NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards
The people of the Lithgow Local Government Area are invited to nominate fellow citizens and organisations for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.
- Monday 30th October 2017 – Nominations open
- Monday 27th November 2017 – Nominations close
- Friday 12 January 2018 - People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Event – voting opens
- Friday 19 January 2018 – People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Event – voting closes
- Friday 26 January 2018 – Winners announced at Australia Day Ceremony
Criteria and Eligibility
- Nominees must be Australian citizens and reside in the Lithgow Local Government Area at the time of nomination.
- Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years. Self nominations will not be accepted.
- Awards will not be granted posthumously.
- The minimum age for the NSW Local Citizen of the Year Awards is 16 years on 26 January 2018.
- Nominees for Young Volunteer of the Year and Young Citizen Achievement Award must be under 26 years of age and a minimum of 16 years on 26 January 2018
- Sitting state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers are not eligible. Retired politicians and officers will only be considered for work beyond their official duties.
- A person cannot receive a second award in the same award category, but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years eg. Young Volunteer of the Year and Open Citizen Achievement Award.
Volunteer of the Year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
Open to persons (under 26 years of age and a minimum of 16 years on 26 January 2018) who have volunteered their time to the community.
- Open Volunteer of the Year
Open to persons 26 years or older who have volunteered their time to the community.
- Young Citizen Achievement Award
Open to persons (under 26 years of age and a minimum of 16 years on 26 January 2018) who are outstanding in their field. eg science, business, arts.
- Open Citizen Achievement Award
Open to persons 26 years of age and older who are outstanding in their field. eg science, business, arts.
Group/Event of the Year Award
- Service to the Community - Organisation Award
Open to organisations who have performed a service to the community throughout 2017.
- Recognition of Outstanding Events of the Year
To recognise ALL nominated events within the Lithgow LGA throughout 2017. Favourite to be voted by the public via facebook and paper ballot.
Download Nomination Form Australia Day 2018