Australian Science Prizes Calendar
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Award Ceremony: Australia’s Local Hero
26 January, 2020
The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level. Selection panels also consider personal, academic and professional achievements, contribution in the relevant field (how has the nominee ‘put back’ into their field to benefit others), demonstrated leadership, personal interests and community involvement, contribution to the Australian community, contribution to development of regional community and/or economy, future goals and likely impact, degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made, voluntary work beyond paid employment, and nature and length of activity or service.
Prize value: No cash award; trophy
Eligibility criteria: Open to anyone; must be Australian citizen; for contributions to local community; self nomination not allowed; available nationally