Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards 2018

Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards 2018

To acknowledge female achievements in sport and active recreation

Posted on 24.07.2018

The Department of Housing and Public Works is pleased to announce the opening of the Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards.

The aim of the Awards is to acknowledge female achievements in the sport and active recreation industry, and individuals, groups or organisations going above and beyond to increase and enhance sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls in Queensland.

There are three award categories:


Recognises individuals, groups or organisations who have gone above and beyond to include female participants who experience barriers to participation such as access, socio-economic, disability or other such barriers.


Recognises individuals or teams and/or groups who have achieved a significant goal (not limited to athletic achievement). This may include achievements by women who work or volunteer in the sport and recreation industry.

The 2018 Inspiration category will be dedicated solely to the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to celebrate the 2018 NAIDOC Week theme “Because of her, we can!” which celebrates the invaluable contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our community.


Recognises individuals or teams or groups who have achieved a significant goal (not limited to sporting or athletic achievement).

In addition to the above categories, an overall Minister’s Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Award will also be presented annually to one of the winners of the above categories.

Key Dates

  • Nominations open: 10 July 2018
  • Nominations close: 6 August 2018
  • Winners announced: September/October 2018

Winners will receive $1,000 in prize money and will go in the running to win an additional $2,000 for theMinister’s Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Award.

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