Solstice Media is proud to celebrate regional success with the Regional Showcase program in its 20th year.
The aim of this program is to put a spotlight on regional South Australia by uncovering, telling and showcasing stories of success.
The Regional Showcase program is run annually to celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and South Australian businesses that have made significant contributions to regional South Australia.
One of the reasons the program has been successful over the years is because it connects our valued regions to the rest of South Australia and the world.
To ensure there is an even spread across the state, the regions counted as part of the program follow the Local Government Association of South Australia boundaries. View the boundaries map here.
Suggest a story
Help us track down the stories of regional success. Tell us about someone you know who goes above and beyond in their region. – Story suggestions will open in November
We’ll take your suggestions and feed them to our regional journalists who write the stories.
Reader Popularity Analytics
In August, the stories were measured by reader popularity with the top 30 stories written between August 2018 – July 2019 selected.
We’ll be asking the public to vote on the top 30 stories through Solstice Media’s digital and print channels. We’ll also be asking program stakeholders to vote on the Community and Business Award.
New Ag Town of the Year Award
An independent judging panel will select the ‘Ag Town of the Year’ recipient based on the five finalist stories published. The winning town will be annoucned at the Regional Showcase event.
Showcasing & Celebrating the Best
All 30 stories across South Australia will be shared at a celebration evening on Friday 11 October, with three pear trophies awarded.
People’s Choice Award
Top 30 stories based on initial readership (across all regions) are put to vote by the public online. This will determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the state.
The top 30 stories based on initial readership (across all regions) are given to all program stakeholders (Councils, LGAs, RDAs, Sponsors) to vote on an overall winner, based on how that story has contributed to the region’s community and culture. This will determine the winner of the Community Award for the state.
The top 30 stories based on initial readership (across all regions) are given to all program stakeholders (Councils, LGAs, RDAs, Sponsors) to vote on an overall winner, based on how that story has contributed to the region economically and helped develop professional skills of those in their region. This will determine the winner of the Business Award for the state.
Ag Town of the Year Award
An independent judging panel will determine five finalists to be profiled through the Regional Showcase format of storytelling. The independent judging panel will select the ‘Ag Town of the Year’ based on how the finalist stories have facilitated the growth of primary industries and drive of regional development.