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2009 Awards For Excellence Nomination Form

  1. 1. 2009 Awards for Excellence Nomination Form
  2. 2. 2009 QUT Awards for Excellence The 2009 QUT Awards for Excellence recognises best practice, innovation and achievement in urban and regional planning studies at QUT. The QUT Planning Students Association 2009 Awards for Excellence is the first ever awards ceremony aimed at celebrating undergraduate and postgraduate student academic excellence and citizenship. The Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 13 November 2009 at the Owen J Wordsworth room at QUT Gardens Point. The QUT Planning Students Association has decided on 15 award categories this year. A winner and commendation may be awarded in each category and these will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Ceremony to be held on Friday 13 November 2009. The awards will be judged by a panel of academics, past students, existing students and professions from the industry. Students are eligible to nominate as individuals, as a team or able to nominate other students in recognition of their work. A copy of the entry form, outline of each award and a submission guide is attached for your information. Nominations close 5pm on Wednesday 21 October 2009. 2009 Awards for Excellence We look forward to receiving your entries. Brittany McKee Pesident QUT Planning Students Association
  3. 3. Awards •These can be awarded to any project team or individual in Best Project Awards (4 Awards for their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study at QUT for any Years 1 to 4 of study) project within any unit. •The Planning course at QUT emphasises the great need to Best Display of Teamwork in a Group work co-operatively in teams. This award can be presented Project Award (4 awards for Years 1 to any project team in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of to 4 of study) study at QUT for any team project within any unit. •Work Integrated Learning (work experience) is a compulsory The Buckley Vann Town Planning unit which all planning students must undertake as part of Consultants Prize for Best Display of their course. This award can be presented to any student Personal Reflection in a Work who has shown leadership, excellence and professionalism Integrated Learning Unit in undertaking a personal reflection of their workplace experiences. •Many of the planning units at QUT require the use of visual displays to accompany text, including plans, maps and Best Visual Display in Any Year video. This award recognises excellence in graphic and visual design. •The core of any planning project, a vision and objectives are required for most projects at QUT. This award can be Best Vision and Objectives in a presented to any team or individual who have displayed a Project comprehensive, creative or thoughtful vision and objectives in a project. •This is an award for any student to recognise citizenship and The QUT Student Guild Prize for participation within the university and externally, in their 2009 Awards for Excellence Citizenship and Participation study, work and personal life. •An award dedicated to celebrating the teaching excellence The Students' Award for Teaching of any academic staff member of the Faculty particularly in Excellence relation to planning. •This award recognises academic excellence of a student Academic Excellence in a enrolled in a postgraduate degree. This may include the Postgraduate Degree Graduate Diploma, Masters by Research or Coursework or a PhD.
  4. 4. The QUT Planning Students Association 2009 Awards for Excellence The QUT Planning Students Association 2009 Awards for Excellence is the first ever awards ceremony aimed at celebrating undergraduate and postgraduate student academic excellence and citizenship. The Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 13 November 2009 at the Owen J Wordsworth room at QUT Gardens Point. We expect that approximately 100 students and their families will be in attendance. Academic and sessional employees of QUT will also be cordially invited. The Owen J Wordsworth Room at QUT Gardens Point Esteemed guests may include the Chancellor, Major General Peter Arnison; Vice- Chancellor, Professor Peter Coaldrake; Dean of Built Environment and Engineering Faculty, Professor Martin Betts and invitations will be extended to the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, the Honorable Stirling Hinchcliffe as well as other 2009 Awards for Excellence organisations and professionals with an interest in Planning in Queensland.
  5. 5. Entry Form PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM WITH YOUR NOMINATION Title of Your Entry: _______________________________________________________ Name(s) of Nominee or Project _______________________________________________________ Team: Contact Email address: _______________________________________________________ Key contact person: _______________________________________________________ Award Category for which this _______________________________________________________ is nominated: Are you nominating yourself as an individual, as part of a team or another student? (Please circle) Individual Team Another student Acceptance of Conditions I have read the following pages on entry requirements, submitted adequate project materials for judging and display on the evening and completed the entry form. Signed: _______________________________________________________ Date: ___/___/____ Due date for entries: Deliver Entries to: Friday 23 October 2009 Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Student Services Level 2, L Block, QUT Gardens Point Submitted Materials Required: 2009 Awards for Excellence 1. Entry Form – complete and supply one signed hard copy 2. Required number of hard copies of your project – provide 1 hard copy of your project on A4 paper, bound and double sided (if applicable) 3. Abstract – supply one A4 page suitable for media and promotional use 4. Images – provide a CD, DVD or USB Drive with any images of the project (print quality resolution jpgs). Nominations close 5pm on Wednesday 21 October 2009.
  6. 6. Criteria The 2009 QUT Awards for Excellence will be judged against Criteria established by the Judging Panel. The entries will be considered against these criteria and given a score out of 10. Each criterion has been given a weighting – a multiplier to the score reflecting the significance the panel place on that element in achieving the award objective – between 1 - 5 with 5 being rated as most important. The score for each criterion is in a column on the right hand side of the criteria. The weighted scores will be averaged and the final scores will form the basis of award determination. Requests for award submissions to be returned after the presentation of the awards will be considered at the QUT PSA’s discretion. All award recipients will be encouraged to attend the 2009 QUT Awards for Excellence ceremony to be held on Friday 13 November 2009 at the Owen J Wordsworth Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point. The QUT Planning Students Association is proudly an affiliate of and sponsored by the QUT Student Guild. 2009 Awards for Excellence

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