An invitation is extended to everyone within the resources and related industries in Queensland to participate in the Conference Program by submitting an Innovation.
The aim of the Innovation Awards, which are part of this Conference, is to recognise creative and practical solutions to health and safety and to promote their application across the Queensland Resources Industry.
Entry is open to all Queensland resource companies and sites, including metalliferous, coal, quarries, exploration, oil and energy – and contractor companies associated with the industry.
For the purpose of these Awards ‘innovation’ is broadly defined as either a new initiative or an original solution to a specific safety and occupational health problem and must not include products for commercial sale or seeking opportunities for production and commercial sale.
There are two rounds of judging. Firstly, the Preliminary Judging Round when all submissions are assessed by a Judging Panel comprising selected representatives across industry sectors. They will select a short list of ten finalists to go forward to the next round.
The Final Judging Round will be carried out at the Conference on Monday where each of the ten finalist agrees to present for up to 10 minutes on their Innovation to Conference delegates and a Judging Panel. The Panel may ask questions on each Innovation following the presentation.
• Winner – as judged by the Judging Panel at the Conference
• People’s Choice – as judged by the Conference delegates
• Highly Commended – combined vote count of the Judging Panel and the Conference delegate
The winner of the Award will receive the Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Award Trophy and a framed Certificate plus a major prize which is still being finalised.
The People’s Choice and Highly Commended Submissions will receive a Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Award Trophy and a framed Certificate.
The presentation of Awards will be held at the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 8th August 2017. All participants are encouraged to attend the Awards presentation to promote the application of the Innovations across the industry.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF SUBMISSIONS IS COB ON FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017