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Australia Day 2019

Do you know a community champion or an unsung hero in the community?

Nominate them for the 2019 Australia Day Awards now!

Nominations can be made online, via email, fax or in hard-copy delivered via post or in person.

Before nominating someone, please read the conditions of entry and selection criteria for the nomination category carefully.

You’ll have to address the selection criteria in 200-300 words and attach supporting documentation.

If you are nominating more than one person/ event/ organisation or nominating the same for more than one category, you must complete a separate form for each nomination and category.

Submit your completed nomination form  by 5.00 pm Friday 4 January 2019.

 

  • Conditions of entry
    • Nominations for the 2019 Central Highlands Regional Council Australia Day Awards must be received by 5.00 pm, Friday 4 January 2019. Nominations can be made online at council’s website, posted, faxed, emailed or hand-delivered to one of our Customer Service Centres. Late entries will not be accepted.
    • Nominees must be an Australian citizen and reside within the local government boundary of Central Highlands Regional Council.
    • Nominees in the Young Citizen of the Year Award must be aged 25 or under as at 26 January 2019.
    • Nominees in the Junior Sports Award must be aged 17 years or under as at 26 January 2019.
    • Previous recipients of any award are not eligible to win that same award for a period of three years.
    • An individual can be nominated in more than one category, but a separate form must be completed.
    • Individuals and organisations may submit nominations.
    • Nominations are to include as much detail about the nominee as possible.
    • Please do not send originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Central Highlands Regional Council.
    • A selection panel will be formed consisting of, at least, one council representative (councillor or staff) and a minimum of two community members. The panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding winners.
    • In the absence of any nominations for a category, the panel will make its own nominations based on local knowledge and experience.
    • The awards will be presented during Australia Day celebrations across the region on 26 January 2019.
  • Online nomination

    Australia Day Award Nomination

    • Award Category

      **Please ensure you have read and understood the Conditions of Entry and Selection Criteria before filling in this form.**
    • Please select one only. Fill out a separate nomination form if nominating for more than one category.
    • Nominee Details

    • Selection Criteria

    • Drop files here or
      Additional material may be attached. Supporting documentation can include personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios, news articles, etc.
    • Nominated by

  • Paper nomination

    Download and print the hard-copy nomination form here.

    Nomination forms can be submitted via the following

    Post to: Australia Day Awards Panel, Central Highlands Regional Council, PO Box 21, Emerald, QLD, 4720

    Email: enquiries@chrc.qld.gov.au

    Fax: 1300 242 687

    In Person: Customer Service Centres

Categories and selection criteria

  • Citizen of the Year (26 and over)

    Recognising those who have made a noteworthy contribution to our region.

    Selection criteria

    1. Explain how the nominee has made a significant contribution to the community, for how long and the impact this has had.
    2. Explain how they are an inspirational role model, outlining personal attributes and any challenges overcome.
    3. Give details of any significant achievements and volunteer work.
  • Young Citizen of the Year (25 and under)

    Recognising young people who have made a valuable contribution to our region.

    Selection criteria

    1. Explain how the nominee has participated in and contributed to their community, particularly with regards to youth issues.
    2. Explain how they are a positive role model to peers, outlining personal attributes.
    3. Give details of any significant achievements (academic, sporting, cultural, environment, civic responsibility, etc.) and/or community groups they are involved in.
  • Cultural Award (Individual or Group)

    Recognising those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the cultural life of the community or an outstanding achievement in a cultural activity.

    Selection criteria

    1. Explain the level of contribution to local or regional cultural life activities (i.e dance, visual arts, music, theatre, creative writing, etc.).
    2. Give details of any significant achievements.
  • Senior Sportsperson / Administrator of the Year (18 and over)

    Recognising those who have an outstanding record of achievement in their sport or have made a significant contribution to sport as a coach, official or administrator.

    Selection criteria

    1. Give details of the nominee’s sporting career, either on or off the field, and list any significant achievements.
    2. Explain how the nominee has demonstrated a high level of commitment and sportsmanship.
    3. Explain how the nominee’s sporting achievements or actions have contributed to the success of their team, development of their sport and the wider community.
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year (17 and under)

    Recognising those who have an outstanding record of achievement in their sport or have made a significant contribution to sport as a coach, official or administrator.

    Selection criteria

    1. Give details of the nominee’s sporting career, either on or off the field, and list any significant achievements.
    2. Explain how the nominee has demonstrated a high level of commitment and sportsmanship.
    3. Explain how the nominee’s sporting achievements or actions have contributed to the success of their team, development of their sport and the wider community.
  • Community Event of the Year

    Recognising a community event held in the Central Highlands Regional Council area that has enhanced the profile or our community economically, culturally and socially. 

    Selection Criteria 

    1. Outline the event details, including number of participants, purpose, organisations involved, venue, etc. 
    2. Explain how the event contributed to the community economically, culturally or socially and the ongoing benefits it provided. 
    3. Explain how the event was successful and why.

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