If you know someone making a positive difference in the Parkes Shire, it is time to nominate for the 2019 Parkes Shire Council Community, Cultural, Environmental and Sports Awards, including the Ron Harrison Sports Bursary.
An Environmental Award has been included for the first time to recognise individuals or groups who are positively contributing to the preservation or promotion of the unique environment in the Shire.
“The annual Australia Day awards are designed to publicly acknowledge and reward the fantastic work of community members and groups, and encourage others to follow their lead,” said Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM.
Nomination forms are available from Council, the libraries, or at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre. Alternatively, you can download nomination forms from www.parkes.nsw.gov.au
Entries for the Community, Cultural and Environmental Awards close 5pm on Monday, 19th November. Entries for the Sports Awards and Ron Harrison Sports Bursary close 5pm on Monday, 3rd December 2018.
The Community Awards recognise outstanding community contribution in the three categories. The Cultural Awards recognise excellence in the performing, visual, and creative arts and crafts in three categories. The Sports Awards recognise outstanding sporting groups and individuals in eight categories including Sports Person of the Year; Junior Sportsperson of the Year; Team of the Year; Coach or Manager; Referee or Official; Senior Team or Sportsperson; Administrator and Long Service and Dedication Award.