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 in partnership with the Public Sector Innovation Network to better recognise and celebrate the innovative work that occurs within the public service. Importantly, they provide a platform to share innovative approaches across the public service and 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, more innovative public services? The Public Sector Innovation Awards are seeking to recognise these efforts and:
Nominations will be shortlisted through an assessment process, with finalists asked to give a presentation to a panel of judges.
In submitting a nomination, nominees agree that information from their nomination may be used by IPAA and the PSIN to promote the Awards, including case studies and presentations. Finalists and winners may be required to participate in post awards activities.
Awards will be given in three categories: Citizen Centred Innovation, Digital and Data; and Culture and Capability. There is also a Judges' Award for a nomination that stands out from the crowd! For descriptions of these categories click here.
Any individual or team of a Commonwealth or ACT Government entity may nominate an initiative for the Awards. Please note, due to a growing interest in the awards the limit of 3 nominations per agency has been wavied. There is currently no limit to how many nominations an agency can submit.
Nominations can either be for yourself and any others involved in the relevant work, or for colleagues that you have seen doing innovative initiatives (with their permission). They can be large in scale and impact or small and related to interative and innovative work.
Nominations may be for initiatives that are quite new or well-established. We encourage innovations that may not have been successful but where there were valuable lessons or insights.
It is at the discretion of the nominating organisation as to whether nominations are managed centrally. However, all nominations must be endorsed by an SES officer (or equivalent).
For more information please contact the IPAA team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 6154 9800.