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IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT SPORT - NOMINATE BY 31 AUGUST 2011
History shows that Australians value science and medicine as much as they do sport.
With only a few days to go until nominations close for the Australian of the Year Awards 2012, theNational Australia Day Council is encouraging all Australians to have a say in who should beconsidered for the honour in January 2012.
National Australia Day Council CEO Warren Pearson said that the history of the Australian of theYear Award offered an interesting insight into what fields are most worthy of public recognition.
“These Awards reflect who we as Australians draw inspiration from, who we hold up as the best among us and whose achievements we feel proud of,” said Mr Pearson."Finding the four Australians to be named as award recipients in January 2012 starts now. Now is the time to nominate someone you admire for an Australian of the Year Award.”
In the 50 year history of the Awards*, recipients of the Australian of the Year Award have comefrom various fields of endeavour:
- 12 recipients have been scientists and medical experts,
- 12 have been sports achievers,
- 5 have been humanitarians,
- 4 have been active in human rights,
- 3 award recipients have been environmentalists,
- 6 have come from the arts,
- 5 were from the music and entertainment field,
- 9 were recognised for civic leadership,
- 3 entrepreneurs and business people have been recognised,
- 2 have been awarded for their adventurous endeavours, and
- 5 were awarded for their charitable and philanthropic efforts
Nominations for the Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of theYear and Australia’s Local Hero Award close at midnight on Wednesday 31 August 2011.
You can nominate online today at www.australianoftheyear.org.au or complete a nomination formavailable from any branch of major sponsor the Commonwealth Bank or by calling 1300 655 193.
"Every day we meet inspiring people in communities around Australia and that's why we'repleased to help recognise them as we find the next Australian of the Year," said Ralph Norris,Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank.
"Simply pick up a nomination form from a Commonwealth Bank branch near you and tell us whoinspires you by 31 August."
For a full list of Australian of the Year Award recipients download the media release.