Honouring outstanding contributions by migrants and those that work in the Multicultural field
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Nomination Form questions as a guide here >>
• Why is the nominee’s work considered to be above and beyond the call of duty?
• How has the nominee’s contribution been recognised by their community?
• For how long or to what level has the nominee contributed to the community?
The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals and the Multicultural Honour Roll highlight the outstanding contribution of migrants, and those who work in the multicultural field, to NSW.
The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals are presented at the annual Premier’s Harmony Dinner. At this event, the Premier will also announce the new members of the Multicultural Honour Roll, which posthumously records the legacy of the inductees’ exceptional multicultural service in NSW.
The Premier’s Multicultural Community MedalsThe Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals recognise outstanding achievement in the following categories:
Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award - IndividualThis award recognises the contribution and achievement of an individual in facilitating and promoting social cohesion, understanding and acceptance between members of different cultural or faith communities in New South Wales.
Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award - OrganisationAs above - for an organisation
YouthThis award recognises the valuable role of a young person in promoting intercultural dialogue and co-operation. The nominee must be younger than 25 years of age at the time of nomination.
Lifetime Community ServiceThis award recognises an individual’s lifetime commitment to community service within a migrant community. The contribution shall have had a significant impact on the social or cultural well-being of the community.
Arts and CultureThis award acknowledges the achievements of an individual who has enhanced the cultural and artistic life of New South Wales. The individual will have promoted cultural understanding, information exchange and artistic endeavours within or between communities of different cultural and/ or linguistic backgrounds.
Regional CommunitiesThis award recognises the contribution of an individual who has significantly benefited the economic, social and cultural well-being of a regional community of a particular cultural background or a number of different cultural communities in New South Wales. For the purpose of this award ‘regional’, is defined as being outside the greater metropolitan area of Sydney.
Business Excellence - Social EnterpriseThis award recognises not for profit organisations whose enterprising work positively contributes to local communities.
Business Excellence - IndividualThis award recognises an outstanding business person whose work positively contributes to local communities.
NSW Human Rights AwardThis prestigious medal pays tribute to an individual who has made a lasting and meaningful contribution to advancing human rights. The medal was established in memory of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who saved tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust.
The Multicultural Honour RollThe Multicultural Honour Roll is a permanent public record of the significant and exemplary contribution by people of our multicultural society.
This posthumous inscription marks the legacy of those people who have made a lasting contribution to the community in NSW that extends beyond their passing. Members of the public are invited to nominate someone who meets this high standard for inclusion on the roll.
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