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Anyone who runs programs that are focused on Earth observation in Australia is encouraged to enter the AusSpace24 Awards.

Formerly known as the Australian Space Awards, the AusSpace24 Awards, which has set the benchmark for excellence in the nation’s growing industry, is returning for its fifth year this year.

It will culminate in a gala black-tie ceremony on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at The Star Sydney. Click here to book tickets.

There are 25 group and individual award categories for entrants to select from, including Earth Observation Program of the Year.


Submit an entry or nominate a worthy organisation or group by Monday, 4 March 2024 to be in the running for this coveted award.

This group award is open to all programs that are focused on Earth observation and operate within the Australian space industry regardless of their specialisation.

It is open to those operating across domains such as agriculture, launch, observation, research and development, telecommunications, satellite, energy, mining, transport and all other space-related disciplines.

Everyone who runs these programs are encouraged to participate irrespective of size, funding, geographic location/s or affiliations.


To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be an Australian business, organisation or institution (or a division of a global business that is registered to trade in Australia) that has a focus on supporting the Australian space industry.

The organisation must have been in operation since at least 1 January 2021.

The period of assessment is calendar year 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 and all information provided needs to be unclassified. All information will be treated as confidential and only shared with the specific judges that assess this category.

What will the submission ask?

As part of the assessment criteria, the submission will ask entrants a series of questions, for which they must provide responses of a maximum of 400 words per question.

Firstly, provide an outline of your program, including the scope, distribution, and organisations involved.

Next, use the submission to showcase your major success, achievement, or milestone over the assessment period, and detail how the program achieved this.

Following this, explain how your program will support the wider Australian space industry.

For the fourth question, detail how you have funded the business, along with how you plan to grow the business in the future.

Finally, describe your vision for the future of your sector in the Australian space industry.

Give your submission a lift with documents

Alongside providing responses to the questions, we encourage entrants 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. If the documents are not directly referenced and relevant to your submission, they will be disregarded.

Besides these supporting documents, we also encourage you to submit an optional video of up to 30 seconds long, answering the question: “What does business success mean to you?”

This award offers peer-reviewed recognition for the capabilities of those who deliver Earth observation programs, and their contribution to propelling Australia's space industry forward.

Finalists will be determined by a well-respected judging panel that includes senior space industry and government leaders, academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators. Click here to review the methodology.

How to enter the awards

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.

Submit an entry or nominate a company by Monday, 4 March 2024, for a chance to win this award.

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.

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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