Social Work Student of the Year Award

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Nomination Form

This Award will acknowledge a student in 2022 / 23 and whose essay or project enhances and stimulates innovation and quality outcomes in social work.  To be eligible, the essay must have been completed, or the project undertaken, during the period 01 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Who can be nominated?

An undergraduate, Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work student currently enrolled as a student or have graduated in 2022/2023.

Nominees must be a current financial student member or new graduate member of the AASW and be of good standing with the AASW.

Who can nominate a Nominee?

Only Third-Party nominations will be considered.  This includes academics who have supervised, reviewed or otherwise worked with the nominee.  Nominators are encouraged to engage with the Nominee directly in the submission process.

Terms and Conditions

Nominations will be made through a “call for nominations” announced by the AASW in August 2023.

The Award submission must have at its core either:

  • A paper explaining the project, its objectives, parameters, methodology and conclusions, or
  • An essay.

Nominations must be submitted through the AASW’s designated submission process.

The Award Committee will consider all nominations based on the below criteria.

The submission of the paper or essay will contribute 100% of the overall score for consideration of this Award.

The Award Committee will consider nominations that meet all eligibility and requirements.

The Award Committee reserves the right to decline nominations that do not meet the requirements outlined within this document or are not received by the submission deadline. The AASW will keep confidential their discussions and deliberations on nominees and will not provide feedback regarding their decisions.  Award winners will be announced at the 2023 AASW Online Health Symposium on 16 November 2023.

Nomination Form

Please complete the Nomination Form and submit using our online submission process by no later than 5:00pm AEDT Friday 29 September 2023.

Third Party Nomination:

If you have any questions regarding the nomination, please contact us via email at

To support the criteria responses and provide supporting evidence, you may upload a maximum of ten single-page files.  Acceptable formats are Word, PDF and JPEG and the maximum size for each file is 1 Mb.


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Nomination closing date

Nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm AEDT on Friday 29 September 2023

Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.