ANDERSON: COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR 2015 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the search has begun for outstanding Tamworth electorate women to be recognised, with the nominations for the fourth annual 2015 NSW Women of the Year.

 

Mr Anderson said he is calling on the Tamworth electorate community to nominate brilliant women from all walks of life who deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements.

 

“Our community is made up of women who stand out with their remarkably inspiring success stories.

 

“The Women of the Year Awards are a chance for the NSW Government and our community to officially recognise the phenomenal contribution they make.

 

Mr Anderson said four categories are open for nominations to recognise the significant achievements of women.

 

“Nominations are open for the prestigious NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, A.H. Beard’s Community Hero Award, Rex’s Regional Woman of the Year and Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award, which all celebrate the excellent achievements of women from across NSW,” Mr Anderson said.

 

The award categories and criteria for the 2015 Awards are:

 

Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year

This award is specifically for:

  • demonstrated excellence in a career, field or passion; and/or
  • a significant achiever in a traditionally male-dominated area.

 

A. H. Beard’s Community Hero Award

This award is specifically for:

  • community heroes and/or volunteers; or
  • a woman making an outstanding contribution to her local community.

 

Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award

This award is specifically for:

  • a positive and inspiring role model to other young women
  • someone with drive, determination and motivation in her chosen field, or
  • a young woman who has made significant achievements and/or contributions to the community.

REX airlines’ Regional Woman of the Year Award

This award is specifically for a woman from a regional area who is:

  • a significant achiever in an area important to rural or regional communities; or
  • a woman making an outstanding contribution to resolving issues faced by a rural or regional community; or
  • a significant achiever in a traditionally male-dominated field within the rural community.

 

Winners will join an honour-roll of inspirational alumni, including mining engineer and burns survivor Turia Pitt, leading scientist Dr Cathy Foley and migrant communities advocate Faten el Dana.

 

Mr Anderson said now is the time to nominate an impressive woman you know.

 

“Don’t miss out on acknowledging a remarkable woman from our community. Entries close 11pm 18th December, so start nominating,” Mr Anderson added.

 

The award ceremony will be held at Parliament House in March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Nominations can be made at www.women.nsw.gov.au.

 

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