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Social enterprise award categories

Please review the following categories, and apply by midnight (AEST) on Wednesday 29th July. View the Terms & Conditions\

Applications are now closed!


Social Enterprise of the Year – Large Enterprise​ (more than 20 employees)

Awarded to a ST certified social enterprise that has demonstrated the following:
  1. excellence and creativity in your approach to social procurement opportunities,
  2. an innovative approach to managing your enterprise through COVID-19 (whether the impact of COVID was an increase or decrease in revenue), and
  3. high social impact (of any type) through social procurement. ​

Social Enterprise of the Year – Small Enterprise​ (less than 20 employees)

Awarded to a ST certified social enterprise that has demonstrated the following over time:
  1. excellence and creativity in your approach to social procurement opportunities,
  2. an innovative approach to managing your enterprise through COVID-19 (whether the impact of COVID was an increase or decrease in revenue), and
  3. high social impact through social procurement.

Social Enterprise Champion of the Year

Awarded to an individual or team practitioner within a ST certified social enterprise who has demonstrated the following:
  1. actively advocates for the sector, beyond the daily operations of their own social enterprise,
  2. collaborates with other social enterprises to collectively grow capacity and capability,
  3. took an innovative approach to managing through COVID-19 (whether the impact was an increase or decrease in revenue), and
  4. champions social procurement, including actively purchasing from other social enterprises.
 You may nominate yourself, someone else or team (provided they meet the criteria) for this award. Please ensure the nominee is aware of your nomination.​

Social Procurement Partnership of the Year

Awarded to a social procurement contract/deal/partnership that demonstrates:
  1. collaboration between a certified social enterprise and Social Traders business or Government member,
  2. innovation in uncovering new social procurement opportunities, in light of COVID-19, and
  3. advocacy within both organisations to embrace new social procurement opportunities.
To be considered for this award, we require a joint nomination from both parties.  Your submission serves as an acknowledgment that you have the agreement and input from both parties named.  

Celebrating the social enterprise sector response to COVID-19

This is a special 2020 addition to our awards to celebrate the whole social enterprise sector’s response to COVID-19.

We will create a video compilation to share with the world that shows all the innovative and wonderful ways that you managed to keep the doors open during COVID-19. There is no winner for this category. All video entries will be cut and collated into a video that celebrates the social enterprise sector response to COVID-19. Whether your revenue grew or shrunk, we want to hear your stories about how you kept your head above water and continued to deliver impact.

We’re looking for creative, funny, quirky video entries that will make us smile and that demonstrate:
  1. how the personality and character of your organisation and your team helped you work through COVID-19,
  2. reflections on the moments where you were proud of how your team responded to the challenges of COVID-19, and
  3. funny or heartfelt anecdotes that show how you managed the impacts of COVID-19.
Instructions
  • Entries for this award need to be submitted by video.
  • You might like to include shots of virtual meetings or virtual activities, shots of your team in action delivering your work, or a recreation of some of the moments that were most poignant in your COVID-19 response.
  • Videos should be no more than one minute long.
Video submission requirement
  • Videos should be at a minimum Full HD (1920x1080p).
  • Shot in landscape – you can shoot the video on your phone.
  • Video file name must be renamed to the name of your organisation before you upload (i.e. ABC enterprise - video entry for ST Awards 2020).

Awards timeline

6 July 2020
Awards applications open
29 July 2020
Awards applications close
17 - 21 August 2020
Shortlisting & community voting
December
Digital announcement of winners