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.
2020 National Awards cancelled
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the SCA Executive has made the decision to cancel the National Awards for this year. Next year, providing all restrictions are removed and life is back to normal, the Awards will be held and will cover the eligibility periods for 2020 and 2021.
Notification will be made once details are available on the 2021 Awards and the National Awards Handbook will be distributed containing all the relevant information.
In the years that the National Awards Program is being conducted the National Awards Handbook, together with the Category Entry Forms, 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, Christina Despoteris.
Documents & Forms
At the top of the Media page is a link to the PDF format version of our National Awards Handbook, 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.