Australian Rural Education Award
Last Updated: 02/05/2012
AUSTRALIAN RURAL EDUCATION AWARD (AREA) 2012
The Australian Rural Education Award is awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education. The 2012 Australian Rural Education Award is sponsored by SPERA.
The objectives of the Award are to:
- promote a positive image of education in rural Australia
- acknowledge individual or group achievements in rural education
- celebrate and promote creative ways of meeting the education needs of students and families in rural locations.
The closing date for 2012 applications has been extended until 31 July 2012, with the winner to be announced in September at the the SPERA National Conference held at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus from 26 - 28 September 2012.
SPERA is looking for applications that will clearly demonstrate:
- a practical project occurring in a rural community
- the ways this has achieved results and provided educational benefits in a rural context
- the value of the project and its achievements in terms of its potential for expanding opportunities in rural Australia.
Eligibility to apply includes:
- local government
- community service organisations
- ethnic groups
- or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups who can demonstrate a commitment towards the positive aspects of rural education.
The 2012 Award recipient will receive:
- An opportunity to promote the winning project at the 2012 Conference in Toowoomba, September 26-28.
- Refund of travel and two night’s accommodation to attend the conference
- $500 towards furthering the project in the local rural community
Please Note: Clearance needs to be provided for any photos and submissions to be used in promotional material and/or publications/resources
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