Australia Day Awards
Nominations open 1 September 2020 - 1 December 2020
Livingstone Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards program is held to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by local citizens and groups to our community.
You are invited to be 'great and nominate' a friend, family member, community leader or a colleague - the unsung heroes who you believe make Livingstone Shire a great place to live. Now is the time to recognise and celebrate all the hard working and inspirational individuals, organisations and groups in your community!
2021 Award Categories - please click on the links to apply!
When you fill out the nomination form, there are a few things you should consider to ensure your nomination provides us with enough information about the achievements of the person you are nominating. The nominations that stand out aren't always those that are the best written or have a long list of referees; the stand-out nominations are those that tell a story and capture the characteristics of an outstanding citizen or group making a difference to our community.
Here are some tips for writing a stand-out nomination;
- Aim for quality, not quantity - a long nomination isn't always a better nomination. Keep your sentences short and concise, avoiding repetition.
- Consider your audience - the committee is made up of everyday community members from all walks of life who may not be familiar with the nominee's field of expertise, so avoid using jargon and acronyms.
- Share the nominee's story - strenghten your nomination by painting a picture of the nominee ie. What motivates them? What personal challenges have they overcome? Why do they inspire others?
- Tell the facts - support your nomination with facts and statistics such as measures of success.
- Provide examples - don't just make a statement, demonstrate it with examples.
You can also view an example of a Top Nomination for an Australia Day Award here for a little inspiration!
Citizen of the Year Susan Pullar Young Citizen of the Year Jack Newton Living Legend Award Elizabeth Goodsell Community Group Award Lions Club of Emu Park
Citizen of the Year Brian Dorey OAM Young Citizen of the Year Yasmin Craggs Community Group Service Award Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Club Senior Sportsperson of the Year Bill Robertson Junior Sportsperson of the Year Shirin Kunkel Administrator of the Year Gurney Clamp Cultural Award Barbara Tamassy Environmental Award Dr Alison Jones
Citizen of the Year Danielle McKenzie Young Citizen of the Year Mya McDonald Community Group Service Award Capricorn Coast Healthy Aging Group Community Event Yeppoon Lions Pinefest Sportsperson of the Year Brent Pearson Junior Sportsperson of the Year Aidan Scott Sports Administrator Mark Gwynne Cultural Award (Individual) Jet James Cultural Award (Group) Capricorn Coast Historical Society Inc. Environmental Award (Individual) Glennard Keefer
Citizen of the Year Peter Conaghan Young Citizen of the Year Caitlin Buttenshaw Community Group Service Award Keppel Bay Sailing Club Community Event Beach Day Out Sportsperson of the Year Steve Gunther Junior Sportsperson of the Year Mackenzie Rolfe Sports Administrator Peter Watkins Cultural Award (Individual) Lyn Diefenbach Cultural Award (Group) No Nominations Received Environmental Award (Individual) Morgan Ells & Mikala Maloney Environmental Award (Group) Friends of Lammermoor Native Gardens Group
Citizen of the Year Glen Alexander Young Citizen of the Year Sarah Callinan Community Group Service Award The Caves Craft Group Community Event No Nominations Received Sportsperson of the Year Lewis Marshall Junior Sportsperson of the Year Blake Newton Sports Administrator Paul Keating Cultural Award (Individual) Tayla Jayne St James Cultural Award (Group) No Nominations Received Environmental Award (Individual) Shelly McArdle Environmental Award (Group) No Nominations Received
Citizen of the Year Arthur Hunt Young Citizen of the Year Gracie Wellspring Community Service Award (Individual) Marie Lee Community Service Award (Group) The Caves & District Lions Club Inc. Community Event Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest Sportsperson of the Year Brent Pearson Junior Sportsperson of the Year Seamus Byrt Sports Administrator Carole Gifford Cultural Award Kenneth Powell Jones Junior Cultural Award No Nominations Received Environmental Award (Group) Livingstone Community Nursery Environmental Award (Individual) Leise Childs
Citizen of the Year Jan Boyd Young Citizen of the Year Reece Hedges Community Service Award Barry & Bev Hannam Community Event Yeppoon & District Show Society Inc Sportsperson of the Year Beverley Laundry & Kira-Lee Leo Junior Sportsperson of the Year Caleb Dooley Sports Administrator Margie Grant Cultural Award Terry Hayes Junior Cultural Award Emily Bartlett Environmental Award Ginny Gerlach