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How to apply

The application process involves submission by email to with up to four attachments.

  • Application Form to be completed by the applicant or nominator, including a privacy statement, eligibility information, personal information, response to selection criteria (as either a written response or a video response to a maximum of four minutes) and supporting evidence.
  • Referee Form(s) to be completed by relevant referee(s) to provide recommendations and/or comments on the applicants suitability for the award.
  • Up to two pages of annotated photos (no more than six per page) in .doc, docx or pdf format.
  • A headshot to be used if selected as a finalist. You can find tips on Do-It-Yourself headshots.

Email the above attachments to with your name or the name of the person you're nominating in the subject line.

If files are too big to send due to image sizes you can resize the photos before inserting into the document or use a file share services such as Dropbox and send the link to the files with the application email to

You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received. 

All applicants and nominators will be notified about the outcome of the application after the judging period.

View the guide outlining tips to write the best awards application or nomination:

Writing a good award application/nomination PDF (1 MB)

Writing a good award application/nomination (plain text) TXT (4 KB)

Conditions of Application

If the applicant is under 18 years of age, consent from their parent or guardian in support of their application is required.

The applicant must also be willing to participate in promotional media opportunities if they are successful in winning an award.

Selection Criteria

The application will be assessed based on specific selection criteria detailed against each award category.

If you have any issues with the application process or require an extension

Please contact the Awards team

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