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Community Award nominations

Nominations for the Mitchell Shire 2021 Community Awards are open.

The awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge and recognise people and organisations in our community for their outstanding contributions.

Anyone can nominate an individual or group they believe deserves recognition for their valuable and selfless service to the local community.

Nominate today!

Applications close on Monday 7 December at 9am.

Categories

There are 5 award categories. These have been detailed below.

Access and Inclusion

This award recognises people with or without disability working in a voluntary capacity to improve access and inclusion for people with disability within the Mitchell Shire.

Citizen of the Year

A person who is over 25 years of age, must be an Australian Citizen who resides in Mitchell Shire and who has either made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Young Citizen of the Year

A person up to 25 years of age or under, must be an Australian Citizen who lives in Mitchell Shire and who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Community Event of the Year

Community event of the year is bestowed upon a community organisation or community group who have staged a noteworthy event during the preceding year to the award.

Community Group of the Year

Community group of the year is bestowed upon a community group who has made a significant contribution and exceptional service to the local community in the current year or over a number of years.

Guidelines for submissions

The following guidelines should be used when completing your submission:

  • nominee fits selection criteria
  • degree of difficulty of the achievement and commitment made
  • voluntary work beyond paid employment
  • demonstrated excellence
  • length of activity or service
  • achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation
  • suggested maximum 500 words.

Make a nomination

Online nomination form

Award category

Award category  
You may select one only.

Details of nominee

After hours.
Business hours.
Does the nominee live in Mitchell Shire?  
Is the nominee an Australian Citizen?  
Please tell us why you think the nominee should receive a Community Award

Please provide as much detail as you can. Suggested maximum 500 words.
Include positions held, role, length of service and year.
Include positions held, role, length of service and year.
Include name of organisation, activities, length of service and year.
Additional material to support your nomination may be attached if desired.

Who is completing this application?

After hours.
Business hours.
If applicable.

Submit your nomination in writing

If you do not wish to complete your nomination online you can:

Selection criteria

Access and Inclusion Champion Award

Nominees should display some of the following qualities:

  • commitment to improving the quality of life for people of all abilities within the Mitchell Shire
  • demonstrates involvement in developing innovative and inclusive programs or other initiatives that significantly improve the lives of people with disability
  • encourages people within the Mitchell Shire with disability to engage and become involved in the community
  • is law abiding.
Citizen of the Year

Nominees should display some of the following qualities:

  • demonstrates commitment to the betterment of the community
  • is law abiding
  • undertakes activities which have short and long-term benefits for others
  • provides a positive role model for others
  • takes the lead and shows vision
  • undertakes activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community
  • contributions made by nominee, have either been done on voluntary basis or exceed the normal requirements of the person’s paid work.
Young Citizen of the Year

Nominees should display some of the following qualities:

  • demonstrates commitment to the betterment of the community
  • is law abiding
  • undertakes activities which have short and long-term benefits for others
  • provides a positive role model for others
  • takes the lead and shows vision
  • undertakes activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community
  • contributions made by nominee, have either been done on voluntary basis or exceed the normal requirements of the person’s paid work
  • shows outstanding achievement in: e.g. academic, sporting, cultural, environment or civic responsibility.
Community Event of the Year

Nominees should display some of the following qualities:

  • innovation - Demonstrates that the event was innovative or of a unique nature
  • economic Development - The community and/or businesses within the region/township benefited from the event being hosted
  • environmental Sustainability - The event adopted sustainable practices
  • community participation in event - Project shared or entered into partnerships with other groups with their event.
Community Group of the Year

Nominees should display some of the following qualities:

  • significant contribution and exceptional service to the local community in the current year or over a number of years
  • incorporated Association with more than four members; or
  • a community group made up solely of volunteers
  • not for profit.

Disclosure

The awards are provided by the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) and are administered by Local Government Authorities throughout Australia.

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges and respect the privacy of individuals. Personal information collected by Council for AustraliaDay Awards will be published in local circulating newspapers and announcements made at public events.

Incomplete forms may prejudice your nomination.

This page was last updated on 1 December 2020.