NECA Excellence Awards 2021 Online Entry Portal

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ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Awards are open to NECA members and spread across thirteen categories, which are initially judged at the state level. Each state hosts its own awards functions throughout August and September and the winners of the state-based awards are announced at the local events.

State winners then progress to the National Excellence Awards. Winners only will be eligible to enter in the category in which they won the State Award and will be judged against other winners from across Australia.

The national finalists and winners will be announced at the pinnacle showcase of the electrotechnology industry at the NECA National Excellence Awards on 19 November 2020 in Canberra.

Winning an award provides great marketing opportunities and recognition as an industry leader.

STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

4 easy steps to submit your entry into the 2020 NECA Excellence Awards

  1. Create your very own 'User Log-In' account.
    Note: Please create a new account for this year’s awards. Accounts created from previous years are closed.
  2. Choose your state
  3. Nominate your project
  4. Submit your entry

Note: All entries must be completed on-line and comprise four sections:

  • Section 1 - Company and project profile.
  • Section 2 - Multiple choice questions and answers (drop down boxes).
  • Section 3 - Series of open questions (max 300 word answers).
  • Section 4 - Upload 1 PDF document containing photos with description of what photos represent and client references.
KEY DATES

Closing Dates for Submissions

Please contact your state chapter office for the closing date of applications.

NECA Excellence Awards - event dates:
Western Australia Saturday 15 August (Dinner)
Victoria Friday 21 August (Dinner)
Tasmania Saturday 22 August (Dinner)
Australian Capital Territory Friday 28 August (Dinner)
Queensland Friday 4 September (Lunch)
New South Wales Friday 11 September (Lunch)
South Australia Friday 11 September (Dinner)
National Thursday 19 November (Dinner) – Canberra
NECA OFFICES
National

Locked Bag 1818
St Leonards  NSW 1590
Ph: 02 9439 8523
E-mail: necanat@neca.asn.au

Australian Capital Territory

PO Box 298
FYSHWICK ACT 2609
Ph: 02 6280 5580        
E-mail: act@neca.asn.au

New South Wales

122 Hume Hwy
Chullora NSW 2190
Ph: 1300 361 099
E-mail: necansw@neca.asn.au

Queensland

PO Box 778
Archerfield QLD 4108
Ph:07 3276 7950
E-mail: necaq@neca.asn.au

South Australia

PO Box 47
Fullarton SA 5063
Ph:08 8272 2966        
E-mail:neca@necasa.asn.au

Northern Territory

PO Box 47
Fullarton SA 5063
Ph:08 8272 2966        
E-mail:neca@necasa.asn.au

Tasmania

PO Box 620
North Hobart TAS 7002
Ph: 02 9439 8523
E-Mail: necaevents@neca.asn.au

Victoria

Level 12, 222 Kings Way
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Ph: 1300 300 031
E-mail: necavic@neca.asn.au

Western Australia

PO Box 782
Balcatta WA 6914
Ph:08 6241 6100        
E-mail: necawa@necawa.asn.au

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
  •  Entrants must be current NECA contractor members at the time of entry and throughout the award process
  • Projects entered must be completed (to handover stage) after 1 July 2020
  • All entries must be completed online. All questions must be completed for an entry to be valid.
  • Entrants must adhere to the criteria of the Awards Category being entered
  • Entrants can enter no more than two projects per Category
  • Projects may be entered into more than one Category however, each entry must reflect the specific criteria of the Category, supported by visual evidence specific to that Category
  • Entrants must obtain client permission to submit a project. This includes obtaining written permission from the client to use photographs in the entry and gain site access for the purposes of judging where required
  • By entering a project, you give NECA permission to use project details and photographs on the NECA website, promotional material, social media and media
  • Entrants must clearly identify in their entry any connection either the project or the entrant (or its Company) has with a NECA board representative
JUDGING

The judging panel is comprised of a Chairperson and experienced electrical industry representatives, as selected, or appointed by the individual NECA Chapter for State/ Territory judging, and by NECA National for National judging. The National Chairperson’s role is to be an independent judge and may assist other judges with disputes or assessment queries.

Judging for State/Territory Awards shall be subject to the same categories, criteria and weightings as for the National Awards.

Note:

  • No changes between the original State/Territory entry and the National entry will be accepted.
  • The winning state entry will be entered in the same category in which they won the State/Territory Award for the National Awards. National judging is done solely on the on-line submission.
  • Winners of a State/Territory Award will automatically be entered in the National Awards unless the entrant expressly advises (via email) to their State/Territory Chapter office, that they do not wish to be entered and judged for a National Award.
  • Site visits and/or presentations (as and if required) will be at State level only and will be determined by the State Chapter office.
PRIVACY POLICY

Information collected by the National Electrical and Communications Association is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and NECA's privacy Policy.  Information collected from the submissions is for the purpose of obtaining details to assist NECA in the award judging process and Awards multimedia presentation material and will not be disclosed to a third party, except where prior written permission is obtained from the individual who supplied the information and to whom the information related.NECA will not retain personal information that is sensitive information.  Please contact NECA if you wish to access or correct personal information collected or if you have any queries in regard to information handling procedures.

NECA Privacy Policy

GUIDELINES/CRITERIA

When completing the questions on-line, you should give consideration to the entrant guidelines/criteria, which can be found HERE

The judging criteria is a guide only and you should only address the points that are relevant to your project.

CATEGORIES

Cat 1

Emerging New Small Business

A small business employing up to 9 technical employees demonstrating a wide range of skills and excellence in electrical installation and or service, a Recognition Award for first time entrants during their first five years of NECA membership.

Cat 2

Work Health & Safety Best Practice

A recognition of 'Best Practice' Award for companies who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to achieving best-practice in Health and Safety management within the business and or for major innovative new hazard reductions, safety improvements or safety solutions.

Cat 3

Lighting Design & Installation

A commercial, industrial, residential, hospitality, retail, entertainment or sports project of any value where the applicant's influence on lighting achieves a higher or improved of creative and aesthetic design and technical excellence than the original design or concept (evidence of designer credentials to be included in the entry).

Cat 4

Domestic Residence Small

A single residence project in the domestic sector (as described in AS/NZS 3000, clause 1.4.53) where the applicant's contract value is less than $100,000.

Cat 5

Domestic Residence Large

A single residence project in the domestic sector (as described in AS/NZS 3000, clause 1.4.53) where the applicant's contract value is greater than $100,000.

Cat 6

Industrial Small

An industrial project which may also include, but is not limited to, undertakings of a civil, mining, high voltage, manufacturing or process nature where the applicant's contract value is less than $1 million.

Cat 7

Industrial Medium

An industrial project which may include, but is not limited to, undertakings of a civil, mining, high voltage, manufacturing or process nature where the applicant's contract value is greater than $1 million and less than $5 million.

Cat 8

Industrial Large

An industrial project which may include, but is not limited to, undertakings of a civil, mining, high voltage, manufacturing or process nature where the applicant's contract value is greater than $5 million.

Cat 9

Energy Efficiency & Environment

A project where the applicant's direct and proactive influence on design, product selection, lighting, processes or technologies has created a substantially improved and more sustainable energy efficient installation than the original design or concept.

Cat 10

Voice/Data Communications & Audio Visual

A voice/data, communications & audio-visual project of any contract value where the applicant's influence on the project achieves a higher or improved level of performance, and technical excellence than the original design or concept (evidence of designer credentials to be included in the entry).

Cat 11

Commercial Small

A commercial project where the applicant's contract value is less than $2 million, which may include multiple domestic and residential electrical installations (as described in AS/NZS 3000 clauses 1.4.54 and 1.4.55).

Cat 12

Commercial Medium

A commercial project where the applicant's contract value is greater than $2 million and less than $6 million which may also include multiple domestic and residential electrical installations (as described in AS/NZS 3000 clauses 1.4.54 and 1.4.55).

Cat 13

Commercial Large

A commercial project where the applicant's contract value is greater than $6 million which may also include multiple domestic and residential electrical installations (as described in AS/NZS 3000 clauses 1.4.54 and 1.4.55).

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. Please respond to each of the criteria as briefly and succinctly as possible, bullet points and/or short paragraphs are preferable. 
  2. Please do not upload individual photos to the on-line system.  All photos related to a project should be uploaded as a PDF document, with numbered thumbnails of each photo and a brief description of what the photo is representing along with any references (ie as one pdf file for the judging).
  3. Please provide between a minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 individual photographs via drop box link to your State Chapter office (for video clips used in the presentation material).