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Awards and Bursaries

7 News Young Achiever Awards 2018-19

The purpose of the Seven News Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Queensland up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December each year.

Categories for the 2018-19 Awards included:

  • BB Print Regional Achiever Award
  • First National Real Estate Leadership Award
  • iFly Online Achievement Award
  • Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award
  • Soroptimist International Women Empowering Others Award
  • The University of Queensland Create Change Award

Visit the Awards Australia website for more information, including criteria and nomination details. 

Please note that nominations close Monday 3 December 2018.

2018 QCCU North Queensland Sportstar Awards

The 2018 year awards ceremony was hosted by Cassowary Coast Regional Council on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at the Mission Beach Resort.

Council would like to congratulate both Bailey Brown and Connor De Campo on their efforts throughout the year and for being nominated for the awards.

Image: Cr Marc Tack with Bailey Brown and Connor De Campo attended the NQ Sportstar Awards on 27 October 2018.

Nominations for 2018 are closed

Information on the 2019 awards will be advertised in due course. 

Do you know someone you would like to nominate, or would you like to nominate yourself? Here is how:

1. Simply download the relevant Nomination Form below

2. Email or post the completed form to Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Categories - Trophies and Prizes

Trophies are awarded to the Winners and Runners up in each category.

Category Nomination Form Prize
Senior Senior Nomination Form

Winner receives $2,000
Runner Up receives $500

Junior Junior Nomination Form Winner receives $1,000
Runner Up receives $500
Athlete with a Disability Athlete with a Disability Nomination Form Winner receives $1,750
Runner Up receives $500
Masters Masters Nomination Form Winner receives $1,000
Runner Up receives $500
Service to NQ Sport  Service to NQ Sport Nomination Form Winner receives $500 & Jacket
Runner Up receives $250

Basis of Selection of the North Queensland Sportstar Award Winners

Nominees for the North Queensland Sportstar Awards will be judged on their achievements and performances during the period of 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. The following criteria in order of importance are used in the selection process: International representation, National representation, State representation.

Nominations are considered by a panel appointed by the North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF) which determines the winners and runners up.

Service to North Queensland Sport

Nominees cannot be an employee within the sport they are being nominated for, nominees must be a volunteer. Any remuneration must be disclosed on the nomination form.


A nominee is a resident of a town/city/shire if they consider the town/city or shire their primary place of residence. For example, several nominees are required to train and compete for extended periods internationally to compete at the level they have attained; however, they return to their permanent residence within their host local authority when in the NQSF region. Membership of local sports club or association assists proof of residency. North Queensland born Golf Star Karrie Webb is an example of a person who could not be nominated because she resides full time in another country.

Nomination Information

Information provided as part of the nomination process will be used for the purpose of conducting the 2018 QCCU North Queensland Sportstar Awards. Contact details provided as part of the nominations will be used to forward correspondence to nominees. The selected winner’s information provided as part of the nomination will be used to automatically be nominated for the 2018 QSport Awards.

Nominations for the 2018 are closed. 

All nominations should be addressed to:

Hinchinbrook Shire Council 
PO Box 366
INGHAM  QLd 4850
or email council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

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