Judging Process

Judging Process

BANKSIA JUDGES

Our judges across Australia, volunteer their time and expertise, and are a valuable part of the Banksia Awards experience. They assess entries for specific categories within their specialist field, and a senior panel of judges audits the results.

WE GET IT.

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT WINNING!

Each entrant receives valuable feedback about their project because supporting you is another step towards positive, sustainable action.

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. From here the scores will indicate a shortlist of entries that will proceed to personal online interviews.

ROUND 2
JUDGING

From the shortlist, our expert panel of judges will conduct an interview with each successful entry, where a list of questions will be asked. Each category panel will then discuss each entry and recommend and nominate who the finalists and winners are.

AWARDS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE REVIEW

All finalists’ entries and scoring results are reviewed by the AGC and a winner from each category is ratified based on the comments and scores made by both rounds of judging.

The Awards Governance Committee provide assurance that the judging process has been followed with no conflict of interest.

OUR JUDGES

Aaron Organ

Amber Beaumont

Andrew Block

Andrew Chamberlin

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Sellick

Angela Crossland

Anne Astin

Barbara Nebel

Belinda Chellingworth

Bobby Ali-Khan

Bram Mason

Bruce Precious

Cameron Jones

Carolyn Ingvarson

Charles Rendigs

Cheryl Taylor

Chiara Pacifici

Chris Currie

Colin Barker

Damon Cuming

David Meiklejohn

David Morgans

David Rowlinson

Digby Hall

Dominique Hes

Edward Cotter

Eloise Bishop

Emma Treadgold

Erandi Samarakoon

Evelyn Jonkman

Fran Madigan

Garth Lamb

Hayley Purbrick

Iain Smale

Izabella Kobylanski

Jacqui Bonnitcha

Jack Noonan

Jack O’Donoghue

Jeff Oatman

Jeffrey Robinson

John King

John Pabon

Jo Osorio

Julie Boulton

Kate Harris

Katherine Featherstone

Kerry Lorimer

Laura Hamilton-O’Hara

Liane Rossler

Lucinda Corrigan

Mark Thomson

Megan Jones

Meredith Banks

Monica Richter

Nadya Krienke-Becker

Nicola Schroder

Oona Nicholson

Parrys Raines

Peter Olsen

Pip Marks

Priya Gandhi

Rob Catchlove

Robin Mellon

Rosemary Bissett

Ross Wyatt

Rupert Posner

Russell Seaman

Samantha Jewel

Sara Redmond-Neal

Sasha Trpkovski

Scott Losee

Sheree Marris

Shona Cameron

Stacey Daniel

Stephanie Camarena

Stephanie Rich

Stephen Reardon

Sue King

Suzanne Mildren

Tammy Marshall

Tennant Reed

Thomas Bauer

Tom Davies

Tom Garrish

Tom Mallet

Turlough Guerin

Valentina Zarew

Wendy Hill

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.

BANKSIA GOLD AWARD WINNER 2019

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