From helping clients and communities come back from floods and natural disasters to supporting important local events, brokers play an incredibly important role in their communities and for their clients – something celebrated and recognised by NIBA’s 2023 Community Excellence Award.

This award acknowledges the ongoing commitment brokers have to go above and beyond to help their clients and local communities, and truly make a difference. Whether you or a colleague have made a serious impact on your client or community, we’d love to hear about it.




How to enter 

You can apply for the 2023 NIBA Community Excellence Award by submitting either a maximum 1000-word written enter or a video up to two minutes in length that meets the criteria provided below to

  • Describe a time where you made a meaningful difference to help a client or local community. 
  • What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? 
  • What factors contributed to making this specific experience meaningful for you?

To be eligible to apply, you must be a NIBA Member. You can nominate yourself or another NIBA Member. 

Award offering 

The winner of the Community Excellence Award receives a donation of $1,000 to their charity of choice. The award includes an all-inclusive ticket to the 2023 NIBA Convention, return economy domestic flights from your home state and three nights’ accommodation.

Key dates and judging
Entries open                Tuesday 1 August 2023 
Entries close Wednesday 30 August 2023 
Judging   Tuesday 5 September 2023 
Winner advisedFriday 8 September 2023
Winner announcedTuesday 10 October 2023 at the NIBA Convention 

The judges will assess the applications based on the answers provided to the above criteria.

Terms and conditions 

Entries to the award may be used for further NIBA promotional activities including the NIBA Insurance Adviser magazine, Broker Buzz and NIBA’s LinkedIn channel. Please see the terms and conditions for full details.  




Community Excellence Award winners 

Paula Cruden, Integrite Insurance


Vanessa Hilton