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National Palliative Care Awards 2021 – Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions that outline the rules and regulations for the National Palliative Care Awards 2021.

  • Entry is free. 
  • Awards are only open to residents and organisations in Australia.
  • Individual nominees and at least two members of any nominated team or organisation must be eligible or a financial members of one of Palliative Care Australia’s member or affiliate member organisations (Palliative Care ACT, Palliative Care NSW, Palliative Care Victoria, Palliative Care Tasmanian, Palliative Care SA, Palliative Care WA, Palliative Care NT, Palliative Care QLD, the Australia New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM), Palliative Care Nurses Association (PCNA) and the Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand (PAPCANZ)).
    • During the initial shortlisting process, where a nominee is found to be a non-financial member, information will be sent to the relevant Member Organisation, and the nominee will be provided with an opportunity to renew membership.
  • Organisation and individual conduct will be reviewed as part of the judging process. Nominees with a recorded history of, or currently under investigation for, misconduct or other behaviour which contradicts their duty of care will be removed from consideration.
  • There are eleven awards for individuals and two awards for teams or organisations.  
  • Nominations for individual awards must be made by someone other than the nominee (no self-nominations will be accepted for the individual awards).
  • Self-nominations for organisation/team awards are permitted.
  • Nominees must consent to the nomination.
  • All submissions must address the relevant award category’s criteria.
  • Nominations can only be made via Palliative Care Australia
  • Nominations must be received by 5pm AEST Tuesday 13 July 2021. No late nominations will be accepted.   
  • Awards will be announced during a digital event as part of the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference on Tuesday 7 September 2021. Finalists will be notified on the 10 August, and may be approached to record video greetings ahead of the event. Finalists are encouraged to attend the live broadcast. Attendance at the digital event is included in registration for the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference. People wishing to attend without registering for the conference must purchase an individual ticket for a nominal fee (visit oceanicpallcare.com to register). 
  • It is a condition of entry that finalists and winners are available for publicity opportunities, which may include advertising features and interviews with in-house or external print, digital or TV media. Palliative Care Australia may use the winners’ names, images and/or voices in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) for an unlimited period of time with no recompense to the winners.
  • All submitted nominations and supporting material remain the property of Palliative Care Australia and will not be returned.
  • Once nominations have been received, the judging process remains confidential until the awards ceremony. PCA may contact nominators or nominees in the lead up to the Awards function for further details.

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