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Community Safety Awards
Do you know an individual or group whose
actions have helped to improve the safety of our
community? Nominations for the 2012 Community
Safety Awards close on 31 August 2012.
The Awards are part of 'Community Safety Month'
and aim to publicly acknowledge the contribution
individuals, groups and organisations have made to
safety in the City of Ballarat.
The seven award categories are:
• Community strengthening
• Designing for safe and healthy environments
• Road safety
• Preventing alcohol harm
• Child/adolescent safety
• Family violence prevention
Council is looking for nominations that focus on
reduction of crime; injury prevention; enhancing
positive perceptions of safety; community building;
and active citizenship and participation.
Award winners will be announced in October during
'Community Safety Month'.
Approximately 20,000, 12 -- 25 year olds call
Ballarat home, many of whom are actively
involved in our local community.
The 2012 event follows on from the success of
the 2011 City of Ballarat Youth Awards, which
attracted over 90 nominees and more than 450
guests to the ceremony.
If you know a young person who deserves to be
recognised for their efforts, nominate them for an
award under one of the following categories:
• Music Award
• Leadership in Sport
• Performing Arts Award
• Mentors Award
• Art and Design Award
• Positive Youth Award
• Challenge and Change Award
• Young Carer Award
• Eco Warrior Award
• Young Entrepreneur Award
• Group Project Award
• Young Volunteer Award
• Inspirational Achiever Award
• Youth Support Worker
Nominations close on Friday 3 August.
Award winners will be announced at an awards
ceremony to be held at the Regent Cinemas on
Friday 14 September, 2012.
Ballarat Senior of the
Do you know someone 55 years or older whose
contribution has made a difference to the Ballarat
Are they actively involved in their community and do
their contributions and achievements support and
The Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards
open on Wednesday 1 August and close on
Friday 17 August.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
• Ballarat Senior Healthy and Active Living Award
• Ballarat Senior Mentor Award
• Ballarat Senior Workplace Award
• Ballarat Senior Volunteer Award
From the category winners, one Ballarat Senior of
the Year Award will be presented.
Awards will be announced on Friday 28
Australia Day Awards
Do you know a community minded citizen, a special
young person or a community activity or event
that you would like to be officially recognised for
positively contributing to the Ballarat community?
Nominations for the 2013 Australia Day Awards are
now open and will close on 23 November 2012.
The 2013 Australia Day Award categories are:
• Citizen of the Year
Entry is free and open to all citizens aged 25
years and older as of 26 January 2013
• Young Citizen of the Year
Entry is free and open to all citizens aged under
25 years as of 26 January 2013
• Community Activity of the Year
Entry is free and open to all events held
between 30 October 2011 -- 29 October 2012
The 2013 Australia Day Awards will be presented
at a ceremony on Australia Day eve, Friday 25
And the winner is...
Throughout the year Council hosts a range of awards
ceremonies, each aimed at recognising the contribution
our residents make to our local community.
Nominations are now open for the following awards.
To find out more about the awards
and to access a nomination form
visit www.ballarat.vic.gov.au or
contact Council's Customer
on 5320 5500.
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