Award nominations open
Nominations for the Western Australian of the Year Awards 2019 opened last week, officially kickstarting the search for the most inspirational role models in the State.
High achievers in fields such as Aboriginal affairs, sport, youth support, business, community, professions and arts and culture are encouraged to apply for the awards, which celebrate individuals’ outstanding contributions to various causes. Previous winners include Janet Holmes a Court for arts and culture, Gail Allison JP for Aboriginal affairs and Ron Alexander for sport.
The North West has also had its share of winners, such as Karratha’s Ryan Morrich who won the youth award in 2017, the Pilbara’s James Fitzpatrick who won the Professions Award in 2017 and the Pilbara’s Dr John van Bockxmeer who won the community award in 2016.
Members of the public can nominate an individual, or interested applicants can self-nominate through www.waday.com until February 15.