acknowledge and support the ambition and hard work of our athletes and sports administrators, encouraging them to go further, faster, longer and higher than anyone before. Whether it’s competing, coaching, administration or education, this Award seeks to applaud their talents, their work in the community and to recognise their commitment in the pursuit of excellence
  • Sporting achievements - results on a local, national or international scale
  • Sport development - motivation, commitment, sacrifices, competitiveness & ability to achieve goals
  • Length of service and successes/achievements if an administrator, committee member or coach
  • Commitment and/or training involved
  • Vocational development - education, courses undertaken, work experience, part time or full time
  • Contribution to the community - impact on the community, coaching clinics attended, promotion of sport and associated groups
  • Hardships overcome if relevant
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night

Jones Harley Toole Community Road Safety Award
Road accidents continue to have a devastating effect upon people's lives and communities. The Jones Harley Toole Community Road Safety Award will recognise and highlight members of the community who, through their efforts, have improved road safety and/or helped reduce road trauma.
There are many in our community who take steps or act tirelessly to ensure the safety of others on the road. Nominations can be made by, or for anyone who feels there has been a genuine and significant individual effort to benefit others. It may be a volunteer driver or someone who has implemented measures in the community to ensure the safety of others on the road. The award is recognition of efforts to reduce the impact of road trauma or improve road safety.
Open to individual nominees (of any age) and small community groups.
  • Describe the individual nominee or community group and their road safety activities
  • Effect on improving road safety or reducing road trauma
  • Impact on a region, town or community

  • Role model (provide detail on whether the nominee is a role model to the community)
  • Hours contributed, either voluntarily or paid
  • Initiative, planning and leadership
  • References (if applicable)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Junction Australia Connecting Communities Award
Junction Australia understands the importance of vibrant communities where people live, work, meet, learn and play. This Award recognises grass-roots, ‘real life’ initiatives (local community groups or not-for-profits) that demonstrate genuine involvement, long-term value and add to the life of their community.  These initiatives may meet a specific need or simply be a ‘fun’ way to celebrate being part of a community – they do not have to be new, in fact they may have been running for many years, but they do have to be relevant – so much so, that people would  notice if they weren't there!
  • Provide a brief background and history of your community group or NFP
  • Describe the program, group or activity you are nominating
  • Demonstrate community involvement:
    - In your planning
    - In the way your project is delivered
    - In the way your project is received (participation)
  • Demonstrate the value of your initiative to your local community
    (You can use media clippings, testimonials, photos as well as commentary to respond to this question)
  • Provide details of any challenges and/or obstacles that you have had to overcome and how this has been achieved
  • Describe in 25 words or less, how your initiative enables vibrant, supportive and connected communities
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award
The Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award recognises groups and organisations that make a significant contribution to their community. 
These community groups share a strong sense of community spirit, which plays 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, program or a project, it is important to recognise and encourage these groups and organisations, as their efforts help to promote a true community spirit and 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?
  • Short and long term community objectives
  • How many people involved in the group?
  • Source of funding (if applicable)
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Hours contributed (paid and/or unpaid)
  • Impact of the group, event or project - demonstrated benefits to the community
  • Examples of initiative, planning, management and leadership
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
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 Prime Super 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 wellbeing, 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 South Australia.
  • Describe the aged care facility, organisation, not for profit or business and its purpose
  • Outline operational standards, location and size of organisation
  • Outline how the business/organisation is structured and number of employees
  • Outline initiatives implemented to provide flexible working conditions and opportunities for staff
  • Outline staff training and health and wellbeing initiatives
  • What is the community contribution and involvement?
  • Outline barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome within the aged care sector
  • Include any positive supporting comments from third party firms responsible for audit activities within your organisation
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award
The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award recognises individuals, communities and organisations in regional areas who are dedicated to those in need of health services. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance or professional services within the health sector. They offer friendship, hope, inspiration and medical or voluntary assistance to the aged, infirmed, sick, injured and home bound.
The Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by volunteers, carers and health professionals. These individuals, communities and organisations create a sense of community spirit, which plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of those who depend on them.
  • Outline your rural health and wellbeing contribution
  • Who has benefited and the nature of your input 
  • Is the health service paid or voluntary and number of hours contributed (paid and/or unpaid)
  • Discuss barriers and how they have been overcome (if relevant) 
  • Outline your community involvement 
  • Commitment to improving health situation/scenario of the individual, service or organisation you provide for
  • Outcomes achieved (if relevant)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night