NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Australian Mining is pleased to open nominations for the 2020 Prospect Awards.

Submitting a nomination for the Prospect Awards is a great way to acknowledge recent success within your company. The Awards recognise the best in mining and minerals processing from across Australia.

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NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Nominating is free, and must be completed using the online form by 11:59pm Tuesday 6 October 2020.
    • Your nomination must be completed in one sitting; a partially completed form cannot be saved and reopened at a later date.
 
  • Please have any supporting documentation (i.e. equipment specifications, photographs, marketing materials) ready to upload.
  • Nominators agree that by submitting the nomination, they agree to have information within the nomination included in marketing and communications channels. Anything that is confidential and not for publishing should be clearly identified.
  • Products nominated must be either manufactured or commercially available within Australia.
  • Companies and sites nominated must operate within Australia.
  • Executives nominated must reside and work in Australia.
  • All nominations must be accompanied by a high resolution image (at least 1MB in size) suitable for print publication.
 
    AWARDS TIMELINE:
    • Nominations open: Wednesday 18 March 2020
    • Nominations close: Tuesday 6 October 2020
    • Finalists announced: Monday 26 October 2020
    • Judging commences: Thursday 8 October 2020
    • Winners announced: Monday 23 November 2020
     
     
    INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT AWARD Recognising collaboration between Aboriginal-owned businesses and mining and minerals processing companies operating within Australia.  
    1. 1. Initiative has taken place within the last 12 months (from 1 January 2019).
    2. 2. Provide examples of how the program or initiative has resulted in shared value through either: community investment, employment. (50 points)
    3. 3. Explain how the program aims to continue to provide shared value into the future. (50 points)
    EXCELLENCE IN IIoT APPLICATION Recognising an outstanding implementation of IIoT that enhances mining and minerals processing operations.  
    1. 1. Application must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
    2. 2. Explain how the application provides real-time feedback and the impacts of this on the operation it’s used in. (25 points)
    3. 3. Demonstrate how the application improves on-site processes in at least one of the following areas: maintenance, productivity. (25 points)
    4. 4. Include a case study demonstrating success at an Australian mining or minerals processing operation. (50 points)
    CONTRACT MINER OF THE YEAR Recognising excellence in contract mining, engineering, projects, and services.  
    1. 1. Project or services must have been delivered in the last 12 months (from 1 January 2019).
    2. 2. Explain the services provided as part of the contract, and how these benefited the mining operation involved. (20 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of any measurable improvements as a result of the contract, i.e. increase in safety, increased return, reduction in overall costs. (50 points)
    4. 4. Provide examples of any new or returning business as a result of the project’s success. (30 points)
    CONTRIBUTION TO MINING Recognising an individual who has gone above and beyond within the mining industry over the past two years.  
    1. 1. Individual must have been involved within the industry since at least 1 January 2018.
    2. 2. Demonstrate how the individual has contributed to the overall mining industry. (20 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of any programs or initiatives the nominee created or participated in, including any demonstrable success from these. (40 points)
    4. 4. Explain how the individual impacted on others during their time in the industry, i.e. mentoring, community projects. (40 points)
    HARD ROCK MINE OF THE YEAR Recognising a hard rock mine that is performing well or has carried out an innovative project or program.  
    1. 1. Provide examples of mine performance trending up within the last three (3) years, from 1 January 2017. To account for the unforeseeable potential global effects of COVID-19, nominations may exclude the time period from 1 January 2020 onwards as part of the mine performance. (50 points)
    2. 2. Explain any new projects or initiatives undertaken by the site from 1 January 2019. This can include any safety, well-being or business initiatives as a direct response to COVID-19. (20 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of demonstrable success of these initiatives. (30 points)
    COAL MINE OF THE YEAR Recognising a coal mine that is performing well or has carried out an innovative project or program.  
    1. 1. Provide examples of mine performance trending up within the last three (3) years, from 1 January 2017. To account for the unforeseeable potential global effects of COVID-19, nominations may exclude the time period from 1 January 2020 onwards as part of the mine performance. (50 points)
    2. 2. Explain any new projects or initiatives undertaken by the site from 1 January 2019. This can include any safety, well-being or business initiatives as a direct response to COVID-19. (20 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of demonstrable success of these initiatives. (30 points)
    EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Recognising a mine, company, or project that has developed or carried out an innovative, environmentally focused program.  
    1. 1. Nominee has implemented an environmental program within the last 12 months (from 1 January 2019).
    2. 2. Explain how this program differs from other industry programs. (40 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of measurable success of the program since it began. (60 points)
    EXCELLENCE IN MINE SAFETY, OH&S Recognising a mine, company, or project that has developed or carried out a program that increased safety, removes risk, or cuts worker issues on a project or mine.  
    1. 1. Project has been implemented within the last 12 months (from 1 January 2019).
    2. 2. Explain how this project differs from others available across the industry. (40 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of measurable success that the program has achieved since implementation. (60 points)
    MINERALS PROCESSING OF THE YEAR Recognising a mine, company, or project that has developed or carried out an innovative or unique minerals processing program that increased efficiency, productivity, or safety.  
    1. 1. Project has been implemented within the last 12 months (from 1 January 2019).
    2. 2. Explain how this project differs from others available across the industry. (40 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of measurable success that the program has achieved since implementation. (60 points)
    INNOVATIVE MINING SOLUTION Recognising a mine, company, or project that has developed a unique mining solution.  
    1. 1. Solution has been developed within the last 12 months (from 1 January 2019) and is new to the industry.
    2. 2. Explain how this solution is superior to others that may provide the same outcome. (20 points)
    3. 3. Showcase how solution improves at least one of the following: productivity, efficiency, safety. (45 points)
    4. 4. Include a case study demonstrating success at an Australian mining or minerals processing operation. (35 points)
    MINE MANAGER OF THE YEAR Recognising an individual who has led a mine to success.  
    1. 1. Individual has been at the mine for 12 months or longer as of 30 June 2019.
    2. 2. Explain any programs or initiatives the nominee created or led during their time in leadership at the site. (15 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of demonstrable success of these initiatives. (35 points)
    4. 4. Explain how the individual has impacted on others during their time in at the site, i.e. mentoring, community projects. (50 points)
    SAFETY ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR Recognising an individual that is committed to ensuring safety – either for an individual site or company, or for the mining industry as a whole.  
    1. 1. Individual has been involved in safety for 12 months or longer as of 30 June 2020.
    2. 2. Explain any initiatives or programs the individual has created or led to improve safety within the industry or their workplace. (20 points)
    3. 3. Provide examples of measurable success as a result of these initiatives or programs. (40 points)
    4. 4. Explain how the nominee plans to continue to improve upon results and advocate for safety. (40 points)
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recognising an individual who has contributed to the mining industry over their entire career. This category is not open for nomination.  
    AUSTRALIAN MINE OF THE YEAR Recognising an outstanding Australian mine. This category is chosen from the finalists in both Hard Rock Mine of the Year and Coal Mine of the Year.