About Us

Balancing both artful communications and well-researched strategy, The Submission Writer (TSW) is a niche service designed to help organisations understand their strengths, find their voice and strive for best practice.

Headed by Nelly Shaw, a tourism consultant with over 25 years of public and private sector experience – TSW team are experienced communicators with a keen interest in capturing the stories of business and the people who drive them. Since 2010, TSW has grown to handle a client portfolio that ranges from large government organisations to smaller private enterprises. The team is proud to work with some of Australia’s most inspirational award winning businesses.

Through participation in competitive awards, grants and benchmarking programs, we help organisations develop a measure of self-awareness and achieve success that follows a path of best practice and triple-bottom-line sustainability.

We make it our mission to extract meaning from our client relationships. We connect with teams, we do the research, we understand your organisational strengths, disseminate the data and communicate your unique vision and value.

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” Ayn Rand

Put simply, we understand what it takes to develop a competitive submission and we’ll be going the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome.


“Dear Nelly, thank you for your excellent work on our awards submission and the amazingly fast turnaround.”

Andrew Drivas, Regional Manager, Bayside Shopping Centre

“Dear Nelly, Congratulations once again on being awarded as one of Australia’s best businesses.”

Toby Dewar, General Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Telstra
Nelly Shaw-TSW Director submission writing awards

Nelly Shaw-TSW Director

The Submission Writer team