Citizen of the Year - Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Refers to the annual Blue Mountains Local Citizen of the Year award that recognises exceptional contributions made by an individual between the ages of 25 - 64 (inclusive) to the local community in the areas of community services, charitable work, education/school development, environment, arts and culture, employment, humanitarian, sporting endeavours (administration, coaching, managing, playing etc.) or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for residents.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee must be an Australian Citizen
  • Nominee must be a resident of the Blue Mountains LGA
  • Nominee must be between 25 - 64 (inclusive) years of age
  • Nominee must not have received this award previously
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years
  • Nominee must not fall within any of the ineligibility categories as stated below.

Selection Criteria

  • The award must be for work performed principally within the Blue Mountains LGA
  • Consideration will be given to a nominee’s community activities and work undertaken in the years prior to the nomination year.
  • The nominee must be held in high regard in the community.
  • The nominee’s community work must be of a high calibre.
  • The statements from the referee/s for the nominee will be considered.
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