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Awards FAQ

Q: Do I need to be an IQA member?

Q: Can I be employed by a supplier to the quarrying industry?

Q: What is the cut-off date for submissions?

Q: Will I be notified of a win prior to the presentation?

Q: What is the application criterion for each award?

Q: How do I apply?

Q: How can I submit an Award application?

Q: Who is on the judging panel?

Q: Does the judging Panel follow established criteria for judging each award?

Q: Are there examples of past winning submissions?

Q: Will I receive feedback on my application in the spirit of continuous improvement if I do not win the award?

Q: What happens when/ if I win?

Q: If I win an award will I be invited to present my winning application to an IQA Branch/ sub-branch event?

Q: If I win will the IQA promote my win within the IQA membership?

Q: Who can I speak to if I have other questions?


Q: Do I need to be an IQA member?

A: Yes you do, for all awards, except the IQA Gold Hard Hat Award where a site can be nominated by an IQA member.


Q: Can I be employed by a supplier to the quarrying industry?

A: Yes as long as you are a member of the IQA. Any IQA member can submit an application.


Q: What is the cut-off date for submissions?

A: The cut-off date for submissions is 31 August 2015.


Q: Will I be notified of a win prior to the presentation?

A: Yes the top three submissions will be notified and advised to attend the presentation. 


Q: What is the application criterion for each award?

A: Please follow this link to the webpage for all information sheets.


Q: How do I apply?

A: Please follow the link to the webpage for all application forms.


Q: How can I submit an Award application?

A: You can either apply online or by email attachment to Robyn Cousins; admin@quarry.com.au .Please note the attachment can be no bigger than 5MB.


Q: Who is on the judging panel?

A: Each judging panel is made up of:

  • Young member
  • Branch executive
  • Previous winner
  • Industry expert; and a 
  • Regulator

This means that your submission will be judged by your industry peers who are able to fully appreciate your submission. 


Q: Does the judging Panel follow established criteria for judging each award?

A: Yes, each award has its own specific judging criteria.


Q: Are there examples of past winning submissions?

A: Yes please follow this link for examples of past winners for all awards.


Q: Will I receive feedback on my application in the spirit of continuous improvement if I do not win the award?

A: Yes the Chair of each judging panel will be more than happy to take any applicant through the judging procedure and result. Just contact Robyn Cousins by email admin@quarry.com.au .


Q: What happens when/ if I win?

A: You will be presented with your prize and framed certificate at the annual conference. A framed photo of your presentation will be sent to you at a later date. 


Q: If I win an award will I be invited to present my winning application to an IQA Branch/ sub-branch event?

A: Yes, you will be contacted by your local branch to give a presentation on your winning entry.


Q: If I win will the IQA promote my win within the IQA membership?

A: Yes, your win will be featured in Quarry Magazine and at Branch functions in each state. You will also be asked to present an after dinner sessions on your submission.


Q: Who can I speak to if I have other questions?

A: You can contact Robyn Cousins by email  admin@quarry.com.au , or by phone 02 9484 0577