It is again time to recognise people or groups
in the community who have been sticking their neck out in the past year and taken risks.
Nominations for Adelaide Plains Emu Awards are open, with nominees in the running to win $600 and be recognised as a valued part of the community.
Awards are open to people who live or work in the regions of the Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala and the townships of Virginia and Angle Vale.
Supported by the Plains Producer and Churches of Christ Life Care, the winners will be announced at an official Emu Awards presentation breakfast at Two Wells Bowling Club from 7.30am on March 25.
Two Wells Regional Action Team will be co-ordinating the event.
A judging panel will select winners in the categories of Individual, Community Group, Event and Business, with an overall winner also announced.
The overall winner will receive $600, donated by Churches of Christ Life Care.
Overall winners for the past four years include Blyth Cinema (2007), Balaklava Eisteddfod (2008), Lorraine Samuels (2009) and Dublin Community Thrift Shop (2010).
All entrants and those nominating them will be required to attend the breakfast function.
The individual category is for someone who has made a significant contribution by way of doing something out of the ordinary. This contribution may be for the person or for the community at a local, state or national level, which is above the norm.
The business category will recognise a business who is an employer and that has increased its output and created employment through being innovative and having a different approach that makes it stand out and be seen as taking steps to grow.
The events category will recognise an event which was focused on making the region look at itself in a different light by being innovative and creative. People can be nominated in only one category with forms to be received by next Friday, February 25.
Entries to date include the Avon Complex, the “hub” of Avon and Balaklava Museum, each nominated in the community group category. Hummocks Station is nominated in the event category for its “portraits” children’s art competition, while Cutz ’n Curlz hair and beauty salon in Balaklava is a business category nomination.
• Proprietor Nicole Gregory is pictured with the Balaklava Area Committee Merit award, presented on Australia Day.
For more information contact Lynette Seccafien at Mallala council on 8527 0200 or email email@example.com, or David Woodroofe at Wakefield Regional Council on 8862 0808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination forms are available from council and their websites and there’s more details in the advertisement on this page.