Shoalhaven City Council is now accepting public nominations for the 2019 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging Shoalhaven residents to play their part by nominating an unsung hero, so their efforts and contributions are recognised publicly.
“From Kangaroo Valley to Durras, we are seeking nominations acknowledging everyday people who are great at what they do, what they contribute to our Shoalhaven community and deserve a pat on the back,” Clr Findley said.
“It only takes one nomination for a person to be in the running to win one of these awards, and I can’t think of a better time for the Shoalhaven community to nominate a local hero,” Clr Findley said.
“Over the last month the Shoalhaven has demonstrated how truly inspiring and supportive our community is, so I encourage everyone to click, write or shout praise for someone who deserves community praise.
“We are looking for those quiet people in our community who are outstanding citizens - both young and mature, individuals who have helped improve our environment or individuals who have contributed in some way to making the Shoalhaven a more inclusive place to live.
“This year we have two new categories, Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture as well as Outstanding Emerging Artist. Our sports, not for profit, volunteer and arts communities are filled with individuals who have achieved amazing results and deserve acknowledgement.”
Nominating is quick and easy. Simply complete a nomination form online or download a copy at www.getinvolvedshoalhaven.nsw.gov.au, contact Council on 4429 3111 for a copy or visit our Nowra or Ulladulla Administration Centres for a hard copy form.
Nominations are open until 5 pm on Friday, 30 November 2018. Once nominations close, an independent judging committee will decide the winners of each category. Presentations and announcements will be celebrated at the Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.