Nominations for 2024 now open
Nominating criteria and instructions:
- Nominating is free, and must be completed using this online form by Friday, 23 August 2024.
- Nominations are unable to be withdrawn once nominations are closed.
- Your nomination must be completed in one sitting; a partially completed form cannot be saved and reopened at a later date.
- All products and/or technologies must be manufactured and/or commercially available in 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.
- Please have any supporting documentation (i.e. equipment specifications, photographs, marketing materials) ready to upload; file sizes shouldn’t exceed 5MB.
- All finalists are required to have a representative at the Gala Awards evening should they be successful.
By submitting a nomination, you give Prime Creative Media permission to publish all or part of your nomination in Australian Mining, Safe to Work or another suitable publication.
NOTE: no content is provided to nominees for approval prior to publication so please ensure all information, supporting evidence and images are approved for publication prior to submitting the nomination. Anything that is confidential and not for publishing should be clearly identified.
View all Award categories and nomination criteria below.
Indigenous & Community Engagement Award
Recognising collaboration between either an Aboriginal-owned business or a community organisation, and mining and minerals processing companies operating within Australia. The collaboration must have been launched within the two (2) year period prior to the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain what the program or initiative is and provide examples of how the program or initiative has resulted in shared value for example, through community investment or employment.
- Explain how the program aims to continue to provide shared value into the future, for example through expansion/widening of the program or initiative, or wider industry rollout.
Excellence in IIoT Application – proudly sponsored by ifm
Recognising an outstanding implementation of IIoT that enhances mining and minerals processing operations. The application must be new to market, or significantly change/improve an existing model, within two (2) years of the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain what the application is and how it provides real-time feedback and the impacts of this on the operation it’s used in.
- Demonstrate how the application improves on-site processes in at least one of the following areas: maintenance, productivity, efficiency.
- Include a case study or a practical example demonstrating success at an Australian mining or minerals processing operation.
Excellence in Environmental Management & Sustainability
Recognising a mine, company, or project that has developed or carried out an innovative, environmentally-focused sustainable program to protect, preserve and/or rehabilitate the natural environment, contributing to decarbonisation and/or reducing waste and/or waste emissions. The application must have been launched or undertaken within the two (2) year period prior to the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain the project and any new technology used to bring it to fruition, including how it may differ from existing industry standards and/or how it can be adopted more widely.
- Provide examples of any measurable success, for example, significant progression towards or achieving industry targets for net emissions, programs to improve decarbonisation or emissions reductions.
Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S – proudly sponsored by Geographe
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. The program must program must have been implemented/undertaken within two (2) years of the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain how this project differs from others available across the industry.
- Provide examples of measurable success that the program has achieved since implementation.
Project Lead of the Year – proudly sponsored by Regal Rexnord
Recognising an individual who has led a project on a mine site to a successful outcome. This could be an internal project at a mine or a project led by a supplier or contract miner. The project must have been undertaken/implemented within two (2) years of the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain the programs or initiatives the nominee created or led during this time period, including examples of demonstrable success of this project.
- Explain how the individual may have impacted on others or the business during their time leading the project, for example, mentoring, community projects, safety initiatives, improved financial outcomes.
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. Individual must have been involved in a safety function or be clearly advocating for safety for 12 months or longer prior to the nominations’ closing date.
- Provide background on the individual’s role within the business/industry and explain any initiatives or programs the individual has created or led to improve safety within the industry or their workplace, or any other ways in which they have advocated around safety.
- Provide examples of measurable success as a result of these initiatives or programs.
Innovative Mining Solution – proudly sponsored by Austmine
Recognising a mine, company, or project that has developed a unique mining solution. The solution must be new to market, or make significant changes or improvements to an existing solution, within two (2) years of the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain how this solution is superior to others that may provide the same outcome, such as by showcasing how the solution improves at least one of the following: productivity, efficiency, safety, cost-savings.
- Include a case study or practical example demonstrating success at an Australian mining or minerals processing operation.
Mine Project Success of the Year
Recognising a significant engineering and/or contract mining project that has been undertaken on a mine site. The project must have been undertaken/implemented within two (2) years of the nominations’ closing date.
- Explain the services provided as part of the contract, and how these will benefit/have benefited the mining operation involved.
- Provide examples of any measurable improvements as a result of the contract, for example, increase in safety, increased return, reduction in overall costs.
Outstanding Mine Performance – proudly sponsored by SEW-EURODRIVE
Recognising a mine that is performing well and has carried out an innovative project, partnership, initiative or program. The relevant time period for mine performance or for the innovative project or program to have been launched is within two (2) years of the nominations’ closing date.
- Provide examples of mine performance trending up for the relevant time period. As a guidance, mine performance can be demonstrated across one or more of financial, safety or efficiency performance.
- Explain any new projects, programs, partnerships or initiatives undertaken by the mine and any demonstrable outcomes achieved.
Discovery of the Year
Celebrating a significant discovery at either a greenfields or brownfields site. Discovery must have been made or recognised as significant for the broader Australian industry within the two (2) year period of the nominations’ closing date.
- Describe what makes the discovery significant.
- Explain how the discovery will create new opportunities for the company that made it, i.e. creation of new jobs, economic benefits, investment opportunities, new market access.