How to Enter

Applications for the 2016 Fire Awareness Awards close at 5:00pm on Thursday 15 September.

Finalists will be announced early November, stay tuned. 

In instances where an application cannot be submitted online, applicants must contact FAA organisers to discuss alternative arrangements.

When submitting an application, applicants should give consideration to what supporting documents they will include with their application.  While there is no requirement to do so, the supply of images, videos and other supporting documents can help judges gain a more thorough understanding of your entry.

Enter your Fire Awareness Award nomination here

Applications close 5:00pm 15 September 2016

Entrants should read the conditions of entry below prior to applying.

General Eligibility

  1. Projects must meet the basic criteria for entry in a category.
  2. Projects must meet standards and procedures of the Victorian fire agencies.
  3. Projects that were previously shortlisted as a Fire Awareness Award finalist are not to be resubmitted without further significant development.
  4. For awards, projects must be in place within the eligible timeframe.
    • For all categories (with the exception of the Media Award), projects must have been implemented between 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2016 to be eligible for the 2016 Fire Awareness Awards.
    • For entries to be eligible for the Media Award, the media report must have been broadcast or published between 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016 to be eligible for the 2016 Fire Awareness Awards.
  5. For grants, sufficient information about a proposed project must be provided for judges to assess the potential of the project.
  6. Late applications cannot be accepted.
  7. Entries, attachments and any other supporting materials cannot be returned.
  8. Entrants should try to provide relevant photographs or short video clip that may be used at the Awards ceremony or for promotions purposes.
  9. Completed projects can be entered into one or more award categories, however the project can only win in one category.
  10. Judges may move projects between categories, where appropriate.
  11. Applicants may be required to complete a phone interview to discuss their application.
  12. Decisions reached by the judging panel are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Project names are subject to alteration for the sake of simplicity and clarity. Any altered project names will be subject to approval from the entrant.
  14. Information submitted in the application process may be used for promotional purposes.
  15. Award recipients may be requested to participate in media and publicity for the Fire Awareness Awards.

Category specific eligibility

Fire Services Awards

The three Fire Services Award categories are only open to fire service agency employees and members.

Fire Service Award for Local-led Prevention and Preparedness is only open to EMV, Parks Victoria and DELWP employees based in District and Regions, MFB firefighters on station and CFA Brigade members (volunteer and career).

Fire service agencies are not eligible to enter any other categories and are not eligible for the RACV Award for Excellence.

Innovation and Design category

Projects submitted in Innovation and Design category must meet the relevant industry standards for the nature of the entry.

The design or innovation must have been developed and tested in Victoria, Australia.

Education category

This category is open to schools, education providers, registered training organisations, youth groups/organisations and community education providers.

Media category

The media report must have been broadcast or published between 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016.

The Media category is only open to content producers from a recognised media outlet

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