The 2022 Australia Day Awards recognise Townsville's unsung heroes. The awards pay tribute to the special people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and contribute to a diverse, friendly and strong community.
 
This special person could be your neighbour, a friend or someone you have come across through your local school, church or community group. Whoever comes to mind, they are someone who works selflessly to help improve your life and the lives of others. 
 
The efforts of these quiet achievers can often go unnoticed in our busy lives. The Australia Day Awards are about taking the time to ensure these remarkable individuals are honoured and receive the recognition they deserve. 

Nominations for the 2022 awards are now open. Submit your nomination by 8am, Tuesday 14 December 2021 for the person, organisation or event that you believe has made an outstanding contribution to the Townsville community and tell us why you think they are deserving of an Australia Day Award. 

Competition

By submitting a nomination, you automatically go in the draw for one (1) out of two (2) $100 gift vouchers for a local business. 
 

1. Method of Entry:

Entries close at 8am on Tuesday 14 December 2021. 

Entry is open to Townsville residents, who are Australian Citizens. 

The nomination must adhere to the eligibility criteria outlined below.

2. Details of Prize:

By submitting a nomination, you automatically go in the draw for one (1) out of two (2) $100 gift vouchers for a local business. 

3. Date, Time and Place of Draw:

The winners will be selected at random by the Events Townsville team located at Townsville City Council, 143 Walker Street, Townsville City, 4810 at 9am on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

4. Notification of Winners:

The winner will be notified by phone and email by Friday 17 December 2021.

5. Promoter:

The Promoter is Townsville City Council, 103 Walker Street, Townsville City, 4810.

Disclaimer:

If, for any reason, this competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of the promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

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Important Notes

1. The nominated person must be an Australian citizen and have resided within the Townsville City Local Government area during 2021 and at the time of nomination.
 
2. Self nominations will not be accepted.
 
3. Nominators must be 18 years of age or older.
 
4. Up to 5 pieces of supporting documentation such as citations, media clippings or photographs may be attached to the nomination.
 
5. Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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I have read and understood the Important Notes *
You must read and understand the Important Notes before continuing this nomination.

2021 Australia Day Award Categories

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Arts and Culture Award
  • Community Volunteer Award
  • Senior Sports Award 
  • Junior Sports Award 
  • Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award

Nomination Criteria

  • Citizen of the Year: This award recognises a person that has made an outstanding contribution to the community or has been an inspirational role model for the community.  Nominees must be 26 years of age or older as of 26 January 2022.
  • Young Citizen of the Year: This award is presented to persons 25 years of age or under, who have made a noteworthy contribution and/or given outstanding service to the local community.  Nominees must be 25 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2022.
  • Arts and Culture Award: The Arts & Culture Award recognises those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the arts & cultural life of the community or an outstanding achievement in an arts & cultural activity.  This can include, but is not limited to individuals, organisations, events and exhibitions. No age limitation for nominees in this category.
  • Community Volunteer Award: This award is presented to individuals or groups who have made an outstanding effort in volunteering in our community.  No age limitation for nominees in this category. Voluntary activities must have been performed in an unpaid capacity.
  • Senior Sports Award: This award is presented to individuals or teams who have made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport within the community.  Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as of 26 January 2022.
  • Junior Sports Award: This award is open to individuals or teams who have made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport.  Nominees must be 17 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2022.
  • Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award: This award recognises outstanding environmental leaders and / or ambassadors (individuals or organisations) that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment and sustainability in Townsville. No age limitation for nominees in this category. 

Your Details (person submitting this nomination)

Are you nominating as an individual or as an organisation? *
   Contact details for person within organisation

Details of the person / organisation being nominated

Are you nominating an individual or an organisation? *
   Contact details for person within organisation
An age requirement applies to some of the Australia Day Award categories. Please provide the nominee's date of birth to confirm their eligibility.

Nomination Details

To be eligible for the Community Volunteer Award, the voluntary activities MUST have been performed in an unpaid capacity. Were the nominee's voluntary activities performed in an unpaid capacity? *
Please select an Australia Day Award category for your nominee (you may choose multiple categories).

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Please select an Australia Day Award category for your nominee (you may choose mutliple categories).

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Has the nominee's work / project been completed on a voluntary or paid basis? *
 
At the time of nomination, has the nominee received any recognition/awards for their contributions? *
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Referee Details (must not be the nominator)

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to submit a 2022 Australia Day Award nomination.

An email will be sent to you as confirmation of the successful submission of this form.