The Aspire Awards began in 2016 and recognise and celebrate the important contributions of people who identify with a disability. Due to the bushfires the acceptance date for nominations has been extended to Saturday, 29 February. Nominations can be made in the categories listed below, the awards secretariat would like to draw you attention particularly to the Business and Government/Non-Government Award categories.
Prestigious Arts AwardFor any individual whose main occupation is in the visual, music and performing arts.Prestigious Writing, fiction or non-fiction, performing/journalism, including online AwardFor any individual whose main occupation arises from one of these professions.Prestigious Sport AwardFor any individual in sportPrestigious Business AwardFor any individual in business including for example-farming, health, online businesses operating in Australia, CEO of a disability organisation or Board member.Prestigious Government and Non-Government AwardFor any individual working in the public service, teacher, lecturer in a University, an architect, working in TAFE, or in Community and Adult Education. Prestigious Law AwardFor any individual solicitor, barrister, QC, Magistrate, Judge or Supreme Court or Federal Court JudgePrestigious Medicine including Research AwardFor any individual doctor, nurse, allied health practitioner, or medical researcher Prestigious Community development and or Advocacy AwardFor any individual in the not-for-profit volunteer community organisations, volunteer in emergency services and local councilsPrestigious Human Rights Award-this is for the highest achievement in Human RightsPresented to a person who demonstrates the most outstanding outcomes towards advancing the rights of people with a disability in Australia. The winner can be also selected from all award nominations in each stateThe awards have an Australian wide audience. For more information please visit the website and nominations can be submitted online.