Excellence Awards

02 Feb 2021

The NECA Awards are the electrical and communications industry’s highest accolade and one of the most prestigious awards programs in Australia.

These Awards recognise outstanding achievement across the industry nationally.

Entering the Awards program provides an opportunity for your company to be acknowledged for outstanding commitment to excellence and professionalism.

Click here to download the NECA Excellence Awards Submission Guide
 

Awards Submissions

Click here to access the NECA Awards portal to begin your online submission. 
 

Excellence Awards Categories
 

1. Innovation 
A custom designed and produced service, product, tool, system, technology (or similar) that required outstanding problem-solving, innovation and creativity. This innovation may be a physical product, digital platform/system or any other format - but must be directly relatable to the electrical/ communications industry, or specifically designed to support an electrical/communications project or business. 

2. Work Health & Safety – Excellence in Action 
Recognition for companies who have demonstrated an ‘above and beyond’ commitment to Health and Safety management within their business and/or for major innovative new hazard controls, safety improvements or safety solutions. 

3. Domestic Residence 
A single residence project in the domestic sector (as described in AS/NZS 3000, clause 1.4.53) where the contractor has worked with the homeowner to deliver an electrical installation of outstanding quality and use of technology.

4. Lighting Design & Construct 
A commercial, industrial, residential, hospitality, retail, entertainment or sports project of any value, where the applicant’s influence on lighting resulted in a higher or improved creative and aesthetic design, and/or technical excellence than the original design or concept. 

5. Green Energy 
A project where the applicant’s direct and proactive influence on design, product selection, lighting, processes or technologies resulted in a substantially improved and more sustainable energy efficient installation than the original design or concept. 

6. ICT & AV 
An information, voice/data, communications & audio-visual project of any contract value, where the applicant’s influence on the project resulted in a higher or improved level of performance and technical excellence than the original design or concept. 

7. Industrial Small 
An industrial project which may also include, but is not limited to, undertakings of a civil, mining, high voltage, manufacturing or process nature; where the applicant’s contract value is less than $1 million. 

8. Industrial Large 
An industrial project which may include, but is not limited to, undertakings of a civil, mining, high voltage, manufacturing or process nature; where the applicant’s contract value is greater than $1 million.

9. Commercial Small 
A commercial project where the applicant’s contract value is less than $2 million, which may include multiple domestic and residential electrical installations (as described in AS/NZS 3000 clauses 1.4.54 and 1.4.55). 

10. Commercial Medium 
A commercial project where the applicant’s contract value is greater than $2 million and less than $6 million, which may also include multiple domestic and residential electrical installations (as described in AS/NZS 3000 clauses 1.4.54 and 1.4.55). 

11. Commercial Large 
A commercial project where the applicant’s contract value is greater than $6 million, which may also include multiple domestic and residential electrical installations (as described in AS/NZS 3000 clauses 1.4.54 and 1.4.55).

 

Conditions of Entry

•    Entrants must be current NECA contractor members at the time of entry and throughout the award process.

•    At the time of submission, the project needs to be beyond practical completion stage.

•    All entries must be completed online via the Awards portal.

•    All required questions must be completed for an entry to be valid.

•    Entrants must adhere to the criteria of the Awards Category being entered.

•    Projects may be entered into a maximum of two categories. Each entry must reflect the specific criteria of the Category, supported by visual evidence specific to that Category (with the exception of the Innovation Award category).

•    Entrants must obtain client permission to submit a project. This includes obtaining written permission from the client to use photographs in the entry and gain site access for the purposes of judging where required.

•    By entering a project, you give NECA permission to use project details and photographs on the NECA website, magazine, promotional material, social media and media.

•    Entrants must clearly identify in their submission, any connection either the project or the entrant (or its Company) has with any NECA board representative.
 

 

Judging

Entries will be assessed based on the information submitted in the application. It is important that applicants follow the judging criteria when preparing their nomination. The judges may undertake an inspection of your project. The judging panels have expert knowledge and experience in all sectors of the industry. The judging panels compromise of representatives from key sectors of the industry including:

  • Clients

  • Industry

  • Government

  • Specifiers

The judges and NECA reserve the right to transfer entries into the category they deem more appropriate, withhold an award in a category if it is deemed the nominations do not meet the standard required or reject incomplete applications.  Neither the judges nor NECA will enter into any correspondence regarding the judging process.

Contacts
NATIONAL - Claire Gerber
E: claire.gerber@necawa.asn.au
T: 08 6241 6100
ACT - NECA ACT
E: act@neca.asn.au
T: 02 6280 5580
NSW - NECA NSW
E: necansw@neca.asn.au
T: 1300 361 099
QLD - NECA QLD
E: necaq@neca.asn.au
T: 1300 361 099
SA - Leah Boyce
E: leah.boyce@necasa.asn.au
T: 08 8272 2966
TAS - NECA TAS
E: necaevents@neca.asn.au
T: 1300 361 099
VIC - Akeera Dharmapala
E: akeera.dharmapala@neca.asn.au
T: 03 9645 5533
WA - Kyra Mulvena
E: kyra.mulvena@ecawa.org.au
T: 08 6241 6100