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Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Group of the Year Awards

The Awards recognise the contributions of outstanding Glen Eira residents and community groups who, through hard work and dedication, have significantly contributed to the local community. Nominees for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year must be residents of Glen Eira.

Nominations for 2017 open Monday 7 August. All entries must be received by Friday 29 September 2017.

Online nomination form

Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2018 guidelines(PDF, 2MB)

Community Group of the Year Awards 2018 guidelines(PDF, 2MB)

The Citizen of the Year 2018, Young Citizen of the Year 2018 and Community Group of the Year 2018 will be announced at Council’s annual Australia Day breakfast in January 2018.

Categories

Citizen of the Year
To be eligible, nominees must be residents of Glen Eira.

Young Citizen of the Year
To be eligible, nominees must be a resident of Glen Eira and be 25 years or younger on 31 December 2017.

Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year recipients are people who have demonstrated that they:

  • have made a significant contribution to the Glen Eira community throughout 2016 and/or over previous years;
  • have outstanding leadership skills and/or are a role model for other community members or organisations; and
  • excel in one of the following areas: community services; arts and culture; sport and recreation; or the environment.

Community Group of the Year
To be eligible, a community group and/or community based organisation must be not-for-profit and operate in the City of Glen Eira.

A community group that is nominated must:

  • have made a significant contribution to the Glen Eira community throughout 2016 and/or over a number of years;
  • demonstrates that it meets a community need or priority; and
  • demonstrates that it provides exceptional service to the local community.

Selection process

A selection panel will consider all nominations before making a recommendation to Council. The panel will consist of the Mayor, two Councillors and two community representatives. Awards will be presented at the annual Australia Day Breakfast in January 2017.

Referees

The name of at least one referee must be supplied. This person may be contacted if the nominee/community group is shortlisted.

Ensure you contact referees in good time and provide them with all the necessary information regarding the nomination. Referees may choose to attach a supporting letter with the nomination. Referees should be aware that the process is confidential.

Student Achievement Awards

Glen Eira City Council's Student Achievement Awards program recognises and encourages outstanding achievement by students attending secondary school within the municipality.

Nominations for Student Achievement Awards are now open.

Eligibility and criteria

The recipients are students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, leadership skills and/or role model behaviour for other students and the community in one of the areas of:

  • community service;
  • academia;
  • arts and culture;
  • sport and recreation;
  • education; and 
  • environment, science and innovation.

Recipients must be students attending a secondary school within the municipality of Glen Eira.

Nomination process

Glen Eira secondary school principals nominate one student per secondary year level during term three. Nominations must be made via the official nomination form and must be endorsed by the principal.

The nominated students will receive a certificate and a non-cash prize* to the value of $40.

Access the online nomination form and follow the instructions sent to your school.

Online nomination form

Instructions for online applications for Student Achievement Awards(PDF, 96KB)

*Prizes will support local Glen Eira businesses wherever possible.