Awards

Overview

Junction Arts Festival  

The City of Launceston often recognises the achievements of its residents. 

Read more in this section. 

Volunteer Recognition Awards

The City of Launceston will recognise the contributions of hundreds of local volunteers during this year's National Volunteer Week from May 8-14 and is seeking nominations for the Volunteer Recognition Awards 2017. 

Categories are open to anyone over the age of 12 years who performs voluntary work within the Launceston municipality.

Award categories

1. Hours of Service Awards - Individual Volunteer
The City of Launceston will issue certificates to individual volunteers who have provided 200 hours or more of voluntary service to the community in 2016. 

Organisations need to provide the volunteer's name and each person's total hours of service in 2016. Each volunteer will receive an individual certificate. 

If a volunteer has received a certificate in previous years they may receive a new certificate. 

Certificates will be sent to you to give to your volunteers during National Volunteer Week.  

2. Hours of Service Awards - Organisation/Group
The City of Launceston will issue certificates to clubs, service organisations and other community groups who have collectively provided 100 hours or more of voluntary service to the Launceston community in 2016. 

Organisations need to provide the total number of volunteers and their combined hours of service in 2016.  The total number of volunteers and the combined hours of service will be recorded on the one certificate. 

If a volunteer has received a certificate in previous years they may receive a new certificate. 

Certificates will be sent to your organisation prior to National Volunteer Week. 

3. Outstanding Achievement Award
The City of Launceston will recognise individuals or community groups/organisations that have provided outstanding voluntary service to the Launceston community at a ceremony at the Town Hall during National Volunteer Week. 

Outstanding Achievement Award nomination categories: 

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Environment, Conservation and Animal Welfare
  • Community, Health and Education
  • Community Safety and Emergency Services 

Provide a written nomination, in no more than 250 words, the reasons you believe the person or community group/organisation should receive an Outstanding Achievement Award.  The following criteria should be taken into consideration when completing your nomination: 

1.         The impact of their voluntary work on the community, individuals or organisations
2.         The range of tasks involved in their voluntary work
3.         The amount of time they have dedicated to volunteerism 

***Please note, if your nominee has received an Outstanding Achievement award or a Special Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the past five years, they are ineligible for nomination. 

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Nominations for the Volunteer Recognition Awards 2017 open Wednesday March 1, 2017.

Nomination forms will be available from Council's Customer Service Centre or online.  

To lodge a nomination, please complete and return the relevant nomination form by close of business on Friday 31 March 2017. 

Post nominations to:
Volunteer Recognition Awards
Community Tourism and Events
City of Launceston
PO Box 396
Launceston 7250

Email nominations to: 
contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au

For more information please phone Community Development Project Officer, Sarah McCormack on 6323 3381 or email sarah.mccormack@launceston.tas.gov.au   

Heritage Awards

Heritage Award winner: Hydro substation

The City of Launceston's Heritage Advisory Committee started running the annual Launceston Heritage Awards in 2008 in order to recognise people for sensitively restoring their heritage homes or business premises.

In order to allow for the broad range of enquiries and entries we have received over the years, an award for the promotion of heritage issues in the community was added in 2011, and in 2015 a specific category for garden and landscape was also incorporated.   

In 2014 the awards were expanded further to include a new junior photography award called Heritage Snap! Open to entrants under the age of 18 (in three age groups for primary, high school, and grade 11-12 students), the award aims to encourage young people to take an interest in the history and built heritage of our city.

The awards run from late March to May to coincide with the National Trust's Heritage Festival. 

For further information, please call our Heritage Planner or email heritageawards@launceston.tas.gov.au