2018 Citizen of the Year Awards

The Citizen of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions made by outstanding members of our community.

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The Citizen of the Year Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an outstanding service over a number of years, to our local community over and above normal employment duties.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community.

Award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
  • Community Event of the Year Award

The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of SA

The Awards will be presented at the Council's 2018 Australia Day Celebrations.

Nominations close 5pm, Friday 13 October 2017.

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About

The Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards are presented to individuals who operate within our community and who inspire us through their achievements.

The nominee may be a teacher, a friend, a neighbour or a relative, who has somehow made a difference to the lives of those people who live, work, play, study and/or visit our City.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of the Year Award
    To be eligible, the person must be 30 years of age or older on 26 January 2018
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
    To be eligible, the person must be under 30 years of age on 26 January 2018


Nomination guide

Use the questions below as a guide to the information required by the panel to enable your nominee to be considered for the award. Include the information in a Word Document and attach it to your online nomination by clicking on the Browse button in the form.

  • how is the nominee an inspirational role model to other members of our community?
  • who in our community has benefited from the work of the nominee
  • has the nominee worked alone or as part of a team? If part of a team, what is her or his role in that team?
  • how does the person stand out from others?
  • how has their achievement/service been greater than what might be normally expected of a person their age and in their field? (Focus on both the quality and quantity of their achievement/service)
  • how much of their work has been voluntary, focused on helping others or making our community a better place?
  • has the person overcome particular challenges or adversities to mark their achievement?
  • how has the nominee shown achievement/service outside of their particular specialty? For example, personal interests and involvement in the wider community?
  • how has the nominee’s achievement/service been acknowledged elsewhere - other awards, commendations, etc.
  • how does the nominee make you feel proud to be an Australian? Is your view shared by others in our community? If so, who?
  • what personal qualities make the person inspirational?
  • why should other members of our community look to the person as a role model?
  • are there any particular segments of the community who would/should find the person inspirational? For example children, other arts practitioners, families, other scientists, etc.
  • has the person shown great bravery, vision or a particular strength of character?

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Community Event of the Year Award - nominate online now >

About

The Community Event of the Year is presented to the individual or group responsible for staging the City’s most outstanding community event of the year.

This event will have had a positive impact on members of our community and as a result will have made our City a better place to live, work, play, study and/or visit.

Eligibility

  • to be eligible, the community event must have been staged in 2017.


Nomination guide

Use the questions below as a guide to the information required by the panel to enable the nominated event to be considered for the award. Include the information in a Word Document and attach it to your online nomination by clicking on the Browse button in the form.

  • who was the event for and what was its objective?
  • how many people attended or benefited from the community event?
  • what impact did it have on the group/audience for whom it was held?
  • did the event have any other positive impacts for the community that it did not necessarily aim to achieve?
  • did the event receive any positive commendations from members of the community or beyond?
  • was there an environmental advantage?
  • how was the event funded? Was it a not-for-profit event or was it planned to have a financial advantage?
  • did the organiser or organising body, work alone or as a team?
  • did the event involve broad community participation?
  • is the event likely to be repeated?

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More information

Cathy Condina
Executive Assistant, Governance & Community Affairs
T: 08 8366 4612
E: ccondina@npsp.sa.gov.au

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