Nominations open early for Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards
  • Monday 01 June 2020
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2020 has been unlike anything the Sunshine Coast has experienced before and the community response has been nothing short of inspirational.

The Sunshine Coast is home to so many unsung heroes, which is why Sunshine Coast Council has opened nominations for the 2021 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards earlier than usual.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said it was humbling to see the way our community had banded together in times of crisis this year.

“Throughout it all, we’ve heard inspirational stories of individuals and community organisations going above and beyond to support their fellow Sunshine Coast locals, and others well beyond our region,” Mayor Jamieson said

“What better way to honour and celebrate their efforts than by nominating them for a Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award.

“I encourage everybody to nominate. We’re looking for everyday people, whose efforts in our community often go unrecognised, and who are working to make our Sunshine Coast a better place.”

If you know a person, community group or organisation making a difference to the Sunshine Coast community, help them to achieve the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a 2021 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award.

Nominate now in one of the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community – Group or Organisation
  • Environment
  • Creative
  • Sport and Recreation,

Nominations for the 2021 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards will close on November 16, 2020.

Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award 2021 recipients will be announced at a special ceremony to be held on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Image: Dale Leach, Sunshine Coast 50th Anniversary Commission, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 122 x 152cm. Sunshine Coast Art Collection. Commissioned by Sunshine Coast Council to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast.