Communication Award

for the Neighbourhood Watch Group with the most effective communication

This award recognises the Neighbourhood Watch Group or Local Government Area that best promotes the Neighbourhood Watch program, informs the community on crime prevention and supports the aims, objectives and values of Neighbourhood Watch.

Before completing your nomination, please read the 2019 State Awards Guidelines.

Judging Criteria

  • Contribution that the communication makes to the promotion of the Neighbourhood Watch program and achievement of the aims of Neighbourhood Watch.
  • Aspects of the communication which indicate that it is of a higher standard than that of other Neighbourhood Watch groups, i.e: why the newsletter, Facebook page etc is a more effective communication tool than those of other groups
  • Distribution, coverage and frequency.
  • Quality and standard of content, including:
    • Timeliness and relevance of articles and information.
    • Readability and comprehension.
    • Layout and use of graphics.
    • Spelling and correct sentence structure.
    • Inclusion of Neighbourhood Watch contact details.

Additional requirements

  • Digital communications (e.g: website, Facebook, email, Twitter, video, e-newsletter) must be permanent and ongoing or regular. Links to these communications must be submitted with the nomination.
  • Printed communications (e.g: newsletters and ads or articles in local papers/magazines) must be regular and published/distributed since 1 September 2018 to be eligible. Two different examples covering that period must be submitted.
  • You can also include signage, events, presentations that have contributed to your communication to the broader community


If you can’t complete your nomination online, download a copy of the nomination form, then complete, scan and email it to – nominations cannot be sent by post.