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Awards Categories

These categories cover the full supply chain from silviculture to logging, road civil engineering and then to truck drivers, port marshalling and stevedoring. Some will be very specific to a sector of the industry but the general ones are available to anyone. Nominations can be made by your company, your manager, your colleague or you can self-nominate. If you require assistance completing the required content please contact us and we can assist you.

Criteria for each of the awards categories can be found below.

Emerging Talent of the Year

This award recognises any individual employee who has excelled in an elected skilled professional section but has only been in the industry for a minimum of two years. This award can only be won once by an individual.

To be eligible for this award the trainee must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental awareness
  • Show evidence of potential expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc of endorsement)
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Trainee of the Year

This award recognises an individual’s commitment to self-development and skill achievement through industry training

To be eligible for this award the trainee must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc of endorsement)

Note: Modern Apprentices who are in a continuing Modern Apprenticeships programme or who completed their Modern Apprenticeship during the training year are not eligible.

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Training Company/Contractor of the Year

This award recognises a company/contractor that demonstrates a successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. The winner demonstrates a consistent training programme, culture and vision.

To be eligible for this award the company must:

  • Demonstrate a successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. This includes a consistent training programme, culture and vision
  • Have an industry training history of at least two years.
  • Have their nomination supported by the General Manager/Managing Director/ CEO or similar of the nominating organisation

Note: Training provider organisations are not eligible for this award.

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Forestry Excellence

(Individual involved in establishment, silviculture, fire)

This award recognises an individual who works within one of these areas across the forestry operations chain and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Roading Excellence

(Individual)

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates excellence across a range of skills within the roading establishment chain beyond best practice guidelines

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Harvesting Excellence

(Individual involved in harvesting crew)

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an excellence across a range of skills within harvesting beyond best practice guidelines

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Distribution Excellence

(Individual involved as truck drivers, dispatch, port workers)

This award recognises an individual who works within one of these areas across the distribution chain and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Wood Processing Excellence

(Individual)

This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an excellence across a range of skills within the wood processing chain beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Breaker Out Excellence

(Individual)

This award recognises an individual who works in forest harvesting roles in either a ground-based or cable harvesting operation and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Tree Faller Excellence

(Individual)

This award recognises an individual who works in felling trees with mechanical or manual operations and demonstrates excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Show evidence of professional development (current and planned)
  • Show recognition by peers and employers… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Woman in Forestry Excellence

(Individual)

This award recognises an individual woman, who demonstrates excellence across a range of skills beyond best practise guidelines and essentially “over and above” in any area of the timber industry – logistics, harvesting, processing, safety, distribution, silviculture etc.

To be eligible for this award the individual must:

  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate productivity in their work output
  • Show evidence of on-going training
  • Comply with environmental and health & safety practises
  • Be recognised by their peers and employers
  • ​Show good character being positive, honest and reliable
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Forestry Family of the Year

This award is open to families with two or more immediate family members working within the industry. This can extend to all parts of the industry including trucks, a mill or the port. When supplying information for each of the criteria below please describe how or why this family is exceptional. What do they do that makes them stand out and be such good role models?

To be eligible for this award the family must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership (within crew/ business/industry).
  • Demonstrate business investment/value/innovation.
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Demonstrate contribution to the community …
  • Be indorsed by peers, forest owner or manager (which is letters/ videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Contractor of the Year

(covers all supply chains including logging, roading, silviculture and distribution)

This award recognises the entire team or company which provides outstanding service to the forestry industry

To be eligible for this award the team/company must:

  • Demonstrate safety and/or environmental leadership (within crew/ business/industry).
  • Demonstrate safety investment/value/innovation.
  • Show evidence of expertise/specialisation
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work output
  • Be indorsed by forest owner or manager (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Outstanding H&S Management

This award recognises performance of an individual or company that demonstrates above and beyond the general compliance of health and safety policies and regulations within the forestry industry

To be eligible for this award the individual/company must:

  • Demonstrate safety leadership (within crew/ business/industry).
  • Demonstrate safety investment/value/innovation.
  • Show evidence of sound practices that foster a culture where health and safety performance is improved through learning.
  • Show recognition by peers/employers/industry… (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Outstanding Environmental Management

This award recognises performance of an individual or company that demonstrates above and beyond the general compliance of environmental management rules and regulations within the forestry industry

To be eligible for this award the individual/company must:

  • Demonstrate environmental leadership (within crew/ business/industry).
  • Demonstrate environmental investment/value/innovation.
  • Show evidence of sound practices that foster a culture where environmental performance is improved through learning.
  • Show recognition by industry/community stakeholders (which is letters/videos/snapchat etc. of endorsement)
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Skilled Professional of the Year

This award recognises an individual for being a leader in their field of expertise, demonstrating excellence in professional skills, attitude & attributes are recognised by their peers and employers, and is of genuine good character.

To be eligible for this award the individual must have been awarded one of the following certificates from this year’s awards:

  • Forestry Excellence
  • Roading Excellence
  • Havesting Excellence
  • Distribution Excellence
  • Wood processing Excellence
  • Breaker Out Excellence
  • Faller Excellence
  • Woman in Forestry Excellence
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