Now is the time to start reflecting on the proudest achievements and the most impressive projects of the last twelve months. The Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) celebrate achievements of the spatial industry and showcase the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals that the Spatial Industry has to offer. Projects and individuals attaining recognition at this premier event are deemed to be outstanding achievers and pre-eminent in their field. Online entries are invited for both industry and individuals via the APSEA website.
Winners of the State and Territory awards go on to represent their State or Territory in their category at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards held during the national Locate Conference in April.
The nominations for APSEA have officially opened across ten regions, including every Australian state and territory, as well as New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. There are twelve award categories, open to both organisations (Industy Awards) and individuals (Individual Awards):
- Award for Environment and Sustainability
- Award for Export
- Award for Innovation and Commercialisation
- Award for People and Community
- Award for Spatial Enablement
- Award for Technical Excellence 5551
- Education Development Award
- Postgraduate Student Award
- Professional of the Year Award
- Special Achievement Award
- Undergraduate Student Award
- Young Professional of the Year Award
Each submission must be made via the APSEA Awards website where entrants will be required to answer specific criteria for each chosen category.
If unsure which categories apply to your projects, SIBA and SSSI have prepared a document detailing the specific criteria of each category and the entry and judging processes.
Each region manages their own awards, so there are different closing dates for each of the regions, with the following announced so far:
New Zealand: Closing date 19 August, Winners announced 16 September
New South Wales: Closing date 19 August, Winners announced 17 September
Queensland: Closing date 5 August, Winners announced 2 September
South Australia: Closing date 22 July, Winners announced 19 August
Tasmania: Closing date 29 July, Winners announced 26 August
Victoria: Closing date 5 August, Winners announced 7 September
Western Australia: 7 October, Winners announced 11 November
To enter, please visit the APSEA Awards website.