The assessment process

Stage 1

Stage 1 nominations will be assessed against the PIMMS model and potential finalists will be invited to submit a more detailed nomination. Not all Stage 1 nominations will be invited to continue to Stage 2, particularly if they are very new initiatives or they are unable to identify relevant evidence in their preliminary nomination.

Stage 2

A more detailed nomination must address all four Awards criteria against all four PIMMS assessment dimensions.  All evidence mentioned in the agency’s preliminary nomination will need to be supplied with the Stage 2 nomination.
Teams of Assessors drawn from Commonwealth and State/Territory Government departments will assess the nominations using the PIMMS methodology.  At the end of Stage 2, a committee of eminent judges will review the list of finalists and select the Award Winners.