The 2019 Public Sector Innovation Awards will open for nominations on Monday 18 February 2019. These Awards have been held annually since 2016 to recognise, celebrate and share innovative work in the Australian Public Service (APS) and ACT Public Service.
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, more 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' Award 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 give a presentation to a panel of judges on 23 July 2019 (tbc). Winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony to be held at Questacon as a finale to Innovation Month 2019.
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