What is the Awards Night?
The Awards Night is a set of awards designed to recognise young professionals in the mining industry who have demonstrated excellence in their field, shown leadership and inclusiveness and created value to the mining industry and wider community. As a club, we want to promote young professionals across a variety of disciplines to highlight their contribution and leadership to the mining industry.
There are a total of seven awards available for nomination and are as follows:
How do I participate and am I eligible?
To participate, you will need someone to complete a nomination form on your behalf. Alternatively, you can also nominate yourself. As a bonus for nominating someone, each nomination you make qualifies as an entry to a raffle prize.
To be an eligible winner you must be a participant in the mining industry and it must be your primary field of exposure. As a young professional winner, you must be 34 years or younger (cut-off date is 31/12/1987).
Which award can I qualify for?
You can be nominated for the award that is most applicable to your job role or aligns most with an achievement you have done. Please see below a brief overview of some example roles / activities / criteria within each award category.
Note: nominees do not need to meet all the criteria in the category. These are only examples of particular roles / activities / criteria.
Can I be nominated for multiple awards?
No, you can only be nominated for one award; however, we may move nominations into another category that is more applicable to the applicant. We understand there may be multiple nominations for the same person across multiple categories, we will ensure that in such an event the nomination will be in the category most applicable.
Can I nominate multiple people?
Yes, you can nominate as many people as you like. Each nomination, up to a total of 5, will count towards a raffle entry. We do advise nominations to be complete and correct and will exclude “fake” nominations from the raffle prize draw at our discretion.
What is the cost to nominate?
There is no cost to nominate, only a small amount of your time to promote the important work someone is doing for the industry that deserves recognition.
Do I need to be a member to nominate?
No, anyone can nominate someone working in the mining industry that falls into the appropriate category.
How does the nomination process work?
Nominations will be live on the WA Mining Club Website in the coming weeks. Once live, you will be able to follow the prompts and fill out the nomination questions.
When is the Awards Night / announcements of winners?
The Awards Night will be in the second half of 2021 and at one of our regular quarterly events. Exact timings will be released at a later date.
What are the prizes?
The prizes for winning a category are to be finalised as we work with key partners. More information will be announced at a later date. This includes the raffle prize.
Do I need to attend the event to receive my award / raffle prize?
Yes, all winners are required to attend the event. Only under certain circumstances can winners be exempt from attending. In such a case, we will work with the winner on the best course of action. Raffle prize winners must be present at the draw, there will be no exemptions for this.
Will I be notified of my outcome?
You will only be notified if you are a successful winner in your category. Raffle prize winners will only be notified at the event when the raffle is drawn. You must be present to receive the raffle prize.
What are the benefits of winning an award?
The Awards Night strives to highlight individuals in the mining industry that show leadership, promote inclusiveness and are continually looking to improve the industry. As a category winner, you are given the opportunity to show the important work you are doing to industry peers and the wider community. There will be a degree of personal marketing and other initiatives by the Club to ensure the message and work is propagated throughout the Club’s network.
How will a nominee be assessed?
The WA Mining Club contributes to the advancement of the Western Australian mining industry through promoting and encouraging participates to share their knowledge. The Club encourages leadership, inclusiveness, innovation, resilience, determination, commitment and ambition. These qualities will be a key area of review when selecting category winners.
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals aspires to drive diversification and innovation within the mining industry, through creation of a forum that supports development and retention of young professionals. We will establish a career-long network of individuals who are building their careers in mining.
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.