Online nominations will open for the 2021 Awards on September 1 2020. 2021 Award Categories:

Marketing & Communications Campaign
Recognising excellence in a reputation and/or profile building campaign (e.g. advertising, branding identity, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, etc.)

Marketing & Communications Online
Recognising excellence and/or innovation in online / digital media, for communications, marketing and engagement goals (e.g. website, social media, viral marketing, etc.)

Marketing & Communications Video
Covers promotional, admissions, fundraising and alumni

Fundraising Campaign – Annual Giving
Recognising excellence in an Annual Giving fundraising campaign

Fundraising – Capital Campaign OR Major Gifts Program OR Bequests
Recognising excellence in a Capital Campaign or Major Gifts program or Bequests program

Fundraising Event
Recognising excellence in a Fundraising event

Alumni and/or Community Campaign
Recognising excellence in a series of activities or programs designed to engage with Alumni and/or Community

Alumni and/or Community Event
Recognising excellence in a specific event for Alumni and/or Community

Alumni and/or Community Publication
Recognising excellence in an Alumni and/or Community publication of any media type (e.g. printed, video, digital brochure, etc.)

Admissions Campaign and/or Events
Recognising excellence in a campaign and/or specific event directed at securing enrolments (e.g. advertising program, Open Day)

Admissions Publication
Recognising excellence in a publication, using any medium, specifically targeting enrolments. (e.g. prospectus, institutional video)

 

Newcomer Award

The Educate Plus Newcomer Award recognises an Educate Plus member who commenced working in the field of educational advancement since the beginning of the previous Educate Plus International Conference year.

It recognises that the recipient has made an immediate contribution to their institution through their work and is an encouragement for them to remain in the industry.

Nominees must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have commenced working in the field of educational advancement since the beginning of the previous Educate Plus International Conference year (i.e. July 2018)
  • Be a financial member of Educate Plus.
  • Have demonstrated involvement in their Educate Plus Chapter (e.g. by attending Professional Development, registering for the Educate Plus mentor program, etc.)
  • Exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct.

 


Mentor Award

The Educate Plus Mentor Award recognises an Educate Plus member who has provided a strong sense of motivation and encouragement, a willingness to share ideas and experiences and provided practical support to their mentee through their participation in the Educate Plus Mentor Program.

Nominees must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a financial member of Educate Plus.

Nominated mentors will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Regular contact with the mentee (at least quarterly over the previous 12 months)
  • Has instilled a strong sense of support and solidarity to the mentee
  • Has given considered, professional and effective advice
  • Positive demonstrated outcomes for the mentee from the advice provided
  • Demonstrated a willingness to exceed the expectations of the mentee

 


VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP AWARD

  • The Educate Plus Volunteer Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 to pay tribute to the strong contributions of our volunteers who advance education in Australasia.
  • Nominees must satisfy the following criteria:

o    Be a volunteer who has not received any or minimal compensation for their contribution/s.

o    Have an outstanding ability to create a vision and inspire other volunteers and staff.

o    Increase the stature of their school / institution in the wider community.

o    Exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct.

 


INSTITUTIONAL LEADER AWARD

  • The Educate Plus Institutional Leadership Award recognises an educational leader who has supported and contributed to the role of advancement in their school / institution.
  • Nominees must satisfy the following criteria:

o    Be a Principal, Vice-Chancellor, Board Member or Chair of Foundation (or equivalent) at a school / institution in Australasia.

o    Have demonstrated outstanding ability to promote and support the advancement function within their school / institution and the wider community.

o    Have been personally involved at a significant level in an advancement initiative or initiatives.

 


TREVOR WIGNEY AWARD

  • The Trevor Wigney Award is Educate Plus’ most prestigious recognition of a member for outstanding service in educational advancement in Australasia.
  • It recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution through exceptional advancement success and who have advanced the professionalism of their colleagues by mentoring and giving generously of their time, expertise, vision and conviction.

Application process

  • Nominations for the Trevor Wigney Award are made by Educate Plus Chapter Presidents.

 

Fellowship

Educate Plus members are awarded a prestigious Fellowship of our organisation. This is in recognition of lengthy service and high achievement by senior members of the profession and their outstanding work in the area of advancement and for their support of our organisation and its members.