Citizen of the Year Awards 2023
Shire of Carnamah invites you to nominate an outstanding individual, group or event for this year’s Citizen of the Year Awards 2023.
The recipients will be selected from people and groups who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years through active involvement. The categories are:
~ Citizen of the Year Award (for a person – 25 years or older)
~ Citizen of the Year Award – Community Group or Event
~ Citizen of the Year Award – Youth (for a person under the age of 25 years)
~ Citizen of the Year Award – Senior (for a person over the age of 65 years)
Printed nomination forms are available in the ‘Carnamah Mat & Eneabba News’ and from the Shire Offices in Carnamah and Eneabba. Alternatively, you can request a form by emailing – email@example.com.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE – MONDAY 18 DECEMBER 2023
Criteria and guidelines for nominating a ‘Citizen of the Year’
Some things to consider when you wish to nominate a person (or a group) for Citizen of the Year awards:
- Regard should be given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community
- Nominees should have made a significant contribution to the local community over and above what is normally expected from their paid employment/business
- Have they demonstrated leadership on a community issue which has resulted in the enhancement of community life
- Have they demonstrated a significant initiative which has brought about positive change and added value to community life?
- Do they possess inspiring qualities as a role model for the community?
- Are you nominating because they have contributed to community from a service platform, ie: emergency services, youth and/or aged services, charitable purposes, etc?
- Has the nominee held committee position/s with community service organisations, recreation and sporting based clubs, arts and drama societies, etc?
- Groups of people (or couples) will not normally be eligible except when meeting the criteria for a community group
You nomination will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Extent to which nominee has contributed to community service i.e. youth, aged, emergency services, charitable purposes (30 points)
- Extent to which nominee has held office for community service organisations (10 points)
- Extent to which nominee has contributed to recreational based organisations i.e. sporting clubs, drama, arts (25 points)
- Extent to which nominee has held office for a recreational based organisation (5 points)
- Extent to which nominee’s contributions cover a range of activities i.e. sport, art, aged care, youth, emergency service (15 points)
- Extent to which the nominee’s contribution has been over the previous 12 months (15 points)