Awards Submission Guidelines

How to Enter the Awards 

To enter the Interpretation Australia Awards of Excellence you are required to complete all sections of the submission document including back up material, with the answers relating specifically to your project.

Please note, projects must have been completed within the past 5 years and submission close date.

1)     Complete Part A & Part B

2)     Complete the Entry Form (here)

3)     Upload your Completed Part A & Part B  (templates can be found below)

4)     Submit your entry electronically & Pay before the closing date. 2021 Submissions close 11:59pm Monday 20th September, 2021

We recommend walking the judges through the project in a way that will allow them to experience the project or interact with the project in the same way a visitor would.

This may include but not be limited to floor plans, images of content, video, audio, scripts or physical components you wish to send to the Awards convenor.

You will need to demonstrate how your project belongs in the selected category, by detailing all project costs, as accurately as possible in your answer to question 3. This must include your labour component (including voluntary labour) from the earliest planning stages right through to installation or delivery of the project together with all material, freight and installation costs. The category project values are exclusive of GST.

If you experience any difficulties with your submission please notify IA Awards Convenor, Sarah Agterhuis on 0408 171 992 or  before entries close at 5 pm Thursday 16th September, 2021.

Entry Fees (per project submitted)

Member                       $79

Non Member               $229*

* includes 1 x discounted individual IA membership.

Your entry fee is payable to Interpretation Australia at the time your entry is submitted and can be paid via invoice or credit card.

Submission Guidelines

Your Project Submission must be presented in the following format. Submissions which do not meet this criteria may be considered ineligible or lose valuable judging points.

  1.     Maximum of 7 x A4 pages (including a cover sheet)
  2.     Set in 10 point Arial (in sentence case) with single line spacing
  3.     Part A – use the provided template and answer every question. If a question is not applicable, write ‘N/A’. Do not start a new page for each question.
  4.     Part B – provide at least 1 x piece of supporting material which allows judges to ‘experience’ your project.

Part A Template

Part B Template

If you wish to upload large files you can also send them via email or dropbox, all files or hard copies must be received by the Awards Convenor by the closing date to be considered.

Multiple Entries

You are encouraged to submit as many entries as you like in any category. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee.

Conditions of Entry

As a condition of entry, you give permission for extracts from your project submission to be uploaded to the IA website. The details on your entry form will not be published. The IA Awards Judging Committee reserves the right to confer awards and prizes in each category entirely at its discretion. The committee is under no obligation to present an award or prize if the standard of entries does not meet the judging criteria or if entry requirements are not met. All members of your team should be informed, where feasible, of the nomination for this award.

Georgie Waterman & Young Achievers Awards 

To nominate someone for either a Georgie Waterman Award or Young Achievement Award please fill out the nomination form and provide:

  • The name; workplace; and contact details of the nominee.
  • A description of the nominee’s career (or at least what you know about it) (approx. 250 words).
  • A description of the nominee’s recent work (approx. 250 words and add photos or video if you can).
  • Why the nominee deserves the award (approx. 250 words) – please refer to the following qualities in particular
    • Inspirational in their field
    • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and delivering high quality interpretation
    • Understanding and appreciation of changing audience needs and the role of Interpretation in adapting to this change
    • Sharing with and/or development of others within the profession of interpretation
    • Demonstrated interpretive initiatives, creativity and / or innovation
  • Names and contact details for 3 professional referees.

We’d like to try and keep nominations under wraps until the awards are announced – do your best sleuthing!

Georgie Waterman nomination form

Young Achievement Award nomination form

Due date for nominations:   5pm Thursday 16th September, 2021