IS IT possible to get sick of awards?
We doubt it, but if anyone is going to suffer from an overdose of recognition, it would be Tash Fee.
Ms Fee, founder of TNT Training Solutions, had a big win last week.
She was named the state's best VET Trainer at the 51st annual Queensland Training Awards.
After recently winning the Central Queensland award, Ms Fee qualified for the statewide awards in Brisbane.
Ms Fee runs her training business from Calliope, specialising in mining training and other safety courses.
"I wasn't expecting it when they called my name out," Ms Fee said.
Ms Fee and her partner Todd had their families in tow for the gala event, so the victory was particularly sweet.
Her win means she will represent Queensland in the nation-wide awards ceremony in Melbourne in November.
While the evening was a special moment for the winners, Ms Fee said it had also been a great networking
opportunity. She had the chance to chat with other people in the industry and says some of the professional contacts will be useful.
Not expecting to win the award meant she was unprepared for her victory speech.
"A lot of the other winners pulled out these big pieces of paper and started reading their speeches," she said.
"I just got up there and started talking.
"I thanked my son for staying up after his bed time to help me laminate all my certificates."
Anyone who has spoken to Ms Fee knows how her enthusiasm flows out when she talks about all things training. Now she has the awards to back it up.
The question is: will she win the national title in Melbourne?