QRC Indigenous Awards
An annual awards event to celebrate Indigenous participation in the sector
Nominations have now closed 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 usually presented during Reconciliation Week and provide the opportunity to showcase Indigenous role models and ambassadors for the Queensland resources sector.
Despite unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19, the QRC is pleased to announce the 2020 Indigenous Awards will still be held on Monday 30 November. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the 2020 Awards will be held in an online capacity and will be streamed to members and stakeholders via Vimeo, Facebook or YouTube. We will also be using a new platform called Remo, which offers the opportunity for virtual networking.
Members and award nominees will be sent an invitation to register for the online event in October. Watch this space!
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.
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.
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