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AWARD CATEGORIES

There are ten different award categories, each with a regional and a metropolitan winner.  There will be two separate Awards Events where the regional and metropolitan award winners will be announced. Entrants can enter as many categories as they like as many times as they like.

To find out whether your location is classified as Regional or Metro, please view this map.

The categories are listed below. If you click on the category name you’ll be taken to a list of criteria and guidelines for each award category.

Hey Tosser! Litter Action Award – Sponsored by the NSW Environment Protection Authority: Litter reduction and awareness
Waste Less, Recycle More Award – Sponsored by the NSW Environment Protection Authority:Waste and recycling solutions
Going Green Education Award – Environmental education programs
Habitat & Wildlife Guardianship Award – Conservation, preservation of natural life and land
Sustainable Systems Award Sustainable solutions and strategies throughout communities; energy, transport, utilities e.g. solar systems and innovation
Cultural Heritage Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage: Built and social heritage conservation
Environmental Achievement Award Individual/group environmental volunteer work
Young Environmental Achievement Award Young individual/group environmental volunteer work
Community Environmental Achievement Award Environmental projects that have fostered volunteer community action and created new partnerships in the area

If entrants are shortlisted as finalists in three or more categories, they will become a candidate to be one of three State Representatives to represent the state of NSW in the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns Awards, Sustainable Cities Awards, and Clean Beaches Awards.

Tidy Town State Representative Award
One town will be selected as the NSW Tidy Town State Representative at the discretion of the judging panel, based on their overall performance across three or more of the first six categories in this table. Shortlisted nominees in this category will be visited by an assessor who will prepare a report and assist the judging panel in their final selection. The winner will go on to represent NSW in the National Tidy Towns Awards program.

Sustainable City State Representative Award
One council will be selected as the NSW Sustainable City State Representative at the discretion of the judging panel, based on their overall performance across three or more of the first six categories in this table. Shortlisted nominees in this category will be visited by an assessor who will prepare a report and assist the judging panel in their final selection. The winner will go on to represent NSW in the National Sustainable Cities Awards program.

Clean Beach State Representative Award
One council within the coastal region will be selected as the NSW Clean Beach State Representative, at the discretion of the judging panel, based on their overall performance across three or more of the first six categories in this table. Shortlisted nominees in this category will be visited by an assessor who will prepare a report and assist the judging panel in their final selection. The winner will go on to represent NSW in the National Clean Beaches Awards program.

Member’s Choice Award
The Members’ Choice Award will be an after-the-fact, member/friend only vote-in award. After both the Metro and Regional Award events have been held, all winning projects will be posted online as “Members’ Choice” finalists. Members and friends will vote on the winning project that they think is the most unique, innovative, and interesting – the project that gives them an “aha!” moment.  Voting will be open for a month, and each wining project will be profiled on the website and on social media, giving winning projects more visibility, coverage, and attention. The project with the most online Members’ Choice Award votes will be awarded their certificate at the next KNSWB networking event.