Shining a spotlight on Regional South Australia by uncovering, telling and showcasing stories of success.
For the 20th year, Brand South Australia is proud to again be celebrating regional success with the Regional Showcase program. The aim of this program is to put a spotlight on regional South Australia by uncovering, telling and showcasing stories of success.
Our 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.
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.
How it all works
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.
We’ll take your suggestions and feed them to our regional journalists who write the stories.
Blog Posts on Brand SA News
Stories are then posted on Brand SA News, which reaches audiences locally, nationally and internationally. All stories are royalty free.
Reader Popularity Analytics
In August, the stories will be measured by reader popularity with the top 30 stories written between 14 July 2018 – 12 July 2019 are reposted for readers to vote.
We’ll be asking the public to vote on the top 30 stories. We’ll also be asking program stakeholders to vote on the Community and Business Award.
Showcasing & Celebrating the Best
The top 15 stories across South Australia will be shared at a celebration evening in 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 score out of 5 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 score out of 5 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.