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Guidelines

The 2017 Showcase Award Guidelines outline the award categories, criterion, how to enter, key dates, development grants and the selection process.

It is recommended that all schools wishing to enter the Showcase Awards review the guidelines and familiarise themselves with this year's categories and their subsequent criteria. For further information see the How to enter section below.

2017 Showcase Awards Guidelines Adobe PDF document1.0M

2017 Showcase Awards Guidelines Microsoft® Word document8.6M

Submission template Microsoft® Word document484K

Additional support preparing your submission

Web conference sessions are available for potential award applicants to provide more information on how to prepare a submission. To participate in a web conference click the relevant "Join session" link below.

Date

Time

Session information

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Join session

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Planning a Showcase Award submission

This session will assist participants to plan a Showcase Award submission. It will explore:

  • the different award categories
  • supporting resources
  • the relationship between the Standards of Evidence and Showcase Awards judging standards
  • gathering evidence to support a submission.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Join session

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Understanding the Showcase Awards judging standards

This session will focus on the Showcase Awards judging standards and will assist participants to understand:

  • the four dimensions - Design, Impact, Scalability and Investment
  • the five levels within each dimension.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Join session

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Writing a Showcase Award submission

This session will focus on writing a submission for a Showcase Award. It will assist participants to:

  • use the Showcase Award submission template
  • select supporting information to include in the appendix
  • address the Showcase Awards judging standards.

How to enter

Participation in the 2017 Showcase Awards involves the following steps:

1. Nomination - due 5 pm Friday 19 May 2017

Submissions must be lodged electronically via the submission portal using the submission template.

2. Regional awards judging

Regional selection teams will review submissions and identify one winner and up to two commendations submissions per category. The regional awards will be announced on Thursday 22 June 2017.

3. State awards judging

Regional winners will be shortlisted in July 2017 and two programs per category will be announced as state finalists on Monday 31 July 2017.

State finalist judging will take place in October 2017, with winners announced at the Showcase Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 27 October 2017 in Brisbane.

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