Awards process

Defence Connect, in conjunction with the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards has developed a robust awards methodology that recognises growth, business development, diversity, leadership, innovation, business excellence and contribution to Australia’s defence and national security, using key benchmarks and performance indicators.

To view all award categories, click here.

 

Any individual or group wishing to enter the 2020 Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards is asked to complete a detailed submission answering key criteria items. To review all category details, click here.

If you like to nominate a business partner, colleague, industry participant, business, sub-contractor, university or association for an Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Award, click here. Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute; nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.

*Submission categories are subject to change.


All submissions must be received through our secure awards platform by 5:30pm on Thursday, 10 September 2020.

Our awards platform is safe, secure and compliant. It’s ISO/IEC 27001 certified, compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI DSS, and more.


Finalists are announced; individuals and groups will be contacted directly as well as published on Defence Connect and the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards website. Finalists will be announced during the month of October 2020.


Submissions will be delivered to a panel of respected industry professionals and business leaders who will assess each submission. Judges will score each submission across a range of criteria, which can be found under each category description once you have registered to lodge a submission, which can be done here. A number of judges will individually assess each submission for each category, offering a blended score and assessment.


One winner will be announced per award category, with the awards presented at a gala black-tie dinner. For full details on the event, click here.

For additional details on the methodology and your submissions, please contact our team here.

Our Judges

 

With a judging panel including ex-senior ADF and military leaders, academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators, the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards is peer-reviewed recognition of your capabilities in defence and passion for driving the industry forward.

We’re currently assembling a respected panel of judges who will review and assess all 30+ categories based on the methodology outlined below. Full details out our judging panel will be released shortly.

The awards are open to all organisations operating in Australia supporting the defence supply chain, and are a coveted accolade for both individuals and businesses seeking to forge their role in the defence industry.

Also, don’t miss out on nominating a business partner, colleague, industry participant, business, sub-contractor, university or association for an Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Award.

Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute using the form found here. Nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.