Applications open: 1 March 2018

Stage 1: Apply for the 2018 AHRI Awards 

Choose the awards you would like to apply for and complete the online application form. Once you have applied and paid for your application, you will receive an email containing a link to access the submission pack for the awards you have applied for.

Download the awards program guide for more information on how to apply and the awards available.

Tip: The earlier you apply, the longer you have to work on your submission.

Watch the Tips and Information Webinar

Are you interested in applying for the AHRI Awards but want to find out more?  Watch the 2018 AHRI Awards Tips and Information webinar to hear from the judges on tips and suggestions, find out what's the difference is between 'applying' and 'submitting' for an award, and more.


Applications close: 18 May 2018

Stage 2: Complete your submission

Now that you have applied for your award(s), you need to commence work on the 2000-word submission document and gather evidence and supporting information which addresses the criteria set out for your award(s). You will need to provide written references for an individual award, or referee contact details for an organisational award to support your submission.

Submissions are due 22 June 2018.

Note: Submissions documents are only available once Stage 1 has been completed.


Submissions due: 22 June 2018

Stage 3: Shortlist panel judging

Once submissions close, your submission along with supporting statements and evidence will be put through the AHRI Awards shortlisting process for the first part of the judging. Each judging panelist will assess the applications before meeting as a group to discuss and determine shortlisted finalists.

Note: The AHRI Awards shortlisting panel is made up of leading industry practitioners and award partners.


Stage 4: Finalists announced

We will contact all applicants by the end of September 2018 to notify them of the outcome of their submission.

Note: A full listing of all finalists will be made available on the AHRI Awards website at the end of September.

Stage 5: Referee checks

During the shortlisting and judging phase, the shortlisting panel may determine questions for referees. We will contact referees directly either via email or phone if required. Referee responses may be used in conjunction with submission for the final judging process in determining the winner of the award.

Note: Refer to the application guidelines for references requirements.

Stage 6: Winners selected

Twenty (20) of the awards are associated with a distinguished AHRI Awards patron. Each patron is an active participant in the judging process and has the ultimate responsibility of selecting the winner of the category that carries his or her name. Of the other awards sponsored by AHRI, a national judging panel will reviews the finalists from the shortlisting panels and decides on a winner.


AHRI Awards Dinner: 29 November

Stage 7: Winners announced

All finalists are invited to attend the AHRI Awards dinner where the winners will be revealed. You will hear the winners' success stories and find out why they have been selected as the best in their category. The night will include a three-course dinner and entertainment.

Note: Registration to attend the dinner will open in September once the finalists have been announced. Priority is given to finalists and registration will be open to the public at a later stage.