National celebration date Friday October 30th 2020
AWARD CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA
Prestigious Arts Award
For any individual whose main occupation is in the visual, music and performing arts.
Prestigious Writing, fiction or non-fiction, performing/journalism, including online Award
For any individual whose main occupation arises from one of these professions.
Prestigious Sport Award
For any individual in sport
Prestigious Business Award
For any individual in business including for example-farming, health, online businesses operating in Australia, CEO of a disability organisation or Board member.
Prestigious Government and Non-Government Award
For any individual working in the public service, teacher, lecturer in a University, an architect, working in TAFE, or in Community and Adult Education.
Prestigious Law Award
For any individual solicitor, barrister, QC, Magistrate, Judge or Supreme Court or Federal Court Judge
Prestigious Medicine including Research Award
For any individual doctor, nurse, allied health practitioner, or medical researcher
Prestigious Community development and or Advocacy Award
For any individual in the not-for-profit volunteer community organisations, volunteer in emergency services and local councils
Prestigious Human Rights Award-this is for the highest achievement in Human Rights
Presented to a person who demonstrates the most outstanding outcomes towards advancing the rights of people with a disability in Australia. The winner can be also selected from all award nominations in each state.
All nominees shortlisted will attend a PriceWaterhouseCoopers function centre in their nearest city to participate in the national event
Each National Award is presented by a National or Internationally renowned person.
Each award is judged by a person who identifies with a disability or has a lived experience of a disability or is a disability advocate with over 30 years’ experience.
The winners on the day will receive a Trophy and national recognition.
Each nominee when short listed will be publicly acknowledged around Australia and on the day seen by a national audience. The event is filmed live and we will cross to other nominees in other states, all nominees will have their profile seen on the internet site, and those who are short listed will be part of the broadcast, and included in the edited video of the event.
The audience is Australian wide with all national and state organisations non-disability and disability organisations who supported the awards in the past and present invited to tune and watch. The event will be available for 5 years on the Aspire Awards internet site and each nominee can use the aspire awards internet link which is a direct link to the 2019-20 national awards event and everyone who is nominated can use this link https://theaspireawards.com.au/ as part of their signature line and in emails can state: Nominated for an Aspire Award 2020 or short listed for or winner of a best achievement in the relevant category. All nominations will be considered for the highly coveted Human Rights Award.
NDIS, DAVIDSON, PWC, OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE
National Awards held in Melbourne Friday October 30th 2020 PWC Function Centre Southbank
Adelaide Friday October 30th PWC Function Centre
Perth Friday October 30th PWC Function Centre
Brisbane Friday October 30th PWC Function Centre
Sydney & Canberra Friday October 30th PWC Function Room
The Aspire Awards (c) Patron Rhonda Galbally AC; the NDIA, our wonderful partners and benefactors, our judges, exemplary presenters, Funds in Court-Miranda Bain founder, invite you to make the National Aspire Awards(c) a memorable and heart- warming event by nominating a person, over the age of 18 years, who identifies with a disability and who has made a significant difference to the lives of others through their work; volunteering; advocacy; and as a role model or mentor.
Watch the promo and see who has been nominated- you can see these awards are for everyone.
Nominations are now closed for the 2019-20 ASPIRE AWARDS ©
Arts Access Victoria
Arts Project Australia
Australasian College of Health Service Management
Australian Institute of Architects
Australian Medical Association
Australian Women Writer's Challenge
Australian Writer's Guild
Back to Back Theatre
Country Fire Authority
Disability Sport & Recreation
Disabled Wintersports Australia
Enabled Quality Living (Watersun Homes)
First Peoples' Disability Network
Galbally & O'Bryan Lawyer
Greendale Rural Fire Brigade
Haddon & District Lions Club
Hall & Wilcox
Hume City Council
Melba Support Services
Melbourne Council - Metro Access
Melville, Orton & Lewis Solicitors
Monash Law Faculty
Mornington Peninsula Post Polio Support Group
Networking Health Victoria
Office of the Public Advocate
Retired Police Association
Returned Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch)
Royal Children's Hospital
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Royal Women’s Hospital
St Leonards - Indented Heads Country Fire Authority
The Oakleigh Centre
University of Melbourne
Victorian Institute of Sport
Victoria Legal Aid
Victorian Deaf Society
Victorian Institute of Sport
Victorian Vision Impaired Ten Pin Bowling Assoc.
Victorian Women Lawyers
Women with Disabilities Victoria