2021 Awards Standard Australia

Entries due Thursday, 30th September 2021

The 2021 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence encourage and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved.

Entries for the 2021 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence are Now Open.

Award Categories

The award categories for the 2021 NSW Awards for Excellence are:

Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning
Excellence in Infrastructure
Excellence in Asset Management
Excellence in Research and Innovation
Excellence in Policy or Education
Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
Young Stormwater Professional of the Year

Further information on the Award Category criteria can be found here.

Eligibility Requirements

The following requirements must be met for a project to be accepted for award judging:

  • The project was completed in the State where the nomination is entered, or at least the majority of the project. Alternatively, for the Excellence in Strategic Planning or Conceptual Design category, the project must be coordinated from that State. Projects that are located overseas but were substantially managed, planned and/or designed by practitioners in Australia are also eligible for entry.
  • The project should have been completed within a two-year period prior to the Award submission closing date – COB on Thursday, 30th September, 2021.


Each accepted entry will be assessed within the State that it is entered by a panel of judges chosen by the Committee of Stormwater NSW. Entries will be judged against the criteria for each Award category.

Stormwater NSW will undertake a two stage judging process. All entries in each category will be assessed by the Judging Panel and a short list of finalists will be determined.

Finalists will be invited to an interview, which will give all applicants an opportunity to speak directly to the judges about their project and promote its merits. The interview may be face to face or may occur through an online platform such as Zoom Meetings.

The date and time of the finalist interviews will be provided to finalists, early October 2021 – specific date will be confirmed. Interviews will be conducted during the month of October 2021.

Application Requirements

Completed entry forms must be submitted electronically

Entries must be received by Thursday, 30th September 2021

The entry fee is $350 for Stormwater NSW Members and $550 for Non-Members.

Entries for the NSW Young Stormwater Professional of the Year are free of charge.