In choosing the National NAIDOC Award winners, a nominee’s achievements in the previous 12 months will be considered as well as past achievements and ongoing contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and Australia.
Nominations will not be accepted for an award category that the nominated person has previously won in the past 10 years, however they are still eligible for other award categories.
All people nominated for a National NAIDOC 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
- Be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander community.
To nominate, please complete the online application form and address the relevant selection criteria. You can provide additional information like testimonials, photos, resumes, news articles, portfolios and websites to support your nomination.
Final selection may be subject to the provision of additional information.
The National NAIDOC Secretariat, in the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), intends to produce publications to promote the 2021 National NAIDOC Award winners. You must ensure the person you are nominating has agreed to be nominated for an Award, and agrees to their personal information contained in the nomination form being provided to and used by the Agency.