How to enter the ResourceSmart Schools Awards that recognise and celebrate the achievements of Victorian schools that are leading the way to a sustainable future.
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Nominations for the 2023 ResourceSmart Schools Awards are now open.
The awards celebrate all steps towards a sustainable future – no action is too small. Schools and individuals achieving great things are invited to nominate in the following award categories:
Only active ResourceSmart Schools are eligible to enter. Schools must have completed an action in ResourceSmart Schools Online between 1 July 2022 – 20 March 2023.
The following categories have special eligibility criteria:
RSS of the Year: Schools entering the ResourceSmart School of the Year category must have at least 3Star ResourceSmart Schools certification.
Volunteer of the Year: To qualify as a volunteer, the individual or group must not have been remunerated for their time/activities
Emerging school of the Year: The school must have signed an RSS MOU during 1 July 2021 – 20 March 2023 for the first time and/or set a resource baseline during 1 July 2021 – 20 March 2023.
The following document explains the scoring for each award category:
The following documents explain how entries are judged in each award category and include sample entries:
It's been a busy year for our ResourceSmart Schools community. We want to provide extra support to help you reflect on how you and your school have achieved great things towards a more sustainable future.
Register to learn about How to write an awards entry including:
If your school becomes a finalist you’ll be featured in the ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2023 publication and other communications.
Please make sure to provide:
You can register at any time before the closing date, 20 March 2023.
If you’re not active or part of the program yet, don’t worry! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can get you registered and start recognising your school's sustainability achievements.
If you're registered in the ResourceSmart Schools Program, have read about the award categories and judging criteria, you're ready to submit an entry.