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Nominations for Australian Space Awards to close on 3 February

Nominations for Australian Space Awards to close on 3 February

Space industry professionals are being urged to finalise their entries to the Australian Space Awards, with nomination and submissions now confirmed to close on 3 February 2022.

It comes ahead of the black-tie event, supported by principal partner KBR, which will take place on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at The Star in Sydney. 

This year, there are 20 categories for both individuals and groups that will recognise everyone from major ASX-listed corporations to SMEs, start-ups, academic institutions and associations.


The awards are open to all organisations operating in Australia in support of the space industry, including launch, telecommunications, satellite, energy, mining and transport sectors, as well as defence, agriculture, disaster, and water management industries.

All businesses and professionals in the space industry who meet eligibility criteria are encouraged to participate in the program.

To enter the awards or nominate your colleagues and peers, click on the Australian Space Awards website, register your details, download and read the category criteria, save an entry, and then save and confirm your submission.

Nominees can submit across multiple award categories if they meet the award’s criteria.


All submissions are electronic and must be sent through the secure awards platform by 5:30pm on 3 February 2022. Finalists will be revealed later that month.

Submissions will be delivered to judges who will include respected space professionals, business executives, government and military leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The panel will individually assess and score each section of the submission against several criteria and provide an aggregated score and assessment. 

The combined score from the judges will then be tabulated, with the highest scoring submission crowned the winner.

The 2022 awards follow the success of the second Australian Space Awards in 2021, where 17 winners were selected from 115 finalists.

Winners included the University of Western Australia’s Sascha Schediwy, who was named Academic of the Year; UNSW Canberra Space’s Andrin Tomaschett, named Engineer of the Year; and Geospatial Intelligence, named Defence Business of the Year. 

The Australian Space Awards is produced by one of Australia’s top events businesses, Momentum Media, and is part of a suite of major national awards programs including the Australian Defence Industry Awards, Australian Law Awards, Australian Accounting Awards and the Australian Broking Awards.

Last year, there were 13 judges on the panel, including:

  • Bob Bishop, chairman of the board, Azentro
  • Tania Ezra, senior project manager, Independent Consultant
  • Michael Field, partner, EvettField Partners
  • Jevan Goodhew, director – defence industry, ANZ
  • Thomas Green, founder, Neumann Space
  • Mark Hodgson, executive coach, author, adviser and speaker, Mark Hodgson Transformational Leadership
  • Glenn Johnston, director, procurement sustainability, Transport for NSW, Group Rail
  • Maria Pozza, principal, Gravity Lawyers
  • Paul Scully-Power, executive chairman, Prime Solutions Pacific
  • Troy Swan, head of legal and company secretary, Staples Australia Pty Limited & Staples New Zealand Limited
  • Bob Love CB, OBE, rear admiral, Royal Australian Navy (Retd), Defence Executive
  • Kim McDonald, CEO and co-founder, FlatWorld Integration
  • Malcolm Davis, senior analyst – defence strategy and capability, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Adam Thorn

Adam Thorn

Adam is a journalist who has worked for more than 40 prestigious media brands in the UK and Australia. Since 2005, his varied career has included stints as a reporter, copy editor, feature writer and editor for publications as diverse as Fleet Street newspaper The Sunday Times, fashion bible Jones, media and marketing website Mumbrella as well as lifestyle magazines such as GQ, Woman’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Loaded. He joined Momentum Media in early 2020 and currently writes for Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

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