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The 2020 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 sporting 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 2020 awards are now open. Submit your nomination by 5:00pm, Monday 2 December 2019 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. 

2020 Australia Day Award Categories

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Arts and Culture Award
  • Community Volunteer Award
  • Senior Sports Award (open to individuals and teams)
  • Junior Sports Award (open to individuals and teams)
  • Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award

Eligibility

All nominees must be Australian citizens and have resided in the Townsville region during the 2019 year and at the time of nomination.
 
Nominators must be over 18 years of age.
 
Thank you for your time in completing this application, you are on your way to making someone's day!
  • 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 2020.
  • Young Citizen of the Year: This award is presented to persons under the age of 25 years, who have made a noteworthy contribution during 2018 and/or given outstanding service to the local community.  Nominees must be 25 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2020.
  • 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 not limited to individuals, organisations, events and exhibitions. No age limitation for nominees.
  • Community Volunteer Award: This award is presented to individuals or groups who have made and outstanding effort in volunteering in our community.  No age limitation for nominees.
  • Senior Sports Award: This award is present to individuals or teams who have made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport within the community.  Nominees must be 19 years of age or older as of 26 January 2020.
  • Junior Sports Award: This award is open to individuals under the age of 18 or teams who made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport.  Nominees must be 18 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2020.
  • Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award: This award recognises outstanding environmental leaders, ambassadors - weather individuals or organisations - that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment and sustainability in Townsville. No age limitation for nominees. Nominated organisations must have 2 or members.

Selection Criteria

As part of this nomination, the nominee is required to outline in 200-1000 words how this person, organisation or event has made an outstanding contribution to the Townsville community and why you think they are deserving of an award. You may provide a maximum of three supporting documents that you feel will assist the judges in making their decision. This can include personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios and articles. 

Your Details (person lodging the nomination)

I have read and understood the Australia Day Awards 2020 competition Terms and Conditions. *

Nominee Details

Please provide the details of the person that you are nominating for an Australia Day Award(s).

Please note that all nominees must be Australian citizens and must reside within the Townsville City Council area at the time of nomination.

This address will be used to send a formal invitation to the nominee to attend the Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Are you nominating an organisation or an individual? *

Nomination Details

Please note that eligibility requirements may apply for some Australia Day Award categories. Please refer to the eligibility requirements below before lodging your nomination.

Nominee eligibility
  • Citizen of the Year: This award recognises a person that has made an outstanding contibution 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 2019.
  • Young Citizen of the Year: This award is presented to persons under the age of 25 years, who have made a noteworthy contribution during 2018 and/or given outstanding service to the local community.  Nominees must be 25 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2019.
  • Arts and Culture Award: The Art & Culture Award recognises those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the arts & cultural life of the community or an outstanding achievement in a arts & cultural activity.  This can include, but not limited to individuals, organisations, events and exhibitions. No age limitation for nominees.
  • Community Volunteer Award: This award is presented to individuals or groups who have made and outstanding effort in volunteering in our community.  No age limitation for nominees.
  • Senior Sports Award: This award is present to individuals or teams who have made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport within the community.  Nominees must be 19 years of age or older as of 26 January 2019.
  • Junior Sports Award: This award is open to individuals under the age of 18 or teams who made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport.  Nominees must be 18 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2019.
  • Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award: This award recognises outstanding environmental leaders, ambassadors - weather individuals or organisations - that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment and sustainability in Townsville. No age limitation for nominees. Nominated organisations must have 2 or members.
Please select one or more Australia Day Award categories for your nominee: *
Note:  An age requirement applies to this category.  Please provide the nominee's date of birth to confirm their eligibility.
At the time of nomination, has the nominee received any recognition/awards for their contributions? *

File upload
 
Maximum of 5 files, up to 5MB each

Referee Details

In the event the judging panel requires additional information, please provide details for a referee.
How did you hear about Townsville City Council's Australia Day Awards? *

Enquiries

For more information contact Townsville City Council on 13 4810 or visit townsville.qld.gov.au 
Nominations close Monday 2 December 2019, 5:00pm.
 
Details of the 2020 Australia Day celebrations will be available from Council's web page (Click here to search the event details for Australia Day 2020 ) from mid December 2019.

Judging Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be considered.

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Thank you

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

After submitting this form, a reference number will be provided on the next screen. Please take note of this reference number.

An email will also be send to your nominated e-mail address conforming successful submission of this form.