Get industry recognition for your excellent performance!
Nominations for the 2020 NECA Excellence Awards is open now
The Excellence Awards aims to congratulate and acknowledge the outstanding professionalism, commitment and innovation within our industry. NECA's prestigious annual awards dinner will be held at The Star Sydney on Friday 11 September 2020.
Get the recognition your company deserves for its’ outstanding work by nominating your company projects. The best projects will be shown to over 800 Electrical contractors, Government officials, Manufacturers, Suppliers & special guests.
These awards are the ultimate recognition of being leaders in your field. Don’t delay, submit your projects today!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EXCELLENCE AWARDS BROCHURE.
||Emerging New small Business
||A small business employing up to 9 technical employees demonstrating a wide range of skills and excellence in electrical installation and or service, a Recognition Award for first-time entrants during their first five years of NECA membership.
||Work Health & Safety Best
|A recognition of ‘Best Practice’ Award for companies who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to achieving best practice in Health and Safety management within the business and/or for major innovative new hazard reductions, safety improvements or safety solutions.
||Lighting Design & Installation
||A commercial, industrial, residential, hospitality, retail, entertainment or sports project of any value where the applicant’s influence on lighting achieves a higher or improved creative and aesthetic design and technical excellence than the original design or concept (evidence of designer credentials to be included in the entry).
||Domestic Residence Smal
||A single residence project in the domestic sector (as described in AS/NZS 3000, clause 1.4.53) where the applicant’s contract value is less than $100,000.
||Domestic Residence Large
||A single residence project in the domestic sector (as described in AS/NZS 3000, clause 1.4.53) where the applicant’s contract value is greater than $100,000.
||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.
||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 and less than $5 million.
||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 $5 million.
||Energy Efficiency & Environment
||A project where the applicant’s direct and proactive
influence on design, product selection, lighting, processes or technologies has created a substantially improved and more sustainable energy-efficient installation than the original design or concept.
||Voice/Data Communications & Audio Visual
||A voice/data, communications & audio-visual project of any contract value where the applicant’s influence on the project achieves a higher or improved level of performance, and technical excellence than the original design or concept (evidence of designer credentials to be included in the entry)
||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
||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).
||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).
Excellence Awards Guidelines and Criteria
When completing the questions on-line, you should give consideration to the judging criteria, which can be found HERE.
The judging criteria is a guide only and you should only address the points that are relevant to your project.
Excellence Awards Judging
The National Chairperson’s role is to be an independent judge and may assist other judges with disputes or assessment queries. Judging for State/Territory Awards shall be subject to the same categories, criteria and weightings as for the National Awards and are based solely on the online entry with the following noted:
- The winning state entry will be entered in the same category in which they won the State Award for the National Awards. National judging is done solely on the on-line submission.
- Winners of a State/Territory Award will automatically be entered in the National Awards unless the entrant expressly advises (via email) to their State/Territory Chapter office, that they do not wish to be entered and judged for a National Award.
- Site visits and/or presentations (as and if required) will be at State level only and will be determined by the State Chapter office.
Excellence Awards Important Notes
- Each nomination may receive an onsite inspection.
- Please respond to each of the criteria as briefly and succinctly as possible, bullet points and/or short paragraphs are preferable.
- Please do not upload individual photos to the on-line system. All photos related to a project should be uploaded as a PDF document, with numbered thumbnails of each photo and a brief description of what the photo is representing.
- Please also provide on USB device minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 individual high res photos (for video clips used in the presentation material) to your state chapter office.
- The weighting descriptions are a guide only and you should only address the criteria that are relevant to your project.
- Submission responses should be brief and written in such a way as to assist the judges, during their on-site inspection, to identify those areas of the project that are truly outstanding and excellent.
Excellence Awards Conditions of Entry
- Projects entered must be completed (to handover stage) after 1 July 2019
- Entrants must adhere to the criteria of the Awards Category being entered
- Projects may be entered into more than one Category however, each entry must reflect the specific criteria of the Category, supported by visual evidence specific to that Category
- By entering a project, you give NECA permission to use project details and photographs on the NECA website, promotional material, social media and media
- Entrants must clearly identify in their entry any connection either the project or the entrant (or its Company) has with a NECA board representative
Download the critera HERE.
NECA has led the industry's apprentice awards for over three decades, and we will continue to work to achieve an ever-increasing level of awareness and respect for electrical and communications apprentices and their employers.
NECA recognises the essential role that our apprentices play in the future of our industry. The Apprentice Awards showcase the outstanding contribution an apprentice can make to both the projects they work on and to their employer's or host's business.
The awards also acknowledge achievement in personal development, effort, academic attainment and workplace competency.
Applicants must be in their fourth year of TAFE or RTO or recently completed their apprenticeship (within 12 months from the completion date). During their apprenticeship, they must have been employed by a NECA member or a NECA group training apprentice company.
Applicants may only enter one category and must not have been previously nominated.
Judging and Criteria
Applicants will initially be assessed at a state level, with finalists being invited to an interview with a judging panel. State winners and any placegetters will be invited to collect their award at a state awards function, along with their employers who will also receive a certificate. State winners from each category will then be invited to submit a project to be judged for the NECA National Apprentice Awards.
Download the criteria here