- Last updated:
- 23 Sep 2016
When making a submission please refer to the entry rules below.
The awards will be presented in the following categories:
Citizen of the Year
Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged between 26 – 65 years on 26 January 2017. The winner will be an inspirational role model and display continued excellence in their field and in the community.
Young Citizen of the YearOutstanding achievement by an individual aged 25 years or younger on 26 January 2017. The winner will be an inspirational role model and display continued excellence in their field and/or in the community.
Senior Citizen of the Year
Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged 65 years or over on 26 January 2017. The winner will be an inspirational role model and display continued excellence in their field and/or in the community.
Community - group or organisation
Outstanding achievement by a group or organisation that has shown significant contribution toward developing a more socially cohesive community within the region.
Sports and Recreation
Outstanding achievement by an individual or group that has made a significant contribution towards the sporting or recreational achievements of the region.
Outstanding achievement by an individual or group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the cultural and creative life of the region. This may include fields such as visual arts and crafts, performing arts, literature, food, fashion and design, broadcasting and the media.
Outstanding achievement by an individual who or group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the ongoing ecological sustainability of the region. This includes those who have assisted in reducing our ‘environmental footprint’, protecting and rehabilitating waterways and catchments, research and the preservation of the region’s natural environment.
- Nominations must be received by 5.00 pm Friday 9 December 2016 or postmarked 9 December 2016.
- Winners of the awards will be announced at council’s Australia Day Awards ceremony on Wednesday 25 January 2017.
- Entries must include a Nomination Form. Nominations will be accepted for more than one category; however a nomination form must be submitted for each entry.
- You are required to attach a maximum of 500 words in support of your nomination and should address the specific assessment criteria for the category being entered. It is strongly recommended that a minimum of 300 words be submitted.
- Every nomination must provide two referees.
- Entries must be submitted either online or in hard copy format. Online is preferred.
- In the event that no nominations are received in any of the categories, the Australia Day Awards judging panel reserves the right to grant the award to a group, event or citizens of its choice, or revoke the award category for that year.
- A nomination will be deemed ineligible if the field of service is illegal or if the Australia Day Awards committee considers it would diminish the integrity of council and/or the awards.
- Recipients of awards are ineligible to receive the same award within a five year period.
- All nominees must be residents of the 2017 Sunshine Coast Council local government area.