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2019 Australia Day Awards Nominations 

RCMB Australia Day Award 2018 Recipient Don Watts Image web large

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.
Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.
If you know someone who has made a contribution that deserves to be recognised nominate them know so they can be recignised on Australia Day.
Recognising unsung heroes like 2018 Murray Bridge Citizen of the Year Don Watts, who make a positive difference to our community, are what Australia Day awards are all about. Don has been a part of the fabric of our community for all of his life, contributing as a patron of the arts and supporting local artists.
He has been involved in Murray Bridge Players and Singers for 25 years, is Regional Coordinator of the Murraylands Primary Schools Choir, volunteers his time at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Town Hall, with graffiti removal team and helps with concerts for many local schools.
Don’s nominator described him as someone who epitomises civic pride, ‘someone who always sees the good in others and is continually encouraging people to strive for better’.
If you know someone like Don who should be recognised nominate them today!
Download aand print a nomination form from the righthand side of this page or complete the electronic form below. 
Australia Day Award nominations categories include: 
* Citizen of the Year 
* Young Citizen of the Year 
* Community Event of the Year 
* Community Initiative of the Year 
* Sports Person of the Year 
* Young Sports Person of the Year 
* Volunteer of the Year 

2019 Australia Day Awards and Breakfast 

RCMB Australia Day Awards 2019 Image web large

Join us for the 2019 Australia Day Awards and community breakfast at 7am on Saturday 26 January @ Sturt Reserve.
Breakfast will provided by local service groups for a gold coin donation.
A mobile barrista will also be on hand.
Official proceedings begin at 7.45am featuring welcome by Mayor Lewis, guest speaker, Australian Citizenship Ceremony and recognition of Australia Day Award Nominees and recipients.
For more information phone 8539 1100.
Follow the event on Facebook at TBA
The weather last year was fantastic and a large crowd of well over 300 was in attendance to celebrate our Australia Day Awards nominees and winners. Many new citizens also took the pledge to become Australian Citizens and were warmly welcomed by all in attendance. 

2018 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Citizen of the Year - Don Watts 
Young Citizen of the Year - Kai Martin
Commendation Award - Tamara Varu-Mark 
Community Event of the Year - Callington Show 
Community Initiative of the Year - Pamper Day For Young Carers 
Sports Person of the Year - Ivan Long 
Young Sports Person of the Year - Alex (Ally) Wilson 
Volunteer of the Year - Mariane Morgan

2017 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Citizen of the Year - Graham Hallandal
Young Citizen of the Year  - Ruby Eckermann
Sports Person of the Year - no nominations received
Young Sports Person of the Year - joint winners Laura Cummings and Kobe Allen
Volunteer of the Year - Barbara Pym
Community Event of the Year - Domestic Violence Community Awareness Raising Day
Community Initiative of the Year - Murray Mallee Wig Library

2016 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Citizen of the Year - Ken Coventry OAM
Young Citizen of the Year - Kirby Smith
Community Event of the Year - Murray Bridge Park Run- Sara Pixley
Community Initiative of the Year - Murray  Bridge  Water Activities Club – Ian Rick
Young Sports Person of the Year - Celia Cowan
Volunteer of the Year - Pamela Luke

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* Nominations will open for the 2019 Rural City of Murray Bridge Australia Day Awards in August 2017 and close 4.45pm Friday 18 November 2018

Nominations are to be a maximum of 100 words and must address all of the point of the category entered. Dot points are acceptable.

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Nominee Details
Nominee Details
Nominee Name*
Nominee Date of Birth*

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Nominee Postal Address*
Nominee Phone Number - Home
Nominee Phone Number - Mobile*
Nominee Country of Birth*
Is Nominee an Australian Citizen

If Country of birth not Australia - Is nominee an Australian Citizen

Nominator details
Nominator Details
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Orgainsation Representing
Postal Address*
Email Address*
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Award Categories
Award Categories
Citizen of the Year

1) Demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and community contribution 2) Shown commitment to promote civic pride & active citizenship 3) Received any previous awards or recognition - personal, academic & professional achievements

Young Citizen of the Year

1) Demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and community contribution 2) Shown commitment to promote civic pride & active citizenship 3) Received any previous awards or recognition - personal, academic & professional achievements

Sports Person of the Year

1) Demonstrated application & dedication to sport 2) Received any previous awards or recognition - Personal & Professional achievements

Young Sports Person of the Year

1) Demonstrated application & dedication to sport 2) Received any previous awards or recognition - Personal & Professional achievements

Volunteer of the Year

1) Demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and community contribution 2) Shown commitment to promote civic pride & active citizenship 3) Demonstrated a high level of volunteer involvement-past contributions recognised but recent highly regarded

Community Event of the Year

1) Demonstrated benefits to the community eg. Leadership, innovation, creativity and pride. 2) Provided accessibility to the event for as many community sectors as possible. 3) Identified a need within the community for the event.

Community Initiative of the Year

1) Demonstrated benefits to the community eg. Leadership, innovation, creativity and pride. 2) Provided accessibility to the initiative for as many community sectors as possible. 3) Identified a need within the community for the initiative.

Nomination Summary
Nomination Summary
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