Hume Community Awards

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Applications are now closed.

The Hume Community Awards are a recognition program designed to celebrate and honour individuals within the community who have made outstanding contributions.

Across eight distinct categories, these awards aim to highlight and appreciate a diverse range of achievements that positively impact the social, cultural, environmental, and many more aspects of Hume City. Through this program, we aim to recognise the dedication, innovation and leadership displayed by community members, who create a sense of belonging, optimism and unity in Hume City.   

We invite you to nominate an individual or group for a Hume Community Award and celebrate their amazing achievements. 

The program not only acknowledges the recipients' efforts but also aims to inspire others to engage in community betterment and development. By providing a stage to recognize these remarkable contributions, the Hume Community Awards strengthen community connections, promote inclusivity, and celebrate the diverse tapestry of talents that enrich the municipality. 

View the Hume Community Awards Application Terms and Conditions(PDF, 193KB) for more information. 

Key Dates

  • Applications Open – Tuesday 15 August 2023
  • Applications Close – Sunday 17 September 2023 (late entries will not be considered)
  • Finalists Notified – Early October 2023
  • Winners Announced – Tuesday 24 October 2023


Nominations are open to individuals who reside within the Hume municipality, and/or have made positive contributions to the community. View the Terms and Conditions(PDF, 193KB) 

Nominees for the inaugural awards are eligible for recognition for any contributions made within the past 24 months. 

For nominees under 18 years old, a parent or responsible guardian must provide support and consent for the nomination 

Award Categories

The criteria listed below have been developed to ensure a fair and comprehensive evaluation of nominees for the Hume Community Awards.

These criteria will guide the selection panel in identifying individuals who have made remarkable contributions to our multicultural municipality and deserve acknowledgment for their outstanding achievements.

By adhering to these criteria, the Selection Panel aims to recognise the diverse range of accomplishments across various categories, celebrating the exceptional efforts and positive impacts of our residents.

Academic Excellence

  • Outstanding academic performance, including high grades and academic awards
  • Demonstrated dedication to learning, research, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Contributions to the academic community, such as tutoring or mentoring peers.
  • Participation and achievements in academic competitions or conferences.
  • Innovative projects or research that have practical applications or positive impacts.

Advocacy and Social Justice

  • Active involvement in advocacy efforts related to human rights, equality, or social justice issues.
  • Demonstrated impact on addressing social inequalities and improving living conditions for marginalized groups.
  • Effective use of communication and outreach to raise awareness about important social issues.
  • Collaborative efforts in building alliances and partnerships for social change.
  • Overcoming challenges and demonstrating perseverance in the face of opposition.

Arts and Creative Expression

  • Demonstrated talent and creativity in their chosen artistic field.
  • Recognition and accolades received for their artistic contributions.
  • Positive influence on the local arts community, inspiring others to pursue creative expression.
  • Commitment to cultural representation and promoting diverse artistic voices.
  • Use of art as a means of advocating for social or environmental causes.

Community Service Excellence

  • Long-term dedication and consistent involvement in community service activities.
  • Measurable positive impact on the community and its residents.
  • Collaborative approaches to address community needs and challenges.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills in community service projects.
  • Initiatives that encourage broader community engagement and volunteering.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Proactive efforts in promoting environmental sustainability and conservation.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing eco-friendly practices and initiatives.
  • Leadership in organizing environmental awareness campaigns or events.
  • Involvement in projects that protect local biodiversity and natural resources.
  • Collaboration with local organizations and authorities to advance environmental causes.

Outstanding Cultural Leadership

  • Initiatives that actively foster connections and understanding between diverse cultural groups.
  • Successful events that celebrate various cultures, encouraging engagement and dialogue.
  • Demonstrated collaborative partnerships with cultural organizations.
  • Efforts to raise awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity within the community.
  • Measures taken that enhance community bonds across different cultural backgrounds.

Outstanding Community Leadership

  • Evidence of successful community projects or programs led by the individual.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize and inspire others to work towards common goals.
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills in a community context.
  • Recognized positive impact on community development and well-being.
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style that values diverse perspectives.

Sport and Recreation Achievement

  • Exceptional performance and accomplishments in their chosen sports or recreational activities.
  • Demonstrated dedication to sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork.
  • Representing the municipality at regional, national, or international competitions.
  • Initiatives that encourage youth participation in sports and recreation.
  • Contributions to sports-related community events and initiatives.

Applications are now closed. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application, please contact Brad Mathieson via or 0477 449 956

Award Ceremony

Members of the community are invited to attend the Hume Community Awards Ceremony at Broadmeadows Town Hall, 24 October 6.30pm-8.30pm. Join us as we celebrate the many achievements of those who make a difference to our community. 

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