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Glenelg Shire Australia Day Awards 2018

2018 Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australia Day Awards. The Australia Day Awards are unique in that they give every person the opportunity to nominate a fellow citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.

There are many of these people in our community. They are the people who consistently volunteer for charity work, never hesitate to join an important community initiative, strive to improve the community services and facilities, and of course, are tomorrow’s leaders full of youthful exuberance.

Help us to award individuals or community groups you believe are worthy of recognition for their commitment to making the Shire a great place to live and work.

The awards will be announced and presented on Australia Day at events held throughout the Glenelg Shire.

All nominations for the 2018 awards must be received by 4.00pm Friday 27 October 2017.

To nominate online click here

For further information please contact Kylie Walford.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Entry in these awards is open to all persons who are resident in the Glenelg Shire at the time of the nomination.
2. The nominee must be an Australian Citizen.
3. Recipients of previous Australia Day Awards are not eligible.
4. Entry in the Community Group of the Year Award is open to all community groups based and operating in the Glenelg Shire. Community Groups must be not-for-profit community based groups which consist of four or more members.
5. Nominations must be made on the official form (one nomination per form) unless submitted online.
6. Nominations may be made by an individual or organisation.
7. You can make more than one nomination from the same organisation (Citizen, Young Citizen and Senior Citizen only).
8. Community groups may self nominate.
9. All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of the Glenelg Shire Council.
10. The name of at least one referee must be supplied.

Assessment Criteria

Outstanding achievement and demonstration of these key attributes is the basis of these awards:

• Tell us why you think the nominee’s contribution is worthy of recognition with statements on the achievement, background and reasons for the nomination;
• Significance and impact of contributions made;
• Demonstrated level of commitment to the betterment of the Glenelg community;
• Nature and length of activity or service;
• Previous awards and recognition received;
• Personal attributes of the nominee such as being an inspirational/positive role model for their peers, showing vision, leadership, innovation and creativity;
• Personal, academic and professional achievements; and
• Community groups must demonstrate that they meet a community need or priority and have provided exceptional service to the local community

Award Categories

  • Young Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Shire resident aged under 25 as at 26 January 2017 who has made a significant contribution to the community in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Shire resident aged over 25 who has achieved the most distinguished performance and/or made the most outstanding contribution to the Shire community in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Senior Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Shire resident aged 60 or over as at 26 January 2017 who has achieved the most distinguished performance and/or made the most outstanding contribution to the Shire community in the current year or over a number of years.
  • Community Group of the Year is awarded to an organised community group based in the Glenelg Shire which has made a significant contribution and exceptional service to the local community in the current year or over a number of years.

2017 Glenelg Shire Australia Day Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure that Council announced its 2017 Glenelg Shire Australia Day Award Recipients presented on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January 2017:

Cyril Cram and Noel Bull were jointly awarded the Glenelg Shire CItizen of the Year

Kane Forbes and Grace Davey were jointly awarded the Young Citizen of the Year

Heather Burton and Betty Collins were jointly awarded Senior Citizen of the Year

The Portland Coast Guard were awarded Community Group of the Year

Congratulations to all Glenelg Shire Australia Day Award Recipients.

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