Develop, support, promote disability leaders

2020 National Awards Nomination Form


Nominations for the 2020 National Awards for Disability Leadership open on 10 June 2020 and close midday Friday 16 October 2020.

Before you start please check the National Awards Categories

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  • Check the National Awards Categories
  • Complete all sections of the nomination form.
  • Ensure you have everything you need before you start, you cannot save this form.
  • Your nomination must be a captioned video (no longer than 3 minutes) which will be shown during the Ceremony.  
  • You are required to submit a media quality photo of the nominee, this must be received prior to the close of nominations. 
  • You are welcome to include two letters of support. This is optional. 
  • If you are nominating a person for more than one category, complete a separate nomination form for each category.


These Awards recognise the work of Australians. To be nominated you must be Australian, working in Australia, or specifically advancing the status of disabled Australians.

In 2020 we are acknowledging the work undertaken to support our community through the pandemic, bushfires and other major disasters. Please focus your nomination on work done to support the disability community through these challenging times. 

Nomination Form:

Nominations for 2020 open on 10 June 2020 and close midday 16 October 2020.

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Nomination form for National Awards for Disability Leadership
  • Who are you nominating?
  • Is the nominee a: * Required
    A DPO is an organisation that has more than 50% of its members, board and staff disabled people with a leadership team made up of disabled people.
  • I have permission to nominate this person / organisation * Required
    Please note that finalists in each category will have their details made public on websites, through social media and promotional materials.
  • Name of the person filling in this form.
  • Award category for this nomination * Required
    You can only select one category per form, please use the whole form again if you wish to nominate the same person in another category as well.
  • Please provide a short paragraph about the nominee, tell us who they are, this is what the MC will read out at the Awards Ceremony. (This field is character limited, keep it short.)
  • Share a Vimeo, YouTube or Dropbox link to your video nomination. This video is your nomination, it is what the judges will use to make their decision. The video will be used during the Awards Ceremony global webcast. Make sure the video shows the work of the person or organisation, and connects to the Awards category. Videos must be captioned and no longer than 3 minutes. If the video is too long, or you don't provide captions, your nomination will be invalid.
  • What has the nominee done to support disability rights and/or the disability community during this difficult year? Think about the award category. Your video and nomination must match the category. Tell us how this nominee reflects the diversity of our community and how they work within, or address, intersectional factors. The information you include in your video is what the judges will use to make their decision. Tell us briefly why you are nominating them.
  • Please provide a media quality photo of the nominee (usually 1MB) for distribution. Your nominee cannot be a finalist without this photo. You are welcome to provide it separately, however it must arrive prior to nominations closing.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif.
    Maximum file size - 4 mega bytes.
  • The letters should be relevant to the award category from someone who knows the nominee's work well.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, pdf.
    Maximum file size - 1 mega bytes.