The 2018 Public Sector Innovation Awards were open for nominations between 19 February and 20 April 2018. This the third year for these successful and popular Awards. A number of high quality nominations were received, with finalists to be announced on 7 June.
A successful public service is one that can find new and better ways of doing things, and that can solve problems in new ways. It is one where new ideas are tried and tested, and where old approaches are phased out and replaced with new, more suitable and effective methods. It is one that is innovative.
The Public Sector Innovation Awards were created to better recognise and celebrate the innovative work that occurs within the public service and provide a platform to share and showcase innovative approaches across the Commonwealth and ACT Governments. A goal of the Awards is to encourage others to adopt more innovative approaches to public administration.
Have you or your colleagues been involved with trying to design and deliver better, innovative public services? The Awards are seeking to recognise these efforts and:
Eligible initiatives can be large in scale and impact, including across multiple agencies, or they can be small and relate to individual improvements. Nominations can be in the early stages of implementation through to well-established initiatives. Nominations are also encouraged for initiatives or projects that may not have been successful, but where there were valuable lessons or insights that will inform future attempts.
Awards will be given in three categories: Citizen Centred Innovation, Digital and Data; and Culture and Capability. There will also be a Judges' Awards for a nomination that stands out from the crowd. For descriptions of these categories click here.
Nominations are shortlisted through a two-stage assessment process. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to give a presentation to a panel of judges on 21 June 2018.