The Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and for their exceptional achievement in a variety of areas.

Members of the public can nominate an individual or group whom they believe deserves recognition for their valuable and selfless efforts.

How to nominate

Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards are now OPEN!

To nominate, you will need to complete the 2017 Australia Day Awards nomination form attached below.

Supporting documentation may also be provided with your nomination form if you feel it will assist the judges in making their decision. Supporting documentation can include items such as personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios, articles etc.

Please do not supply originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Burdekin Shire Council.

Nominations close – Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Australia Day Award Categories

The Australia Day Award categories are:

AwardCriteria
Citizen of the Year AwardOutstanding achievement and leadership in the local community.
Demonstrated selfless commitment, application and dedication, involvement in activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community over the 2016 year period.
Person must be 25 years or older on 26th January 2017.
Young Citizen of the Year Award (Under 25)Person must not be more than 25 years of age as of the 26th January 2017.
Life Time Contribution AwardOutstanding achievement and leadership in the local community.
Demonstrated selfless commitment, application and dedication, involvement in activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community over a life time period.
Community Event of the YearTo be eligible the person/group must be regionally based and have staged the most outstanding community event during the calendar year of 2016.
Sports Award SeniorSignificant achievement and contribution in a non-professional sporting field.
Sports Award JuniorSignificant achievement and contribution in a non-professional sporting field.
Person must not be more than 18 years of age as of the 26th January 2017.
Sports Award AdministratorDemonstrated a significant contribution to sport in the area of administration in a voluntary capacity.
Sportsperson with a DisabilityNominees can be any age, with a medically diagnosed disability.
Cultural Award SeniorSignificant achievement and contribution in the field of the arts and/or involvement with an organisation that enhances the development of the arts, culture and entertainment.
Cultural Award JuniorPerson must not be more than 18 years of age as of the 26th January 2017.
Environment Award SeniorSignificant achievement and contribution in the field of environment.
Environment Award JuniorSignificant achievement and contribution in the field of environment.
Person must not be more than 18 years of age as of the 26th January 2017.
Excellence AwardFor a person who is an inspirational role model in either a paid or unpaid capacity.

 

View the Australia Day Award Recipients for 2016.

Eligibility in Categories

All nominees must be a resident of the Burdekin Shire at the time of nomination.

Judging Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Award Recipients

Award recipients for 2017 will be announced at the Australia Day Celebrations evening being held on 25th January, 2017 at the Burdekin Theatre.

Enquiries

Enquiries should be directed to Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9800.

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