NAIDOC Community Awards – Nominations Open

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NAIDOC 2020 celebrations may look a little different this year, but we won’t let that stop us from celebrating our mob!

Nominations for the Wathaurong NAIDOC Community awards are now open. Printed nomination forms will be sent out to all members, but this year you can also fill out your nomination form ONLINE. Here is how:

  1. DOWNLOAD the PDF Nomination form – CLICK HERE to download
  2. Type the details of your nominated people directly on to the form
  3. SAVE the form as a new PDF (Go to File, Save As and save to your computer)
  4. EMAIL the completed form to comms@wathaurong.org.au

If you have any issues filling out the online version of the form, please contact comms@wathaurong.org.au or 0400 565 76.

Printed forms will be mailed out to you with a return envelope and can be completed manually and posted back to:

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative

62 Morgan Street

North Geelong, 3215

Nominations must be received, either by emailing your online form, or by posting your manual form back to Wathaurong, by Thursday 22nd October. If you are sending your nomination by mail, please make sure to complete and mail it back as soon as possible so it is received by the 22nd October!

Award categories include:

Ngarrwa Ngitj 

Community Person 

Nominees for this award should be community people. They should be active in community life and be a positive representation of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community. 

Nedok Yoongga 

Elder/Respected Person 

 Nominees in this category will be considered a respected elder in the community. They will be the type of Community member who is connected to early years, youth & elderly and is a positive role model for the Wathaurong Community. 

Koolay Goopma 

Young Male Achiever 

 Up to 25 years can be nominated in this category. The nominee should have shown growth ordevelopment in any area, i.e. Sport, Education, and Leadership. They are a positive role model for young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander to aspireto and a positive representation of youth. 

Moordeemoondeek Goopma 

Young Female Achiever 

 Up to 25 years can be nominated in this category. The nominee should have shown growth or development in any area, i.e. Sport, Education, and Leadership. They are a positive role model for young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander to aspire to and a positive representation of youth.