Who makes you proud?

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 2019 are now open. All entries must be received by Friday 21 September 2018.

 

Cara Morgan — 2018 Glen Eira Young Citizen of the Year from Glen Eira City Council

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 2018.

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 2018 and/or over previous years;
  • have outstanding leadership skills, have engaged in volunteering pursuits 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 2018 and/or over a number of years;
  • demonstrates that they meets a community need or priority; and
  • demonstrates that they 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 three Councillors and two community representatives.

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. All entries must be received by Friday 17 August.

Eligibility and criteria

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

Students nominated should demonstrate outstanding achievement, leadership skills, volunteering pursuits and/or who present as role models for other students and the community in one of the following areas:

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

When completing the Student Achievement Award nominations schools are encouraged to consider a student candidate for the Glen Eira Young Citizen of the Year Award. This award recognises young people for their achievements, volunteering pursuits and leadership in the broader community. 

Nomination process

Each Glen Eira secondary school nominates 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 in the attachment below.

Online nomination form

Student Achievement Awards 2018 Guidelines and instructions(PDF, 90KB)

*Prizes will support local Glen Eira businesses wherever possible.