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SECTION 2: 2021 AWARD CATEGORIES
2021 AWARD CATEGORIES

The 2021 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards Program is calling for nominations for each of these awards and will award them if appropriate nominees are received.

 

There are six Place Leaders Award categories open:

Place Leadership

Recognises significant leadership by an individual or a group who has made a contribution to the advancement of placemaking through raising the national and/ or international profile of placemaking;

Small Scale Place Project

Recognises a specific project or scheme that has demonstrated best practice placemaking under AUD $200k;

Large Scale Place Project

Recognises a specific project or scheme that has demonstrated best practice placemaking over AUD $200k;

Place Governance

Recognises a specific model that has advanced excellence in the delivery and/ or management of holistic place outcomes.

Place Process

Recognises a specific approach, strategy or program that has contributed to best practice placemaking.

Digital Placemaking

Recognises a specific project that has demonstrated best practice in digital placemaking.

 
 
 
AWARDS GUIDE INDEX
SECTION 1: 2021 KEY AWARD DATES

Award Nominations Open

Friday 9th April 2021

Award Nominations Close

Friday 28th May 2021 - 6pm AEST

Jury Deliberations Open

Monday 31st  May 2021

Jury Deliberations Close

Monday 14th June 2021

Awards Evening

Tuesday 29th June 2021 – Sydney

Entries for all categories are made by completing an online entry awards nomination form or by emailing the submission form to awards@placeleaders.com by 6.00pm 28th May AEST.

AWARDS STRUCTURE


Place Leaders awards are based on a two-tier system.

Centrepiece Award

This award is allocated as a Jury’s choice award and is given to the individual or organisation that has displayed overall excellence in placemaking from all categories in Australasia and the Asia Pacific in any given year. There is only one winner in any given year. An award may be given regardless of the number of eligible entries. If the jury so determines, no Centrepiece award will be given.

Category Award

This award is given to the individual, organisation, project or initiative that has made the most significant advancement in a particular award category in any given year. There is only one winner per category award in any given year. An award may be given regardless of the number of eligible entries. If there are no suitable nominees no Category Award will be given.

For the Category Awards, commendations may be made. More than one commendation may be given. Commendations may be given regardless of the number of eligible entries. Commendations will be given each year.

RECOGNITION

Award Type: Overall Excellence

Award Name:

Centrepiece

Recognition:

  • Recognition as Centerpiece Award winner;

  • Trophy & certificate;

  • Promotion by Place Leaders in 2021 through a range of mediums;

  • Ability to utilise the Place Leaders brand to promote the award-winning initiative or organisation throughout 2021

Category Award

Award Names:

  • Place Leadership

  • Small Scale Place Project

  • Large Scale Place Project

  • Place Governance

  • Place Process

  • Digital Placemaking 

Recognition:

  • Recognition as Category Award winner;

  • Trophy & certificate;

  • Promotion by Place Leaders in 2021 through a range of mediums;

  • Ability to utilise the Place Leaders brand to promote the award-winning initiative or organisation throughout 2021.

Award Type: Commendation

Award Name: 

Commendation

Recognition: 

  • Certificate;

  • Promotion by Place Leaders in 2021 through a range of mediums;

  • Ability to utilise the Place Leaders brand to promote the award-winning initiative or organisation throughout 2021.

SECTION 3: JUDGING PROCESS AND CRITERIA


The jury will consider each nomination against the criteria listed below. It is essential that your nomination addresses the criteria for the award category you have selected.

 

The criteria for each award are detailed below:

Award: Place Leadership

Detail: Recognises significant leadership by an

individual or a group who has made a contribution to the advancement of placemaking through raising the

national and/ or international profile of placemaking.

 

Criteria:

  • Vision - Inspiring others to action through exemplary leadership and vision.

 

  • Advocacy - Advancing the awareness and value of placemaking within the community through professional service provision, publication, community engagement, education and/ or research.

 

  • Impact - Influencing positive change in the cultural, academic and/ or industry uptake of place making.

 

Award: Place Governance

Detail: Recognises a specific model that has advanced excellence in the delivery and/ or management of holistic place outcomes.

 

Criteria:

  • Vision - Inspiring others to action through exemplary leadership and vision.

 

  • Integrated Decision Making - The outcome displays high levels of collaboration and fostered new partnerships amongst stakeholders towards a co-ordinated shared vision of implementation.

 

  • Inclusiveness - A diverse range of stakeholders were involved.

 

  • Innovation - New and original ways of thinking and doing were applied.

 

  • Resilience - The outcome displays strategies and mechanisms that support resilience to change.

 

Award: Small Scale Place Project

Detail: Recognises a specific project or scheme that has demonstrated best practice placemaking under AUD $200K.

Award: Large Scale Place Project

Detail: Recognises a specific project or scheme that has demonstrated best practice placemaking over AUD

$200K;

 

Criteria:

  • Sense of Place - The project displays a sensitivity to the authenticity and local narrative of place.

 

  • Systemic - The project displays a structured holistic approach to placemaking.

 

  • Agility - The project displays an adaptability, flexibility and openness to change in response to diverse stakeholder needs and interests.

 

  • Innovation - New and original ways of thinking and doing were applied.

 

  • Value - The project demonstrates clear value for people and community by addressing inclusive and equitable social, environmental and economic outcomes.

Award: Place Process

Detail: Recognises a specific approach, strategy or program that has contributed to best practice

placemaking.

 

Criteria:

  • Sense of Place - The initiative displays a sensitivity to the authenticity and local narrative of place.

 

  • Integrated Decision Making - The initiative displays high levels of collaboration and fostered new partnerships amongst people and organisations into a co-ordinated shared vision of implementation.

 

  • Agility - The initiative displays adaptability, flexibility, and openness to change in response to community, public and/or private needs and interests.

 

  • Innovation - New and original ways of thinking and doing were applied.

Award: Digital Placemaking Award

Detail: Recognises a specific project that has demonstrated best practice digital placemaking in a public or publicly accessible private precinct. Projects will be predominantly digital or technology-based and will be able to demonstrate a significant enhancement to visitors’ and/or communities’ experience in place.

 

Criteria:

  • Impact - Influencing positive change in the cultural, academic and/ or industry uptake of digital placemaking.

 

  • Innovation - New and original ways of thinking and doing were applied.

 

  • Resilience - The outcome displays strategies and mechanisms that support resilience to change.

 

  • Sense of Place - The initiative displays a sensitivity to the authenticity and local narrative of place.

 

  • Integrated - The outcome displays an integrated approach between the aesthetic design and demonstrated function.

The Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards Jury will reach their decision by consensus. The deliberations of the Jury will include:

  • Consideration of the nomination against the award criteria.

  • Development of a shortlist for each category based on information submitted through each nomination.

  • For those who are shortlisted, the Jury may speak with at least one of the named referees, asking a set of which elicit further information about the merit of the nomination.

  • Write up of the Jury findings, which will be announced at the Place Leaders Awards Evening and published on the Place Leaders website in July 2021.

 
SECTION 4: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS

All individuals and organisations interested and involved in placemaking are eligible to enter the Place leaders Asia Pacific Awards Program.

 

There is no restriction on the number of entries that can be submitted.

 

Separate nomination forms must be completed for each project or initiative, however entrants can choose to lodge each project or initiative in multiple categories on the one nomination form.

 

All nominees will be considered for the 2021 Asia Pacific Awards, subject to meeting the criteria. Members of Place Leaders Asia Pacific are able to register according to membership benefits, whilst non-members will pay an AUD $590 (+gst) non-refundable registration fee per nomination. This nomination fee includes one complimentary awards evening dinner pass.

 

In some special circumstances the nomination fee may be waived, please contact Place Leaders for further information. Waiving of the nomination fee is at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer of Place Leaders.

ELIGIBLE INITIATIVES

Initiatives submitted should be at practical completion prior to entering. The initiative should provide a clear evidence basis of the success using qualitative and quantitative data. The entry should not have been submitted to the Place Leaders awards in a prior year. Place Leaders has the sole discretion to refuse an entry or remove it from consideration for an award if Place Leaders is of the opinion that the entry:

 

  • Does not comply with these guidelines

  • Is not consistent with the nature and spirit of the awards or is inappropriate, offensive, indecent or illegal

  • Breaches or is likely to breach copyright

SECTION 5: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

 

No confidential information should be submitted with your nomination as all information, except for contact information and referee information may be made available through the Place Leaders website within 48 hours of submitting your application.

 
EDITING YOUR NOMINATION

 

Once you have submitted your nomination you are no longer able to edit it so please check your documentation carefully prior to submission. In the event that a significant error has been made please contact the Chief Executive Officer of Place Leaders and they will use their discretion as to whether an edit can be made.

COPYRIGHT

By entering the awards, you agree that Place Leaders Asia Pacific will publish your nomination on the Place Leaders website.

 

You will also agree that Place Leaders Asia Pacific may reproduce, exhibit, publish, and/or communicate the material and information you give about your nomination and adapt or use your nomination and any portion of it, or give permission to others to do so, in different ways or contexts that Place Leaders sees fit for the purposes

of the Awards for as long as required.

 

For this purpose, your nomination includes all words, images and other materials (including models, film and video) whether in digital, printed or 3D format, you submit online or give to Place Leaders in connection with your entry.

 

Place Leaders requires that either:

 

• You personally, or your organisation own(s) all copyright and you authorise the use them as needed for the Awards, by way of non-exclusive license - including for publicity; OR

 

• You promise that you personally have, or your organisation has, the authority of each and every owner of the copyright to authorise and you do authorise Place Leaders to use them as needed for the Awards, including for publicity.

WITHDRAWING YOUR NOMINATION

 

At any time in the application or assessment process you may withdraw your nomination. Please contact Place Leaders if you wish to withdraw your nomination. In the event that you have paid a nomination fee, this is non-refundable.

SECTION 6: ENTRY FEE

Members of Place Leaders Asia Pacific are able to register according to membership benefits, whilst non-members will pay an AUD $590 (+gst) non-refundable registration fee per nomination. This nomination fee includes one complimentary awards dinner pass.

In some special circumstances the nomination fee may be waived, please contact Place Leaders for further information. Waiving of the nomination fee is at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer of Place Leaders.

SECTION 7: HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AWARD NOMINATION

Entries for all categories are made by completing an online entry awards nomination form or by emailing the submission form to awards@placeleaders.com by 6.00pm 28th May AEST.

 

Separate nomination forms must be completed for each project or initiative. However, entrants can choose to lodge each project or initiative in multiple categories on the one nomination form.

FILE NAMING

 
All supporting images must be JPG or PNG. Please label in the following format;

 

1 of 5 (number each photo in order)_Project Name_Project Completion Year_Photographer Name (or other attribution)_Brief Photo Description

e.g. 1 of 5_Little Park_2021_Jo Blo_Park Opening Day.jpg

Other supporting documents: 

 

Project Name_Project Completion Yr_Name of Supporting Document Type​

e.g. Little Park_2019_Small Place Project_Document Description.pdf


Supporting videos or webpages

 

Submissions can provide up to 2 video URL links  and 1 web page link

For further information regarding the awards email awards@placeleaders.com with the subject line ‘2021 Place Leaders Awards’