AAMEG Africa Awards: Writing a Winning Submission

On Thursday 3 September we hosted a webinar to support nominees in their submission process and guest judges, Dr Muza Gondwe – Project Manager, Association of Women in Mining in Africa; and Ben Gargett – Vice Chair AAMEG shared their experienced view on how to substantiate a winning initiative.

If you weren’t able to attend the webinar, these short Q&A videos will make it easy to catch the valuable insights shared.

QUESTION 1 – We asked our returning inaugural judge, Ben Gargett, to identify the key factors that made an awards application stand out:

QUESTION 2 – We asked Muza to share her thoughts on how to best evidence or make reference to the results or outcomes of a project:

The AAMEG Africa Awards are multifunctional. As well as celebrating the success of a company in best ESG practice, they serve an additional purpose of contributing to the overall profile of Australian mining companies in Africa.

QUESTION 3 –  Ben talks about the benefits of nominating:

A common misconception with award nominations is a cumbersome application process.

QUESTION 4 – Muza explains the reality of a company’s investment required in preparing a submission:

While AAMEG does have a judging criterion that assists in deciding eventual category winners – individual judge perspective plays a significant role in the process.

QUESTION 5 – Ben and Muza each share insights into what they are personally looking for when it comes to judging the Africa Awards submissions:

In 2020, our Awards program is even broader and encompassing, catering for an ‘Emerging ESG Leader’ thanks to the Minerals Council of Australia who have sponsored an opportunity for junior explorers or service companies.

Nominees can also participate in our previously successful categories of “Best Innovation in Corporate Social Development” and “Best Workforce and Industry Development Initiative”.

Nominate here.

We are grateful to be involved in an industry that is driving such vast and diverse change and cannot wait to celebrate the cumulative achievements of Australian mining companies in Africa from the last 12 months at our 2020 Africa Awards.

To ask further questions about writing a winning submission, feel free to contact us at awards@aameg.org

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