These conditions include information on the requirements for nomination for any of the Awards offered by NSCA Foundation.

1)      All Awards are open to any Australian operated business, organisation, alliance or individual in the public or private sector; with a workplace health and safety initiative that complies with one of the nine categories.

2)      Nominations must be submitted online via the online forms and received before 11:59pm AEST on Friday, 18 June, 2021

3)      NSCA Foundation at its discretion may choose to extend the closing date. Notification of any extension will be via email and a notice placed on the National Safety Awards website and NSCA Foundation website.

4)      An entrant is solely responsible for ensuring that all necessary copyright and other relevant rights and authorisations for an entrant’s nomination have been obtained prior to the nomination being submitted. NSCA Foundation takes no responsibility for any failure by an entrant to obtain the necessary authorisations.

5)      It is the sole responsibility of the nominator to determine eligibility against individual award criteria and guidelines.

6)      Any third-party suppliers/contractors utilised in the development of the organisation’s initiative must be recognised.

7)      NSCA Foundation at its discretion can choose to allocate an entry into more than one category, should another category be deemed applicable. If this occurs, the Nominee will be notified of this and be given the opportunity to respond to any additional criteria incomplete or contains false information which would have affected the panel’s decision.

8)      The NSCA Foundation reserves the right to revoke any nomination made, should it come to its attention that required information was not disclosed or an entry is deliberately incomplete, or contains false information which would have affected the panel’s decision.

9)      Applicants shall not have had a workplace fatality or prosecution in the year for which they are nominating.

10)   The information entrants provided will be used by NSCA Foundation for the purpose of assessing the nomination. NSCA Foundation at its discretion independently verify claims made with respect to the selection criteria for any award.

11)   Nominees that have not previous won or been highly commended are permitted to renominate the same project or program, but a new nomination is required each year. Such a nomination is unlikely to be successful unless it is accompanied by new material attesting to the significance of the project or program or further developments with the project or program that are significant. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to wait until projects or programs are completed, or clear results are available before nominating. There is no bar to an organisation or individual that has won an award or been highly commended in an award category from nominating a different a different project or program in the same category in subsequent years.

12)   Nominees agree that NSCA Foundation may use the nominations and details of nominations and entrants for promotional and publicity purposes. Entrants consent to their nominations being used in all media.

13)   It is a condition of accepting any award, that the winner agrees to be photographed, interviewed and/or film for use in any promotional, marketing or other creative initiative arranged by the NSCA Foundation or its agents.

14)   Only one winner per category will be awarded by the judges.

15)   The judges’ decision in selecting each category winner is final. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the judging process or any outcome reached.

16)   The judges reserve the right not to allocate an award in a category if in their opinion there are no entries of sufficient merit.

17)   The grant of an award does not constitute NSCA Foundation’s or a sponsor’s endorsement of a product, or of the applicant’s total health and safety performance.

18)   In keeping with the spirit of sharing knowledge to promote Work Health and Safety management, winners and finalists agree to share their successful case studies with the public.

19)   Individuals and/or organisations not willing to agree to these conditions are ineligible to enter, win or receive any awards.


You can also downloaded the 2021 Conditions of Entry.