ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Thank you for entering!

Entries have closed for the 2016 ResourceSmart Schools Awards, Victoria's largest sustainability awards program celebrating the achievements of schools and early childhood services. This year's finalists will be announced in October 2016.

We have collaborated with Museums Victoria to deliver a dynamic and interactive learning experience for students and teachers at the awards event in November. It's set to be a big showcase of sustainability stories and a big showcase of prizes!

Prizes (Major and Category)

  • The Major Prize for the ResourceSmart School of the Year is a solar panel installation!!!
  • The Category Prizes for finalists and winners is a prize pool of over $20,000 in cash prizes and gifts.
  • Just by entering, the first 50 schools to submit an entry will receive a free education resource to help with your sustainability projects.

All finalists are invited to the Awards event at the IMAX Theatre, Melbourne Museum. Plus their sustainability stories get showcased in promotional pieces across the state.

Visit the Awards entry portal for more detail.

ResourceSmart School of the Year 2015 winning students and teachers

Photo: (from left) Paul Geason Managing Director – Momentum Energy (Awards Principal Sponsor), 2015 ResourceSmart School of the Year, Winters Flat Primary School students and teachers, (right) Stan Krpan CEO – Sustainability Victoria

Through these Awards, students and teachers are rewarded for their creative actions that reduce energy, waste, and water, increase biodiversity, and how they engage with the wider school community on these issues. The Awards are a fantastic way for the schools to exhibit the leadership and sustainability successes of our Victorian schools and their innovative ideas.

Sign up to alerts at resourcesmartawards@sustainability.vic.gov.au or visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schoolsawards. More detail and downloadable information is available below. Check out previous winners and finalists stories featured in the Awards booklet on the 2015 Awards web page.

 

The Awards program

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards recognise Victorian early childhood services, primary and high schools, students, educators and teachers for their outstanding achievements across various areas of sustainability. There’s cash and prizes up for grabs, along with a fantastic opportunity to share your achievements and play a role in inspiring others and share your school or early childhood service’s story.

Student Action Team of the Year St Macartans PS

Categories

  • Biodiversity School of the Year (Primary and Secondary) 
  • Community Leadership School of the Year (Primary and Secondary) 
  • Energy School of the Year (Primary and Secondary) 
  • Waste School of the Year (Primary and Secondary) 
  • Water School of the Year (Primary and Secondary) 
  • Student Action Team of the Year (Primary and Secondary) 
  • Teacher of the Year (Primary and Secondary)

There is one early childhood category:

  • Early Childhood Service of the Year

There is one overall award for schools:

  • School of the Year (for schools that enter three or more categories are eligible for the prestigious ResourceSmart School of the Year 2016 award).

Read about last year's winners and finalists for inspiration for your entry.

 

Downloads

Information Kit

Document | PDF | 427KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Information Kit Schools

Document | DOCX | 62KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Information Kit Schools

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Document | PDF | 38KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Terms and Conditions of Entry

Document | DOC | 205KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Terms and Conditions of Entry

Consent Forms

Document | PDF | 426KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Consent Adult

Document | DOC | 78KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Consent Adult

Document | PDF | 411KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Consent Under 18yo

Document | DOC | 87KB
ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2016 Consent Under 18yo

 

Key dates

Entries open Friday 22 April 2016
Entries close
Monday 15 August 2016
Finalists announced
Monday 3 October 2016
Winners announced/Event
Friday 11 November 2016

 

Contact us & support

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards team is here to provide support and technical assistance throughout the entry process.

Email: resourcesmartawards@sustainability.vic.gov.au

Phone: 1300 061 565 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm)

Website: www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schoolsawards

 

Our Sponsors

We couldn't hold such a great awards program without the support of our sponsors. By being part of the Awards our sponsors are acknowledging Victoria's most inspiring sustainability achievements in schools and early childhood services.

 

Principal Sponsor

Major Sponsors

 

Category Sponsors


Student Action Team of the Year St Macartans PS