3 – 10 July 2022
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Selection Criteria for the National NAIDOC Awards

The annual National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony recognises:

The annual National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony recognises:

  • the outstanding contributions that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities and beyond;
  • the outstanding contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make toward promoting Indigenous issues in the wider community; and/or
  • the excellence nominees have demonstrated in their chosen field.

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 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. 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.