To be eligible, the candidate must have been employed in local government in either statutory or strategic planning departments for a period of generally not less than one year and have been practicing for generally no more than five years.
All candidates must be nominated by a manager (or an executive officer) in the relevant municipal council.
Only one nomination will be accepted from each municipality.
Where more than one nomination is received, contact will be made with the relevant persons making the nomination and all but one of the nominations must be withdrawn.
A judging panel will consider and assess the nominations then make a recommendation to Maddocks Planning and Environment partners.
The panel will assess candidate applications against the following criteria; skills; major projects/achievements; community/industry involvement; professional development/degree of specialisation and professionalism and attitude to work.
Nominations should include, but not be limited to, the following; description of the candidate's technical planning skills, oral and written communication skills and understanding of practice; outline of the type of work the candidate has undertaken and any major clients, projects and/or achievements the candidate has been involved with; account of any extra curricula activity the candidate has undertaken; summary statement recommending the candidate's nomination and highlighting the key factors in support of your nomination of the candidate; examples of written work and/or publications (as necessary) that the candidate has prepared or contributed to (and the extent of that contribution).
The nominations must also include contact details of one referee (not from the nominating Council) who can support the information provided.
Applications must be received by November 12th, this year by email or by post addressed, with the awards being held on December 15th.