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Nominations now open for The Australian Fraud Awards 2018…

Providing both national and international recognition for those nominated, shortlisted and ultimately chosen by our independent panel of judges, the Fraud Awards celebrates the best in our profession; the rising stars, the successful collaborations and the outstanding teams.

Based upon an existing event in Europe, that has become the “Oscars” of the annual Loss Prevention calendar over there, the deadline for entries to the inaugural Australian Fraud Awards is midnight (ACT)/3pm (GMT) on June 14th 2018.

Rules designed to create a level playing field for all, irrespective of resources, make it quick and easy for anyone to enter. What’s more it is entirely free to enter and make as many nominations as you want!

So, don’t send the wrong message to your colleagues and contemporaries. Make sure to click here and enter in as many categories as you can.

After all it is free, so you really have no excuse not to. But hurry, the deadline for nominations is June 14th 2018

Celebrate your success at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner

On August 30th in Sydney the winners will be revealed at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner Evening. There, guests enjoy a champagne reception followed by an outstanding three course meal with champagne and fine wines before the Awards themselves get underway.

The organisers are keen, even in the first year, to put on a show with visually exciting staging and a professional host. The night is invariably full of drama and excitement as Awards are received, speeches made and photographs taken. After the winners have been announced there is further time to enjoy the company of fellow professionals either over a glass of wine or on the dancefloor with our live DJ playing great music until early morning hours.

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THE RULES

Entries for each Award category are limited to 750 words. Your entry should contain text only – please DO NOT send images, videos, attachments or links/URLs.
YOU MUST FILL IN EVERY FIELD IN ORDER TO MAKE YOUR NOMINATION VALID.

THE AUSTRALIAN FRAUD AWARDS 2018 NOMINATION FORM

Here are the Awards categories for the Australian Fraud Awards 2018. Entries should be generic in nature. The judges will be looking at performance over a 12 month period, not a particular case.

BEST NEWCOMER

This award recognises the most exciting new vendor or solution to enter the retail risk and loss prevention arena, supplying any part of the risk and loss prevention industry. To qualify the solution or company must have launched within the last two years.

Nomination for Best Newcomer AFA 2018

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SOLUTION

Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution.

Nomination for Most Innovative In-store Solution AFA 2018

MOST INNOVATIVE ONLINE SOLUTION

Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution.

Nomination for Most Innovative Online Solution AFA 2018

VENDOR OF THE YEAR

The judges will be looking for a vendor who consistently goes over and above the role of ‘just’ being a supplier, vendor of the year will acknowledge those vendors who form tangible and lasting partnerships with their retail clients.

Nomination for Vendor Of The Year AFA 2018

BEST COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION

At one end of the spectrum we have Crime Partnerships, through to Commercial Data Sharing Partnerships and even Partnerships with local Police forces. At the other, a few neighbourhood retailers working together to combat crime. What the judges are looking for here is real, tangible business benefits resulting from genuine collaboration along with a clear ROI, tangible business benefits and an invaluable service. This category is open for both retailers and vendors to enter.

Nomination for Best Collaborative Solution AFA 2018

FRAUD AWARDS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

The purpose of this Awards category is to encourage gender parity and female advancement.

The judges are looking for women working in Risk Management as a retailer, vendor, law enforcement officer or academic, who has achieved their success against all odds. These female trailblazers have broken glass ceilings, worked hard to remove barriers for other women and are disrupting established industry norms through innovation.

Nomination for Fraud Awards Woman Of The Year AFA 2018

RISING STAR AWARD

The judges are looking to recognise the success of an outstanding individual who has made a positive contribution to the bottom line performance and overall loss prevention landscape within their place of work, this winner does not need to be work full time in risk management, but could be a from another discipline but who really ‘gets’ risk and as such has made a significant difference, either financially or culturally within their place of work. This category is open for both retailers and vendors to enter.

Nomination for Rising Star Award AFA 2018

LOSS PREVENTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Often the unsung heroes of the Profit Protection Team, the judges are looking to recognise outstanding Regional or Divisional Heads who provide both their stores with genuine support and guidance in the fight against retail risk, fraud and loss prevention, but who also get the bigger companywide aims and objectives and as such bring genuine value and benefit to their company and wider network.

Nomination for Loss Prevention Manager Of The Year AFA 2018

LOSS PREVENTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Formerly LP Team of the year but rebranded to reflect the dynamic nature of our industry, this Award recognises the Profit Protection team that undertook that difficult technology role out that was delivered in record time, or that enthused a whole company to ‘think shrink’. This Award is a real pat on the back for whole team – the name says it all.

Nomination for In-store Asset Protection Team Of The Year AFA 2018

HALL OF FAME

Each year the judges will induct one person into the Retail Risk ‘Hall of Fame’ – this person will be someone whom the judges feel has contributed above and beyond to the cause of retail fraud, risk and loss prevention.

This award will be announced on the night of the Awards.

LOSS PREVENTION DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for outstanding contribution from one individual. That could be in the face of difficult trading conditions, or the implementing of challenging new strategies and technologies. The winner of this prestigious award will be recognised by his or her peers as being at the pinnacle of modern retail risk and loss prevention and a leader in their field.

Nomination for Loss Prevention Director Of The Year AFA 2018