Eligibility for National Awards
To be eligible to enter the AHA National Awards for Excellence, venues must have won an equivalent category in their State or Territory Awards. If you are unsure of which category you are eligible to enter, please contact our friendly events team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, at the time of entering your State or Territory Awards, venues will be asked to accept their nomination into the National Awards. If you select yes, your nomination will automatically be accepted and you will be sent a tax invoice. Where your venue is an accommodation property and a night stay is required, you will also be sent a tax invoice for reimbursement of one nights stay + breakfast for two (if available).
The cost to nominate into the AHA National Awards for Excellence is $330 per category. Please be aware that payment for your nomination is due within 14 days of your confirmed nomination.
Any nomination fees that are not received within this time will result in a forfeit of your nomination in to the AHA National Awards for Excellence.
Site Inspections and Interviews
Venues may be judged any time after receipt of their nomination, within the period of April to October. Site visits, along with written submissions and interviews (where applicable), will form the basis of judging.
Site visits will be 100% anonymous. Accommodation-based categories will no longer require a voucher for the judges stay. In replacement of this system, nominees will be asked to agree to be invoiced for the cost of one night’s accommodation and breakfast for two people (where required/available).
Proof of overnight stay receipts will be presented for this reimbursement of expense.
If you have any problems with this process, please contact us on the email below for assistance.
Employees nominated for individual employee awards will be contacted by the AHA National Office for a phone interview during the months of August, September and October.
Marketing and Publicity Support
All finalists will receive marketing and publicity support as a part of their nomination fee. All finalists will be presented with a “Finalist” logo (electronic version). All AHA National Awards for Excellence winners will be sent a “Winner” logo. These logos can be used in any marketing and promotional activities.
Photos & Logos
All photos and logos will be supplied by State or Territory branches. If you wish to provide updated or additional photos, please email them through to email@example.com.
Photos and logos will be used for a number of marketing and promotional activities conducted by the AHA National Office in promoting finalists and the Awards night in general. Planned activities include general marketing, pre-event marketing announcing the finalists, a multi-media presentation to be played on the evening and post event media releases.
The AHA National office also reserves the right to use the images provided for ongoing promotion and collateral.
Written Submissions and CVs
In categories where written submissions or CVs are required, the AHA National events team will be sourcing all written submissions and CVs from your State or Territory branch.
If you wish to provide an update of your written submission or CV, please do so. This can be done by uploading using this online portal or can be emailed directly to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.