Community Contribution Award Categories -
BRAND NEW!

Clubland’s ‘good news’ stories are the oil that keep the community club sector turning. What we actively do to contribute back into our communities is what keeps our communities and, importantly, our governments at all levels supportive of our sector. Because of what we ‘do’ in the community and ‘why’ we exist, the ‘how’ and ‘what’ we do to maintain that important role is supported by our communities.  

Through the submission process, clubs who enter also have the opportunity to:
  • Leverage opportunities within their community to generate positive engagement
  • Actively demonstrate their clubs' community social responsibility practices
  • Demonstrate the value, purpose and relevance of clubs in communities
  • Proactively engage with Local, State and Federal Government representatives.

HOW TO ENTER

For these categories, you’ll need to outline your club’s unique contribution to its community. The contribution may be monetary and/or in-kind and may not necessarily be the club’s largest contribution in terms of financial support.

You will simply need to answer five (5) questions in relation to your story.

Click here to download the Community Contribution Award Questionnaire 

Heart of the Community

Recognises both individuals and groups who are the ‘unsung heroes’ in a club or in the broader community

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Support of Sport

Recognises encouragement of sport by a club through the provision of facilities, training programs, financial support and/or the contribution of a club staff to assist sporting groups.

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Health & Wellbeing

Recognising approaches to sustain and build on improvements in quality health and wellbeing in the community - including mental health, problem gambling research or clinical support.

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Education

Recognising educational and vocational advances that enhance the lives of those living in the community.

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Traditional Categories

General Questionnaire

This questionnaire needs to be completed if you are wanting to enter any of the following categories:
  • “Club of the Year” in your respective category
  • Any of the six (6) ‘Core Purpose Awards’ (see below)
  • Club Secretary/Manager of the Year

The General Questionnaire provides the judges with insight into the club as a whole and is pertinent in the judging process.  The General Questionnaire is due in no later than 5pm Wednesday 22 January 2020

Click here to download the General Questionnaire

Financial Checklist

The Financial Checklist is required to be completed in conjunction with the General Questionnaire. In order to get your financial statements in order, you will have until 5pm Wednesday 5 February 2020 to submit the Financial Checklist.

Click here to download the Financial Checklist

Community Benefit Statement 

A Community Benefit Statementis to be submitted with the Financial Checklist. This will be used in part to calculate the Community Service & Charity Score. This form is compolury for clubs with 51 or more gaming machies to submit to OLGR annually, however for those with less machines, a copy of the form template can be found below.

Click here to download your Communtiy Benefit Statement template. 


Club of the Year

In 2020, the ‘Club of the Year’ will be bestowed upon five (5) different clubs, depending on ‘size’ of the club, which is to be determined by number of electronic gaming machines. This is a monumental change in the Award for Excellence program, and designed to breakdown the geographical barriers and have like clubs competing on a more level playing field. The ‘Club of the Year’ category has been broken down by the following category, and to go into the running for this award, clubs are required to complete a ‘General Questionnaire’ and the ‘Financial Checklist’.

  1. Non-gaming
  2. Boutique (1 – 10 EGMs)
  3. Intermediate (11 – 99 EGMs)
  4. Grand (100 – 199 EGMs)
  5. Enterprise (200+ EGMs)

Core Purpose Awards

Best Licensed RSL and/or Services Club

This award recognises a RSL and/or services club with an outstanding standard of the facilities it provides for members as well as its outstanding service to returned servicemen, women and the general community.

Click here to download the Best Licensed RSL and/or Services Club Award Questionnaire

You must also complete a General Questionnaire if entering this category

Best Bowls Club

This award recognises a bowling club for the outstanding standard of grounds and facilities offered to members and guests, as well as a strong promotion of the game of bowls to the community and development programs to support this.  

If a Multi-Sports Club owns a Bowls Club, they are eligible to enter it into this category in addition to the Multi-Sports Club category.

Click here to download the Best Bowls Club Award Questionnaire

You must also complete a General Questionnaire if entering this category 

Best Football Club

This award recognises a Football Club that encourages and supports any code of football, including junior and senior footballers, with an outstanding standard of sporting and social facilities available to members and guests. Applicants will be assessed based on the range and quality of facilities they provide to their members along with their community participation, junior development programs and their involvement with any major milestones. 

If a Multi-Sports Club owns a Football Club, they are eligible to enter it into this category in addition to the Multi-Sports Club category.

Click here to download the Best Football Club Award Questionnaire 

You must also complete a General Questionnaire if entering this category  

Best Surf Life Saving Supporters Club

This award recognises a Surf Life Saving Supporters Club that provides financial and consistent high standard support to Surf Life Saving.  Applicants will be assessed based on the range and quality of facilities they provide to their members along with their community participation, junior development programs and their involvement with any major milestones. 

Click here to download the Best Surf Life Saving Supporters Club Award Questionnaire

You must also complete a General Questionnaire if entering this category 

Best Sports Club

This award recognises a club that concentrates their core business activity on ONE particular sport (other than Bowls, Football and Surf) and has a consistently high standard of parallel facilities for that sport.   

A Multi-Sports Club that has several affiliated separate sporting clubs under their umbrella can enter a particular club (other than bowls/football) into this category if it meets the criteria of a stand-alone single sports club.  The facilities and clubhouse must be separate to the Multi-Sports Club. 

Click here to download the Best Sports Club Award Questionnaire

You must also complete a General Questionnaire if entering this category

Best Multi-Sports Club

This award recognises a club that offers multiple sports to its members and has a consistently high standard of sporting and social facilities. Applicants will be assessed based on the range and quality of facilities they provide to their members along with their community participation, junior development programs and their involvement with any major milestones.

Click here to download the Best Multi-Sports Club Award Questionnaire 

You must also complete a General Questionnaire for this category

General Award Categories

Special Achievement Award – Responsible Gambling

The importance of managing gaming responsibly goes without saying in clubs, so this category recognises a club that excels and demonstrates genuine care to its members and guests, creating a safe, supporting environment for gaming patrons and has superior responsible gaming initiatives. Not only must the club be compliant, but it must go that step further.

Click here to download the Special Achievement Award – Responsible Gambling Questionnaire

Special Achievement Award – Responsible Service of Alcohol

This award recognises a Club that demonstrates that it serves alcohol to members and visitors in a responsible manner, and takes ownership of RSA and approaches responsible liquor service with a well-rounded strategy, exceeding what is legislatively required.

Click here to download the Special Achievement Award – Responsible Service of Alcohol Questionnaire

Best Dining  

This award recognises a club that provides excellent food, service and a value for money dining experience for members and guests. Clubs are able to enter a coffee shop/café, bistro, buffet or any other food offering into the below subcategories provided they meet the eligibility criteria of size and volume. If a club has multiple food offerings, they can submit multiple entries for the category, with each entry needing its own questionnaire completed and submitted.  

See the below breakdown for the category:  

Best Dining: 1 to 50 (seating capacity) & volume: $0 to $500k (annual revenue)
Best Dining: 51 to 100 (seating capacity) & volume: $500 to $1M (annual revenue)
Best Dining: 101 to 200 (seating capacity) & volume: $1M to $2M (annual revenue)
Best Dining: 200+ (seating capacity) & volume: $2M+ (annual revenue)

Click here to download the Best Dining Award Questionnaire

A Financial Checklist is required to be completed for this category


Individual Award Categories

Club Chef of the Year

This award is designed to recognise the skills of chefs and catering staff through their culinary abilities, creativity and innovation. The award is open to all financial members of Clubs Queensland, including those clubs with private catering facilities.  

If you have an outstanding Chef, i.e.  someone who continually receives great feedback, is creative, knows your clientele, delivers on budget and more – then please enter them now for this prestigious award.  All they have to do is design two (2) dishes (for judging) by following the rules outlined in the questionnaire. The top 5 Finalists will be announced on 18 December, and they will be required to include the two (2) dishes on the menu at the Club during January when they will be further judged by an anonymous judge’s site visit.


PLEASE NOTE: submissions for this category have now closed

Young Manager of the Year

This award recognises outstanding young manage within our industry. In order to take out this award, consideration will be given to all activities the nominee performs in their role of manager and will include the initiative they have shown within the club and their community. Judges will also look at their qualifications, any past and current training undertaken and outstanding achievements. The nominee must be dynamic, well rounded and passionate about their position at your club.

A young manager is defined as being under 30 years old as at 1 March 2020, and must have been employed at the club prior to 1 March 2019.  

Click here to download the Young Manager of the Year Questionnaire

Club Secretary/Manager of the Year

The winner of this award will go to a club manager who is responsible for running a successful club. The winner will have a high level of management skill and community engagement, along with the demonstrated ability to grow a business. 

The nominee must have worked a minimum of 2 full years at the club prior to 1 March 2020.

Click here to download the Club Secretary/Manager of the Year Questionnaire

You must also complete a General Questionnaire if entering this category

Club Director of the Year

The winner of this award is to be a Club Director who has provided valuable service to a club.  Judging criteria includes participation in director training, outstanding service to the club and contributing to the viability of the club.

Click here to download the Club Director of the Year Questionnaire