The City of Launceston works with various organisations throughout the year to celebrate the achievements of individuals, organisations and businesses within our municipality.
The City of Launceston will present Community Recognition Awards to local residents who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community. The Community Event of the Year Award will also be presented to the person or group which has staged the most outstanding community event during the year.
There are four award categories:
- Citizen Award
- Young Citizen Award (under the age of 27 on 26 January the following year)
- Sports Award
- Community Event of the Year Award
The community can nominate a person or group who they think has contributed significantly through their work in our community.
A public citizenship ceremony is held 26 January at the Albert Hall. For more information about citizenship, please visit the Australian Government website, http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Have you, your school, or your business made an effort to change the way you manage your waste?
The Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Groups 'Waste NoT Awards' is back for another year in 2021 and will be open to schools, individuals and organisations who have improved their waste management practices during the 2020/21 financial year.
From recycling to re-invention, upcycling, and education initiatives, the Waste NoT Awards recognise and reward your efforts for re-thinking your waste.
To learn more, or enter the 2021 Waste NoT Awards, visit rethinkwaste.com.au
Applications for the 2020 City of Launceston Volunteer Recognition Awards are now closed
The City of Launceston Volunteer Recognition Awards are held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week from 18-24 May 2020 and recognise the outstanding contribution that individuals and organisations make to the Launceston community.
In 2020, there were three award categories available for nominations:
- Hours of Service Nomination: Individual - for individual volunteers who have provided 200, 500, 750, 1000, 2500 or 5000 hours or more of voluntary service to the community in 2019.
- Hours of Service Nomination: Organisation - for clubs, service organisations and other community groups who have collectively provided 100 hours or more of voluntary service to the Launceston community in 2019.
- Outstanding Achievement Nomination:for individuals or community groups/organisations that have provided outstanding voluntary service to the Launceston community. Outstanding Achievement Award nomination categories include: Arts, Culture and Heritage, Sport and Recreation, Environment, Conservation and Animal Welfare, Community, Health and Education, Community Safety and Emergency Services.
Nominations have now closed
The Places of Launceston series is a new event series for 2021 focused on the importance of Launceston's unique built environment and the value it provides to the city, now and into the future.
About the awards
For those who may not already be familiar with the annual Heritage Awards, the awards are an initiative of the City of Launceston's Heritage Advisory Committee, aimed at supporting awareness and celebration of local individuals, groups and businesses who are actively reimagining residential and commercial heritage built environments across the City.
Due to the ongoing popularity of the Heritage Snap photographic competition for students, this year we are encouraging photographic entries from people of all ages by broadening our awards to include a new all-inclusive category called 'Highlighting Heritage'.
Three award categories exist within the annual Heritage Awards, including:
- Built Heritage Project Award: Works under $200,000 - For building and landscape works that retain the cultural significance of a heritage place
- Built Heritage Project Award: Works over $200,000 - For building and landscape works that retain the cultural significance of a heritage place
- Highlighting Heritage Award: For the production of photographs, video and other media, exhibitions, programmes, conservation and promotion of heritage collection items, concepts for heritage sites, and more.
The Heritage Awards offer the opportunity to share the stories of heritage projects across the City over the past 2 years; celebrating our City's unique built environment.
As part of the annual Heritage Awards, the City of Launceston hosts Heritage Snap; a photography competition for students across the city.
About the competition
This competition provides a platform for young people to share their view on city's heritage focusing on a new theme each year. Now open to all ages, it's time to explore the best of Launceston and snap photography of locations under the 2021 competition theme: 'If walls could talk…'.
The 2021 theme is designed to ignite a conversation around the stories of Launceston, and what this means to those living, working, and travelling through our City.
- What gives us a connection to the past?
- What heritage locations and areas do we value across our City?
- What elements do we want to preserve or change?
- How do we learn from the past and look to the future?
The annual Heritage Snap photography competition is part of the 2021 Places of Launceston series, a new event series for 2021 focused on the importance of Launceston's unique built environment and the value it provides to the city, now and into the future.
Entries will be considered by the members of the Launceston City Council Heritage Advisory Committee and relevant experts as required. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Download the 2021 Heritage Snap entry FAQ's(PDF, 222KB)
Winners will receive a certificate and prizes as follows:
- Primary School section – a framed print of the winning image and a photographic voucher
- Grades 7–10 section – a framed print of the winning image and a photographic voucher
- Grades 11–12 section – a voucher for photographic equipment to the value of $500
- People’s Choice Award
Download the 2021 Heritage Snap entry FAQ's(PDF, 222KB)
Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania (KABTAS) recognises that 2020 is an extraordinary and challenging time for all organisations and communities. However Tasmanians everywhere have risen to the Challenge magnificently.
KABTAS has noticed the numerous ways individuals and organisations have shown kindness and care to others through these difficult times. Kindness, care and consideration of others have always been essential pillars of sustainable communities but in times of adversity and fear, kindness becomes an even more critical beacon of light.
In 2020 KABTAS are choosing to honour the thoughtful contributions of Tasmanian individuals, organisations and businesses by adapting our Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards program. The 2020 awards will be renamed ‘KABTAS Community Kindness Awards’ with the focus for this year on acknowledging and awarding acts of kindness in our communities.
To learn more on how to apply with KABTAS.