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NOMINATION PROCESS

There is a two-stage nomination process for the 2020 Awards.

 

STAGE 1: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (CLOSED)

28 January - 21 February 2020

The first stage requires a one-page Expression of Interest form be completed. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to apply for Awards will be accepted from Tuesday 28 January to Friday 21 February 2020 via the Online Awards portal.

The purpose of the Expressions of Interest process is to ensure that the entries that will be submitted meet the criteria. It also ensures the same person or process isn’t being entered by multiple companies.

 

STAGE 2: NOMINATION (CLOSED)

24 February - 8 July 2020

At the end of the Expressions of Interest period, eligible entries will be invited to complete the second stage of the awards process and will be required to complete a full nomination. This is done through the Online Awards Portal and nominations will be accepted from Monday 24 February to Wednesday 8 July 2020 (extended from 1 July 2020).

The full nominations will be judged by the national judging panel, and finalists will be announced in late July 2020.

Nominations are not required to have been submitted during the Expression of Interest stage.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

KEY DATES FOR THE 2020 AWARDS PROGRAM

Expressions of Interest
28 January - 21 February 2020
Complete the short Expressions of Interest form to confirm your entry will be eligible for the 2020 Awards. This step also allow us to ensure the same person or project isn't being entered by multiple companies.

 

Nominations
24 February - 8 July 2020
Formal nominations is where the online nomination form is completed and supporting images are uploaded.
The cost to nominate a project is $800 incl GST per nomination.
The cost to nominate a person is $150 incl GST per nomination.

 

Judging
8 July - 14 August 2020
Judging process will commence, site inspections for the Award for Best Refurbishment, Award for Design Excellence and Award for Best Retirement Living Development will be arranged along with interviews for the people categories.

National Finalists will be announced at the end of the judging stage.

 

Regional Village Manager of the Year Events
24 August - 30 September 2020
Each region will host a retirement living event where Regional winners of the Programme Award for Village Manager of the Year will be announced. Details for each event will be updated on this website.

Winners from each region will become a finalist in the National Programmed Award for Village Manager of the Year to be announced at the National Retirement Living Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

 

National Retirement Living Awards Gala Dinner
24 November 2020
National winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner being held during the National Retirement Living Summit. Tickets go on sale when registrations for the Summit open in July 2020. Tickets can be purchased individually or as part of a registration to the Summit.