4 – 11 July 2021
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Nominations

Do you know someone who has improved the lives of First Nation’s people in their communities and beyond? Who have promoted Indigenous issues in the wider community? Or who has shown excellence in their chosen field?

Do you know someone who has improved the lives of First Nation’s people in their communities and beyond? Who have promoted Indigenous issues in the wider community? Or who has shown excellence in their chosen field?

Nominate them for the National NAIDOC Awards. These annual awards recognise the outstanding contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For a nomination to be accepted, all of the selection criteria must be addressed and submitted through the online entry form.

If you need some help writing your nomination check out the Selection Criteria and FAQs page.

Nominations for the 2021 NAIDOC Awards have closed. Nominations will re-open later in 2021 for the 2022 National NAIDOC Awards.

Learn more about nominating:

Lifetime Achievement Award
An individual worthy of being recognised as legendary.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Person of the Year Award
An outstanding person who has helped make a difference or excelled as a leader. The winner of this Award will receive a bursary of $20,000 thanks to the Commonwealth Bank.
Person of the Year Award
Apprentice of the Year
An inspirational cadet, apprentice, trainee or intern.
Apprentice of the Year
Youth of the Year
An exceptional 16 – 24 year old.
Youth of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year
Recognise an accomplished athlete or sporting leader
Sportsperson of the Year
Artist of the Year
Musicians, writers, poets, visual and performing artists, photographers, playwrites, artists, singers and actors.
Artist of the Year
Caring for Country Award
Individuals, communities or projects that care for our land, waters and all living things.
Caring for Country Award
Scholar of the Year
Celebrate achievements in secondary and tertiary study or recognise significant educators
Scholar of the Year
Male Elder Award
An inspirational role model and leader.
Male Elder Award
Female Elder Award
An inspirational role model and leader.
Female Elder Award