Award Categories

People who have previously won a NAIDOC award through the Bundaberg and District region are ineligible to be nominated in the same category.

Nominees received will be shortlisted and two from each category will be selected by a committee comprised from NAIDOC members and community Elders.

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Female Elder of the Year

Elder of the Year Award (male & female) must be aged over 60 years to qualify

Aunty Alice – Roslyn Long

Melinda Holden

Male Elder of the Year Nominees 2017

Elder of the Year Award (male & female) must be aged over 60 years to qualify

Uncle Andy – Antdip Warrior

Bruce Little

Person of the Year Nominees 2017

Person of the Year must be an active member of community can be male or female

Pepe Link

Raelene Chambers

Youth of the Year Nominees 2017

Youth of the Year Award must aged 16-25 years and can be male or female.

Taylor Mary-Stuart

Tane Williams

Scholar of the Year Nominees 2017

Scholar of the Year Award can be male or female currently studying at tertiary level.

Jeanette Wimbus

Christi Chapman

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Nominees 2017

Apprentice or Trainee of the year must have held current position for min 3 months.

Isaiah Gala

Robert Entermann

Artist of the Year Nominees 2017

Artist of the Year Award includes visual, performing arts, dance & musicians.

Nicole Wone

Diana Fatiaki

Sportsperson of the Year Nominees 2017

Sportsperson of the Year must be signed to a specific code of sport within the region or state.

Josh Tanner

Danny Moran

Community Project of the Year Nominees 2017

Community Project of the year award is open to projects that have made a significant contribution to the Indigenous community, and has been delivered by a team within an organisation that has representation of at least one Indigenous person.

Bundaberg Sea and Land Ranger Project

Making Tracks Construction Skills


Give reasons for your nomination

Write about their particular position, role, job, and any community work they have done in the past year.

How long you have known that person, in what capacity,

The positive qualities of that person which makes them a suitable candidate for the award (including accomplishments and abilities).

Try to be as specific as possible.