2 – 9 July 2023
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Selection Criteria for the National NAIDOC Awards

The National NAIDOC Week Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions and excellence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across ten award categories, including art, culture, education and training, sport, environment and leadership. 

The National NAIDOC Week Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions and excellence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across ten award categories, including art, culture, education and training, sport, environment and leadership. 

Selection Criteria

In deciding winners for each Award category, the judges will consider the following selection criteria:

  • past and current achievements;
  • demonstrated excellence in the nominated category;
  • the individual’s and/or group’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community; and/or
  • the individual’s and/or group’s future goals and their likely impact.

Please note Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, businesses and organisations are able to be nominated for the Creative, Caring for Country and Culture, Education and Innovation Award Categories.

Eligibility

All people nominated for a National NAIDOC Week Award must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, as defined by the following:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and/or
  • be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Nominations will not be accepted if the nominated person has previously won that category in the past 10 years. However they are still eligible to nominate for other award categories.

How to Nominate

To nominate, please complete the nomination form and address the above selection criteria.

Final selection may be subject to the provision of additional information.