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Australia Day Award WinnersGive our local unsung heroes the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2021 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards. 

It's easy to nominate online.

Nominations close Monday 30 November 2020.

Nominate someone, or a group, which showcases, promotes or acts as an ambassador for Ballina Shire. Even in these challenging times, people are going to extraordinary lengths to help others in need and overcome obstacles to pursue their passions.

The seven award categories are:

1. YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR (30 YEARS OF AGE OR UNDER)

A young resident who has made a significant contribution to the Ballina Shire.

2. SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR (60 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER)
A senior resident who has made a significant contribution to the Ballina Shire.

3. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
An individual who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to support an organisation’s activities.

4. SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
A team or individual who has excelled and represented their chosen sport at a local, regional, state, national or international level. Nominations can also be sports administrators and coaches who have made a significant contribution to sport.

5. ARTS AND CULTURE AWARD
An individual who has made a significant contribution to the creative arts.

6. COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR
An individual or group who has hosted an outstanding community event in Ballina Shire.

7. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
An individual or group contributing to our environmental preservation or advancing environmental awareness.

The Australia Day Committee will select the Citizen of the Year Award from all of the nominees across the seven categories.
The format of the awards ceremony is yet to be decided, depending on public health restrictions, but rest assured participants will be acknowledged for their accomplishments, generosity and contributions to the community.

Nominate by completing the following online application here.

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