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Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards

We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards are now open!

Introduction

Convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the Australian Dental Industry Awards recognise excellence in the provision of quality products and services that support the work of dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals. 

The categories in the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards afford the opportunity to recognise businesses and individuals across various fields of activity and only member businesses can enter.

Categories and how to apply

The Awards offers a chance to recognise businesses and individuals across various fields of activity that include marketing and developing partnerships between the dental industry and dental professionals. Most importantly we recognise leadership at a personal and industry level.

The categories are:

Marketing Award
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Innovation Award
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Sustainability Program Award
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Community Service Award
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Educational Initiative Award
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Oral Health Partnership Award
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Service and Support Award
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Outstanding Achiever Award
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Entry fee per application is $199.

Nominations close on 30 September 2020. Finalists will be announced 10 December 2020.

Winners will be announced at the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards Dinner on 7 May 2021.

Judges’ top 5 tips for nomination success

Our judges have given us their top five tips that will maximise the successs of your nominations.

1. Be organised - Don't wait until the last minute to prepare your awards submission. You are able to view the questions beforehand: start making notes and finding records that will be helpful to highlight your nominee's qualities. We recommend that you have all the necessary information and answers compiled before you begin.

2. Nominate in the correct category - Know the intent of the award and the required nomination components. Read the criteria to establish whether this is the best category for your nomination.

3. Seek information and feedback to strengthen the nomination - Two heads are better than one! Invite some colleagues to give you feedback and other ideas about your nomination.

4. Submit a well-written nomination pack - Complete, well-written, succinct nomination answers are more likely to be successful. Use an active voice when writing and highlight the things they did, not just the things they were part of. Think about why your nomination sets your nominee apart from the rest. Have a colleague do a thorough proofread before you submit your nomination.

5. Keep it within the word limit - Well-written, concise nominations are easier to read and the details stand out more strongly. Focus on quality, not quantity. Wordy accounts that exceed the word limit cannot be considered. So keep inside the word limit (in those questions that specify one) to make sure your wordiness doesn't take your nominee out of the running!

Benefits to your business for entering

When your business makes the decision to nominate in the Awards it is embarking on a process that sets your team thinking about its business process and how to improve these. Benefits flow across the organisation, staff are motivated and your clients are appreciative.

All nominees will benefit from entering the Awards. Examining the process by which excellence can be achieved helps businesses identify key areas for improvement. In addition, entering the Awards demonstrates to staff and clients that the business is committed to the pursuit of excellence.

Award Winners Receive

  • A trophy
  • The ability to promote your win for an unlimited period
  • Promotional material for use in all of the member's marketing collateral and social media
  • Publicity in ADIA publications including ongoing publicity of the win on the website
  • Publicity in media releases and extensive coverage in ADIA publications


Winners in each category of the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards enjoy considerable profile within the industry and with the general buying public. Member companies and their employees can self-nominate for an award by addressing a range of criteria that are relevant to the particular category or categories they are entering. The submissions are then judged by a panel of industry judges.

Sponsorship opportunities

2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards Dinner

Details coming soon.

Outstanding work merits recognition and attention, and the benefits that go with them is what makes your business' entry in the Awards so important. Your participation provides the platform to raise the visibility of your success both inside and outside the business and offers competitive differentiation as a winner with unique offerings.

Further Information

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