The time taken to prepare an application for such a prestigious award is time wisely invested, and is more than repaid by immense array of benefits experienced by the end of the Awards journey.
We understand that leaders of excellence are busy people, so if you are nominating an outstanding leader, please know you are not loading them with additional burden. In fact, after scanning the process involved, Nominees and Applicants will discover that investing time on their application could be the most productive time they will spend this year, and bring benefits to them, their business and the community in general.
Nomination. If you have nominated another person for an award category they will be contacted via email and provided access to the online application site.
Application. Next is the formal written submission which must be completed online.
The applicant is required to complete a series of 4 questions, provide a professional photo of themselves, contact details of two referees, their resume and a written reference.
If you need help or advice when preparing your submission please contact your state Awards Manager on 1300 661 061.
Based on the applications received, a short list will be made of those who will progress to an interview in front of a panel of judges. If you are short listed we will contact you with details of your judging day and time. The judges will receive your full application, along with your references for review.
In all states except Queensland, shortlisted nominees will progress directly to the State Final, and then the State Winners will progress to the National finals. Queensland nominees will undergo regional judging prior to progressing to the Queensland State final.
|Date||ALEAs Awards Event||Event Location||Regional/State/National|
|Wednesday 16 August||Central QLD||Mackay||Regional|
|Thursday 17 August||Far North QLD||Cairns||Regional|
|Wednesday 23 August||Capricorn QLD||Rockhampton||Regional|
|Thursday 24 August||North QLD||Townsville||Regional|
|Wednesday 30 August||South West QLD||Toowoomba||Regional|
|Thursday 31 August||Fraser & Sunshine Coast QLD||Sunshine Coast||Regional|
|Thursday 31 August||ACT||Canberra||State|
|Wednesday 6 September||South East QLD||Brisbane||Regional|
|Thursday 7 September||NT||Darwin||State|
|Thursday 14 September||TAS||Hobart||State|
|Tuesday 19 September||QLD||Brisbane||State|
|Tuesday 19 September||NSW||Sydney||State|
|Wednesday 20 September||SA||Adelaide||State|
|Thursday 21 September||VIC||Melbourne||State|
|Thursday 5 October||National||Sydney||National|
An awards ceremony will be held in each state to announce the state winners for each category. Guests will also enjoy an entertaining address from a prominent keynote speaker as they celebrate in style.
State winners from each category head to Sydney on Thursday 5th of October for the final round of judging and the ALEAs Gala dinner.
IML will arrange travel and accommodation for all finalists and judges who attend the National Final judging day and Gala event.
At the event, you will enjoy fine food in the company of the Australian who’s who of business as they witness the announcement of the Leaders of the Year across all categories.