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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

Sample submission templates

Individual category - Principal of the Year Adobe PDF document495K

Group category - Global Engagement Adobe PDF document338K

Additional support preparing your submission

Web conference sessions are available for potential award applicants to provide more information on how to prepare a submission.

You can also view the recorded web session - An introduction to the 2017 Showcase Awards (DET staff only) that:



Session information (available to DET staff only)

Wednesday 8 March 2017

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Planning a Showcase Award submission

View the recorded web session

Download the presentation Adobe PDF document511K

This session assists participants to plan a Showcase Award submission. It explores:

  • planning a nomination
  • planning the content of a submission
  • meeting the Showcase Awards requirements
  • addressing the Showcase judging standards
  • accessing support and advice.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Understanding the Showcase Awards judging standards

View the recorded web session

Download the PowerPoint presentation Adobe PDF document1.5M

This session focuses on the Showcase Awards judging standards and assists participants to understand:

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

Wednesday 19 April 2017

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Writing a Showcase Award submission

View the recorded web session

Download the PowerPoint presentation Adobe PDF document1.6M

This session focuses on writing a submission for the Showcase Awards. It assists 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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