Awards Process

Awards Process


  • Select the award category that best reflects your achievements.

  • Contact Banksia for additional assistance in deciding which category is best for you.

  • Review the criteria guidelines and entry requirements as illustrated in the Entry Kit.

  • Create your account on our Entry Portal hosted by Informed365. Start a form for the 35th National Banksia Sustainability Awards.

  • Write your submission document based on the structure prescribed in the Entry Kit.

  • Upload your PR Information and supporting material to your Entry Form.

  • Submit your entry by uploading your final submission document to your Entry Form and pay the entry fee.

  • Judges read and score entries, with a shortlist determined by overall average scores.

  • Successful entrants are contacted for a 10 minute online interview.

  • Judges decide on finalists and winners based on combined interview and written entry scores.

  • The Awards Governance Committee review the selected finalists and winners to ensure accuracy against the outlined criteria.

  • Finalists are announced the week of March 5th, 2024.

  • Finalists are invited to attend the Awards Presentation the week of April 11th, 2024.

  • Winners are announced at the Awards Presentation at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • Winners join the Banksia Foundation alumni.

  • Winners work closely with the Banksia team over the following 12 months to promote their award-winning initiative.

Key Dates


Learn from our past winners

To gain inspiration and insight, we encourage you to review the list of previous winners by reading our Sustainability Success Stories. This will help you understand the calibre of initiatives that have been recognised in the past and provide ideas on which type of organisations enter your category.