About the Award

The AMEC Community Contribution Award reflects the importance of partnerships between mineral exploration and mining companies and the communities they operate in.  

It is intended to raise the profile of companies who are collaborating with the community in emerging and established partnerships to provide sustainable and enduring benefits to communities. It is also intended to highlight the importance of working together through partnerships that are a true collaboration and build capacity long-term.

The award encompasses all aspects of community partnerships and projects including, but not limited to:
  • Funding commitments
  • Volunteer and Mentoring programs
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Indigenous and cultural focus
  • Events and participation
  • Human rights & inequality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Youth & Children
The Community Contribution Award is awarded jointly to the company and the community group.

Award Eligibility
The award is intended to recognise commitment and innovation in partnerships throughout the life of the mine – from exploration through to closure.

It is made to a company and community group that goes above and beyond in their partnership by developing innovative methods to achieve better long-term community outcomes.

Nominations are open to mining and mineral exploration companies, companies that provide products and services to the industry, and research organisations, and the community groups they are in a partnership with.  

The award is limited to Australian companies and organisations and Australian projects and products.

Community isn’t necessarily geographically defined.  A community group/s is an association of individuals from a community, formed to advance a particular cause or interest. The community group/s must be based in Australia and have a connection with a mining and exploration industry operation. It includes a formal or informal community group or organisation.

Judging Criteria
Nominations will be judged on:
  • relevance to communities needs
  • degree of innovation from other types of partnerships
  • benefit (potential or existing) or the significance to industry and the community
  • level of collaboration between company and community.
  • capacity building within the community 
Nominations will close at 5.00pm AWST on Friday 30 September 2022

General Conditions of Entry
A separate entry form must be completed and submitted with each entry. There is no limit to the number of different entries a nominator may submit.

Supporting documentation - additional information should be provided as attachments to demonstrate the significance of the entry to the long term environmental outcomes or management practices in the mineral mining and exploration industry.

AMEC may choose to shortlist nominations and request nominees to meet with the committee or any member of the committee to discuss the nomination.

AMEC has discretion to give weight to innovations and leading practice which in AMEC’s view are of industry significance.

Entries must reach the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies by 5.00pm WST Friday 30 September 2022. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winners will be announced at the AMEC Awards Dinner on Thursday 8 December 2022 at Optus Stadium, Burswood, Western Australia.

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* 1. Nomination Details (company or individual):

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* 2. Entered by (if different from above):

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* 3. Project Name:

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* 4. Community project area the nomination relates to: (please tick all that apply)

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* 5. Project Location

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* 6. Company or Organisation Location

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* 7. Provide relevance to community's needs:

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* 8. Explain the degree of innovation from other types of partnerships:

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* 9. Discuss the benefit (potential or existing) or the significance to industry and the community:

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* 10. Discuss the level of collaboration between the company and community:

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* 11. Discuss how the project has built capacity within the community:

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* 12. Please provide the details of at least one referee of good standing who can attest to the accuracy and substance of the nomination:

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* 13. Do you give permission for AMEC to use the supporting documentation for promotional purposes at the AMEC Awards Dinner (if needed)?

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* 14. Please provide supporting documentation as attachments. This may include marketing materials eg. photos, videos, flyers, website information, your company logo, etc.

PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF file types only.
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Please email any further supporting documentation to events@amec.org.au

For more information contact AMEC by email events@amec.org.au or phone 1300 738 184.

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