SIMNA Awards 2016

The SIMNA Awards recognise and promote excellence in social impact measurement, setting the quality standard for social impact measurement in Australia.

In 2016, winners will be announced at the Think Outcomes conference on 12-13 April 2016. The Think Outcomes conference is co-convened by SIMNA, the Centre for Social Impact and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.

SIMNA invites applications across four award categories:
• Excellence in Social Impact Measurement
• Best New Idea in Social Impact Measurement
• Excellence in Collaboration In Social Impact Measurement
• Best Newcomer to Social Impact Measurement

Applications are assessed across six criteria that emphasise the importance of rigour, transparency and accountability of reporting. A judging panel of experts in impact measurement and social outcomes review the applications to determine winners.

Your application
Your application is made up of 2 parts:
1) Application Registration Form
2) Response to Application Criteria

These must be emailed to by 3 February 2016.

Please use 1.5 line spacing and 12 size font for your Response to Application Criteria and observe the page limits.

You will receive an email from SIMNA acknowledging receipt of your application. If you have any questions about the SIMNA Awards or the application process, please contact Christina Jarron.

Key dates
Nominations open: 5 November 2015
Nominations close: 3 February 2016
Finalists announced: 28 March 2016
Winners announced: 12 April 2016

For more information about Think Outcome please visit the website. 


Previous Awards and winners

2014 was the first year of the SIMNA Awards. See a full list of finalists and winners here.

The SIMNA awards follows our success judging the ‘Impact Measurement Awards’ (IMAs) held in Sydney, on 18 February 2014.

We want to build on this success. The SIMNA Awards are our means of sharing with this vibrant and growing sector what we consider to be best practice in social impact measurement. And our way of acknowledging the breadth, depth and impact of the work that is underway. There are many success stories to share!