Do you know someone who shows exceptional leadership or commitment towards improving the lives of others in our community? By nominating them for one of our citizens awards, you’ll be showing them their efforts have not gone unnoticed.

There are 2 awards:

  • Boroondara Citizen of the Year Award
  • Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year Award (aged 26 and under).

Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Boroondara Citizen of the Year award and the 2022 Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year award open on Friday 17 September 2021 and close Friday 26 November 2021.

The awards are open to citizens living, studying, working or volunteering in Boroondara. The Young Citizen Award nominee must be under 26 years of age (as at 26 January 2022).

The winners will be selected by a panel who will assess the nominee’s passion to contribute to improving the quality of life for members of the community, their commitment to civic responsibility and their participation in community activities, among other qualities. 

    Step 1: Make sure your nominee meets the conditions of entry

    • Entry in the Boroondara Citizen of the Year Award and Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year Award is open to all Australian citizens who are living, studying, working or volunteering in the City of Boroondara.
    • Entry in the Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year Award is open to all Australian citizens under 26 years of age (as at 26 January 2022) who are living, studying, working or volunteering in the City of Boroondara.
    • Current serving Councillors of the City of Boroondara are ineligible.
    • You cannot nominate yourself.
    • Individuals and organisations may make nominations.
    • All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of the City of Boroondara.
    • The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.

    Step 2: Make sure your nominee meets the selection criteria

    Consider:

    • How has your candidate contributed to the community and what has been the impact or benefits of their contribution?
    • How has your nominee demonstrated leadership, commitment to helping others or inspired as a role model?
    • What special skills, talents or attributes does your candidate have that makes them stand out? 
    • Personal, academic and professional achievements.
    • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made.
    • Previous awards and recognition.

    Step 3: Submit your nomination form

    To complete the online form, you'll need to provide:

    • your name, phone number, email and postal address
    • your nominee's name, phone number, email and postal address
    • scanned copies of supporting documents.

    Submit nomination form

    Step 4: After you submit your nomination form

    When we've received your nomination, we'll send you a confirmation email.

    We'll contact you if we need any more information.

    Due to the large number of entries, we only notify the award winners and their nominators. We contact them in December.

    More information

    For more information about the Boroondara Citizen Awards, contact us on 9278 4475.

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