The Manningham Civic Awards

These awards recognise residents who’ve made exceptional contributions to the Manningham community through volunteer, unpaid or paid work.

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Civic Award nominations are now open

Shine a light on a local hero and help us recognise the people helping make Manningham a better place. Nominating for the awards is easier than ever with our online nomination form.

Key dates for Civic Award nominations and announcements

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Congratulations to our 2021 winners

A 22 year Rotary veteran and a young United Muslim Migrant Association (UMMA) Centre volunteer, were among Manningham’s leading community members honoured at the 2021 Manningham Civic Awards.

Nominations

Find out how to nominate and how winners are selected.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate for the Manningham Civic Awards.

How to nominate

To nominate someone for a Civic Award, please complete the online nomination form below. You can also pick up a hardcopy form from the Manningham Civic Centre. 

Nominations must be at least 150 words, and include:

  • background about the nominee
  • the reason for the nomination including how this person has contributed to the community and how the community benefited from these contributions
  • the achievements of the nominee including a list of awards and acknowledgements

Attach copies of any photos, newspaper articles or documents that support your nominee’s contributions and achievements.

Provide at least one referee to support your nomination.

How are the awards judged?

Each year, Manningham Council selects a judging panel to assess nominations and choose a recipient. The panel consists of three independent people, the Mayor and the Manager of the Business and Events team.

When do nominations open?

Nominations for this year's Civic Awards open on Wednesday 18 May and close on Friday 19 August 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

Find out who can be nominated and what is required of the winners.

Citizen of the Year
  • Nominees must reside in Manningham.
  • Nominees must be over 25 years of age on 20 May 2022.
  • Nominees must be an Australian citizen.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Manningham Councillors, Manningham Council employees, State and Federal politicians are not eligible but are encouraged to nominate others.
  • Nominations under 150 words will not be considered for judging.
  • Award winners should be willing to share their achievements in the 12 months after winning, promote civic values and to reflect positively on the principles of the Manningham Civic Awards. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, promotional campaigns and having photos taken and displayed.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.
Young Citizen of the Year
  • Nominees must reside in Manningham.
  • Nominees must be under 25 years of age on 20 May 2022.
  • Nominees must be an Australian citizen.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Manningham Councillors, Manningham Council employees, State and Federal politicians are not eligible, but are encouraged to nominate others.
  • Nominations under 150 words will not be considered for judging.
  • Award winners should be willing to share their achievements in the 12 months after winning, promote civic values and to reflect positively on the principles of the Manningham Civic Awards. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, promotional campaigns and having photos taken and displayed.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.
Volunteer of the Year
  • Nominees must volunteer in the Manningham community.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Manningham Councillors, Manningham Council employees, State and Federal politicians are not eligible, but are encouraged to nominate others.
  • Nominations under 150 words will not be considered for judging.
  • Award winners should be willing to share their achievements in the 12 months after winning, promote civic values and to reflect positively on the principles of the Manningham Civic Awards. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, promotional campaigns and having photos taken and displayed.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.

Community Group Achievement Award
  • Not for profit community organisation nominees must have a physical presence in Manningham and be of benefit to Manningham community.
  • Self-nominations by community groups are acceptable in this category.
  • Manningham Councillors, Manningham Council employees, State and Federal politicians are not eligible, but are encouraged to nominate others.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.
  • This award winning group should be willing to share their achievements in the 12 months after winning, promote civic values and to reflect positively on the principles of the Manningham Civic Awards. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, promotional campaigns and having photos taken and displayed.
  • Nominations under 150 words will not be considered for judging.
Sports Volunteer of the Year
  • Nominees must be involved with sport in the Manningham community
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Manningham Councillors, Manningham Council employees, State and Federal politicians are not eligible, but are encouraged to nominate others
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision
  • Award winners should be willing to share their achievements in the 12 months after winning, promote civic values and to reflect positively on the principles of the Manningham Civic Awards. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, promotional campaigns and having photos taken and displayed
  • Nominations under 150 words will not be considered for judging.

Nominate online

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  • Contact details
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  • Referees
  • Your details
  • Acknowledgement
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