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Awards and recognition

International Day of People with Disability Mayoral Awards

The International Day of People with Disability Mayoral Awards aim to honour and recognise the accomplishments of people with disability and individuals or organisations within City of Playford. Those nominated will have made an ongoing and significant contribution to improve the lives of people with disability and grow the Playford region as a truly inclusive community.

In 2019, the Mayoral Awards will be announced at the International Day of People with Disability - Celebration of Ability event being held on Monday 2 December.

**Applications have been extended and will close by 5pm on Thursday 21 November.

Award Categories

Personal Development:

Recognises an individual with disability who, through exceptional effort and outstanding achievement, has improved outcomes for people with disability in the Playford area.

Business/Employment/Education:

Recognises a business/employer who is making a positive contribution to the recruitment and employment of people with disability or an education/training provider who is utilising innovative approaches to facilitate lifelong learning opportunities for people with a disability in the Playford area.

Sports/Recreation/Arts:

Recognises the inclusive design or practices of a team, club, sporting event, recreation facility or recognising individual or group achievements in the Arts in the Playford area

Community Service:

Recognises excellence in delivering positive and efficient outcomes for people with disability by maximising choice and control, supporting innovation, or in providing communication and information systems that are accessible, reliable and responsive.

Eligibility
  • People/person with disability who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding and continuous service to the local community over a number of years.
  • Person/Organisation who have made a significant contribution to people with disability during the current year and/or given outstanding and continuous service over a number of years. This contribution can be by means of design or inclusion practices.

How to nominate

Download hardcopy nomination form below:

Australia Day Awards

The Australia Day Awards acknowledge the valued work and commitment of community members who give their time generously to help others and make a significant contribution to the city.

The Australia Day Awards are an opportunity to recognise an inspirational role model, group or initiative and sporting club of the Playford community.

Being recognised for an Australia Day Award is a great honour, paying tribute to someone who makes you proud to be Australian.

Nominations close on Friday 8 November, so be sure to nominate your local achiever today.

The winners will be announced at our Australia Day celebrations at Fremont Park on Sunday 26 January, 2020.

Nomination forms must be returned by Sunday 17 November.

Award Categories

Citizen of the Year:

For nominees aged 30 and over.

Young Citizen of the Year:

For nominees aged 29 and under.

Community Group or Initiative of the Year:

For nominees who solely or primarily support the Playford community. Community initiative may be a project, event or other initiative held entirely or primarily in Playford.

Sports Club of the Year:

For nominees that are solely located in the City of Playford (not including games and matches).

Eligibility

Individuals must be Australian citizens who live in the City of Playford.

Community groups or organisations must be based locally and primarily support the Playford community.

Groups and individuals are not eligible for nomination if they:

  • have previously received an award in the same category (individuals), by the City of Playford, in the preceding 10 years (individuals)
  • have previously received an award for the same initiative (groups), by the City of Playford, in the preceding 10 years (groups)
  • are a sitting state or federal politician, current vice-regal officer or an Elected Member of Council
  • a member of the City of Playford Civic Events Committee or a representative of a member organisation on the Committee

How to nominate

Online: Visit www.citizenoftheyear.com.au

Download hardcopy nomination form below: