AHRI Awards


for a 2024 AHRI Award

The AHRI Scholarship
The AHRI Scholarship

AHRI’s flagship scholarship recognises an individual committed to growing the HR body of knowledge and contributing to a better understanding of HR’s contribution and value.

The AHRI Scholarship

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AHRI is a career partner to over 16,000 members across Australia’s HR community. We help them to build productive, engaged and future-ready workforces.

Join today to receive support and guidance throughout your entire career.

Applications open until Friday 14 June

Finalists Announced

Finalists will
be announced in October

Winners will be announced

Winners will be announced 6 December

At our celebration event in Sydney

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Applications will close on Friday 14 June 2024

Yes, a single initiative may be entered into more than one award. When considering which awards to apply for, carefully read the specific award’s description to ensure the award’s specific criteria is addressed for each application. 

  • An application fee is payable for each Individual Award category entered, charged at $110

  • An application fee is payable for each Organisational Award category entered, charged at $220 for AHRI members or $755 for non-members.

  • Please note there is no fee applied to applications in AHRI’s Scholarship Program

For an indication of the information required for each application view the ‘Sample Application’ document on the webpage of the award or scholarship. An overview of submission guidelines are also available for Individual AwardsOrganisation AwardsThe AHRI Scholarship, and Individual Scholarships

Application shortlisting and judging will take place between August and September. Shortlisted applicants will be advised as soon as known. 

  • Upon applications closing, all applications are reviewed by shortlisting panels for the first stage of the judging process. 
  • The shortlisting panels comprise representatives from AHRI member committees, leading industry practitioners, academics, and award partners.
  • Each submission is rated against the award’s specific criteria. Panel members will individually assess applications before meeting to discuss each one and determine finalists.
  • Finalists and non-finalists will be advised of the outcome of their applications in October.  
  • The National Judging Panel will then meet and review the finalists to determine the winner of each category.
  • Please note, the National Judging Panel may choose to select winners representing different classifications within each category based on the pool of finalists.   

The shortlisting panels will determine if there are any questions for referees. Please note that referee checks may be conducted at any stage of the judging upon request of the judges, but it is a requirement of the submission to supply referees prior to judging. AHRI will contact referees on behalf of the judges either via email or phone with any questions from the judging panels if required. 

All applicants will be contacted via email in October and notified of the outcome of their application.  Finalists will be publicised though AHRI media channels in October / November.

The Award winners and Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Awards Celebration Lunch in Sydney, 6 December 2024.

More details will be shared later in the year.

For the conditions of entry please refer to AHRI’s Terms and Conditions

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