TASMANIA

Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

Betta Milk ‘Make It Betta’ Health Achievement Award
There are many people in our communities who are passionate about helping others understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.The Betta Milk ‘Make It Betta’ Health Achievement Award recognises the efforts of individuals, volunteers, health professionals, community groups, businesses and organisations in Tasmania that are dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in our communities.
It may be providing assistance for the aged, sick or injured, or the initiation of a program to encourage innovative and health-focused activities for a community group, a workplace, or a local sport.At Betta Milk, we believe that every step made towards better health can make a difference. When we work together and support each other, we can all achieve healthier, happier and better lives.
  • Outline your commitment to improving healthy participation in your community
  • Outline the scope of your healthy participation project/program (include the key goals of the project/program, number/age group of participants, timing, location and duration of project/program, etc.)
  • Describe who has been involved in your input/project/program and how they have benefited 
  • List any obstacles or problems your project/program has encountered and explain how they have been overcome (if relevant) 
  • List the number of hours contributed by yourself and others who assisted with the program/project (if any), paid and/or unpaid 
  • Describe any outcomes and/or results achieved
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
EPA Sustainability Award
The EPA’s vision is a Tasmania that is clean, healthy and sustainable. Its purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.
The EPA Sustainability Award acknowledges businesses from any industry sector who have developed and implemented cleaner production initiatives that have delivered measureable improvements in preventing pollution, conserving energy and water, minimising waste and maximising resource efficiency.
Submissions should be for a project or initiative that results in measurable improvements in any or all of the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, resource efficiency and/or waste minimisation; and results in wider community or flow-on benefits sector
  • Description of the initiative or project and in particular any innovative aspects
  • Details of the community, social, environmental and economic benefits of the initiative both to and beyond the business and partners directly involved
  • The achievements, including return on investment, and current and projected future benefits
  • Likelihood that the business can sustain the initiative, including changes to technology, process, training and awareness
  • The barriers and learnings from concept to implementation, and how these were/are being overcome
  • The methods used to share information about this project/initiative within the business, your industry sector, and other key stakeholders such as local communities
  • Leadership and management structures, and strategic partnerships (including funding or in kind support) that assisted in the delivery of the initiative
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award
The Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award applauds our unsung heroes and high achievers working on land or marine farming who work tirelessly to provide us with food and drink. Agriculture is the back bone of our communities. Our highly diversified dairy, farming, sheep and cattle industries have a reputation for products that are internationally competitive and among the finest in the world. Nominees for this category can be involved in any stage of agriculture including production, education, leadership, natural resource management, environmental protection, marketing, trade, export, research, innovation and development. The Agriculture Award presents an opportunity for our community to acknowledge those who are involved in the life blood of the land.
  • Brief background of service to Agriculture
  • Examples of recent achievements or performance success
  • Description of research or products grown/produced
  • Description of financial success and viability
  • Involvement with wider industry groups, networks or associations
  • Number of staff/staff training and development if applicable
  • Marketing and promotional initiatives.
  • Innovation and/or business development.
  • Source of funding and Budgets if applicable
  • Business/staff community activity and involvement
  • Financial contribution back to community projects or activities
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award
Being physically active on a regular basis creates a wide range of benefits for individuals and the communities in which they live. 
The Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award acknowledges the important role not-for-profit community organisations play in promoting and providing opportunities for physical activity. 
Physically active communities are inclusive, healthier and happier. Regular physical activity is a major contributing factor in preventing a number of chronic diseases and can benefit both physical and mental health. 
The Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award recognises programs, services and projects that increase, improve or provide new physical activity participation opportunities in communities.   
  • Outline the objectives of your program/service/project and why it was undertaken
  • Outline the scope of your program/service/project (include the location, target audience, number/age of participants, duration and sustainability)
  • Outline how your program/service/project was developed and how you involved the community
  • Describe the benefits of your program/service/project to the community (include any increase in physical activity levels, opportunities for participation and increased awareness of the benefits of physical activity)
  • Describe how you measured any increase in physical activity levels, opportunities or awareness and/or how you determined the success of your program/service/project
  • List the resources used to develop your program/service/project
  • Describe any barriers you faced and how they were overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Heather & Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award
The Heather and Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award applauds our high achieving individuals who excel in their profession or chosen field of endeavour. It may be sport, art, culture, leadership, community involvement, academia or career. These individuals are at the forefront of accomplishment and are making a real difference in the community. They are successfully achieving their goals through hard work and are a wonderful role model to all of us. The Outstanding Achiever Award pays tribute to our talented and dedicated high achievers.
  • Describe your achievements and field of endeavour
  • How do the achievements compare to others involved in the same field
  • What impact does your achievements have on the community and who benefits?
  • Self development/training undertaken/provided (if applicable)
  • Barriers/difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Hours contributed paid/unpaid
  • Examples of achievements, initiative, planning, management and leadership
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
MAIB Disability Achievement Award
The MAIB Disability Achievement Award acknowledges those people with a disability, living in our community that are achieving goals that actively contribute to the community. These individuals may achieve and contribute in sport, art, study, community services and/or education despite the barriers of their own personal situations.
The MAIB Disability Achievement Award will recognise these amazing and inspirational individuals, and celebrate their contribution to our community.
  • Achievements: Describe goals that the nominee is proud to have achieved, or what others have recognised as significant achievements. These achievements may be in sport, employment, voluntary work, community organisations, the arts or education or any other field of endeavour
  • Barriers: Outline the barriers that the nominee has had to overcome, these may be physical, emotional, social or any other barrier(s)
  • Contribution to the community: Describe the way(s) that the nominee is contributing to the community. This may be providing their time, being an inspiration or performing tasks. Include details of the community organisation(s), individuals or services that the nominee is involved with. Please outline their role(s), activities and time spent
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use
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 or program, it is important to recognise and encourage these groups and organisations, as their efforts help to  make our communities stronger and more vibrant.
  • Describe the project, group, program, community event or initiative
  • 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 Tasmania.
  • 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
  • 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
Ricoh Business Centre Hobart Environment Award
The Ricoh Business Centre Environment Award acknowledges proven passion and dedication to improving the Tasmanian environment.  It seeks to reward individuals or groups who work to overcome the challenges facing our natural world and to overcome the barriers to change that are usually encountered. Environmental improvements can come in many forms, for example, changing behaviours and patterns of consumption, restoring impacted areas, and the protection of threatened species and habitat.  
Regardless of the focus, the result is a better environment for all to share and a brighter future for our children.  Those entering this category will embrace the concept of 'think globally, act locally' and work to make positive change.
  • Describe the project or initiative and who benefits
  • How is the project or initiative making an impact on future environmental preservation
  • How is the project or initiative educating and or/changing community behaviour
  • Source of funding (if applicable)
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 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