2019 BVC Awards Nominations open

BASKETBALL Victoria Country Awards nominations are now open for 2019.

Each year the Awards recognise the valuable work of Victorian country basketball associations, as well as individuals from within the Victorian basketball community.

Basketball Victoria Country encourage all associations to submit nominations and attend the awards function which will be presented at the BVC Awards Breakfast, which will be held on Saturday 13 April 2019 at the Bendigo Stadium.

Nomination information, process, categories and criteria are available below.

CLICK HERE to submit your 2019 nominations for the Basketball Victoria Country Awards. 

BVC ANNUAL AWARDS

Process, Categories and Criteria

BVC through the BVC Manager initiates the award nomination process in September of each year.

There are four sections to the awards nomination process:

Section A – Awards for the recognition of athlete and coaches are developed through the participation area and coordinated by the BVC Participation Coordinator in consultation with the BV HP Coach – Country.  The nominations are then forwarded to the BVC Awards Committee by the 31 December each year.

Section B – Awards for the recognition of Associations and individuals are developed through the BVC BDOs in consultation with the BVC Manager.  The nominations are then forwarded to the BVC Awards Committee by the 31 December each year.

Section C – Awards for the recognition of organisations, associations or individuals in the diversity and inclusion area are developed through the BVC BDOs in consultation with the BVC Manager.  The nominations are then forwarded to the BVC Awards Committee by the 31 December each year.

Section D – Awards for the recognition of organisations, associations or individuals in the promotion of basketball are developed through the BVC BDO’s in consultation with the BVC Manager.  The nominations are then forwarded to the BVC Awards Committee by the 31 December each year.

Section E – Awards for the recognition of Associations and individuals in the Referee area are developed through the BVC Referee Development Officer in consultation with the BVC Referee Committee.  The nominations are then forwarded to the BVC Awards Committee by the 31 December each year.

Section F – The nomination process for the Jack Terrill Medal is initiated by the BVC Awards Committee in September annually.  The BVC Manager will distribute the nomination forms to all BVC Affiliated Associations, the BVC Commission and the BVC Committees.

Nominations for this award will be accepted up until the 31 December and the BVC Awards Committee will determine the final nomination to be tabled at the BVC Commission.

Recommendation of Award Winners

The BVC Awards Committee will meet during January and/or February to determine the final nominations for each Award and table the final BVC Award nominations in each of the 19 categories plus the Jack Terrill nomination to the BVC Commission by the 28 February each year.

During this period the BVC Awards committee can seek clarification of any nomination through the BVC Manager.  A nominated BVC BDO may be appointed to assist the BVC Awards Committee in processing nominations and determining Award winners.

  

BVC Award Categories and Criteria

Section B: Association Awards

Awards to be nominated by the BVC Basketball Development Officers for each Region in consultation with the BVC Manager through a developed process

Judy Doye Award for the Female Administrator of the Year

This award goes to an individual (paid or unpaid) in recognition of a significant contribution to basketball in Victoria at a BVC Association and/or Club.

To be considered the individual may have contributed to improved program quality, developed or continued standards of good practice, had the ability to engage in, promote and/or support basketball in the area.

The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • Operational Excellence– Significant changes, modifications, or approaches that enhance productivity, efficiency, and quality
  • Exceptional Service– Ensuring each interaction with internal and external customers is positive and effective
  • Impact– Accomplishments that have a positive impact on the Association and/or Club
  • Leadership– Developing and inspiring others to achieve extraordinary results
  • Communication– Building interactions and partnerships that produce results and leave others feeling respected and valued
  • Innovation– Developing an innovative process or procedure that directly impacts the Association and/or Club
  • Community Service– Influences and enhances the local basketball community

 

 Ashley Donaldson Award for the Male Administrator of the Year

This award goes to an individual (paid or unpaid) in recognition of a significant contribution to basketball in Victoria at a BVC Association and/or Club.

To be considered the individual may have contributed to improved program quality, developed or continued standards of good practice, had the ability to engage in, promote and/or support basketball in the area.

The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • Operational Excellence– Significant changes, modifications, or approaches that enhance productivity, efficiency, and quality
  • Exceptional Service– Ensuring each interaction with internal and external customers is positive and effective
  • Impact– Accomplishments that have a positive impact on the Association and/or Club
  • Leadership– Developing and inspiring others to achieve extraordinary results
  • Communication– Building interactions and partnerships that produce results and leave others feeling respected and valued
  • Innovation– Developing an innovative process or procedure that directly impacts the Association and/or Club
  • Community Service– Influences and enhances the local basketball community

 

 Bev Bauer Award for the Female Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact in their community having received no income from Basketball (Note: honoraria excepted). 

The criteria for judgement are subjective, but considerable involvement of an individual’s own free time to benefit basketball is the basis.

The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • The person should have demonstrated superior efforts and initiatives
  • Demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Basketball community
  • Demonstrated reliability, positivity, flexibility and initiative
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as an individual, or as part of a team
  • Be an ambassador for Basketball or the local community who acts and works for the best interest of the basketball, the association and/or Club

 

 Ross Birthisel Award for the Male Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact in their community having received no income from Basketball (Note: honoraria excepted). 

The criteria for judgement are subjective, but considerable involvement of an individual’s own free time to benefit basketball is the basis.

The nomination may consider the following areas:  

  • The person should have demonstrated superior efforts and initiatives
  • Demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Basketball community
  • Demonstrated reliability, positivity, flexibility and initiative
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as an individual, or as part of a team
  • Be an ambassador for Basketball or the local community who acts and works for the best interest of the basketball, the association and/or Club

Award for outstanding achievement by a Large Association 

This award goes to an Association in recognition of a significant contribution to basketball in Victoria during the nominated period.

To be eligible for this award the recipient: 

  • Must be an Affiliated Association of BVC
  • Must have current Affiliation Agreement with BVC
  • Must operate the BVC Online Registration system in accordance with BVC processes and procedures
  • Has over 1501 registered participants as determined by the BVC Database

The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • Participation retention and growth
  • Financial performance
  • Contribution or activity to or in the community
  • Contribution within a region
  • Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Administrators development
  • Operation of Programs
  • Coordination of significant events such as; National Championships, National League games and/or involvement

 

 Award for outstanding achievement by a Medium Association

This award goes to an Association in recognition of a significant contribution to basketball in Victoria during the nominated period.

To be eligible for this award the recipient: 

  • Must be an Affiliated Association of BVC
  • Must have current Affiliation Agreement with BVC
  • Must operate the BVC Online Registration system in accordance with BVC processes and procedures
  • Has less than 1500, but more than 501 registered participants as determined by the BVC Database

 The nomination may consider the following areas:  

  • Participation retention and growth
  • Financial performance
  • Contribution or activity to or in the community
  • Contribution within a region
  • Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Administrators development
  • Operation of Programs
  • Coordination of significant events such as; National Championships, National League games and/or involvement

 

Keith Wilson Award for outstanding achievement by a Small Association

This award goes to an Association in recognition of a significant contribution to basketball in Victoria during the nominated period.

To be eligible for this award the recipient:

  • Must be an Affiliated Association of BVC
  • Must have current Affiliation Agreement with BVC
  • Must operate the BVC Online Registration system in accordance with BVC processes and procedures
  • Has less than 500 registered participants as determined by the BVC Database

The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • Participation retention and growth
  • Financial performance
  • Contribution or activity to or in the community
  • Contribution within a region
  • Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Administrators development
  • Operation of Programs
  • Coordination of significant events such as; National Championships, National League games and/or involvement

 

Section C: Inclusion

Awards to be nominated by the BVC Basketball Development Officers for each Region in consultation with the BVC Manager, through a developed process.

Bob Osborne Award for outstanding contribution by a Female to Diversity and Inclusion

This award goes to an individual who actively promotes diversity and inclusive excellence and has made an exemplary and outstanding contribution through a sustained commitment to improve opportunities for the diverse and inclusive communities we serve.

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recipient demonstrates an exceptional understanding of diversity and inclusiveness beyond the call of duty as represented by the following criteria:

  • Significantly contributed to the development or improvement of Inclusive programs
  • Significantly contributed to the promotion and/or support of inclusive basketball
  • Enhanced inclusion through positive communication
  • Developed innovative methods for increasing and valuing diversity and inclusion through wide-ranging activities
  • Demonstrated outstanding efforts to promote an environment free from bias and discrimination
  • Organised, created and/or facilitated various events promoting diversity, respect, and inclusiveness

Gary Bird Award for outstanding contribution by a Male to Diversity and Inclusion

This award goes to an individual who actively promotes diversity and inclusive excellence and has made an exemplary and outstanding contribution through a sustained commitment to improve opportunities for the diverse and inclusive communities we serve. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recipient demonstrates an exceptional understanding of diversity and inclusiveness beyond the call of duty as represented by the following criteria:

  • Significantly contributed to the development or improvement of Inclusive programs
  • Significantly contributed to the promotion and/or support of inclusive basketball
  • Enhanced inclusion through positive communication
  • Developed innovative methods for increasing and valuing diversity and inclusion through wide-ranging activities
  • Demonstrated outstanding efforts to promote an environment free from bias and discrimination
  • Organised, created and/or facilitated various events promoting diversity, respect, and inclusiveness

 

Section D: Promotion

 

Awards to be nominated by the BVC Basketball Development Officers for each Region in consultation with the BVC Manager, through a developed process.

Bill McCarthy Award for outstanding promotion of basketball

This award goes to an individual or organisation who has demonstrated and delivered excellence in promotion and coverage of Basketball in Country Victoria and includes print, television, radio and online content and platforms

 The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • Demonstrate responsible and well-researched coverage of Basketball
  • Provide a detailed and innovative insight into Basketball.
  • Exceptional coverage of a sporting event during the nomination period.
  • Continued promotion of basketball through the nomination period

 

Section F: Jack Terrill Medal

The Jack Terrill Medial is named in honour of the former Basketball Victoria Country founding President and long-time Basketball Victoria Country Council Member, the late Mr. Jack Terrill.

 

Jack, who passed away in 1973, was one of the driving forces behind the formation of Basketball Victoria Country. At the 1966 Country Annual Delegates Meeting at Country Week, it was decided that an attempt should be made to form a genuine country governing committee which would play a significant role in the future direction of basketball in country Victoria.

 

Jack Terrill served as President of the Country Council from 1967 to 1973 and was instrumental in creating the policies and procedures under which BVC operates to this very day. Jack’s vision and commitment were formally recognised in 1973 with the introduction of the Jack Terrill Medal.

 

This annual award recognises a significant and outstanding contribution by an individual to Basketball in Country Victoria.  The Commission may also choose to make the award posthumously if the circumstances are appropriate

 

The nomination may consider the following areas:

  • Outstanding service to basketball that might include extraordinary, significant, and/or demonstrated contribution to the betterment of basketball and the local community/organisation
  • Made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact on basketball in their community
  • Consistently demonstrated the highest standards and qualities with actions recognised and valued by their peers
  • The respect of peers
  • General acknowledgement as having reached a pinnacle in basketball
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