Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award


**Applications for the 2019 award have closed**

Thank you to all who applied. Winners will be announced at a special presentation on 30 April 2019.


The Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award was established by Hume City Council to recognise the legacy of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG, a Hume local and national hero who passed away in 2013.

In his honour, up to $5,000 is available to help young people in Hume achieve their dreams.

You can self-nominate, or nominate someone, to be considered for the Award in either category:
Leading from the Front Achievement Award – recognising achievements in sport, community, art, employment or education.
Gaining Ground Encouragement Award – recognising commitment to an area of interest.

What will be funded?

  • education costs
  • conference fees
  • support for personal or professional development
  • equipment (e.g. sports equipment, a computer or software)


Nominations open Monday 11 February 2019

Nominations close: Sunday 17 March 2019

Applications need to be made via the online form before midnight on Sunday 17 March 2019.

Want to read about past winners of the award? Find out more information here.

For further information contact the Youth Services Team on or call 9205 2556.


Application details

You will be asked to provide details on the following during the application process:

  • Contact details of referee (name, address, phone and email)
  • What activities is the young person engaged in and been passionate about?
  • What leadership attributes does the young person show that match those of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG? (refer to application for more information)
  • How does the young person inspire those around them, like Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG?
  • What is the young person's dream and why is it important to them?
  • How will the young person following their dream benefit the community?
  • What actions has the young person taken in the community towards achieving their dream?
  • How does the young person plan to use the award money to fulfil their dreams in the next 12 months?  
  • Please describe what other resources the young person will utilise to achieve their dream.

Updated : 9:09 AM, 19 March 2019

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