How to enter

Entry requirements for each category

Written entry

A written entry, including:
- an attention-grabbing title
(max. 100 characters)
- a short description of the project/initiative
(150 words)
- detailed project summary
(max. 1000 words)

Written testimonials

Written testimonials from individuals or groups who have benefited from the initiative/project (up to three, max. 300 words each in Word format).

Written endorsement

Vice-Chancellor written endorsement
(max. 150 words).

Two-minute video

Two-minute video demonstrating the real-world impact of your project/initiative
(16:9, MP4, max. 100MB)
.

High-resolution images

Up to five high resolution images
(16:9 ratio in landscape and portrait, 300dpi and JPG or PNG)

FAQs are available here.

Tips and tricks

How to submit an entry that stands out in the crowd:

Read the criteria: choose the category that best matches your project/initiative and address the specific criteria in your application.

Review last year’s winning entries: look at past winning entries to understand what made them stand out to the judges and the Australian public.

Clearly communicate the problem and the solution: strong entries identify a problem, its impact, and how the solution has made a real difference to people and communities. Use data to support your entry where possible – quantifying the impact of your initiative/project.

Stick to the word limit: ensure your entry meets the word count to avoid disqualification.

Start early to give yourself time: start working on your entry ahead of the deadline to have ample time to gather and refine all required elements.

Get creative: make your storytelling engaging. Focus on the narrative and include relevant data, facts, and evidence to tell a meaningful story.

Ask for help: ask your university’s communications and marketing teams for assistance and advice on your entry. They can help you pitch your entry and also help with photography, video and proofreading.