15 May 2019
As the winner in two categories of the 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, online marketplace for surplus food, Yume, found that an extra spring in their step was an unexpected outcome of their experience.
Head of Finance, Roslyn Aikman says “The Yume team worked extremely hard over the past three years and it can be thankless work at times. The recognition we received at the Awards was uplifting and to celebrate as a team was a precious gift. We went back to our desks rejuvenated.”
At a recent information session at Sustainability Victoria for entrants into the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Ros, and a member of the 2018 Awards judging panel, shared their valuable insights and experiences on entering and progressing through this year's Awards.
Ros also suggests that if you receive a nomination and attend the event, make sure to jot down quotes on the night for your own social media campaign to boost your PR efforts and maximise any time in the limelight.
“Yume operate on a tiny marketing budget — so the PSA awards generated PR we couldn’t afford to pay for ourselves”.
“The external recognition essentially acted as independent due diligence and gave us credibility when we were out on the road. We didn’t have to explain who we were as much and at times were fielding internal queries”.
It’s important that your entry gives the judging panel enough information to assess your project fully. Make sure that your entry covers all the benefits of your project to help the judging panel see what makes your project stand out as a sustainable star.
Entering is easy so get started and don’t forget to show your passion and tell your story in your application. For more information and contact details to assist you with your entries, visit the Premiers Sustainability Awards website.
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