South Australians are being encouraged to nominate anyone who is passionate about contributing to - and promoting - a culturally diverse state for the 2018 Governor’s Multicultural Awards.
The awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to multiculturalism in South Australia across a range of sectors.
The Hon. Jing Lee MLC, Assistant Minister to the Premier, said the awards offer an opportunity to acknowledge people and organisations who are dedicated to strengthening intercultural understanding and community harmony.
“The Governor’s Multicultural Awards recognise the commitment of those who promote the benefits of a culturally diverse state,” said Ms Lee.
“I encourage South Australians to nominate an individual or organisation for an award, to honour people who are working towards building a strong and vibrant multicultural society.”
Last year’s winners included Keyvan Abak who received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in recognition for his work with young African and Middle Eastern refugees.
SBS’ South Australian correspondent Rhiannon Elston received the Media Award for her dedication to sharing stories about our multicultural communities and heritage across the state.
Awards will be presented for the following categories:
- outstanding individual achievement
- arts and culture
- community sector
- private sector
- public sector
- senior volunteer
Nominations are open until 5pm Friday 12 October 2018 and winners will be announced early next year at a ceremony at Government House.
More information, and details on how to nominate online are available at www.multicultural.sa.gov.au/GMA.