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The North Queensland Sportstar Awards is held to recognise the achievements of our outstanding North Queensland Athletes across all sports.
The North Queensland Sportstar Awards is not only the ultimate recognition for all North Queensland Athletes, but a true celebration of sport across North Queensland.
The following prizes are awarded to the Winners and Runners up in each category.
|Senior (nominee must be 18 years and over during the awards period)||
Winner receives $2,000
|Junior (nominee must be under the age of 18 years during the awards period)||Winner receives $1,000
Runner Up receives $500
|Service to NQ Sport (nominees cannot be an employee within the sport they are being nominated for, nominees must be a volunteer)||Winner receives prize to value of $500
Runner Up receives prize to value of $250
|Athlete with a Disability||Winner receives $1,500
Runner Up receives $500
|Masters||Winner receives $500
Runner Up receives $250
Basis of Selection of the North Queensland Sportstar Award Winners
Nominees for the North Queensland Sportstar Awards was judged on their achievements and performances during the period of 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021. The following criteria in order of importance are used in the selection process: International representation, National representation, State representation.
Nominations were considered by a panel appointed by the North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF) which determines the winners and runners up.
Nominees could not 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.
Information provided as part of the nomination process will be used for the purpose of conducting the 2021 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 2021 Queensland Sports Awards.
The 2021 North Queensland Sportstar Awards ceremony was hosted by Charters Towers Regional Council on Saturday 30 October 2021 at the Arthur Titley Centre in Charters Towers.
Council would like to congratulate Track and Field Athlete, Lachlan Buckman on winning the 2021 North Queensland Junior Sportstar of the Year.
Lachlan was selected as a finalist for the Queensland Junior Sports Awards and attended the Queensland Awards ceremony on Thursday 25 November 2021.