Nominations sought for 2019 Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Lismore City Council is calling for nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said the awards were designed to recognise people who contributed to their community, volunteered or excelled in their field of endeavour.

“Australia Day Awards give us a chance to single out people in our community who make a difference to the lives of others or are achieving exceptional things in their profession,” Isaac said.

“If you know someone who is passionate, talented or works tirelessly in the community, I encourage you to nominate them.”

Isaac said often the only way for Council to hear about the extraordinary achievements of ordinary citizens is for colleagues, friends or family member to nominate them.

“Inevitably, people who deserve reward never seek it, so we need your help to find the wonderful local people doing good deeds or achieving great things in our community,” Isaac said.

“It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete an online nomination, and it brings great joy to watch hard-working people receive a little of the recognition they deserve.”

Categories in 2019 are: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Aboriginal Citizen of the Year, Services in Community (Individual), Services in Community (Group), Sportsperson (Senior), Sportsperson (Junior), Sports (Team/Group/Organisation), Sustainable Environment and Art/Cultural.

Nominations close on Thursday, 13 December 2018. Council now only accepts online nominations. Visit our Australia Day Awards page to apply.


 

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