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The Annual EMPA Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication have been established to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to emergency communications in Australia and New Zealand.

Australian awards to be presented via live webcast on Thursday, 4 June 2020.

New Zealand awards to be presented at the EMPA Conference Dinner in Wellington on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

 ELIGIBILITY

The EMPA Awards are open to:

  • all who make an active contribution to emergency management in Australia or New Zealand in any capacity provided that their activity is directly associated with communication / public information.
  • students, tutors or teaching staff in any accredited tertiary institution, whose research is directly related to emergency management in Australia or New Zealand.
  • journalists, including freelancers, who report on hazards and/or emergency responses in Australia or New Zealand.
  • individuals, teams and organisations are all eligible for nomination.

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CATEGORIES

     1. Excellence in Readiness and Resilience

     2.  Excellence in Response

     3. Excellence in Recovery

     4. Excellence in Media, and 

     5. Excellence in Research 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

The judges consider each project or activity against how well they conform to the EMPA Principles. These criteria are to assist with guiding the development of your entry - understanding that not all the criteria will apply. 

     1. A seat at the table – systems and structures

     2. Creating connections – integrating efforts

     3. Building teams – creating capacity

     4. Community focused communication

     5. Creating networks – connecting stakeholders

     6. Working with media and social media providers – liaison to collaboration


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EMPA Awards entry criteria

 

WHY ENTER?

        1. The Awards are about recognising success. Enter the Awards to acknowledge your team and their work.  

        2. Use the submission process to profile your operational practices and understand what ‘worked’ to create that success.

        3. Benchmark your performance against the industry best.

        4. Benefit from the exposure generated by the Awards to boost your profile.

        5. Use the prestige of winning an award in your marketing and collateral to further promote your organisation’s credibility.

        6. A rewarding experience for your staff to know that they are part of a winning team.

        7. Nominate your staff for individual awards to recognise their personal success and achievements.

 
APPLICATION

Applications for the 2020 EMPA New Zealand Awards are NOW OPEN.

Please visit the respective conference websites:

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