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We are delighted to announce The Community Leader Awards program for 2015.

The Community Leader Awards recognises outstanding achievements among professional practicing Catholics, young Catholics, Catholic schools, charity organisations and Religious Orders who persevere in faith amidst real-world social, economic and environmental issues through their everyday operations.

The Leaders acknowledges Catholics in the community whose service and contributions have had the effect of making a significant difference to Australian life, and more broadly, to humanity at large.

It is a continuing effort to ensure The Community Leader Awards reflects how Catholics today seek to revitalise Australian culture.

2015

Due to the overwhelming success of 2014 inaugural Awards, 2015 edition has been confirmed with the following dates:

  • Call for Entries open: Friday, June  19
  • Deadline for entries: Friday, October, 9
  • Jury process begins: Monday,  October 19
  • Awards celebration tickets RSVP by October 30
  • Awards celebration event: Thursday, November 12

Awards Categories

The entry process has been deliberately designed to help you focus on key aspects of your nominee's life/organisation/business/individual.

Community Leader of the Year

This award is presented to an active parishioner from Australia for their outstanding involvements in the parish. The nominee will demonstrate active lay leadership within their parish. Special consideration will be made to a parishioner who demonstrates active service in the community on behalf of their parish.

 

Prize:

  • Featured article and photo-shoot worth $1200
  • Back story (People story) on one issue of our choice of The Catholic Leader
  • You will receive 20 free copies of the awards signature issue;
  • A digital annual subscription to The Catholic Leader, worth $50
  • And the attractive award price will serve as a permanent source of pride and as a reminder of the dedication and collaboration that earned the award.
  • Entitlement to use The Community Leader Awards 2015 logo on stationery, labels, packaging and marketing communications.

Volunteer of the Year

This award is presented to a Catholic Religious Order OR a Catholic charity organisation volunteer member that has shown outstanding commitment to their charism or mission. The Order or Charity volunteer will demonstrates high fidelity to the universal Catholic Church and an exceptional commitment to the local Australian Church.

Prize:

  • Full run insert to promote your organization, worth $1760. (An insert or blow-in card is a separate advertisement put in our newspaper. They are usually a major source of income for non-for-profit organisations and charity groups).
  • Featured story on the Awards signature Issue worth $500
  • A digital annual subscription to The Catholic Leader, worth $50
  • And the attractive award price will serve as a permanent source of pride and a reminder of the dedication and collaboration that earned your organisation the award.
  • Entitlement to use The Community Leader Awards 2015 logo on stationery, labels, packaging and marketing communications.

Professional Leader of the Year

This award is presented to an outstanding corporate or business professional who is an active member of the Catholic community.

The award recognises an individual who has made a significant impact on the lives of colleagues, clients or customers.They exhibit exemplary leadership skills and set a benchmark of charity, integrity and professionalism in their workplace. The nominee does not need to be employed by a Catholic organisation, but they must be able to demonstrate how their Catholic values are integrated into their professional life. Special consideration will be made to a person who demonstrates active participation in their parish or Catholic community.

Prize:

  • Media promotion and support valued at $1000 on the Awards signature Issue.
  • ½ page ad in an issue of your choice of The Catholic Leader, worth $1,292.70
  • A digital annual subscription to The Catholic Leader, worth $50
  • Promotion on our Social Media platforms
  • Entitlement to use The Community Leader Awards 2015 logo on stationery, labels, packaging and marketing communications.
  • The attractive award prize will serve as a permanent source of pride and as a reminder of the dedication and collaboration that earned the award.

Young Leader of the Year

This award is presented to a young Catholic who has shown outstanding commitment to their Catholic faith. The young Leader demonstrates active effort to uphold a moral and virtuous life and is a positive role model in their community.

Special consideration will be made to a young person who demonstrates active service or outreach in the community.

Prize

  • Featured story on the Awards signature Issue and professional photo-shoot valued at $500.
  • VIP Magic Pass – Get unlimited entry to three parks until 30 June 2016. Enjoy rides, shows and all your favourite heroes at Movie World. Catch the all-new Creatures of the Deep at Sea World and conquer the awesome rides at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast.
  • A digital annual subscription to The Catholic Leader, worth $50
  • Promotion on our Social Media platforms
  • Entitlement to use The Community Leader Awards 2015 logo for personal marketing use.
  • And the attractive award price will serve as a permanent source of pride and a reminder of the dedication and collaboration that earned the award.

School Leader of the Year

This award is presented to a Catholic primary or secondary school leader in Australia. The award recognises a school leader that has made an outstanding contribution to the spiritual, personal, and academic life of its students.

The school leader would be a benchmark in educating students on Catholic life, morals and ethics, and a personal relationship with Christ. Special consideration will be made to school principals who demonstrate charity in either seven categories of the corporal works of mercy (feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, bury the dead).

Prize:

  • If you are chosen as the Catholic Educator winner for 2015, you and your associated school will be featured in a special section in the Awards signature issue published by The Catholic Leader.
  • A digital annual subscription to The Catholic Leader, worth $50
  • ½ page advertising promoting your school in our prestigious Catholic Education Week newspaper (issued in July 2016 – worth $1,366).
  • You will receive 20 free copies of the awards signature issue;
  • And the attractive award price will serve as a permanent source of school pride and a reminder of the dedication and collaboration that earned your school the award.
  • Entitlement to use The Community Leader Awards 2015 logo on stationery, labels, packaging and marketing communications.
Regardless of whether you are named a winner this year or in the future, you’ll have a valuable opportunity to bencmark your service to the Church and the wider community.
Most importantly, it provides you with a rare opportunity to stop, reflect and articulate your beliefs, values and your Catholic faith.
You will receive publicity through our print and digital editions, as well as our website. Your school, parish, and work community will share in your success and will be motivated to continue to strive for excellence. You will enjoy a distinct advantage through the enhancement of your organisation’s image and standing.

Awards Cocktail Party - 12 November

You are invited to celebrate a memorable year for The Catholic Leader at our annual Awards Cocktail Party. Venue: Francis Rush Centre, 6:30pm official Party opening.

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