Tasmanian ATOD Awards Postponed
As we recently announced, ATDC Conference has been postponed to 2021 (dates to be confirmed), and as a result, the ATOD Awards will also be postponed.
Postponing the Tasmanian ATOD Awards until the 2021 ATDC Conference will give potential finalists and winners the opportunity to receive formal recognition (and celebration!) of their achievements from the Minister, judging panel and conference attendees.
We received a record number of nominations, despite the nomination period being cut short due to COVID-19.
Wanted to nominate but missed the deadline? Nominations will open again for a short time closer to the conference, and those who have already nominated will be contacted before judging begins to provide an opportunity to add new information.
Thank you to all those who nominated themselves or their colleagues for a Tasmanian ATOD award. We appreciate your support in recognising the achievements of the Tasmanian ATOD sector, and look forward to celebrating with everyone in 2021!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Tasmanian ATOD Awards
There are many exceptional people working to promote health and prevent harms associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). The Tasmanian ATOD Awards recognise, promote and reward outstanding practice in the Tasmanian ATOD field – but we can’t do it without you!
Nominate yourself, your colleagues, an organisation or a program for their achievements making an impact in the Tasmanian ATOD sector. You can nominate as many people or organisations as you like. Nominations close Friday 27 March 2020.
Our judging panel will follow up with nominees to make sure they have all the information they need for the tough job of selecting finalists and then winners in each category.
Then we invite you to join us in recognising the accomplishments of our sector at the 2020 ATDC Conference in May, where we will announce the award winners.
Do you know someone making a real impact in the Tasmanian ATOD sector?
Award categories and prizes
Outstanding Contribution Award
Individual Award for Excellence
Organisation/Program Award for Excellence
Minister’s Emerging Leader Award
All winners will receive
Five hundred dollars to the award recipient’s organisation to go towards professional development of their choice
Free registration for one person to EVERY ATDC training for the 2020-21 financial year
All finalists will receive
Free registration for one person to attend one ATDC training session of their choice in the 2020-21 financial year
Frequently asked questions
What are the judges looking for?
Do you know someone making a real impact in the Tasmanian ATOD sector? Someone who is delivering positive outcomes for Tasmanian communities affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs? Who can you think of that goes above and beyond, delivering exceptional service and commitment? They (or you!) are exactly what the judges are looking for! Their achievements can be large or small, but if you’re inspired by the work they are doing then we want to hear about it!
See the nomination information and guidelines on the next page for more detail.
Am I eligible to nominate?
Yes, anyone can nominate! Individuals, organisations, consumers, carers, families and friends. We welcome nominations from both the ATOD sector and the wider community.
Can I nominate more than once?
Of course! Our sector may be small, but we know that there are many incredible people out there doing fantastic work – so please nominate them!
Who can I nominate for an award?
Anyone in the Tasmanian ATOD sector. Any person or organisation/program in Tasmania who works with individuals, families and/or communities in a role that focuses on alcohol, tobacco or other drug use is eligible to win a Tasmanian ATOD Award.
Can I nominate someone else?
Yes! Please include as much info as you can in your nomination. The ATDC will be in touch with the nominee to let them know they have been nominated and to ask for more details, so it’s important to include their contact details.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes, we welcome individuals and organisations to nominate themselves.
When do nominations close?
Nominations close Friday 27 March 2020.
How do I nominate?
Or, you can download a nomination form (PDF) and send it to the ATDC:
Post: PO Box 4702, Bathurst St PO, Hobart, TAS, 7000
In person: Suite 1, Level 1, 175 Collins St, Hobart
I’m not sure…
If in doubt, nominate! We’ll get in touch with you and/or the nominee if we need more information, so make sure to include up-to-date contact details.
If you’re still not sure, or you need more information, please contact Jackie at the ATDC:
03 6231 5002
You do not have to answer all of these when nominating.
Please see these as a guide only, of the sort of things the judges are looking for.
- A commitment to harm minimisation embracing harm reduction, demand reduction and supply reduction
- A population health approach that takes into account the social, economic and situational determinants leading to substance use
- Recognition that service provision occurs across a continuum, including health promotion, prevention and early intervention; harm reduction and treatment
- Consumer participation that provides for input to service planning, governance, review and development is valued
- Consumer self-determination that acknowledges the resilience of consumers and considers both risk and protective factors when providing services
- Evidence-based practice and policy as the basis for our actions
- Partnership and collaboration as foundations to successful, sustainable and holistic responses to the harms associated with substance misuse
- Recognition of priority populations, as important contributors to, and consumers in, the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector. (Priority populations include Aboriginal people, people with mental health conditions, young people, older people, people in contact with the criminal justice system, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, people identifying as LGBTI+ and people with disability)
Nominations do not have to include all of the following, however, it is important to reference as many as possible in the nomination information.
Has the nominee:
- Made achievements consistent with the principles of the awards?
- Sought to uphold the rights of people affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues in our community?
- Involved consumers and carers in decision-making processes?
- Demonstrated exceptional service and commitment to activities associated with the ATOD sector?
- Worked to improve the health and reduce the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs?
In other words, we’d like to hear about the nominee’s achievements and outcomes that have benefited people, communities and services affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.
Not sure what to write?
There is no word limit, all you need to do is tell us why you are nominating the nominee for an award.
When answering, it may help to think about the following questions:
- What impact have has the nominee made on the Tasmanian ATOD sector?
- How are they delivering positive outcomes for Tasmanian communities affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs?
- How do they go above and beyond, delivering exceptional service and commitment to the sector?
- How have they demonstrated a strong commitment to the principles of the awards? (see page 4)
- What inspired you to nominate this person/organization?
Every nomination is unique, so this list is just to get you started.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
03 6231 5002
Ready to nominate someone for the Tasmanian ATOD Awards?
The Tasmanian ATOD Awards celebrate the excellence of those within our sector and the importance to the broader community of the work that we do. A sector-wide initiative, the Tasmanian ATOD Awards are supported by funding from the Tasmanian Department of Health and facilitated by the Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania (ATDC).