QRC Indigenous Awards
An annual awards event to celebrate Indigenous participation in the sector
Nominations are now open for the 2020 QRC Indigenous Awards
The QRC Indigenous Awards celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the Queensland resources industry, while promoting leading practice economic participation initiatives and achievements.
The awards are presented during Reconciliation week and provide the opportunity to showcase Indigenous role models and ambassadors for the Queensland resources sector.
Now in its seventh consecutive year, the 2020 Awards will be held at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020.
Why enter the QRC Indigenous Awards?
The QRC Indigenous Awards provide a rare opportunity for companies and individuals to highlight their achievements to a diverse group of influential industry and government stakeholders and receive recognition by their peers.
Last year’s event was attended by more than 360 government and industry representatives and was an overwhelming success.
The Award winners receive a trophy and certificate to celebrate their success and their stories are also shared via QRC’s communication channels.
Winners also automatically become members of the Indigenous Awards Alumni Network. Awards Alumni are provided with opportunities to regularly connect at QRC’s existing events and other forums.
How do I enter?
Download the relevant nomination form from the list of award categories below. Print then complete your application, sign, scan and send a copy to us via email to: IndigenousAwards@qrc.org.au
Nominations are now open and will close on 27 March 2020.
Award nominations are invited from all QRC full member and service member companies only. Applications must relate to the member’s Queensland operations. All terms and conditions of entry can be found within this nominations brochure.
INDIGENOUS ADVOCACY AWARD
Recognises Indigenous or non-Indigenous individuals that have demonstrated an outstanding effort to encourage, promote and advocate for increasing Indigenous participation within the resources sector.
EXCEPTIONAL INDIGENOUS PERSON IN QUEENSLAND RESOURCES AWARD
Recognises exceptional achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person working with the Queensland resources sector in any occupation or profession.
EXCEPTIONAL INDIGENOUS BUSINESS IN QUEENSLAND RESOURCES AWARD
Recognises exceptional achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander business supplying the Queensland resources sector.
BEST COMPANY INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING INITIATIVE AWARD
Recognises companies that have developed and maintained strategies that enhance the attraction and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in either the resources industry or broader economy.
BEST COMPANY INDIGENOUS PROCUREMENT INITIATIVE AWARD
Recognises companies that have developed and maintained strategies that increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business participation within resources sector supply chains or programs to support business development and capability in the broader economy.
EXCEPTIONAL INDIGENOUS QUEENSLAND MINERALS AND ENERGY ACADEMY (QMEA) STUDENT AWARD
Recognises exceptional achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait student at a QMEA school who has shown significant promise and passion for a career in the Queensland resources sector.