There are 25 individual and group categories on offer for candidates this year, including the Innovator of the Year award.
This individual award recognises professionals who have developed or significantly enhanced an existing product, across all areas of the space industry. This includes (but is not limited to) primes, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), university or research institutions, consultancies, industry associations, or any other space business.
Those who can demonstrate that they have effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s space economy will increase their chances of becoming a finalist in this category.
All types of innovation will be considered, whether related to service excellence, product, systems and platform development, business development, technology, workplace management and enterprise, or any other style of innovation.
The assessment period for the award is from 1 January to 31 December 2023.
Entrants must meet the assessment criteria in their submissions by answering a range of questions, ensuring that they limit the responses to a maximum of 400 words per question.
The submission is an opportunity for entrants to showcase their achievements by detailing an outstanding innovation or innovations that demonstrates excellence in their area of expertise and how this has benefited their organisation and/or the space industry.
Candidates must also outline the benefits or utility of their work, the main challenges they encountered while completing their work, and how they successfully overcame them and succeeded.
Additionally, you must highlight the rationale or development behind the innovation and how it has overcome a problem or supported a perceived opportunity.
You will be asked to outline how your innovation contributed to the growth or financial performance of your business or organisation as a whole, with reference to specific financial or other data where relevant.
Finally, entrants will be asked what their vision is on how their innovation will be developed and used in the long term, and how that could strengthen the Australian space economy.
Include supporting documents
To further bolster your submission, we encourage you to provide and refer to any attached supporting material for the judges’ consideration.
This could include financial or business metrics, images, statistics, transcripts, media coverage, accolades, testimonials or recommendations/references and other relevant information.
You may submit a maximum of four supporting documents, unless directly requested otherwise.
In addition to the supporting documents, entrants can also submit an optional short video of up to 30 seconds long answering the question: “What does business success mean to you?”
If the documents are not directly referenced and relevant to your submission, they will be disregarded.
To be eligible for this award, the entrant must own or be employed in an Australian business, organisation, or institution (or a division of a global business that is registered to trade in Australia) that is focused on supporting the Australian space industry.
To enter the awards, decide which categories you are eligible to submit into.
Then, register your account through our secure awards platform and log in. Fill in the details of your submission/s.
When you are happy with your submission, press save and lodge it.
For tips on how to write an effective submission, click here.
To find out how to submit your award entry, click here.
Winners will be announced at the Australian Space Awards 2024 black-tie gala ceremony on Tuesday, 28 May 2024, at The Star, Sydney. Click here to buy tickets.
For more information about the awards program, click here.
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