Carpentaria Shire Australia Day Nomination Form

About The Australia Day Awards

The Carpentaria Shire Council Australia Day Awards celebrate the hard work and commitment of individuals, community groups and events throughout our Shire. These awards give an opportunity to publicly recognise and celebrate those who are doing wonderful things in our community.

Key Dates

  • Friday 7 January 2022 - Nominations Close
  • Wednesday 26 January 2022 - Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Presentation

Privacy Notice

Carpentaria Shire Council is collecting the personal information you supply on this form for the purpose of processing your entry for the 2021 Australia Day Awards. Your personal details will not be disclosed to any other person or agency external to Council without your consent unless required or authorised by law.

Please read the following criteria carefully and in full before submitting your application. 

Award Categories & Criteria

Citizen of the Year

  • Must be 28 years of age or over as at 26 January 2022.
  • Someone that has contributed to the community in a beneficial way, in a voluntary basis, and not within the person’s paid work or job commitments.
  • Winner of this award will become the Carpentaria Shire Ambassadors until 26 January 2023

Young Citizen of the Year

  • Must be aged between 16 and 27 years old as at 26 January 2022
  • Someone that has contributed to the community in a beneficial way, in a voluntary basis, and not within the person’s paid work or job commitments.
  • Winner of this award will become the Carpentaria Shire Ambassadors until 26 January 2023

Sports Administrator of the Year

  • This award can be given to a person of any age
  • The aim of the Sports Administrator award is to recognise a person who has made a significant contribution in Carpentaria Shire to sport as a coach, official, administrator and/or a mentor/trainer. The nominee’s contributions will have been completed on a voluntary basis or exceeding the normal requirements of their paid work.
  • All sports will be considered

Senior Sportsperson of the Year*

  • Must be 18 years or over as at 26 January 2022
  • The aim of this award is to recognise an outstanding and noteworthy record of achievement in sports.
  • Residents who attend or have attended Boarding School or other further education outside of the Carpentaria Shire are still eligible.

Junior Sportsperson of the Year* **

  • Must be under 18 years of age as at 26 January 2022
  • The aim of this award to recognise outstanding and noteworthy record of achievement in sports.
  • Residents who attend or have attended Boarding School or other further education outside of the Carpentaria Shire are still eligible

*Junior Sports Person, Senior Sports Person and Sports Administrator in the Carpentaria Shire will be nominated by the Australia Day Council Committee in the North Queensland Sports Foundation 2022 Sports Star Awards

** Junior Sports Person of the Year winner will be nominated by Council for the North Queensland Sports Development Bursaries in 2022

Community Event of the Year

  • This award is given in recognition of hosting an event in 2021, and that made a significant contribution or exceptional achievement in Carpentaria Shire.

Committee of the Year

  • This award is designed to acknowledge committees who, through their efforts have given something to the community. This can include but isn’t limited to event organisation, fundraisers, or other contributions to the community
  • The committee MUST be of not for profit status

Volunteer/s of the Year

  • This award is for person/s who have gone above and beyond the scope of their work or job commitment within the community. This can include work within community groups, sporting teams, etc. 
  • The award can be awarded to an individual, partnership or group

Arts/Cultural Award

  • This award is to recognise individuals/organisations that have produced, promoted, or taught in arts and culture. Examples can include painting, music, photography, cultural awareness, sculptures.
  • This award is open to individuals of any age as well as organisations

The Mayor's Award

  • This award is to acknowledge the quiet achievers of Carpentaria Shire. They will have shown ambition, self-motivation, and dedication by pursuing different opportunities for themselves and/or others in the community.
  • This award will be judged by the Mayor only

Criteria

  • Nominees MUST be a resident of the Carpentaria Shire
  • Nominations may be submitted by groups (for example, committees, associations, schools, so on) or individuals, with or without the knowledge of the persons being nominated.
  • The nature of the Citizen Awards places emphasis on what the person has/had done for the community in their various fields of involvement, rather than:
    • recognising personal achievements and/or ambitions (except where the personal achievement has brought recognition to the Carpentaria community and has engendered community pride); or
    • what they may have done as part of the normal duties in their occupation (except where the nominee's achievements are above and beyond what is expected in an individual's normal duties).
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously.
  • Self-nominations of individuals will not be accepted
  • Nominees must comply with age restrictions specified in award categories.
  • If nominee are nominated in the wrong category, nominators will be notified.
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent year
  • Uncompleted forms or short sentence wording will not be accepted

Judging

  • Australia Day awards will be considered by a committee. The committee will consist of the Mayor, six Councillors and elected community members from both Normanton and Karumba
  • The committee may determine that no nominee is suitable for an award in a category
  • The committee reserves the right to transfer nominees to other categories based on appropriateness
  • The decision of the committee will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into
  • The judging of candidates will be based on the information provided in the nomination
  • The Committee may choose to contact referees listed in this nomination form

The selection panel will also consider the following in assessing and comparing nominations against above criteria. 

  • Personal, academic, sporting, and professional achievements awards and recognition
  • Contribution to the relevant field (how has the nominee ‘put back’ into their field to benefit others)
  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation, and creativity
  • Future goals and likely impact
  • Nature of activity or service
  • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation

 

To continue with your nomination, please fill out the form below.