Award for individuals, organisations
Do you know of an individual or organisation doing great work to help consumers or tenants, or promote product safety in WA? You can now recognise their efforts by nominating for the Consumer Protection Awards 2017.
The awards are open to individuals, non-profit groups, businesses, and local government organisations, plus there's a media category to recognise a journalist or outlet that has been raising public awareness of consumer, tenancy or product safety issues and rights.
The annual accolades, which have been going for 12 years, are a fantastic opportunity to thank committed people or organisations providing vital advice, support and assistance in our communities.
The online nomination process is simple. Just head to www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ cpawards. The categories are:
Rona Okely Award: for an individual who has given their time, energy and experience for the betterment of others;
Richard (Dick) Fletcher Award: for a local government, non-government organisation or group of individuals for their services, initiative or project to advance consumer protection in their community;
Kidsafe WA Award: focuses on promotion of product safety and injury prevention for children and acknowledges an individual, local government, non-government organisation, business or group of individuals; and
Ruby Hutchison Award: acknowledges a journalist or media outlet for raising awareness and improving understanding of consumer or tenant issues.
So, if you believe there’s someone who deserves acknowledgement, nominate at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ cpawards. You’ve got until 5pm, Friday, November 18, 2016, to make a submission. Winners announced at a breakfast function on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, will receive a cash prize, a trophy and have their names engraved on a perpetual shield.