Who Do You Choose to Nominate For the City of Newcastle 2021 Australia Day Awards?

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There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a year like no other. Due to COVID-19, we’ve faced a lockdown, ongoing restrictions and have had our resilience tested.

However, the pandemic has also brought our community together. Locally, we’ve seen individuals and groups step up to help and assist others during the difficult year. They deserve to be recognised for their efforts.

City of Newcastle is hosting the City of Newcastle Australia Day Awards. Past winners include quiet achievers as well as those more familiar high profile achievers. What they have in common is their ability to inspire others, overcome challenges and really make a significant impact on the people of Newcastle. 

Nominations are now open for the City of Newcastle’s 2021 Australia Day Awards. These awards are a great opportunity to honour those who have made a significant impact in the community.

Think about the people and groups that you know who have provided support during this challenging year. If you know someone that deserves recognition for their valuable community contributions, please nominate them today for the City of Newcastle Australia Day Awards.

There are three categories for the City of Newcastle’s 2021 Australia Day Awards.

Citizen of the Year 2021

City of Newcastle awards this title to a worthy recipient for a significant achievement or contribution made over the course of the previous year. Contributions made by the individual may bring regional, national or international recognition to the Newcastle area.

Past winners include Jill Emberson, Mark Hughes, Sister Diana Santleben and Kurt Fearnley OAM.

Young Citizen of the Year 2021

City of Newcastle awards this title to recognise the outstanding contributions made by young citizens to community life. Contributions made by the individual may bring regional, national or international recognition to the Newcastle area and is open to those aged 30 years or under.

Past winners include Dr Bhavi Ravindran,  Irini Kassis, Phillip Johnson and John Thirkell.

Community Group of the Year 2021

City of Newcastle awards this title to recognise significant contributions that community groups or other non-profit organisations within the community have made to the welfare of people, the quality of life, the arts, science, engineering, the environment or other fields of endeavour. The benefits are normally local, but may include regional, national or international benefits that bring credit to the Newcastle area.

Past winners include the [Y] Project, NOVA for Women and Children, Merewether Landcare, CityServe and Fort Scratchley Historical Society.

Nominations close 5pm on Sunday 6 December 2020 and can be submitted via the website or hard copy form downloaded from the same location and available at the City Administration Centre, Level 1, 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West. All enquiries should be directed to (02) 4974 2198 or via email: awards@ncc.nsw.gov.au.

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