and Club Awards of Excellence

QSLSC Annual Club Awards of Excellence - 2017

(What they are and the criteria for each and how to nominate a member)


Each year, the Club recognises its outstanding members through the annual Queenscliff Club Awards of Excellence.


The 2017 Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of members in the 2016-17 Season. This year’s Club Awards of Excellence will be presented at the Queenscliff Annual Presentation function on Saturday 27th May 2017


All members are invited to nominate a fellow member to be considered for receiving an Award of Excellence in any of the categories listed below. 


Nominations close on Friday 28th April 2017. All nominations must be delivered by hand to the Club Office or emailed to Queenscliff Club Administration

(Carla Thornton - admin@queenscliffslsc.org.au ).


Guidelines

  1. The nomination must address the specific criteria for the Club Awards of Excellence 2017 category for which the nomination is being made.  Click on the Award name below to see the criteria for that award.
    1. Club Person of the Year
    2. Surf Lifesaver of the Year
    3. Young Lifesaver of the Year (U15 -U19)
    4. Surf Sports Athlete of the Year 
    5. Youth Athlete of the Year (U15 –U19)
    6. Masters Athlete of the Year
    7. Trainer of the Year
    8. Patrol of the Year
    9. All nominations are to be submitted using the Queenscliff SLSC Awards Nomination Form.  Make sure you complete the nomination form carefully, e.g. if you don’t list the category correctly, your nomination can’t be evaluated.
    10. 3.     Completed nominations are to be delivered by hand to the Club Office or emailed to Queenscliff Club Administration (Carla Thornton - admin@queenscliffslsc.org.au ) by 5pm Friday 28th April 2017
    Nomination Forms please click here

Note

  1. The Queenscliff Club Awards of Excellence 2017 use the same criteria as set for the Sydney Northern Beaches (NSB) Awards of Excellence equivalent categories and the Club will submit the Club Awards of Excellence winners as its nominations for the Branch Awards.  Therefore if you are considering nominating a fellow member for a 2017 Branch Award equivalent, you must submit that nomination to the Club for it to be submitted in turn by the Club to the Branch. 
  2. There is a number of NSB SLS Branch Awards of Excellence that do not align to Club Awards and these should be submitted separately to the Club Administration using the Branch nomination form(s).  Go to the NSB SLS Branch website for details.
  3. There are two categories of Club Honors: Distinguished Service and Life Membership.
  4. The process and criteria for the nomination and election of a member to receive an Honor Award is prescribed by the Club’s Constitution and Nominations will be called for separately in the near future.  Club Honor Awards are conferred at the Club’s Annual General Meeting normally held on the first Sunday of August each year.

Club Awards of Excellence 2017 - Selection Criteria for each Category


1. Club Person of the Year

The Club Person of the Year recognizes a club member who has demonstrated achievements in a range of different areas of the club and lifesaving throughout the year or who has shown outstanding achievements in one particular area. The individual’s contribution demonstrably enhances the development of lifesaving.

Essential Criteria

  1. Current financial Club member of the Club
  2. Surf Life Saving Australia awards/certificates held (where applicable)
  3. Community awards/certificates held (please supply copy where appropriate, for this criteria)

Selection Criteria

– please respond to the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. Describe the nominee’s contribution to the club and surf lifesaving, at any level in one or more areas of the club.
  2. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated commitment to surf lifesaving across the club.
  3. Describe and detail major achievements and positions, held at club, branch, state 
& Australian level.
  4. Describe the nominee’s future ambitions in the areas of club, branch, state, Australia, and in the community.
  5. Describe the nominee’s view of current and possible future challenges in surf lifesaving and how he/she believes these could possibly 
be overcome.
  6. Describe major achievements to surf lifesaving for the 2 years prior to the 2016/17 season
  7. Additional information

2.     Surf Life Saver of the Year


This award recognizes and rewards the members who have made an outstanding contribution to the delivery and development of surf lifesaving frontline services provided by the Club and in general. It is aimed at active surf lifesaver members undertaking lifesaving duties and who can be presented as an identifiable “Ambassador” for surf lifesaving.

Essential Criteria

  1. Current financial Club member of the Club
  2. Surf Life Saving Australia awards/certificates held (where applicable)
  3. Community awards/certificates held (please supply copy where appropriate, for this criteria)
  4. Patrolling Hours (rostered and achieved) for 2016/17, 2015/16 and 2014/15 seasons
  5. Befitting the image of an Australian Surf Life Saver

Selection Criteria

– please respond to the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. Describe the nominee’s contribution to the club and surf lifesaving, at any level in one or more areas of the club.
  2. Describe the nominee’s contribution to surf lifesaving patrol duties.
  3. Describe how the nominee has demonstrated commitment to public safety
  4. Describe and detail major achievements and positions held by the nominee, relevant to lifesaving, held at club, branch, state & Australian level
  5. Describe the nominee’s future lifesaving ambitions in the areas of club, branch, state, Australia, and the community
  6. Describe the nominee’s view of current and possible future challenges in surf lifesaving and how he/she believes these could possibly 
be overcome
  7. Describe major achievements to surf lifesaving for the 2 years prior to the 2016/17 season
  8. Additional information 


 

3. Young Life Saver of the Year (U19)


This award recognizes and rewards under 19 patrolling members who have made an outstanding contribution to the delivery and development of surf life saving activities. It is aimed at members who represent the culture and core values of surf life saving.

Essential Criteria

  1. Must be a current financial member of the Club
  2. Must be aged between 15 and 19 years
  3. Must be a patrolling member (Bronze Medallion or Award holder)
  4. Must be a positive role model and ambassador for the Surf Life Saving movement 


Selection Criteria

– please respond to the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.  The nomination will be judged against the response to each of the following.

  1. A brief summary of the nominee’s surf life saving background
  2. The nominee’s contributions to patrol duties
  3. Their major achievements and activities within Surf Life Saving
  4. Other achievements or activities within Surf Life Saving where the nominee has made a contribution (including any positions that may have been held
  5. Any personal development, activities or achievements outside Surf Life Saving
  6. Past, present and future contributions and goals

4. Surf Sports Athlete of the Year


The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward athletes who have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving.

Essential Criteria

  1. Must be a current financial member of the Club
  2. The nominated athlete will be one who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in their chosen discipline in surf sport/s
  3. The nominated athletes will be athletes who are good ambassadors of SLSA

Selection Criteria

– please answer the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. Representative Teams -Detail specific occasions where the nominee has been a member of a major (Branch, State or National) representative team outlining the team and event name. Also include any details of the success of the team and any placing both in individual or team events they achieved
  2. Major Competitions - Detail specific achievements outlining any medal places (including team events) at major competitions or e.g. Branch, State, National and international championships – please include event names, carnival and placing
  3. Outline other achievements or activities within the club, Branch, State and/or nationally where you consider the nominee has made a contribution including any positions that may have been held
  4. Outline any personal development or other sports activities or achievements outside SLSA
  5. Outline what you consider to be the nominee’s most outstanding achievement for 2016/17 
season and why
  6. Additional information 


5. Youth Athlete of the Year


The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward young athletes between the age levels of U15 – U19 who have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving.

Essential Criteria

1. Current financial member of the Club

Selection Criteria

– please answer the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. Outstanding achievement(s) in respect to Surf Sports performances at an international and/or National and/or State and/or branch level by the nominee.
  2. Detail achievements in major competitions, participation in representative teams and development programs

6. Masters Athlete of the Year


The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward SLSA master competitor athletes who have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving.

Essential Criteria

1. Current financial member of the Club

Selection Criteria

– please answer the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. Outstanding achievement(s) in respect to Surf Sports performances at an international and/ or national and/or State and/or branch level. The age level for masters is 30 years of age and older. (as defined in current SLSA Competition Manual).
  2. Detail achievements in major competitions, participation in representative teams and development programs

7. Trainer of the Year


This award recognizes and rewards Club surf life saving awards trainers who have made a significant contribution towards the area of education and awards within surf lifesaving.

Essential Criteria

  1. Current financial member of the Club
  2. Training officer’s certificate
  3. Community awards/certificates held (where applicable)

Selection Criteria

– please answer the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. Contribution to surf lifesaving training duties
  2. Conferences attended and professional development participated in relating to training
  3. Contribution to development of new training resources (e.g. participation on review panels, 
improvement requests submitted to SLSA)
  4. Major achievements and positions, relevant to training, held at local, regional and State level
  5. Future training ambitions in the areas of club, branch and State.
  6. Additional information 
  7. Beaches

8. Patrol of the Year


This award recognizes the outstanding achievements made by a patrol in respect to Surf Life Saving performances.

 Essential Criteria

  1. All team members must be current financial members of the Club.
  2. The patrol members and as a whole should be befitting of the image and ethos of Surf Life Saving 


Selection Criteria

– please answer the selection criteria under the following headings for the period of 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 unless stated otherwise.

  1. The patrol as a whole and its members act as positive role models and ambassadors for Surf Life Saving
  2. Demonstrates involvement in a variety of Surf Life Saving activities
  3. Epitomize the ideals of a team, e.g. excellent teamwork, communication and support
  4. Sound and positive relationship held between the patrol as a whole and other internal and external stakeholders, e.g. club trainers, competition coaches, club captain, council lifeguards and surfing members of the public
  5. Demonstrates effective engagement of team members in patrol operations
  6. Demonstrates high level of interest and morale across all patrol team members throughout their rostered patrols on the beach
  7. Demonstrates innovative approaches to patrolling and/or management practices
  8. Demonstrates positive outcomes in engaging with local community and the public on the beach
  9. Demonstrates improved levels of lifesaving skills and/or services.

Nomination Forms please click here