Basketball Association of the Year
This award recognises an outstanding association that experienced significant achievements in 2016. The selection committee will consider achievements such as membership and participation growth, new program development, community involvement, venue development, strategic planning and championship results among other achievements, in addition to marketing and promotion of the game, media, community leadership, player, coach, referee, volunteer development, and being up to date with Basketball Victoria policies, procedures and fees. All associations, small or large, will be judged according to their achievements during the past year.
Inclusive Basketball Association of the Year
This Award recognises the contribution an Association has made towards the provision of diverse and inclusive programs and practices for participants with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities. The selection committee will consider initiatives such as key strategic priority in planning, strong organisational partnerships, reach of targeted communities, providing a supportive and accessible environment, culturally specific programs, adaptability and a positive attitude, strength of commitment and internal capacity, all of which build a more inclusive community and greater social cooperation and cohesion.
Referee Program of the Year
The winning program will be selected upon their achievements through development activities, regular training programs, effective supervision, increased referee numbers and improved refereeing standards.
Junior Program of the Year
The following criteria will be considered in selecting the winning association:
- Competitions and programs at domestic and representative levels
- Coordination of specialist clinics and other development activities and programs – such as holiday programs, involvement with local schools and the community
- Development of junior players, up-skilling coaches, team managers, parents, including first aid or scoring courses.
The media awards recognise local media that has supported the sport of basketball at a grass roots level in 2016. The categories are:
Media Coverage of the Year – this award recognises a publication, or program, for their ongoing coverage of basketball throughout 2016.
Photograph of the Year - this award recognises the photographer of the best-published basketball photograph in 2016.
Story of the Year - this award recognises the writer of the best-published basketball story in 2016.