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2024 National NAIDOC Week Award nominations now open

Nominations close 8 March 2024

The National NAIDOC Week Awards nominations are officially open! 

Presented each year during NAIDOC Week, the National NAIDOC Week Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions and excellence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across ten categories. The awards cover art, culture, education and training, sport, environment, leadership and more. 

The winners will be selected based on

  • past and current achievements
  • demonstrated excellence in their respective category
  • the individual or group's status as role models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader community 
  • the individual or group's future goals and their likely impact. 

Nominations are currently open for all categories

  • National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award
  • National NAIDOC Female Elder Award
  • National NAIDOC Male Elder Award
  • National NAIDOC Sportsperson Award
  • National NAIDOC Youth Award
  • National NAIDOC Creative Talent Award
  • National NAIDOC Caring for Country and Culture Award
  • National NAIDOC Education Award
  • National NAIDOC Innovation Award
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National NAIDOC Education Award

The National NAIDOC Education Award recognises exceptional individuals and groups in the education sector (including early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational, and any other education groups) who have made a difference to the lives of students and communities. This award seeks to recognise individuals who have made a demonstrable contribution to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Learn more about Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, the Victorian early childhood service who won the award in 2023. 

Nominations close Friday 8 March 2024. 

To learn more about the award categories, or to submit a nomination, visit the NAIDOC website

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