Reporting to Your Community

Reporting to Your Community recognises all forms of community reporting (publications) such as:

  • Annual reports.
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Websites
  • Digital communication
  • Advertising or specialist publications or other media applications produced in the 2016 calendar year.

All entries must be submitted online:

  • The submission document itself should be equivalent to 2 - 4 pages addressing the judging criteria and a maximum of 5MB
  • Minimum of two photos no larger than 2MB each
  • Attach examples of the communication piece
  • Maximum of four support documents

Entry is open to NSW Councils only. Entries close on Monday 5 June.


Judging Criteria

To be eligible, submissions must address each criteria listed below:

1. Overall Report Strategy

Short overview of the report strategy including content, identification of the audience(s) and method of delivery (medium).

2. Visual Presentation

Explain the choice of visual presentation: design, layout and language and its relevance to the material and audience.  

3. Budget

Briefly outline your budget: (how much it cost and whether it was a cost effective use of resources. This should include all expenses, including production, printing, distribution and evaluation costs).

4. Distribution Methods 

Describe your distribution methods and print run or coverage (online).  

5. Evaluation

Describe any feedback or evaluation methods received.

6. Thematic Unity

Account for thematic unity: whether it conveys a clear sense of local character and council/community concerns.

7. Innovation

Give reasons why the report shows excellence and innovation.