Identifibre Rising Star Award


This award has been established to recognise an emerging leader in the field of asbestos. This award gives recognition to a FAMANZ member who has contributed innovative ideas to a significant asbestos project, undertaken field research or further studies to contribute to new knowledge or practises to the field of asbestos or has shown leadership on site, in the community, or within FAMANZ.

The Prize

  • Registration to FAMANZ 2025 conference.
  • Flights (economy), accommodation for the duration of the conference, and transfers to and from the airport/s.

Entry Requirements

  • The applicant must fill in the[application form] before 14 December 2023.
  • The applicant must have read the Terms and Conditions of entry

Eligibility Criteria

  • More than 2 years contribution to the field of asbestos
  • Is an Affiliate or Technical member of FAMANZ

Terms and Conditions

The applicant agrees that FAMANZ may use their name, and the name of their nomination, and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with the awards, including but not limited to publication of their name, and the name of their nomination. The winner (and their representatives and personnel) may be required to and agree to take part in reasonable publicity events in connection with the award.

The successful applicant will have to:

  • Arrange leave of absence with their employer.
  • Arrange travel insurance at their own discretion and expense.
  • Provide all invoices relating to the travel, accommodation and conference attendance (within the specified budget) two months after finalising your travel arrangements. Any late invoices will not be reimbursed. Within six weeks of returning from the Conference, submit an article which will be considered for publication on the FAMANZ website and newsletter. The article should describe the professional aspects of the trip and the benefits gained from it.
  • At all times for the duration of the award, conduct themselves in a manner befitting a professional occupational hygienist and a representative of FAMANZ.
  • Be potentially photographed and filmed during the presentation event for publication.

Application Emerging leader award

This awards form is the record of the application for The Emerging Leader FAMANZ Award.

By submitting it, you are consenting to:

  • share the information that you include in the form; and
  • confirm that you have contacted the nominee and have their consent to share information you provide in it, if you are nominating someone else; and
  • confirm that you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions.

The following criteria should be considered when completing the award application

  • Has worked on developing innovations in the field of asbestos. This includes but is not limited to artificial intelligence, removal strategies, improving communication or collaboration
  • Has shown leadership or improved collaboration in an abatement project
  • Is undertaking research voluntarily, through employment or in studies within the field of asbestos

This information will be confidential to the FAMANZ board and administration team who manage the awards and determine the final winners of the award.