All nominees must be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. If there is doubt as to a nominee’s eligibility please contact the Awards Secretariat to discuss.
All nominees must agree to being nominated and he nominator must agree to the declaration in the nomination form in order for a nomination to be valid.
Nominees who have had a substantiated breach of ethics from the AASW Code of Ethics or the Code of Ethics of a similar professional body or had disciplinary proceedings of an ethical nature brought against them may be disqualified from receiving an Award. Check with the Committee Chairperson Katrina Stratton if in doubt.
All nominees, excepting those for the ‘Rising Star Award’ must have been practising as a social worker in Western Australia for a minimum of two years. Nominees for the “Rising Star Award” need to have been practicing or studying in Western Australia for a maximum of five years.
All nominees and nominators must abide by the decision of the judging panel and no appeals will be entered into. All decisions relating to the selection of the Awards’ finalists and winners are final. In addition, the organisers of the event reserve the right to bestow no Award for any category.
In the event of a draw for an Award, further judging will determine one final winner.
Completed nomination forms and documents need to be submitted online by February 28th 2015. Nominations will not be accepted after this date unless dates are extended by the Awards’ Organising Committee.
Nomination forms must be completed online with the approval of the nominee. Incomplete forms may not be accepted.
All finalists will supply a print quality photograph and must agree to participate in media and other publicity associated with the Awards.
Self-nomination is not permitted for any of the Award categories.
Finalists from rural and remote locations may be eligible for accommodation and transport subsidies to attend the Awards Ceremony in May. These subsidies will not be available for nominators or guests of finalists. Please contact the Awards Secretariat for more details.
In the event you wish to nominate a deceased social worker for one of the Awards then please contact the Awards Secretariat for more information.