NECA SA/NT 2020-2021 Excellence Awards and Apprentice Awards Nominations | NECA

NECA SA/NT 2020-2021 Excellence Awards and Apprentice Awards Nominations

NECA 2020-2021 Excellence and Apprentice Awards Nominations

The National Electrical and Communications Association is committed to encouraging and rewarding the excellence and professionalism demonstrated by its members and apprentices.

The NECA Excellence & Apprentice Awards promote innovation and outstanding achievement, as well as providing the recognition and promotion within our industry that NECA members, and their apprentices deserve. NECA SA/NT strongly encourages its members to submit their project and apprentice nominations for these awards.

The award winners will be announced at the 2020-21 NECA SA/NT Industry Gala Dinner on Friday 10 September 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. 

 

Excellence Awards

There are 13 categories in which contractors can nominate a project and they are:

1. Emerging 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.

2. Work Health & Safety Best Practice

A recognition of ‘Best Practice’ Award for companies who have demonstrated 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.

3. 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).

4. Domestic Residence - Small

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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Industrial - Medium

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.

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 $5 million.

9. 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.

10. Voice/Data Communications & Audio Visual (Project)

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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

 

Please note: The 2020 Excellence Awards program was interrupted by COVID-19 event restrictions. Earlier in 2020, the decision was made to combine project submissions from 2020 and 2021, and culminate in a combined 2020/21 National Awards event.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Click here to download the Nomination Guide
  • Click here to download the Judging Criteria
  • Click here to access the online awards submission portal

 

Closing date for submissions

The closing date for Excellence Awards nominations will be Friday 4 June 2021. 

 

Apprentice Awards

This prestigious awards evening celebrates and rewards apprentices’ outstanding achievements and efforts in the electrical and communications industry. NECA SA/NT encourages all apprentices who have excelled in their training to apply.

Nomination categories are open to 4th year apprentices who are employed by either a NECA SA/NT member or a NECA Careers & Apprenticeships (NCA) host employer.

All award finalists and their employers will be invited to attend the 2020-21 NECA SA/NT Industry Gala Dinner, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 10 September 2021.

 

CATEGORIES:

4th Year Apprentice Industrial Award

4th Year Apprentice Commercial / Domestic Award

4th Year Apprentice Communications Award

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Click here to download the Nomination Guide
  • Click here to download the Judging Criteria
  • Click here to access the online awards submission portal

 

Closing date for submissions

The closing date for Apprentice Awards nominations will be Friday 9 July 2021. 

 

Further Information

If you require further clarification or assistance with the preparation of your Excellence Awards submission, or help with your Apprentice Nomination, please contact Leah Boyce, NECA SA/NT Business Relationship Manager, on (08) 8272 2966 or by email at leah.boyce@necasa.asn.au.