Nominations

2020 National NAIDOC Award nominations are now open. 

The National NAIDOC Awards recognise the outstanding contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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?

If someone in your community deserves to be recognised then nominate them for a 2020 National NAIDOC Award! Just complete the form below and address the relevant selection criteria found under the below links.

Complete the online entry form to nominate someone who you think deserves to be recognised.

For the nomination to be accepted, the selection criteria must be addressed.

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

Entries for the National NAIDOC Awards close on Monday 23 March 2020.

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