2020 Awards terms and conditions 2020-02-03T13:22:08+00:00

2020 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards: Terms and Conditions

  1. General Information

  • Entry is free
  • Nominations close at midnight, Monday 30th March 2020. Finalists will be announced during the week commencing 1st May 2020 with the awards presented on Monday 18th May 2020
  • Self-nominations are accepted
  • Nominations that are incomplete or not received by the due date will not be accepted
  • A person can be nominated for multiple award categories, but each nomination must be submitted on a separate nomination form
  • A maximum of three finalists for each category will be chosen by an independent judging panel
  • The Premier’s Volunteer of the Year award is selected from the winners of all individual award categories, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Award.


  1. General Eligibility for all Awards

  • The nominator must know the nominee and have their approval before submission
  • Nominators may nominate a family member
  • The nominee(s) must be residing in Tasmania
  • The voluntary activities must have occurred in Tasmania and for the benefit of Tasmania and Tasmanians
  • The volunteering activities must have occurred within the Award period of April 2019 to March 2020 (except Lifetime Achievement Award Category)
  • The primary organisation the voluntary work was undertaken with must approve the nomination
  • It is expected that nominees that are chosen as finalists will attend the Awards ceremony
  • Volunteering Tasmania staff and volunteers (including the Board) and their immediate family members are not eligible to be nominated for an award.
  • Volunteering Tasmania staff and volunteers (including the Board) are not able to provide nominations for these Awards

Eligibility for Individual Award Categories

  • Nominations must be for individuals only.

Best Practice in Volunteer Management Award

  • To be eligible for this award the nominee must have supervised one or more volunteers during the 2020 Award period (April 2019 – March 2020)
  • The Manager may have undertaken this supervision in a paid or voluntary capacity

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • The nominee must have undertaken voluntary activities in Tasmania for a minimum of 25 years in total.
  • The nominee must have been an active volunteer during the 2020 Award period of April 2019 to March 2020.

Eligibility for Group Award Categories

Corporate and Civic Award

  • Organisations or staff can self-nominate
  • Entities operating in Tasmania that employ staff are eligible for this Award including all levels of government
  • The volunteer activities performed by the organisation’s employees must have been carried out as part of a formal employee or corporate volunteering program; including as part of a staff group activity, or as time given during employee working hours
  • The volunteer activities performed by the organisation’s employees must not directly benefit the financial position of the organisation

Volunteer Program of the Year

  • Organisations or staff can self-nominate
  • Eligible volunteer programs may be managed by a paid or volunteer coordinator
  • All volunteer program activities must be undertaken by volunteers.


  1. Media Permissions

  • All nomination information, photos and supporting materials collected during the process may be used and distributed by Volunteering Tasmania for media and promotional purposes.
  • Volunteering Tasmania is not liable for any misuse or damage that may result from the use of any photography or information provided by the nominator to Volunteering Tasmania.