The Positive Ageing Awards recognise and celebrate the work done by, and for, older people in the Canberra community.
Senior Achiever Award
The Senior Achiever Award recognises the outstanding contribution made by an older person to the Canberra community.
The Intergenerational Award recognises a person or group who has worked to foster and improve relationships across multiple generations.
Age Friendly Canberra Award
The Age Friendly Canberra Award recognises a person or group which has worked to enhance opportunities for seniors to lead full and satisfying lives.
Seniors Advocate Award
The Seniors Advocate Award recognises an outstanding commitment by a person or group in advocating for seniors.
Transport Services Award
The Transport Services Award recognises a person or group who, in their professional capacity, has provided outstanding service to older people.
- Significant contribution to the ACT community
- Acts as an inspiration to others in the community
- The nature and length of activity or service.
The judging panel will also give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria:
- Past achievements and ongoing contribution to the ACT community
- Voluntary work beyond paid employment (where applicable)
- Personal interests and community involvement
All nominators must have permission by the person or team you are nominating to disclose their personal information as part of their entry in the 2019 Positive Ageing Awards. The nominee is required to understand that by this nomination form being submitted, their image and story may be used publicly by COTA ACT to promote the awards program.
No previous winners of a Positive Ageing Award are eligible to be nominated. Unsuccessful past nominees/finalists may be nominated.
Nominations are open to residents of the ACT and surrounds, as long as the service is provided to ACT residents.
The definition of a senior is as follows:
- Any person aged 60 year or over at the time of nomination
- Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who is 50 years or over at the time of nomination.
A panel of judges will select finalists and winner(s) for each award. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject nominations or to refrain from presenting an award in one or more categories if the standard of submissions is considered to be insufficient.
Judges reserve the right to have an entry considered in an alternative award category if deemed appropriate.
Want to nominate?
Want To attend the awards?
The Positive Ageing Awards ceremony will be held in late March 2020.
Award finalists will be invited to attend (free of charge) but friends and family may wish to purchase a ticket. Ticket sales will open in 2020.