QUEENSLAND

Queensland Regional Achievement & Community Awards

Access Community Services Cultural Diversity Award
The Access Community Services Cultural Diversity Award was established to celebrate the importance of cultural diversity in building both economic and social benefits for regional communities.
With an average of 28% of Australians born overseas, Australia’s successful migration story only continues through the leadership, commitments and innovation of local champions.
This Award pays tribute to the businesses, organisations and groups of people who have demonstrated these qualities in promoting cultural diversity throughout their workplace, business, community or the lives of others. 
The Award recipient will provide examples of initiatives such as projects, events or campaigns that resulted in greater understanding and inclusion of our cultural diversity across regional Queensland. Nominees that show collaboration and partnerships in their initiatives and sustainability in their efforts will be strongly considered.
  • Describe the project, activity or initiative that the applicant is being nominated for
  • List the outcomes of the initiative and who has benefited
  • Detail any partnership and collaborations and their roles

  • Detail how the activity demonstrated leadership, commitment and innovation in promoting cultural diversity
  • Describe the benefits/improvements to the individual, family or group
  • Describe the sustainability or greater impact resulting from the initiative 
  • Describe any barriers faced and how they were overcome 
  • Outline why the applicant should receive this award
  • Provide two referees to support your application
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
ATEC Rail Group (ARG) Innovation and Leadership Award
Tenacity, dedication, selflessness, and exceptional leadership qualities are key ingredients for outstanding individuals, businesses and groups who are recognized as a ‘driving force’ in any community. Then there are individuals and businesses at the forefront of innovative thinking, whose new and innovative ideas are making a significant difference to the lives of many. 
As a community leader or a recognized innovative thinker, you may have overcome difficulty, adversity, stumbling blocks or hardship, but your leadership and innovation is delivering obvious and positive outcomes for both your local community and regional Queensland. 
ATEC Rail Group (ARG) believe these leaders and innovators should be recognized for the contribution and impact they’re making to regional Queensland.
The ATEC Rail Group (ARG) Innovation and Leadership Award acknowledges role models who through their demonstrated examples of innovative thinking and/or leadership qualities are paving the way for others to follow. 
  • Describe your leadership and/or innovative ideas
  • Who in the community has benefited from your leadership and/or innovative thinking? And how have they benefitted? Identify some of your achievements
  • What’s the impact and outcome/s of your contribution?
  • Have you received any support and/or funding (if relevant)?
  • Highlight the degree of difficulty in reaching your goal. What barriers have been overcome? 
  • Profile the project/s undertaken and your achievements 
  • How has your contribution increased local community pride and development, and has there been any State wide impact? 
  • Highlight your creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills 
  • Is the project/activity sustainable? 
  • Quantify your hours contributed (paid and/or unpaid) 
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Australia Pacific LNG Regional Service Award
The Regional Service Award applauds our unsung heroes, acknowledging those people who are passionate in dedicating their lives for the needs of others. When hard times hit or volunteers are needed, there are many selfless men and women, young and old that often make a difference by giving their guidance, encouragement and much needed support. Whether it be mentoring unemployed, running camps for our underprivileged teenagers or simply spending their time offering friendship, hope and inspiration to the disadvantaged and those who need it most.
This Award is an opportunity for our whole community to gain inspiration from others through their achievements, demonstrated leadership and outstanding service to the local community.
  • Outline the contribution to the community
  • Outline Initiative and innovation
  • Detail the short and long term aims and objectives of programs/projects
  • Detail community involvement, appreciation, participation
  • Discuss barriers encountered and how they have been overcome
  • Source of funding for projects/programs
  • Outline what is voluntary or paid involvement
  • Outline self-development, training and education levels of individual relevant to service or role
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Gladstone Printing Services Trade and Career Achievement Award
Regional Queenslanders are pursuing their trade or career with passion and vitality. Whether they are a sole trader, climbing the corporate ladder, progressing from apprentice to workshop manager, or have a focus on pro-activity and innovation in the workplace, they are showing that career success can start and apply anywhere.
The Gladstone Printing Services Trade and Career Achievement Award promotes innovation, high achievement, hard work, leadership, a desire for self-improvement and a community focus. The Award will reward those who make the most or their opportunities.
  • Background of Career profile – eg. work experience, success, communication, marketing and management skills, career path - development plan, sustainability
  • Creativity - innovation - entrepreneurial skills
  • Budget and staffing control responsibilities - number of staff, training, skills etc
  • Personal development - extracurricular activities
  • Financial position of business if relevant
  • Contribution to team management and/or self-development 
  • Business/Position success
  • Length/sustainability of business or position
  • Community participation, involvement and contribution
  • Community hours contributed if relevant (unpaid)
  • 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
MOA Benchmarking Community Service in Aged Care Award
The MOA Benchmarking Community Service in Aged Care Award will recognise carers, volunteer workers and health professionals that are supporting the health and wellbeing of older Australians in care.
There are many individuals who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance and professional services within the aged care sector. Through their efforts they offer friendship, hope and inspiration. They create a sense of community spirit, and play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of those who depend on them. These individuals may be paid or voluntary workers and should be dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people in aged care. 
The Community Service in Aged Care Award will acknowledge the services, efforts, actions and positive contribution provided by carers, volunteers and health professionals. 
  • Describe the aged care home, service, organisation, not for profit or business and its purpose.
  • Outline the location and size of organisation in terms of employee and care recipient numbers.
  • Describe the nominee’s role; include position title, time with the organisation, the average time commitment per week and a brief overview of responsibilities. 
  • Describe how the nominee supports the health and wellbeing of care recipients in your service. 
  • Provide an example of how the nominee has enhanced the quality of life of a care recipient. 
  • Outline any challenges the nominee faces in performing the role (if applicable) and how they have been overcome.
  • Include any positive supporting comments from care recipients, relatives or fellow staff members. 

  • 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 or program, it is important to recognise and encourage these groups and organisations, as their efforts help to make regional 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 Queensland.
  • 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.
University of Southern Queensland Educational Innovation Award
The University of Southern Queensland Educational Innovation Award is to acknowledge and recognise leadership and innovation in education. As an education leader or a recognised innovative thinker, you may have overcome difficulty, adversity, challenges but your leadership and innovation is delivering positive outcomes that impact on regional Queensland.
  • Describe your leadership and/or educational innovative ideas
  • Who in the community has benefited from your leadership and/or educational innovative thinking? And how have they benefitted? Identify some of your achievements
  • What’s the impact and outcome/s of your contribution?
  • Have you received any support and/or funding (if relevant)?
  • Highlight the degree of difficulty in reaching your goal. What barriers have been overcome? 
  • Profile the project/s undertaken and your achievements 
  • How has your contribution increased educational outcomes and has there been any State wide impact? 
  • Is the project/activity sustainable? 
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night