Each year an important feature of the Sister Cities Australia Annual Conference is the National Awards Program. This program aims to encourage excellence and innovation in sister city activities, to develop a permanent information resource for members and to provide a forum for information exchange.
Entry into the National Awards is easy - there is an essential criteria for each category and any entry, no matter how small or simple, is encouraged. The three independent Judges' decisions are not made on how much money has been spent, or on how sophisticated the project has been, the Judges' decisions are based on how well each entry meets the criteria, as outlined category by category in the Handbook. Entrants are required to follow the essential criteria points as set out in the various categories, and in the order in which they appear.
Key Dates for 2019
1st April 2018 to 31 March 2019: Eligible Period for submitted activities to have taken place.
26th April 2019: Date by which the "Notice of Intention to Enter" is to reach Mrs. Jan Teasdale, SCA National Awards Co-ordinator.
3rd August 2019: Date by which an electronic entry for each submission must be received by the Senior Judge.
In the years that the National Awards Program is being conducted the National Awards Handbook together with the Notice of Intention to Enter form will be emailed to all SCA Corporate Members, in January / February of that year and also placed on the website.
If you need more information about these award programs, please contact SCA's National Awards Co-ordinator, Jan Teasdale.
Documents & Forms
At the top of the Media page are links to PDF format versions of our National Awards Handbook and Notice of Intention to Enter Form, as well as other Documents and Application Forms. These can be viewed either with your internet browser and you are also able to save them to disk or print a hard copy.