The 2017 National Alcohol and Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards
Download First Australians Award nomination form
The First Australians Award recognises an individual/community as having made a significant and/or meaningful commitment and contribution to reducing the impact and negative effects of alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Was the effort collaborative with communities and other key stakeholders
- Culturally appropriate in design and implementation
- Were efforts evaluation and found to have a measurable impact on alcohol and other drug use
- Did efforts contribute to increasing community awareness and perceptions on alcohol and other drug issues.
The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.
The 2017 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards
The 2017 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards encourage, recognise and celebrate the achievements of the incredible people and organisations that do exceptional work to reduce the harm and impact of alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
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The Alcohol and other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards (National AOD Awards) are supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Australian Government.
There is terrific work and important innovative practices happening in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector that benefit the entire community and we want these to be shared and celebrated.
The National Alcohol and other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards commenced in 2004 and were established by the Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia, Australian National Council on Drugs, Ted Noffs Foundation and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (formerly the Australian Drug Foundation).
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and the Australian Government know how important it is to acknowledge and reward the people and organisations who demonstrate excellence and innovation in their commitment to building a healthier future for our Nation.
We want to promote the nominated organisations as leaders within the AOD field, building their reputation and credibility within their communities.
We want to raise awareness across the country about effective projects and initiatives which are having a positive impact in the prevention and reduction of AOD harms.
Who can enter?
The National AOD Awards are open to all people and organisations working across the health and wellbeing sectors in Australia.
The Awards are designed for all sectors within the health and wellbeing industry. There are categories to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations.
Each category has its own eligibility requirements, but there are some general rules and principles to keep in mind.
- The work must have taken place in Australia.
- Entrants may enter more than one category but must complete a submission for each category separately.
- If your entry mentions a particular organisation, you must have permission from the organisation to mention them – and this should be accompanied by a letter of support.
- With the exception of the National Honour Roll, work or achievements outside (2015 – 3/4/2017) cannot be considered.
- The selection panel may choose to present an award for excellence and an award for innovation in appropriate categories.
Nominations for the National AOD Awards are open now and close at midnight 22 May 2017.
The awards ceremony will be held in Canberra, on 16 June 2017.
How to enter
To enter the National AOD Awards email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ensure your submission correctly addresses the criteria for the category you are nominating for. You can nominate yourself, your organisation, someone else or a different organisation.
Independent panels will be convened for each category with invitations extended to experts within each field to lend a hand in selecting the winners.
Programs and employees of the ADF are not eligible for the National AOD Awards.
For more information or to ask a question about the National AOD Awards, please contact the ADF.