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AREA: Australian Rural Education Awards

Since 1994, Australian Rural Education Awards (AREAs) have been awarded annually to an individual, institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia.

Submissions for 2022 AREAs are open until 01 September 2022 and will be announced at the National Conference for Regional, Rural & Remote Education conference dinner Barossa Valley on the 13th of October 2022.

Award Categories:

Regional, Remote, Rural Partnership Award 
Demonstrating a successful partnership for students outcomes in a RRR community of praxis

Community Centric Award 
Recognition of a person/project/organisation who have placed a RRR community at its’ centre

First Nations  Education Award 
Recognising excellence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander RRR education

Research Excellence Award  
Recognising significant contribution to the Australian RRR education discourse

Innovative Project Award 
Innovative programs and practises in RRR education



    Demonstrating a successful partnership for students outcomes in a RRR community of praxis

    Recognition of a person/project/organisation who have placed a RRR community at its' centre

    Recognising excellence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander RRR education

    Recognising significant contribution to the Australian RRR education discourse

    Innovative programs and practises in RRR education

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