Judging Process

Judging Process

BANKSIA JUDGES

At Banksia, we hold the principles of integrity, transparency, and fairness in the highest regard when it comes to our judging process. We believe that every entry deserves a fair and thorough assessment, conducted by our esteemed panel of expert judges who bring their extensive knowledge and experience to the table. Through careful evaluation, constructive feedback, and rigorous discussions, we strive to ensure that each submission receives equal consideration.

For more in depth information about the judging process, please download an Entry Kit.

THE PROCESS

If you don’t make the shortlist, our judges will still help you.
ROUND 1
JUDGING

Our expert panel of Judges read, score and give feedback on all entries based on criteria. The scores will indicate a shortlist of entries that will proceed to personal online interviews.

ROUND 2
JUDGING

Our panel of judges will conduct interviews with each of the shortlisted entries. Each entrant will have a 10 minute interview. Judges will then decide on the finalists and winners.

AWARDS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Award Governance Committee carefully considers the comments and scores provided by the judges to ensure transparency and fairness in the final selection of finalists and winners.

WE GET IT.

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT WINNING!

If you’re not a winner, all entrants will be provided with comprehensive feedback from our judges. We believe that every entrant can benefit from valuable insights to further enhance their initiatives.

OUR JUDGES

Banksia’s judges are experts in their fields, with their expertise matched to the relevant award category for thorough assessment. To maintain objectivity, judges exclude themselves from judging any entry that may pose a conflict of interest. They generously contribute their time and are highly valued members of the Banksia Foundation, dedicated to promoting environmental excellence in Australia.

Each category has its own panel of judges led by a nominated judge. There are over 60 judges for the Banksia awards who are independent to the Banksia board and staff.

Banksia would like to acknowledge our Chair of the Awards Governance Committee, Jo Cain. Her commitment and support is invaluable and ensures that we maintain a viable, efficient and integrated judging process.

On behalf of the Banksia Foundation, we would like to thank the following individuals for giving us their time and providing their expertise to this year’s awards program.

If you would like to join the judging panel, please email [email protected].

Alex Hillman
Alexander Legaree
Amy Croucher
Andrea Spencer-Cooke
Andrew Block
Andrew Sellick
Andy Nolan
Anne Astin
Charles Rendigs
Chiara Pacifici
Chris Bourne
Chris Currie
Digby Hall
Edward Cotter
Eloise Bishop
Emma Treadgold
Erandi Samarakoon
Evelyn Jonkman
Fran Madigan

Iain Smale
Ian Culbard
Izabella Kobylanski
Jaana Quaintance-James
Jack Noonan
Jacqui Bonnitcha
Jeff Oatman
Jeffrey Robinson
Jim Goddin
Jo Osorio
John Pabon
Kat O’Mara
Katherine Featherstone
Lars Ljung
Laura Hamilton-O’Hara
Lucinda Corrigan
Mark McKenna
Mark Thomson
Mark Watson

Meredith Banks
Mick LoMonaco
Nadya Krienke Becker
Olivia Tyler
Pip Marks
Robert Turk
Robin Mellon
Sara Redmond-Neal
Sheree Marris
Shona Cameron
Simon Boughey
Stacey Daniel
Stephanie Camarena
Stephanie Rich
Tim Langdon
Tom E A Davies
Tom Garrish
Turlough Guerin

HELPFUL TIPS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR AWARD ENTRY FORMS

GOLD AWARD CASE STUDIES

BANKSIA GOLD AWARD WINNER 2022

Planet Protector Packaging, NSW

Planet Protector Packaging’s innovative WOOLPACK packaging solutions are reusable, compostable, thermally stable, and unique in the packaging sector, utilising wool as a polystyrene alternative.

BANKSIA GOLD AWARD WINNER 2020

No opportunity wasted by Icon Water, ACT

No opportunity wasted is cultivating circular ecosystems and championing water industry innovation, by changing the way the water industry views its ‘wastes’ – from waste to resource.

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Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, NSW

Infrastructure is big. Commonwealth and state governments have committed to spending over $150bn on infrastructure over the next four years, and construction as a whole accounts for over 9 % of the country’s workforce. Transport networks and utilities shape our social and economic “ecosystems”, and their surrounding natural and urban landscapes. The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based NFP and Social Enterprise operating across