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Australia Day Awards

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NOMINATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA DAY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!

CATEGORIES:
Citizen of the Year Award
Young Citizen of the Year Award
Community Event of the Year Award
Award for Active Citizenship

Nomination forms in hard copy are available from the Council Office. Alternatively you are able to nominate directly at www.citizenoftheyear.com.au and click on the nominate button.

Nominations close 4.30pm on 20th November 2020.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Nominees must be Australian citizens (except for Award for Active Citizenship)
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously
  • Self nominations will not be accepted
  • Nominees must be at least 16 years of age in the year of the award presentation
  • Nominees for the category of Young Citizen of the Year must be 30 years of age or less on 26 January in the year of the award presentation
  • Sitting state and federal politicians, current vice-regal officers and current elected members of council are not eligible
  • Retired politicians, elected members and vice-regal officers will be considered for work undertaken in addition to their official duties
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years
  • Groups of people, organisations or couples will not normally be eligible for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year, though in exceptional cases the selection panels reserve the right to consider such nominations
  • Both individuals and organisations should be considered for the Community Event of the Year as this recognises the organising body or committee responsible for the event
  • Absolutely NO weight is given to the number of times a person or organisation is nominated
  • Previous recipients of the award categories may receive the award in the future however the work that this person or organisation made in receiving the original award may not be considered
  • Councils may choose to re-submit nominations that do not receive an award for future consideration in subsequent years of the program

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

Each year the District Council of Tumby Bay invites the community to nominate a worthy recipient for the Australia Day Awards. The awards are presented to members of the community in recognition of achievements and outstanding contributions to the community at a bbq breakfast hosted by the Council on the lawns opposite the Yacht Club to celebrate Australia Day on 26th January. The following awards are presented:

  • Citizen of the Year - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
  • Young Citizen of the Year - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on 26 January of the current year.
  • Community Event of the Year - Presented to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

Previous Australia Day Award Winners

2020 Winners

Sunday 26th January 2020

The District Council of Tumby Bay congratulates and recognises the contribution of the 2020 Australia Day Award recipients.

Citizen of the Year Award
Sue Trezise

Sue Trezise - Citizen of the Year

Young Citizen of the Year Award
Hannah Lienert

Hannah Lienert - Young Citizen of the Year

Community Event of the Year
Port Neill Progress Association - Under the Pines Twilight Market

Under the Pines - Event of the Year