How to Enter / Hints & Tips
  1. Nominations are submitted online

  2. Before entering, nominees must be active members of PLA (individual or corporate). Your membership number will be requested as part of the nomination.

  3. If submitting a joint submission, all joint organisations must also be active members of PLA.

  4. It is a condition that the membership be retained by all nominated organisations up until national awards have been announced (2021/22 - 2022/23) membership periods. The 2021/22 will be a pro-rata rate.

  5. Only individual or corporate memberships will be recognised for eligibility towards award nominations.

  6. If you are not a member JOIN or contact

  7. Complete the online entry form (now closed)

  8. Press submit. You will receive a confirmation email.


Awards Briefing Presentation 

Awards of Excellence Criteria Handbook 

Awards of Excellence Information Session:

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Hints and Tips / General Information

  1. It is recommended you prepare your nomination in Microsoft Word (or other program) and copy and paste content into the the online portal. When pasting into the awards program, use the Control V keys to paste.

  2. If you complete your entry on-line, we suggest you save often so as not to lose your work. The system does not auto save. You can return to your submission at any given time and edit as often as you like until entries close, just remember to take a note of your username and password. We also recommend you retain a copy of your nomination for your records.

  3. When completing your submission, remember the judges may not have prior knowledge of your project and/or organisation. Please take the time to write a well written entry. It is recommended you watch the webinar replay of the Awards of Excellence Information Session (click the 'WATCH NOW' button on this page) as it will provide guidance on how to approach your submission and an insight into what the judges will be assessing.

  4. The nominations must address each of the criteria within the designated word limit (500 words for each of the five criteria) and must be pertinent to the category for which it is being submitted.

  5. If you are unsure of which category your entry belongs, see Categories on this website or contact National Office on 08 8332 0130 for more information. The Frequently Asked Questions page may also provide some answers to your queries.

  6. It is useful to include information on your organisation's size, location, and operating budgets so that it is assessed in context with other applications.

  7. You will be given the opportunity to provide up to three (3) files of supporting documentation/photographs which must be uploaded to the submission (in PDF or JPEG formats and up to 15MB). Please only attach relevant documents. In addition you have an opportunity to submit a link to a video relevant to your submission (less than a minute in length).

  8. All questions must be answered within the fields on the on-line submission form and not submitted as a separate uploaded document - any submitted in this manner will be deemed ineligible.

  9. You are requested to include a 50 word summary, organisation logo and a high resolution jpeg image for promotional purposes which will be used throughout the promotion of the Awards of Excellence campaign.

  10. It is not the responsibility of PLA to ensure that your nomination has been entered into the correct category. If judges deem the entry has been incorrectly submitted, you will be notified at the end of the process as we work to tight deadlines and it does not allow for re-writing of criteria to the appropriate category and reallocation of judging.

  11. If selected as a national finalist you will be requested to submit a short 30 second video (if you have not already done so).

  12. Region winners are announced at various events held throughout May and June and National winners at the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner as part of the National Conference.

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