Please read terms and conditions before starting your entry:

  • Entry to the awards is free for members of Mainstreet Australia
  • Non-members will pay $100 plus GST to enter, which will also gain you membership as an individual to Mainstreet Australia. Alternately, you can join as an organisation for $200 plus GST or Council for $300 plus GST (with 2 and 3 individuals added to the membership respectively)
  • Multiple applications for different categories is acceptable from one organisation, however, each application must feature a different project, initiative or activity or different feature of an individual, organisation, main street
  • All applications whether individual, project, organisation, initiative or activity must have been developed and activated since January 2020
  • Entries close September 1, 2021
  • 3 x finalists for each category will be announced on September 22, 2021
  • All applications received shall be deemed to accept the use of their name and application in any material published with respect to Mainstreet Australia
  • Mainstreet Australia reserves the right to accept, reject or withdraw applications at its discretion. It also reserves the right not to award a particular category if nominations are not sufficient to fulfil the judging criteria
  • Applicants who have previously nominated and /or received an award are welcome to apply in 2021
  • Applicants and finalists are encouraged to attend the awards dinner on October 22, 2021 when winners will be announced

Judging Criteria

The following is just some of the criteria that judges will consider in assessing applications:

Innovation – Does it provide leadership? Is it unique? Has it inspired others?

Best Practice – Does it demonstrate best practice and reflect current thinking and trends?

Benefit – What has been the benefits to the main street or organisation? Have the benefits been measured? What are the results of the benefits for business and the community?

Success Factor – What makes this special? What are the factors that makes this unique and how might others in the main street industry benefit and learn from this?

Judges will assess the applications on the information provided in the nomination form and supporting material provided to them. Unfortunately individual visits or interviews are not possible. Please ensure nomination forms and supporting material is presented correctly as requested in the above conditions of entry.

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* 1. Nominee Details

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* 2. Are you a member of Mainstreet Australia and, therefore, eligible to enter for free

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* 3. Choose your Award Category for this Entry (choose only one)

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* 4. Please provide a brief description, of the Organisation, Group, Individual, Street/Town Centre, Program initiative, Activity or Event you have nominated. Max 500 words

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* 5. Provide a brief description of 3 main outcomes/achievements that this Organisation, Group, Individual, Street/Town Centre, Program initiative, Activity or Event has delivered. (If a person, what has the person achieved?) Max 600 words (200 words per outcome)

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* 6. What obstacles or issues have been overcome to achieve the above outcomes? Max 500 words

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* 7. Please provide details of the budget for the category you are nominating for. Organisation, Group, Individual, Street/Town Centre managed the budget? Or how has the Program initiative, Activity or Event budget been handled?

For Award categories 1 - 7 you could include:

  • What was the total budget  and how much of this was spent
  • Was the budget supplemented e.g. grant funding, sponsorship, in kind support, volunteers etc
  • Which areas within budget management was handled well and why

For Award categories 8 – 10 you could include:

  • Does the Organisation, Group, Individual, Street/Town Centre have access to a special levy?
  • If yes, note some ways in which the Organisation, Group, Individual, Street/Town Centre have handled/managed these funds well i.e. gained additional support through grants, in kind support, sponsorship or created stellar events/activities/initiatives on a very small budget etc
  • If no, note some ways in which the Organisation, Group, Individual, Street/Town Centre have raised funds and why you consider the use of these funds notable.

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* 8. Who or what benefited? (both long and short term) and how did you measure the benefits? (E.g. social, cultural, environmental, economic) Max 500 words

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* 9. Please upload at least three photos, examples of promotional materials, social media imagery or any other materials you believe will support your nomination (no uploads of additional text please)

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* 10. Upload your second file here (file size limit 16MB as PDF, PNG, JPEG, GIF):

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* 11. Upload your third file here (file size limit 16MB as PDF, PNG, JPEG, GIF):

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