The Research Industry Council of Australia (RICA) is pleased to advise that nominations are now open for the 2016 RICA Market and Social Research Industry Awards and market and social research organisations are encouraged to nominate their teams and projects.

The RICA Market and Social Research Awards provide a platform which recognises projects that demonstrate excellence in our industry and showcase the professionalism of Australian research and it’s high standards. When done properly, good market and social research has a significant and positive impact on business, social policy planning and Australia’s future… and that’s exactly what these industry awards celebrate”.

Liz Moore, Director – Research, Insights and Analytics, TELSTRA / President AMSRS

In 2016 the RICA Market and Social Research Industry Awards feature 3 categories:

  1. Research Effectiveness Awards (with 4 sub categories: Communications Strategy Effectiveness, Consumer Insight Award, Public Policy/Social Research Award, Technology and Innovation Effectiveness Award);
  2. Employer of the Year Award; and
  3. Young Researcher Award.

Each category will have a judging panel of experts including COO’s, marketing and research management, and advertising executives with experience in the sector evaluating the entries. Winning a RICA Market and Social Research Industry Award is not only an acknowledgement of professional success but demonstrates a long term commitment to better business outcomes”.

Lee Naylor, Managing Director, The Leading Edge / President, AMSRO

Nominations are open until Thursday, 12 May 2016. Award winners will be announced and presented at the awards ceremony session held during the AMSRS National Conference 2016 in Melbourne on 8-9 September 2016.

For more information on the RICA Market and Social Research Industry Awards, including the nomination form, visit: