Australia Day

Australia Day 2020
Australia Day 2020

Nominations for the 2020 Isaac Australia Day Awards are now open until Saturday, 30 November.

We are region rich in resources, but we are also blessed with the greatest resource of all - our people.

These awards are a chance to celebrate our pure people power. They are a chance to honour those individuals, groups and organisations who have made a significant contribution to our social, civic, sporting and cultural life locally, nationally and internationally.

The Isaac Region Australia Day Awards comprise the regional awards of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Event of the Year, and local medallions presented to individuals and groups in each community for sport, culture/arts and achievement.

Prefer to compete the nomination form by hand? Print out and fill the nomination form and return to your local Council office or email to records@isaac.qld.gov.au

NOMINATION FORM

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

REGIONAL AWARDS

Citizen of the Year (age 27+)

Aged 27 years or over as at 26 January of the following year. Recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community input.

Consider the following when nominating:

  • How has the nominee made an outstanding contribution to the local community?
  • What personal goals and objectives has the nominee achieved?
  • Has the work been undertaken on a volunteer or paid basis?
  • How is the nominee an inspirational role model for the community?
  • What degree of sacrifice or difficulty has the nominee experienced in their pursuits?

Aged 16–26 years as at 26 January of the following year. Recognises young citizens for their personal endeavours, achievements and community input.

Consider the following when nominating:

  • How has the nominee made an outstanding contribution to the local community?
  • What personal goals and objectives has the nominee achieved?
  • Has the work been undertaken on a volunteer or paid basis?
  • How is the nominee an inspirational role model for the community?

What degree of sacrifice or difficulty has the nominee experienced in their pursuits?

To be presented to the individual or group who has staged the most outstanding community

event during the year. The event had to involve and must be a significant contribution to the Isaac

Region’s community.

Consider the following when nominating:

  • How has this event contributed to the development of the community?
  • Has the work been undertaken on a volunteer or paid basis?
  • Did the event raise funds for a charity or not-for-profit organisation?
  • Did the event highlight the significant contributions of members of our community?
  • Did the event draw attendance within the region and/or outside the region?

Recognises both large corporations operating in Isaac region and/or small to medium enterprises (SMEs) for significant events and/or initiatives which better the community.

Consider the following when nominating:

  • How has this event/initiative contributed to the development of the community?
  • Did the event/initiative raise funds for a charity or not-for-profit organisation?
  • Was the event/initiative a one-off or part of an ongoing program to build community capacity?
  • Did the event/initiative deliver measurable benefit to the Isaac region and its residents?
  • Was the event/initiative one that was subject to a statutory obligation?

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  1. Council accepts all award nominations in good faith and in the genuine spirit of the Australia Day Awards, which is to recognise the achievements of community members and organisations.
  2. Individual nominees must be an Australian Citizen and resident of the Isaac Regional Council Local Government Area at the time of nomination.
  3. Nominees can be nominated for both a regional-level award and one local award category on the same nomination form (where applicable).
  4. Nominations will not be accepted if the individual or group received an award the previous year.
  5. All nominations must have one nominator and one referee and include a summary of at least 100 words (dotpoints are acceptable) about the nominee.
  6. Citizen of the Year nominees must be aged 27 years or older as at 26 January of the following year.
  7. Young Citizen of the Year nominees must be aged 16–26 years as at 26 January of the following year.
  8. Nominees aged under 18 as at 26 January of the following year will require consent of a parent or guardian to be considered.
  9. Where Council believes there is a question over the validity of the nomination, it may elect to contact the nominator, referee or nominee directly for clarification.
  10. Council maintains the right to exclude any nomination it considers would diminish the integrity of Council and/or the awards without recourse, which includes a criminal history involving conviction for any indictable offence.
  11. Council may consider nominations under an alternate award category should it deem there is merit.
  12. Council reserves the right to vary the terms and conditions of the awards program at any time at its absolute discretion.

LOCAL AWARDS - INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP ACHIEVEMENT MEDALLIONS

Sport

Recognises the committed sportsperson, coach, administrator, official, or organisation and club

whose actions inspire and encourage others and enrich the community through sport. Consider the following when nominating:

  • What goals, objectives or achievements has the nominee fulfilled?
  • How is the nominee an inspirational role model?
  • How has the nominee made a special contribution to the community?
  • Has the work been voluntary or paid?
  • How does the nominee display the qualities of sportsmanship and a sense of fair play?

Recognises individuals or groups who demonstrate genuine passion, selflessness and undertake significant endeavours to better their community.

Consider the following when nominating:

  • What community work has the nominee undertaken and how has this work contributed to the development of the community?
  • What degree of sacrifice or difficulty has the nominee experienced in their pursuits?
  • Has the work been undertaken on a volunteer or paid basis?
  • Give examples of acts of kindness, generosity or other contribution undertaken by the nominee for the betterment of the community or a particular person or group.

Recognises individuals or groups involved in the region’s rich cultural and arts community. Consider the following when nominating:

  • How has the nominee provided an outstanding contribution to the cultural or arts community?
  • What degree of sacrifice or difficulty has been experienced by the nominee in their pursuits?
  • Has the work been undertaken on a volunteer or paid basis?
  • How is the nominee an inspirational role model?

Recognises independent small to medium enterprises (SMEs) principally based in Isaac region which undertake significant endeavours to better their local community. Consider the following when nominating:

  • What community contributions has the business and its employees made to the local area?
  • How have these efforts delivered community benefit/development?
  • Give examples of generosity or other contribution undertaken for the betterment of the community.

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