Following the closing date of nominations (30 November 2018) all nominations will be sent to the appropriate State Sporting Association (SSA) to verify the eligibility of the application. This process is to confirm that each nomination meets the eligibility criteria attached to each award.
For a number of award categories, the SSA will be required to confirm that eligibility. For example, that the Victorian Coach of the Year nominee holds a current coaching accreditation recognised by their respective SSA.
Should a response not be received by an SSA, the nomination will be marked as ‘unverified’ for the deliberation of the relevant voting panel. Follow up of verifications post the due date one (5 December 2018) will not take place.
Following the confirmation of eligibility, all nominations for the Victorian Sport Awards will be reviewed by expert voting panels. An announcement of the voting panel members will be made soon.