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Powell Media Release – Locals urged to nominate for Cultural Diversity Awards (8 May 2014)

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has encouraged residents of Glass House to nominate themselves or someone they know for this year’s Queensland Cultural Diversity Awards.

Mr Powell said applications are now open for the awards which recognise individuals and organisations who have contributed to greater understanding and acceptance of our state’s wonderful cultural diversity.

“The awards are a great opportunity to recognise contributions and achievements of individuals and organisations which support strong diverse communities across Queensland,” Mr Powell said.

“There are thirteen award categories this year which will recognise the broad variety of work and achievements that are indicative of our state’s cultural diversity.”

Nominations are invited in the categories of:

  • Small Business (fewer than 20 employees)
  • Business (20 or more employees)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Language Independence
  • Education and Training
  • Public Sector
  • Outstanding Community Organisation (Greater Brisbane)
  • Outstanding Community Organisation (Regional)
  • Communications and Media Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer (Greater Brisbane)
  • Outstanding Volunteer (Regional)
  • Young Cultural Diversity Ambassador (25 years or under)
  • Cultural Diversity Ambassador

Mr Powell said the awards honour the daily commitment and effort from the many people who help make Queensland the diverse and dynamic place it is to live, work and raise a family.

“We want to recognise people who understand that cultural diversity enriches our lives in all areas, and communicate this positive message as role models in our multicultural society.”

Nominations close on Monday, 16 June. Winners will be announced during Queensland Cultural Diversity Week being celebrated state-wide from 30 August-7 September.

For more information about the Awards and nomination forms visit: www.datsima.qld.gov.au/culturaldiversity.

ENDS- 8 May 2014

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