Frequently asked questions

 

What are the categories?

What can I win?

Who is eligible?

Who should enter?

Can people outside of South Australia enter?

Can I nominate someone else for an award?

How do I enter?

Does it cost anything to enter?

When do entries close?

How will the winners be chosen?

Who are the judges?

What is the Premier’s Climate Change Council?

Who are its members?

 

ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Premier’s Climate Change Council’s SA Climate Leader Awards will recognise individuals, groups, organisations and alliances that demonstrate originality, innovation and beneficial outcomes in projects or activities in the areas of:

  • adapting to the effects of climate change and taking advantage of opportunities of climate change action
  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • supporting South Australia’s low carbon transition
  • raising awareness of climate change issues and actions to address them

What are the categories?

There are three categories:

  1. Individual
  2. Industry and business
  3. Community and regions

What can I win?

The judging panel will select an overall winner of the SA Climate Leaders Awards from the category winners. A prize of $10,000 will be available to the overall winner of the SA Climate Leaders Awards for:

  • attendance at an Australian or international climate-change related conference or event of the winner’s choosing; or
  • A contribution toward the winner’s continued action on climate change, relating to the project / activity outlined in the winner’s entry to the SA Climate Leaders Awards.

Each category winner will receive a trophy keepsake and a certificate of recognition for their achievement.

ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible?

Anyone is eligible to enter the awards in the appropriate category, as long as the entry relates to a project or action undertaken in South Australia.

State Government agency entrants are eligible in the Community and Regions category only if they are a supporting partner of a non-State Government entrant(s)

Who should enter?

We are seeking entries from:

  • Companies and businesses, peak industry associations
  • Community and not‐for‐profit organisations, clubs and associations
  • Region‐based networks, alliances and partnerships
  • Local government
  • Schools— state and non‐state schools and early childhood centres
  • Tertiary colleges and universities
  • Individuals

Can people outside of South Australia enter?

Anyone is eligible to enter the awards, as long as the entry relates to a project or action undertaken in South Australia.

Can I nominate someone else for an award?

Yes. However, we ask that you their permission first.

HOW TO ENTER

How do I enter?

Entries can be submitted using the online entry form at www.climatechange.sa.gov.au/climateaward.

Does it cost anything to enter?

Entry is free.

When do entries close?

Award entries close at 5:00 pm (Australian Central Standard Time) Friday 9 September 2016.

Winners will be announced in November 2016.

JUDGING

How will the winners be chosen?

The judging panel will assess entries against the following five (5) criteria.

1) A project or activity that relates to one or more of the following areas:

  • adapting to the effects of climate change and taking advantage of the opportunities of climate change action.
  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • supporting South Australia’s low carbon transition
  • raising awareness of climate change issues and actions to address them

2) A project or action that has an original or innovative approach to problem solving or achieving a beneficial outcome

3) A project or activity that shows a successful or novel collaboration or partnership

4) A project or activity that has a demonstrated beneficial impact in South Australia

5) A project or activity that can contribute to longer‐term sustainable outcomes.

Each award criteria will be scored on a scale of 1 to 5.

The judging panel will identify winners and finalists in each award category. The panel will also select an overall winner of the SA Climate Leaders Award, drawn from each of the category winners.

Who are the judges?

The judging panel will comprise members of the Premier’s Climate Change Council.

ABOUT THE PREMIER’S CLIMATE CHANGE COUNCIL

What is the Premier’s Climate Change Council?

The Premier’s Climate Change Council was established under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007. Its primary role is to provide independent advice to the Minister for Climate Change on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.

The Council also takes a leadership role in consulting with businesses, the environment and conservation sector, and the wider community about issues associated with climate change.

Who are its members?

  • Bruce Carter (Chair)
  • Kathryn Bellette
  • Ros DeGaris
  • Brian Foster
  • Nicole Halsey
  • John O’Brien
  • Sandy Pitcher
  • Dr Don Russell
  • Michelle Tucker
  • Joseph Scales

View the current members’ biographies