Environmental Citizen of the Year - Eligibility and Selection Criteria

24 Oct 2019

The Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards will recognise individuals or organisations championing litter reduction and/or environmental initiatives in the local community.

Nominees may be recognised for work such as:
  • preserving the environment
  • innovative use of the Return and Earn scheme to fundraise for a meaningful cause
  • fostering partnerships that achieve litter reduction and recycling outcomes

Individuals and organisations including schools, local businesses and community groups are eligible to receive this award.

After Australia Day, local winners of this award can go in the running for the state winner title – an opportunity to further showcase their extraordinary efforts for your community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • as above and;
  • Nominee must be an Australian Citizen
  • Nominee must be a resident of the Blue Mountains LG
  • 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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