Conditions of entry

By entering the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, you agree to abide by the following conditions of entry:

  • Closing date for entries is 5pm ACST Wednesday, 11 August 2021. No extensions will be provided. 

  • Nominees must be Australian citizens or hold permanent resident status. 

  • Nominees must be eligible for entry according to specific award category criteria. Non-compliance with entry criteria will be sufficient grounds for the Department for Innovation and Skills (the Department) to reject the nomination. 

  • Nominations must complete the selection criteria and include all information listed under the self-nomination or nomination of others sections. Nominations that do not comply with the conditions of entry will not be considered for selection.

  • Nominees enter on the understanding that the Department or its nominee reserves the right to alter, vary and/or modify any prize or condition of entry and reserves the right to make any new conditions. 

  • The Department reserves the right to revoke an award in particular circumstances as outlined in the award revocation policy. 

  • The Department reserves the right to use non-confidential details and/or photographs and/or film footage for any publicity purpose pertaining to promoting the South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation Awards as important contributors to South Australia’s economic, social and environmental wellbeing. 

  • Written material submitted as part of the nomination process may be used by the Department for media releases or case studies.

  • Award recipients and finalists may be required to undertake a number of local public events and engagements in the year following their award, such as National Science Week, or to present addresses at official events. 

  • Nominees must abide by the decisions of the Department or its nominee, whose decision shall be final on all matters pertaining to the award. No correspondence or justification for any decision shall be required of the Department.

  • Past award recipients (winners) cannot apply in the same category in subsequent years, but may apply for other categories if they are eligible. 

  • Previous nominees and finalists are eligible to reapply for the 2021 South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation Awards in any award category for which they are eligible.

  • The majority of the Nominee’s work or research should have been undertaken in South Australia.