Awards recognise movers and shakers
The state-wide search is on again for WA’s talented and committed high achievers, with nominations open for the 2019 Western Australian of the Year Awards.
The awards celebrate inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship and innovation; making a positive difference to WA’s vibrancy through arts and culture; positive social, scientific and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives of West Australians and the community as a whole.
This year, Emeritus Professor Mike Daube was honoured with the coveted title of Western Australian of the Year for his contribution to global public health.
Professor Daube has campaigned tirelessly for decades to reduce rates of smoking worldwide.
He was instrumental in implementing plain packaging on tobacco products – an area in which Australia is a world leader. His work is attributed with saving millions of lives.
Celebrate WA chairman Michael Anghie said the awards celebrated the very best achievements of West Australians.
“I encourage every Western Australian to think hard about who they know doing truly remarkable work in their field, and take a few minutes to nominate them for an award, so they can receive the recognition they deserve” he said.
Members of the public can nominate themselves, their friends, family or colleagues, online at www.waday.com. The simple process takes five minutes.
It only requires people to select a category for their nominees and describe their achievements, and why they should win. Any person born in WA or who has made Western Australia their home is eligible. Nominations are open until Friday, February 15, 2019.
The gala dinner to announce the winners will be on the evening of Friday, May 31, 2019 to mark the beginning of the WA Day long weekend, with the overall winner declared as Western Australian of the Year.
Any questions about the Awards or the nomination process may be directed to Celebrate WA on 9324 5000 or cele[email protected]ebratewa.com.au.