2019 QRRRWN Strong Women Leadership Awards

QRRRWN Strong Women Leadership Awards (SWLA) program exists to identify, acknowledge and applaud the leadership strengths of Queensland rural, regional and remote women.

The Awards program recognises Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) women who are the invisible threads holding their local communities, regions, sectors and industries together and connecting them with the wider world.

The 2019 SWLA program invites nominations in seven (7) categories.

There are also several categories specifically focused on younger women, those still emerging and developing their leadership interests and capacities.


Award entrants may apply for more than one award. Please note, guidelines for each category vary, and awards are considered on the merits of outlined criteria.   Nominees are considered equally, whether self-nominated or third party nominated. Please read each category carefully, including the age criteria.

The categories are broken into three streams:-

1. QRRRWN Woman of the Year

This award celebrates the achievements of women who have made significant contributions to high priority issues in Queensland. Nominations are welcome for this major award, but can also be accepted from the judging panels of the other six awards.

2. RRR Awards

There are five opportunities for nominations to celebrate inspiring women in business, leadership, volunteering and storytelling. See below for details.

3. Young Women’s Leadership

This category is dedicated for young RRR Women aged 16-25 years and entrants must fit the age criteria of the awards.

QRRRWN Woman of the Year

  • QRRRWN Woman of the Year 2019 

RRR Awards:

  • QRRRWN Small Business Owner of the Year 2019
  • QRRRWN Influential Leader Award 2019
  • QRRRWN Volunteer of the Year 2019
  • RRR Story Teller of the Year 2019
  • QRRWN Inspirational Woman 2019

Young Women’s Leadership Award:

  • QRRRWN Young Woman with a Vision 2019

Nomination Process:

How to nominate:-

Step 1: Follow the link and nominate yourself or a Strong Woman you admire. If you are nominating another woman, they will be notified by email that they are a nominee.

Step 2: Nominee to complete the appropriate application form for their category. This will be emailed directly to the person nominated on receipt of the above form.

Key Dates

  • Nominations open 20 March 2019
  • Award entries close 8 July 2019
  • Award nominees announced 12 July 2019
  • Award Finalists announced 9 August 2019 at QRRRWN Ekka Week High Tea in Brisbane
  • Winners announced 13 September 2019 at QRRRWN Annual Conference Gala Dinner in Goondiwindi


To enquire directly about the awards process, please email awards@qrrrwn.org.au or call Davida on 0427 299 662. For all other QRRRWN enquiries.