Queenslanders who have contributed to our state’s cultural diversity have the opportunity to be recognised by the Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards 2014.
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes announced that nominations for the 2014 Awards are now open.
“Our culture and lifestyle is made all the more vibrant by the contribution of migrants who’ve chosen to call Queensland home,” Mr Elmes said.
“Whether you know of a business that prioritises cultural diversity in the workplace or an active community volunteer, I encourage people to nominate for these prestigious awards.
“This is an opportunity to not only acknowledge the inspiring work done by many across our state to assist newly arrived Queenslanders, but also those who have supported the values of cultural diversity within the wider community.
“These awards celebrate achievements that promote the growth and development of strong culturally diverse communities across Queensland.
“There are 13 award categories this year, allowing recognition of a wide range of achievements in the development and promotion of Queensland’s cultural diversity.”
Nominations are invited in the categories of:
- Small Business (fewer than 20 employees)
- Business (20 or more employees)
- Language Independence
- Education and Training
- Public Sector
- Outstanding Community Organisation (Greater Brisbane)
- Outstanding Community Organisation (Regional)
- Communications and Media Award
- Outstanding Volunteer (Greater Brisbane)
- Outstanding Volunteer (Regional)
- Young Cultural Diversity Ambassador (25 years or under)
- Cultural Diversity Ambassador.
This year the Business category has been split into three to recognise the contributions of big and small businesses and culturally diverse entrepreneurs to Queensland.
A Young Cultural Diversity Ambassador has also been added for this year.
Nominations will close on Monday 16 June.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted during Queensland Cultural Diversity Week, a statewide celebration of cultural diversity from 30 August to 7 September 2014.
Information on the awards and application process is at: www.datsima.qld.gov.au/culturaldiversity