ResourceSmart School Awards

2020: People and the planet

The ResourceSmart Schools Awards celebrates Victorian schools’ leadership on sustainability and the active role they play as champions for the environment in their wider communities.

Our theme for 2020 is 'people and the planet', celebrating how we use our humanity – our knowledge, care and passion – to look after the environment, and how looking after the planet contributes to our wellbeing in return.

We will celebrate the early adopters: the schools taking the lead and embracing innovative ways to make sustainability a meaningful part of everyday life and learning.

Entries closed for 2020

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 finalists.

How to enter

  • Read the terms and conditions of entry and eligibility criteria
  • Download the appropriate image consent forms – Adult or Child – (if required)
  • Go to the ResourceSmart Schools Awards entry portal hosted by AwardForce, an independent company managing the ResourceSmart Schools Awards entry platform on behalf of Sustainability Victoria
  • The ResourceSmart Schools Awards team can provide feedback to help schools refine their entries, if submitted before Friday 28 February 2020. Schools can edit their entries until the closing date.

Award categories

The award categories have been designed to reflect the inclusive and collaborative approach of the ResourceSmart Schools program. The categories for 2020 are:

Across these categories, the awards will showcase the incredible efforts of principals, teachers, students, parents and volunteers and will spotlight the impactful and inspiring work of Victorian schools to care for the environment.


Thanks to our proud sponsors of the ResourceSmart Schools Awards.

Category sponsors

Bank First website

Teacher of the Year – Primary and Secondary

Key dates

Please note: closing date for entries has been extended.

  • Entries close – 5.30pm Thursday 19 March 2020
  • Awards ceremony – Friday 5 June 2020

Get help with your entry

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

Phone: (03) 8626 8844

Register for regular email alerts.

Sponsor the awards

We couldn't hold such a great awards program without the support of our sponsors. By supporting the awards, our sponsors acknowledge Victoria's most inspiring sustainability achievements in schools.

If you would like to sponsor the 2020 ResourceSmart Schools awards program, contact

Past winners

Find out who won in 2019.

2019 Awards Booklet


Read the stories behind the schools in this beautiful booklet.

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

ResourceSmart Schools Awards, Sustainability Victoria

03 8626 8747