Geelong Awards for People with a Disability

Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2018

Proudly brought to you by genU and the City of Greater Geelong.

These awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.


Nominations close at 5:00pm AEST on Tuesday 5 December 2017.

Late nominations will not be considered.

Each nominator may only nominate one person for the awards. Nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel consisting of representatives from genU, City of Greater Geelong, VALID and BDRC and two prominent business people. Our judges will shortlist three (3) finalists in each category.

Each finalist will be invited to attend the final awards ceremony on Tuesday 6 February 2018 as part of the VALID 'Having a Say' conference welcome event with up to two (2) guests each.

Who can be nominated?

To be eligible to receive an award, nominees are required to be a City of Greater Geelong resident with a disability.

Nominations are invited from anyone wanting to recognise a person with a disability for their efforts and achievements in the three (3) categories.

You can nominate yourself for an award or another person who you know is eligible. Please ensure that the nominee has agreed to be nominated before submitting the nomination. Participants of partnering organisations are eligible for nomination.

Youth award nominees must be under 18 years of age as at 5 December 2017.

Award categories

  • Achievement - Recognises someone who has achieved a significant milestone or success in any area.
  • Leadership and Advocacy - Recognises someone who has led or advocated for others to achieve a considerable outcome or advancement.
  • Employment/Volunteering - Recognises someone who has achieved success or made a substantial contribution to empowering and developing other in the workplace or community.


  • genU
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Barwon Disability Resource Council (BDRC)
  • Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
  • 2 prominent business people

Presenting partners

Supporting partners

Adcell group
Geelong Advertiser

How to nominate

Options for nomination:
  1. Online (fill in the form below at 'Make a nomination'.

  2. or via email or post
    Complete the printable entry form and email or post it back. Postage details are contained on the forms.

    More accessible versions of the form:
    Large print version (Microsoft Word Document)
    Plain text version (Microsoft Word Document)
    Plain English and pictures version (PDF)

For assistance call genU on 1300 558 368.

Make a nomination

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The judging panel has the right to alter category selection where appropriate.

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