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National Excellence Awards: Call for nominations

Hands clapping AASW logoWe are thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the AASW National Excellence Awards for 2022.

These Awards showcase social workers, researchers and students who exemplify the best of the profession's values, achievements and accomplishments. We know that you, our members, are doing ground-breaking and vital work. You are at the forefront of addressing society's most pressing issues. Now is the time to nominate a deserving member of your profession for these most prestigious Awards. You may also self-nominate for all of the Awards, except Social Work Student of the Year.

To celebrate the vital role our members play, we are now seeking nominations in the following categories:

Social Worker of the Year

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year

Social Work Researcher of the Year

Social Work Student of the Year

Winners will receive $1,000 in prize money and will be featured in Social Work Focus magazine.

National Excellence Awards winners 2021

The inaugural National Excellence Awards 2021 were a resounding success with four outstanding and deserving winners:

  • Mark Silver – AASW Social Worker of the Year
  • AJ Williams-Tchen – AASW Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year
  • Wilma Peters – AASW Social Work Researcher of the Year
  • Chloe Span – AASW Social Work Student of the Year

You can read more about them on our website.

We are fortunate to have Mark, AJ, Wilma and Chloe involved in this year’s Awards Committees.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards close on Friday, 28 October 2022 5.00pm AEDT. Please submit nominations to Georgie Davie via our website by the closing date.

We are looking forward to learning more about our members and their contribution to the profession.

Social Worker of the Year  |Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year  |Social Work Researcher of the Year  |Social Work Student of the Year
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers