Every Generation Onkaparinga Awards 2024

The Every Generation Onkaparinga (EGO) awards shine a spotlight on the incredible contributions that people of all ages, cultures, and abilities make to ageing well in the City of Onkaparinga.

For more information about the awards, contact Judith Lowe on 8384 0666.

Award categories and nominations

There are three different awards: individual, group and intergenerational. People aged 50 yrs and above may be nominated for any of these but can only win in one category. Nominations may recognise:

  • Volunteers - contributing to local communities
  • Role models - who inspire community connection at every age
  • High achievers - in arts, sports, education, and culture
  • Intergenerational initiatives that unite our community. Open to any age.

The Every Generation Onkaparinga Awards for 2024 will open 5 July and close 9 August.

What is the assessment process?

There is an open and fair process to choosing award winners. This includes:

  • Responding to every nomination, both to those who put it forward, and the people they named.
  • Seeking consent, from everyone involved as it is optional to take part.
  • Sharing eligible nominations with the EGO Advisory Group, who will score and choose the winner.
  • Inviting all nominators and the people they have nominated to a special presentation night on October 23rd

Find out more detail about the awards below and follow the steps to make a nomination today.

How to prepare a nomination

Hard copy

Step 1.Read the nomination form carefully

Download the nomination form and read through it carefully.

Nomination form(DOCX, 204KB)

Step 2.Gather information

Make sure you collect all the information about the person/group before completing the nomination form.

It is important to give specific examples of the nominee's achievements or contributions.

Highlight what makes them stand out, such as their passion, commitment, dedication, or challenges they have overcome.

Step 3.Answer all questions 

You may choose to provide up to two photos and one additional page (A4) of supporting information with this form. This is optional, you will not be disadvantaged if you decide not to include these extra items.

Step 4.Submit your nomination

Nominations close 5pm Friday 9 August 2024. Late nominations will not be considered.

If completing by hand please use clear BLOCK CAPITALS.

Return completed e-forms to  mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au or drop/post hard copies to 

Every Generation Onkaparinga Awards
City of Onkaparinga
PO Box 1
NOARLUNGA CENTRE SA 5168

Online

Step 1.Gather information

Make sure you collect all the information about the person/group before completing the nomination form.

It is important to give specific examples of the nominee's achievements or contributions.

Highlight what makes them stand out, such as their passion, commitment, dedication, or challenges they have overcome.

Step 2.Answer all questions

Complete all required fields in the online form.

You may choose to provide up to two photos and one additional page (A4) of supporting information with this form. This is optional, you will not be disadvantaged if you decide not to include these extra items.

Step 3.Submit your nomination

Nominations close 5pm Friday 9 August 2024.

 

Who can be nominated

Individual category:

  • Individuals who are aged 50 years or over.
  • Residents of the City of Onkaparinga.
  • Individuals who have made a contribution in a volunteer capacity to positive ageing with a clear benefit to our local community.

Group category:

  • Groups containing individuals of any age, may be located inside or outside the City of Onkaparinga, if their contributions have clearly benefited our local community.

Intergenerational category:

  • May be groups or individuals of any age
  • Whose projects or partnerships encourage interaction between different ages, promote understanding and respect between generations, and help build stronger communities in Onkaparinga.

Please note that *non-residents who have made a significant contribution for the City of Onkaparinga, or gone above and beyond in their work role may also be considered.

Who cannot be nominated

Current elected Members and EGO Advisory Group members, previous EGO Advisory Group members for two years after leaving the group and previous EGO Award winners for three years after receiving their award.

Required information

Read the form carefully and collect all the needed information before filling it in. Gather information about the person/group from their family, friends, colleagues, clients, or community members.

It's important to give specific examples of the nominee’s achievements or contributions. Highlight what makes them stand out, such as their passion, commitment, dedication, or challenges they have overcome.

What to include when writing an award nomination

The judges will be looking for:

Significance of the Nominee's Contributions/Achievement

  • Time and Effort: How many hours has the nominee contributed? How long have they been in their role(s)?
  • Impact: How many people have benefited?  Have they reached local, state, or national levels?
  • Which area of positive ageing are they involved in?  arts, media, entertainment, Indigenous and cultural services, sport and recreation, environment, education, or technology?
  • Positive Ageing: How well have they promoted and encouraged the philosophy of ‘positive ageing’?
  • Intergenerational Activities How much have they helped bring together seniors and younger people in activities that benefit both groups?

Special Qualities of the Nominee's Contribution/Achievement:

  • Leadership: Do they show leadership qualities and inspire others to follow?
  • Volunteering Have they provided services voluntarily, without expecting any monetary reward?
  • Dedication: Do they show a high level of passion, commitment, and dedication?
  • Overcome challenges such as adverse life circumstances, disability, or ill-health?
  • Inspiration: How have they encouraged or inspired others?
  • Intergenerational Interaction: What ages have they brought together and how has this created better understanding and respect between generations?
  • Community Impact: How has the nominee’s contribution helped build a stronger community in Onkaparinga?

Download more tips for nominations(PDF, 102KB)

Find someone else to support the nomination

Two nominators are required, you will need the name, address, phone and email (if available) for the second person who is supporting this award nomination to place on the form.

Talk to us about your nomination

We recommend you contact Judith Lowe, Independence and Wellbeing Project Officer, on 8384 0666 to discuss your nomination or for any assistance required.

Meet some of our EGO Award winners and ambassadors

Meet some of our EGO Award winners and ambassadors. See more EGO videos on our YouTube channel.

 

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