Monday, October 25, 2021

Multicultural awards to recognise extraordinary Victorians

The Victorian Government and the Victorian Multicultural Commission is gearing up to honour people and organisations that have strengthened the state’s multiculturalism.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today opened nominations for the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, which pay tribute to champions of diversity and others who have supported Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The annual awards will look different in 2020 – not just due to the pandemic – but also because they will feature seven new categories reflecting the many fields in which diversity is being embraced.

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It includes the Community Response and Recovery category to honour the remarkable efforts of those who have assisted during the coronavirus pandemic and the bushfires of early 2020.

Victorians can now be nominated for either paid or voluntary work across 15 categories:

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Award recipients will be honoured during an online ceremony hosted by the Victorian Multicultural Commission later in the year.

The Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence were first held 19 years ago, recognising the state’s strong diverse history and many Victorians that contribute to it.

For more information about the awards, eligibility or to submit a nomination, go to multiculturalcommission.vic.gov.au/multicultural-awards-for-excellence.

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