Victorians are encouraged to enter in the 2017 Resilient Australia Awards, which recognise innovation in emergency management and community safety.
The national awards, now in their 18th year, recognise and promote initiatives that help make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared to manage natural disasters.
They are open to all Victorians, including individuals, not for profit organisations, small and large businesses, local and state government, schools, education institutions, research bodies and emergency service agencies.
Applications are judged first at the state and territory level and winners become finalists for the national judging. There is also a photography award for photos that communicate work in disaster resilience.
Last year a number of Victorian projects were recognised as part of the awards including:
- Glenn Daniels for his image ‘Fire Ranges’
- Yarra City Council’s Keep Cool in Yarra campaign
- Anglesea Primary School’s Fire Education Partnership Survive and Thrive Program
- ARC Ventures for Leading from Within - Building Resilient Communities program
- Australian Red Cross Grampians for the RediCommunity Project
2017 Victorian awards
The awards are held at both state and national level. There are five categories at state level:
- Resilient Australia Community Award: Communities, non-government organisations, tertiary colleges and universities.
- Resilient Australia Business Award: Private sector and business.
- Resilient Australia Government Award: Local Government and State Government.
- Resilient Australia School Award: Pre-school, infants, primary and secondary schools.
- Resilient Australia Photography Award (People’s Choice Award): Open to individual photographers/copyright holders.
2017 National Awards
Winners from each state category will advance to the National Awards, where entrants are judged in the following categories:
- Resilient Australia National Award: projects which have benefited three or more states and territories, as well as state winners from the Community, Business or Government categories.
- Resilient Australia School National Award: winners of the state and territory school awards will be eligible.
- Resilient Australia National Photography Award (Editor’s Choice Award) - the winning photograph will appear on the cover of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
Emergency Management Victoria is once again the Victorian convener for the National Awards, which will be held later this year.
The 2017 Resilient Australia Awards are now open for entries, and close on 30 June 2017. To apply, go online: https://resilient.awardsplatform.com
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