It’s that time of the year again when you or an organisation you belong to, has the opportunity to nominate someone who you think is special in the community, for the 2012 NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards.
NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards Guidelines and Criteria
Each year the people of Gwydir Shire – Bingara and district are invited to nominate fellow citizens for the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.
- Citizen of the Year: open to persons 26 years or older on 26 January 2012.
- Young Citizen of the Year: open to persons under 26 years of age on 26 January 2012.
- Community Event of the Year: open to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
Criteria and Eligibility
- Nominees must be Australian citizens and reside in Gwydir Shire – Bingara and district at the time of nomination.
- Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years.
- Self nominations will not be accepted.
- Awards will not be granted post-humously.
- The minimum age for the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards is 16 years on 26 January 2012.
- Sitting state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers are not eligible.
- Retired politicians and officers will only be considered for work beyond their official duties.
- A person cannot receive a second award in the same Award category, but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years e.g. Young Citizen of the Year and then Citizen of the Year.
- All nominees will be considered for the Citizen of the Year Award, in their addition to their original nomination category.
- Nominees aged 16 to 25 years on 26 January 2012 will also be considered for the Young Citizen of the Year Award, in addition to their original nomination category.
- To nominate, complete a nomination form. The nomination should detail the nature, duration and impact of the nominee’s contribution to Gwydir Shire – Bingara and District.
- Any supporting documentation should be attached to the nomination form.
- Nominations must be submitted to the Bingara Visitor Information Centre
- The awards will be presented on Australia Day 2012.
- The selection of recipients will reflectthe nominations received and information available to the Judging Panel at the time.
- Gwydir Shire Council Special Events and Projects Committee reserves the right to withdraw an award if further information or the recipient’s conduct draws the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards into disrepute.
Nomination forms and guidelines are available from Bingara Visitor Information Centre.
Forms along with appropriate supportive material will be accepted from organisations and individuals up until close of business 4.30pm at the Bingara Visitor Information Centre Friday January 6, 2012.