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.

Step 1: Read

Our judges read each entry and score them according to set criteria, per category.

Step 2: Meeting

Judges discuss their results and recommend winners and finalists.

Step 1: Interview

Our judges will conduct interviews with each
shortlisted entrant.

Step 2: Meeting

They will then discuss their findings with the group and recommend the finalists and winners for each category.

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

OUR JUDGES

Aaron Organ

Andrew Block

Angela Crossland

Barbara Nebel

Bram Mason

Cameron Jones

Carolyn Ingvarson

Charles Rendigs

Cheryl Taylor

Chris Bourke

Danielle King

David Rake

Dominique Hes

Elizabeth Hurst

Emma Treadgold

Evelyn Jonkman

Fran Madigan

Gail Dawson

Hayley Purbrick

Helen Gibson

Iain Smale

Ian Culbard

Izabella Kobylanski

Jeffrey Robinson

Julie Boulton

Mark Thomson

Mark Watson

Melissa Schulz

Meredith Banks

Monica Richter

Nadya Krienke Becker

Nicola Schroder

Olivia Tyler

Oona Nicholson

Pipilippa Marks

Priya Pathmanathan

Rebecca Cain

Rosemary Bissett

Ross Wyatt

Ruby Finlen

Rupert Posner

Russell Seaman

Scott Losee

Sheree Marris

Shona Cameron

Simon Boughey

Stacey Daniel

Stephanie Camarena

Stephanie Rich

Sue King

Tim Langdon

Tom Davies

Tom Garrish

HELPFUL TIPS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR AWARD ENTRY FORMS

GOLD AWARD CASE STUDIES

BANKISA 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.

BANKISA 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

BANKISA GOLD AWARD WINNER 2018

Lord Howe Island Board, NSW

Imagine a volcanic island of exceptional natural beauty rising up from the Tasman Sea 600km off the Australian coast. Lord Howe Island’s outstanding universal value is recognised in its World Heritage listing for spectacular scenery, important breeding grounds for colonies of seabirds, and its rich biodiversity including many endangered and critically endangered species not found anywhere else in the world.