The Goodness Awards are an inspiring showcase of local organisations and individuals creating what is good in, with and for our community.

“Goodness” refers to just that — a quality within people or organisations, in their soul, their DNA and something the live every day. It’s not just about a good idea or a positive impact, it’s also about how the idea was conceived, how we work together to make it happen, and how it feels along the way. The Awards are open to individuals and organisations. Award winners will share in more than $10,000 worth of prizes a professionally-produced video to promote your organisation, thanks to Cineport.

Award Categories:

Overall Awards:

All nominees in all categories are automatically eligible for the overall awards.

Initiatives that don’t particularly fit within a category can still be nominated for the overall Awards e.g. Leadership and Innovation.







Category Awards:

Award Criteria:

All awards will have the following criteria taken into consideration, in addition to the specific aspects of the relevant award category:

  1. Idea —quality of the thinking, research and investigation that formed the project, organisation or product
  2. Innovation — quality of the implementation, including aspects such as creativity, efficiency and collaboration,
  3. Impact — quality and scope of the outcomes and benefits resulting from the project, venture or person
  4. Goodness — Sheer infectious, surprising positivity!

Key dates for nominees:

Monday 18th August — Award Nominations Close. Nominate now:

Saturday 30th August — Goodness Awards Night. Book tickets:

Wednesday 3rd September — Video production for winners. See details:

Benefits for Award nominees:

  • Recognition by your peers and community for efforts and achievement,
  • Promotion through Award events, traditional and social media,
  • Networking at the Awards Night with industry, government and community leaders,
  • Motivate your partners, staff and networks to take your initiatives further,
  • Each category winner receives a substantial and exciting prize

Additional information for nominees:

All nominees must review and agree to the Award nomination terms and conditions and conflict of interest guidelines for judges and nominees

Previous Award winners:

2013 Goodness Award Winners are all featured on the Goodness website

2012 “Sustainability and Innovation Award” winners included:

  • Drylands Permaculture Research Institute
  • Pollinators Inc
  • Hit Nitz 4 6
  • SunCity Solar
  • Western Australian Museum Geraldton
  • Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre
  • Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
  • Yamaji Language Centre and Bundiyarra Irra Wanga Language Program