2017 National NAIDOC Awards Nomination Form

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contribute to Australian society through art, music, culture, sport, education and training, environmental preservation and community leadership.

If someone in your community deserves to be recognised for their contribution, then complete this form and address the selection criteria to nominate them for a 2017 National NAIDOC Award.

Entries for National NAIDOC Awards close Monday 3 April 2017.

How to enter:

  • Complete the online entry form below or
  • Download the entry form and submit to the National NAIDOC Committee by email or post to:

National NAIDOC Secretariat
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO BOX 6500 Canberra ACT 2600

Download the entry form

2017 National NAIDOC Awards nomination form - DOCX 29KB
2017 National NAIDOC Awards nomination form - PDF 362KB

Online Entry Form

Details of person being nominated

Ensure current contact details are provided as the Department will use these details to make contact.

Please select one category per nomination

Details of person lodging this nomination

Guidelines for Eligibility

  1. All people nominated for a 2017 National NAIDOC Award must:
    1. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    2. Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
    3. Be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander community.
  2. People aged 16–25 years are eligible for the Youth of the Year Award.
  3. The Person of the Year may be eligible to access a bursary of $20,000 (GST Inc).
  4. The Scholar of the Year Award will be judged on achievement in secondary and/or tertiary study.
  5. The Apprentice of the year award nominee must have completed a formal apprenticeship/cadetship or comparable training in the 12 months prior to NAIDOC Week 2017. Proof of completion of such training should be included with the nomination.
  6. The Artist of the Year Award nominee includes visual and/or performing artists and musicians.
  7. Nominations will not be accepted for an award category that the nominated person has previously won, however they are still eligible for other award categories.
  8. Final selection may be subject to the provision of additional information.