SARRAH SQUAWK Award – Nominations are now open!

The SARRAH SQUAWK Award is a prestigious award, established to recognise SARRAH members for making significant service to the organisation or an outstanding contribution to Australia’s rural and remote allied health through:

  • Exemplary professional standards of excellence to the community and public that goes above and beyond the regular standards of service
  • Leadership, guidance, mentoring, and governance; in a team or for a group
  • Implementation of a process or system to achieve more efficacy, higher efficiency, improved productivity or better service delivery
  • Innovation in research, a program, project, or policy development

Conditions of entry

  • The nominee and the nominator should be SARRAH financial members at the time of nomination.
  • The award is open to any individual who operates in any allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia classified as per Modified Monash Model as MM3 – MM7.
  • Nominations can be made by anyone, but nominators and nominees should be existing SARRAH members respectively, or become one prior to nomination
  • Self-nominations by members will not be accepted
  • Nominations must fulfill all the required information and documentation, including corroborating evidence of the contribution being nominated for and signed references from authoritative sources
  • Nominations must be accompanied by a recent, updated CV and a high resolution, electronic photograph of the nominee that can be used for publicity purposes
  • Nominations must be submitted before or by the stated closing date
  • The board reserves the right to not award a SQUAWK Award in any given year

Nomination process and submission guidelines:

  • All nominators have to complete and submit a nomination form(link is external), attaching all relevant supporting documentation
  • The list of suggested documentation to consider and include in the award nomination.
    • A cover letter from the nominator clearly stating the name, organisation, and contact details of the nominee and the nominator
    • A statement of the contribution category he/she is being nominated for and why he/she is deserving of the award
    • A description of how the nominee has proven results in the category he/she is being nominated for or how recommendations have been implemented to produce results
    • A description of the nominee’s background, including their career history, achievements, principles, and demonstrated reputation for integrity and ethical behaviour
    • A description of how the nominee has demonstrated a personal commitment to achieving positive results through consistent and enduring actions including demonstration of a selfless attitude that may have incurred personal cost
    • Demonstration of long-term participation and commitment to the allied health profession and industry as a whole in rural and remote Australia
    • Demonstration of on-going commitment and dedication to raising awareness and an appreciation of allied health professionals and allied health challenges and constraints in rural and remote Australia with a variety of industry stakeholders as well as government and community
    • Demonstration on of a selfless attitude and fortitude in pursuing causes for the benefit of the future of allied health professionals, the industry, and the communities in rural and remote Australia
    • Inclusion of any supplementary information such as recognition and awards already held by the nominee, an endorsement from an organisation or establishment or individual stating the benefits derived from the contribution made by the nominee
    • Supporting documentation to evidence any of the claims stated in the submission

Assessment process

  • Nominations are reviewed for fulfilling all required conditions of entry and then forwarded to the SARRAH CEO in the first instance.
  • The SARRAH CEO will refer all accepted nominations to the SARRAH board for consideration.
  • Selection and entry decisions are final and remain at the discretion of SARRAH, the board and any judges or judging panel engaged.
  • The SARRAH SQUAWK recipient is determined by a two-thirds majority vote of Board members involved in the award selection process.
  • All nominations and matters related to nominees are confidential with only the final decision announced publically.
  • SQUAWK awards are typically awarded to recipients at the SARRAH national conference or at the SARRAH summit

Nominations close on Friday, 15 October  2021 at 5:00pm AEDT

Please complete the nomination form and submit it by the due date for consideration.

SARRAH SQUAWK Award Recipients

Narelle Campbell - 2021

Dr Kim Bulkeley - 2020

Catherine Maloney [Darwin, 2018]

Robyn Glynn [Darwin, 2018]

Rob Curry [Port Lincoln, 2016]

Elaine Ashworth [Lauceston, 2012]

Owen Allen [Yeppoon, 2008]

Shelagh Lowe [Yeppoon, 2008]

Jason Warnock [Albury, 2006]

Robyn Adams [Alice Springs, 2004]

Michael Bishop [Cairns, 2001]