WAFA Awards 2023
Call for Nominations
We are seeking nominations for WAFA Awards in the following categories:
Outstanding Contribution by a Female Firefighter
This award is designed to show the appreciation, dedication and congratulations to a woman working in the Fire and Emergency Services industry who has:
· demonstrated consistent leadership
· encouraged and supported the development of women
· been an inspirational role model
· given selflessly of themselves in support of their community, or
· shown unwavering dedication to our industry.
Youth Leadership Award
This award recognises a young woman (16−20 years) who is a volunteer in the fire and emergency services industry who has demonstrated strong and consistent leadership and a commitment to the safety of their community.
Male Champion Award
Without our male colleagues supporting and encouraging us, our ability to influence the industry would be a lot harder. This award recognises a male champion within our industry who has:
· consistently mentored and coached women
· created, provided and actively promoted a work environment that supports the inclusion of women, or
· consistently advocated for diversity and inclusion within their organisation or the industry as a whole.
Member Organisation ‘Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion’ award
WAFA recognises that all organisations are striving to be proactive in the diversity and inclusion space. This award recognises an organisation’s effort and dedication to diversity and inclusion through programs and initiatives which have produced tangible results.
Award nominations are due by close of business on [date] and will be presented at the [AFAC23 Awards Ceremony]. To make a nomination or find out more, please click here [insert hyperlink].
Each entry must:
· Be made via completing this form.
· Provide sufficient information and supporting evidence to clearly explain the intention and scope of the achievement and the nomination
WAFA Awards are open to individuals and WAFA member organisations.
The Awards are about recognising success through leadership. Nominate someone for an Award to acknowledge a colleague, organisation or initiative.
· Use the nomination process to profile your colleague, organisation or initiative and highlight what success through leadership looks like.
· Benchmark your nomination against other credible individuals, organisations and initiatives.
· An individual, organisation and initiative will benefit from the exposure generated by the Awards which will boost their profile.
· Use the prestige of winning an award in your marketing and collateral to further promote your organisation’s credibility.
· Winning an Award is a rewarding experience for your colleagues and organisation, acknowleging that they are part of a successful and inclusive team.
· Nominate your staff for individual awards to recognise their personal success and achievements.
The WAFA Board will judge each category.
The judges may, at their sole discretion, make inquiries or request additional information to verify or confirm any aspect of any entry. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the person submitting the nomination to ensure that their entry provides sufficient information and supporting evidence to enable a complete assessment to be made.
Where there are sufficient numbers of entries in a category, the judges may at their sole discretion choose a runner-up and / or highly commend one or more nominees
If, in the opinion of the judges, there is no nomination of a sufficient standard to warrant an award in a category, the judges may decline to make an award in that category, or may commend an entry without announcing it as the winner.
The decision of the judges is final.
The WAFA Awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony at AFAC23 in Brisbane, Australia on 22 August 2023.
Shortlisted nominees will be advised at least six weeks in advance.
Travel and accommodation, if required, is at the nominee’s own cost.
Nominations close 1st March 2023.