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Local Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards - Australia Day 2021

Nominations for the 2021 Cumberland Citizen of the Year Awards are now open.
Mayor Christou with Remgarajan Chidambaranathan Local Citizen of the Year 2020 with Australia Day Ambassador Dr Nicole Seebacher.

Nominations for the 2021 Cumberland City Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards are currently open and will close Monday 2 November 2020.

The awards are separated into five categories:

  • Local Citizen of the Year:
    For those aged 26-64 years who live, work, volunteer or belong to a community group in the Cumberland Local Government Area.
  • Local Young Citizen of the Year:
    For those up to 25 years of age who live, work, study or belong to a school/ community group/workplace in the Cumberland Local Government Area.
  • Local Senior Citizen of the Year:
    For those aged 65 years or more who live, work, volunteer or belong to a community group in the Cumberland Local Government Area.
  • Community Pride Award for Individuals:
    For individuals who have made a positive impact towards the Cumberland community and contribute with pride.
  • Community Pride Award for Schools, Groups or Organisations: 
    For a collective group of people who have made a positive impact towards the Cumberland community and contribute with pride.

Terms and Conditions

Nomination

Please complete the Award Nomination Form with the below criteria and email to: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

Nominations must address the specific criteria:

  • Include as many relevant details about the nominee/s as possible. (Additional pages can be added with further information to support your nomination.)
        1. A photograph of the nominee/project must be attached (in .JPG or .TIFF file format) for use in the Awards Program and Council publications.
        2. No school reports, personal documents, certificates etc. are to be submitted. Cumberland Council staff may contact the nominator for clarification or to obtain further information.
  • Nominee/s must agree to the nomination, and terms and conditions prior to submission.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must live, work, study, play sport or volunteer in the Cumberland Local Government Area
  • Nominees may be paid or unpaid workers
  • Nominees may not nominate themselves, and must not be nominated by a relative
  • Council staff and Councillors cannot be nominated for these awards

Category and Criteria

1. Local Citizen of the Year (26-64 years):
For those aged 26 years or over who live, work, volunteer or belong to a community group in the Cumberland Local Government Area.

  • Demonstrates excellence in their chosen field
  • Contributes to the Cumberland community
  • Is an inspirational role model to the Cumberland community

2. Local Young Citizen of the Year (up to 25 years):
For those up to 25 years of age who live, work, study or belong to a community group in the Cumberland Local Government Area.

  • Demonstrates excellence in their chosen field
  • Contributes to the Cumberland community
  • Is an inspirational role model to the Cumberland community

3. Local Senior Citizen of the Year (65+ years):
For those 65 years and over who live, work or belong to a community group in the Cumberland Local Government Area.

  • Demonstrates excellence in their chosen field
  • Contributes to the Cumberland community
  • Is an inspirational role model to the Cumberland community

4. Community Pride Award (Individual):
This award is for an individual that takes pride in their community. This can be in the form of environmental, sustainability, community work, or caring for people or local neighbourhoods.

  • What impact has the nominee had on the Cumberland community?
  • How does the nominee enhance community pride in Cumberland?
  • What makes the nominee deserving of the Community Pride Award (individual)?

5. Community Pride Award (Group, School or Organisation):
This award is for a group, school or organisation that makes a difference within their community. This can be in the form of environmental, sustainability, or community work that enhances local neighbourhoods or improves the lives of local residents.

  • What impact has there been to the Cumberland community?
  • How does their project enhance the look or feel of the Cumberland community?
  • What positive outcomes have been achieved through their project?
  • Why are they deserving of the Community Pride Award (Group. School or Organisation)?

More Information

For more information phone (02) 8757 9000 or email: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au