2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award Judges announced
  • Friday 05 December 2014

The names of the judges that will have the honour of selecting the winners of the 2015 Australia Day Awards were announced by Sunshine Coast Council today.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the judges would have the challenging task of selecting, from a large number of high calibre nominations, the individuals and community groups that not only meet the category criteria but most importantly have made a significant difference to the community in which they live.

“We are privileged to have Caroline Campbell (Seven Network - pictured), Ken Wood (Sunshine Coast Daily), Brian Fawcett (Cleantech Industries), David Gration (University of the Sunshine Coast), and Robyn Littlejohn (TAFE Queensland East Coast) as this year’s judges,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“They have been selected for their relevant skills and experience and I certainly don’t envy them their task as the high calibre of entries we receive year in and year out will make selecting the winners a difficult one.

“I look forward to presenting the seventh annual Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards on Friday, January 23, 2015.”

Caroline Campbell, Seven Queensland Marketing has been involved in the judging process for the past two years and said she is humbled and honoured to be invited to judge the 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards for a third time.

“The Awards are recognition of people in our community who have shown the courage to dream, and the belief that what they’re doing matters,” she said.

“I continue to be in awe of the commitment our people demonstrate year after year to contribute meaningfully to our way of life. I strive to live my life on purpose and with purpose, and these people are doing just that.

“Through their contributions and together with the many community organisations here on the Coast, I know we are paving an inspiring vision for the future of the Sunshine Coast. “

If you know a person, community group or organisation making a difference to life on the Coast, nominate them now for the 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards.

Nominations are sought for the following categories:
• Citizen of the Year sponsored by Seven Local News
• Young Citizen of the Year sponsored by University of the Sunshine Coast
• Senior Citizen of the Year sponsored by Maroochy RSL
• Community - Group or Organisation sponsored by Sunshine Coast Daily
• Creative sponsored by TAFE Queensland East Coast
• Environment sponsored by Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast
• Sport and Recreation sponsored by Sunshine Coast Sports Federation.

Nominations close Friday, December 12, 2014. Entries can be completed online, downloaded from Council’s website - www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au - or picked up from Council's Customer Service Centres and library branches.