Premier's Sustainability Awards – How to enter

Last updated: 14 March 2023

Entries for the 2023 Premier’s Sustainability Awards open late April 2023.

To be ready to submit a competitive entry in 2023:

  • Review the 2023 award categories and types. The categories will be made available via this website in March.
  • Start collecting your results and data.

The award categories represent exceptional sustainability outcomes that can be delivered by projects and initiatives, and link to the globally-accepted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For information on the categories and examples of initiatives from last year, refer to 2022 Winners and finalists.

Not sure which category or award type to choose?

We will help you choose the most suitable category and award type.



Your entry

Entries for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards are required to enter projects that have demonstrable results between 2021-2023. Initiatives with activity over a longer period will be considered if there are significant new results or changes that have occurred 2021-2023.

Entry submissions are completed through our online portal. You will be asked to provide the following 4 elements to complete your entry:

  1. The required submission information – this is the primary information that the judges will use to evaluate your entry. Questions and guidance for this section will be available via this website prior to entries opening in late April 2023.
  2. Two PR summaries – these will be used for promotional purposes and are not judged (maximum 150 words and 500 words).
  3. Images – a minimum of three images that illustrate your initiative (minimum 300dpi).
  4. Further supporting documents – examples include testimonials, sustainability reports, media coverage, videos, and graphs etc. (these are optional).

The most successful entries:

  • tell their story clearly
  • explain the broader and lasting value of the initiative
  • express their passion for sustainability
  • provide relevant, clear supporting evidence materials.

Why enter the awards?

Entering is easy and free: The submission process is simple to complete and our team can assist you with any queries you may have.

Publicity: If you go on to become a finalist, a media release will be written and distributed on your behalf, and social media content provided.

Media outreach includes:

  • sustainability media
  • local councils
  • industry
  • representative bodies
  • suburban and regional media
  • social media channels.

All publicity materials are provided to finalists. Receive public recognition at the highest level in the state.

Share the learnings: The awards are a great platform to tell your inspiring story and to hear from others. Entrants are among the most innovative sustainability leaders in Victoria. You’ll be sure to learn something new.

Be recognised: Attain acknowledgement for the innovative work, expertise and vision demonstrated by your organisation. Enhance your community standing and corporate reputation by demonstrating your commitment to sustainability.

Review and reflect: Entering the awards is a great opportunity to reflect on the successes you and your organisation have achieved in sustainability. It's also a great way to demonstrate to your staff that their efforts in sustainability are publicly recognised.

Networking opportunities: If you are a finalist, you’ll be invited to attend the awards ceremony, where you’ll have a chance to network with environmental, industry and government groups and industry peers.

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