The Australasian Reporting Awards

ARA is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1950 to encourage effective communication of financial and business information.
The general awards are not a competition but an opportunity for organisations to benchmark their reports against set ARA criteria.

The Report of the Year and Special Awards are competitive.

The ARA annually:

  • prepares criteria based on world best practice as guidelines for preparing reports
  • conducts an annual seminar on reporting
  • provides constructive feedback sessions; and
  • judges reports and recognises excellence with gold, silver and bronze awards.
There are also awards given in specific categories, such as sustainability, governance, occupational health and safety, knowledge capital, communication and electronic (online) reporting.

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The Institute of Public Administration Australia – National Annual Report Awards

The Institute is a professional association for commonwealth, state and local government.

Membership includes public servants, academics, students, providers and community members.

Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT conduct annual awards to encourage excellence in Annual Report writing.

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Design Business Council (dbc) workshops

Preparing a design brief

Evaluating a design presentation

The dbc is a professional development industry body that helps organisations work with designers. The dbc has a series of workshops that will assist you prepare a brief and then evaluate a presentation.

For more detail on the workshops...