Mirrabooka NAIDOC Awards 2020

The Mirrabooka NAIDOC Awards are now open for nomination!  

NAIDOC Awards

Who can be nominated for an award?

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples contribute to Australian society through working with and supporting people in their community through their work in music, art, culture, education, environment, sport, employment and politics.  

This contribution often goes unrecognised, so If you think someone in your community deserves to be recognised for their efforts, then complete this nomination form for the Mirrabooka NAIDOC Awards 2020.

You must ensure the person you are nominating has agreed to be nominated for an award, and agrees to their personal information contained in the nomination form being provided to and used by the Mirrabooka NAIDOC committee.

Eligibility criteria

The following eligibility criteria is a minimum requirement:

  • All people nominated for a 2020 Mirrabooka NAIDOC Award must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • People aged 15–25 years are eligible for the Youth of the Year Award.

Award category selection criteria

Please ensure you support the Award nomination by writing a short paragraph in relation to each of the guidelines relevant to the Award that the nomination is for. Use the 'Address the guidelines' field to enter this information. 

Please nominate individuals for any of these awards using any or all of the following selection criteria below

General criteria

  • The individual’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal people and the broader population
  • Demonstrated leadership by their actions in supporting and helping others in the community
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal/vocational/career development.

Elder of the Year Award

Please nominate individuals for the Elder of the Year Award using the following selection criteria:

  • The Elder exemplifies the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to benefit Aboriginal people over the long
  • term, and demonstrated achievement in this area
  • The Elder is an inspirational leader and role model
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Aboriginal community at the local, regional and/or National levels.

The Jess Bairnsfather-Scott Award for Youth of the Year

This is an award in the name of Jessica Bairnsfather – Scott. Jessica was an outstanding young spirit whose drive, commitment and passion for her Aboriginal culture and history drove her to always strive for the betterment of her community. The Community wishes to dedicate this award to Jessica’s memory.

  • The Youth nominee demonstrates the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • The Youth nominee always displays positive and responsible actions and contributes in a constructive manner to the community.

Community Member of the Year

This award is for the Community Member who has contributed to the community in a positive and constructive manner to improve outcomes for community members.

Organisation of the Year Award

Please nominate a community organisation for the Organisation of the Year Award using the following selection criteria:

  • The organisation possesses and puts into practice the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to benefit Aboriginal people over the long term and demonstrated achievement in this area
  • The organisation is an inspirational leader and role model to other organisations
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Aboriginal community at the local, regional and/or national levels.

Privacy statement

Any personal information which you provide in this form will be subject to the protections provided under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).

The personal information you provide on this form about yourself and the person you nominate for a NAIDOC award is collected by the Mirrabooka NAIDOC committee for the purpose of deciding who will win a Mirrabooka NAIDOC award.

If we do not collect this information, you will not be able to submit your award nomination. The personal information collected on this form includes sensitive information (for example, the information provided on whether the nominee identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander).

Under the Australian Privacy Principles that commence from 12 March 2014, there are special rules that apply to the handling of sensitive information and the Committee abide by these rules.

Nominate now for the Mirrabooka NAIDOC Awards 2020
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The winners of the 2020 Mirrabooka NAIDOC Awards will be announced during the Mirrabooka NAIDOC event at Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham Recreation Centre on Thursday the 12 November 2020

Nominations close 31 October 2020.

For more information, or if you have any questions please contact the Mirrabooka NAIDOC Committee via email.