Mid-Western Regional Council General Manager Brad Cam is calling on residents to put forward nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Awards.
"This is the opportunity to recognise people who make great contributions to our community.
"We often hear about people who make great efforts during the year in various ways and we’re really looking forward to recognising them formally.
"There are a number of categories which celebrate our high achievers and it’s easy to nominate someone.
"All you need to do is fill in a short form either on Council’s website, or pick one up from one of Council’s Customer Service Centres or libraries," Mr Cam said.
Outstanding achievements, contribution towards the community, sporting achievements and a strong support of community values are the basis of the 2015 Mid-Western Regional Council Australia Day Awards.
Any individual or organisation can make a nomination.
Nominees must be Australian citizens and must reside within the Mid-Western Regional Council area.
Nominations close on 28 November 2014.
AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding achievement or contribution towards fairness or prosperity, sporting achievements and a strong support of community values are the basis of the 2015 Mid-Western Regional Council Australia Day Awards.
The criteria for each award category is as follows:
Citizen of the Year: A person (over 25 years) for contribution to the community, taking into account individual acts of compassion, generosity, bravery, or other similar characteristics.
Young Citizen of the Year: A person (aged 16-25 years) for contribution to the community or other significant achievement/s.
Environment Award: Person and/or persons (of any age) contributing to the sustainability and improvement of our environment. The award will recognise activities in environmental education and awareness and promotion and implementation of concepts leading to improved environmental outcomes.
Sports Award (18 years and over): A sports person taking into account performance, approach to sport or contribution to the advancement of sport.
Sports Junior Award (up to 18 years): A sports person taking into account performance, approach to sport or contribution to the advancement of sport.
Arts Award: A person (of any age) for contribution to the Arts in any field whether by participation or administration. This is intended for non-professionals.
Glen Johnston Memorial Award – Music: A person of any age who has made a contribution to music in the community be it either singing, writing or playing music. This is intended for non-professionals.
Community Event of the Year: An event which contributes to the community in some way or raises the profile of the Mid-Western Regional Council.
Young Farmer of the Year: A person (under 30 years) who has displayed initiative and commitment to the farming industry.
Volunteer Services Award: A person or group who volunteers their time and energy in ways that benefit our community as a whole, or individuals in our community.
Volunteer Emergency Services Award: A person or group who volunteer their time and efforts during emergencies (e.g. flood, fire) to serve and protect our community.
Wall of Reflections: A deceased resident or pioneer of the Mid-Western Regional Council area who has contributed to the community in any field of endeavour
More information and nomination forms are available on Council’s website: http://www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au/Events/Australia-Day-Celebrations/