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For individuals

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The Aspire Awards(c)

Your nominee provides guidance and leadership for others, a positive role model for every Australian

Nominating an individual 


About the nominee 

  1. What are the nominee’s significant achievements and contribution to their profession  
  2. What are the exemplary and inspirational qualities demonstrated by the nominee? 
  3. Outline how the nominee has gone above and beyond what could reasonably be expected of someone in a similar position. 
  4. Provide demonstrated evidence, including qualitative or quantitative information that is accurate, factual and specific.

Validation of nomination

The nomination must address the questions relevant to the individual and must be completed to be a valid nomination and will be assessed by the judges. 


When answering the questions it is important to provide specific examples of how the nominee’s contribution has been outstanding.


If you are aware the nominee has previously been nominated for an Aspire Award© [previously an inspire award] your nomination must clearly explain the changes or further work that has been undertaken since the previous nomination.

For organisations

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A nominee

Can be  an employee, or known to your organisation for their role on a board, for their work in the community, for their advocacy contribution or for their volunteer work

They are recognised for their ability to be a role model and as mentor

Why should you nominate

It takes just a short time to show how much another is valued by you

Others will come to value your support

Show Australia that you care for and respect those who identify with a disability

There is no other awards like this

The awards celebrate all people who identify with a disability in any chosen field of work, volunteering, sport, hobby, advocacy, health, law, arts, writing, they celebrate opportunity, dreams, achievements of an inclusive society.

qualifying Conditions

Conditions of entry

Definitions:

  1. “Award Category” means the relevant category described as either “Individual”, as set out in the Award guidelines; and
  2. “Nomination Questions” means the nomination questions for the relevant Award Category as set out in the Award guidelines.

Entry Requirments

A nomination will only be eligible if:

  1. A true and complete nomination, which addresses the Nomination Questions, is submitted online at theaspireawards.com.au the nominee meets the eligibility requirements of the relevant Award Category; the nomination complies with these conditions of entry; and the nomination is accompanied by two written references by persons other than the nominator and the nominee, 
  2. Nominations close 5 pm, December 24th 2019 (the Closing Date).
  3. All nominations must be received by the Closing Date. No responsibility is accepted for lost, misdirected or late nominations received after the Closing Date.
  4. Individual nominees must be Australian citizens 
  5. Individuals cannot self-nominate. Individual nominations must be submitted by a person other than the nominee. 
  6. Nominations must be submitted by persons aged 18 years and over
  7. Sitting local, state and federal politicians, and current vice regal officers are not eligible for nomination. Retired politicians and officers will be considered based on work in addition to their official duties.
  8. A person cannot receive more than one award.
  9. Persons nominated for the Awards in previous years may be nominated for the 2019-20 Awards if either: There has been a significant change to the nominee’s achievements and contribution to their profession since the previous nomination. The nomination must clearly set out this change in circumstances; or the nominator was invited by the judges of previous years’ Awards  programs to submit a new nomination for the nominee with additional information. The nomination must clearly state that this is the basis of the nomination and provide all additional information requested.
  10. The judges will, in their absolute discretion, determine whether a previously nominated person is eligible for a 2019-20 Award. 
  11. The judges reserves the right to reject or disqualify a nomination, if in the founders and Patron’s discretion, the nomination is found at any stage not to have complied with the conditions of entry, information contained in the nomination is false or misleading or the nomination brings the Awards into public disrepute or ridicule, or offends public opinion or reflects unfavourably upon the Awards’ reputation.
  12. The State reserves the right to reject or disqualify a nomination, if in the founders and Patron’s discretion, the nomination is found at any stage not to have complied with the conditions of entry, information contained in the nomination is false or misleading or the nomination brings the Awards into public disrepute or ridicule, or offends public opinion or reflects unfavourably upon the Awards’ reputation.

Judging

  

  1. The Awards will be judged by a panel of judges which may consist of persons outside of the public service and/or industry and business representatives.
  2. The judges’ decision is final on all matters relating to the nomination process, including but not limited to the eligibility of nominees for Award Categories and the selection of Award recipients, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. The judges reserve the right to ask nominators or nominees to provide additional information.
  4. The judges reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to:  [a]. consider nominations submitted in previous years’ Awards programs for the 2019-20 Awards;  [b]. retain nominations submitted in the 2019-20 Awards for consideration in future years’ Awards programs; and [c]. invite a nominator to submit a new nomination for the nominee in the 2019-20 Awards program with additional information.
  5. The judges reserve the right not to allocate an award in any of the Award Categories if, in their opinions, the nominations are of insufficient merit.
  6. The number of awards allocated in each Award Category will be at the judges’ discretion.
  7. Judges will be known for each state event and national event at the national event

Intellectual property

  

The nominator acknowledges and agrees:

  1.  That the material contained in the nomination is not of a confidential nature;
  2. That the State has a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, amend, copy, reproduce, use, publish and communicate to the public, in full or part, the material contained in the nomination;
  3. That the use of material contained in the nomination in accordance with these conditions of entry, will not give rise to any infringement or unauthorised use of any third party intellectual property rights;
  4. That he/she will not make any claim against the State arising from the exercise of this licence granted to the State, including claims in relation to any moral rights that they may otherwise have; and      
  5. To indemnify the State against all costs and claims by any third parties arising from a breach of these warranties.

Nominations Close 5pm December 24th 2019

Conditions of entry

Personal information 

1. The nominator agrees that:

[a]. his/her personal information will be collected by the State for the purpose of administering the Awards;

[b]. his/her name may be disclosed to the nominee;

[c]. his/her personal information will be given to the panel of judges for the purpose of judging the Awards;

[d]. in the case of the posthumous category, the nominator’s name may be disclosed to the nominee’s next of kin; and

[e]. he/she has obtained the prior consent of the referees to disclose the referees’ personal information to the panel of judges to enable the panel of judges to contact the referees to verify the information contained in the nomination.

Promotion

1. The nominator consents to their name and material contained in response to the nomination questions to be used in connection with the Awards to report on, promote and publicise the Awards, both now and in future years, including in print and online format such as the Aspire Awards© website and on the partner’s social media channels.

2. Award recipients may be requested by the Founder to be photographed for promotional purposes and to be profiled on the State’s Awards website and social media accounts.

General

1. To the extent permitted by law, the Founder, partners, benefactors, Funds in Court are not liable for any loss or damage suffered or incurred by any person or personal property in relation to the Awards including, but not limited to, consequential and indirect losses by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by Funds in Court, its employees, sub-contractors or agents. In no event will the court or judges be held responsible for any comment, viewpoint or expression, whether direct or implied, concerning the standard or quality of a nomination. By submitting a nomination, the nominee agrees not to bring claims against any judges or Funds in Court in relation to judges’ feedback (if any) on the nomination.

2. The Founder may change these conditions of entry or cancel or vary the Awards process at any time, whether before, on or after the Closing Date.