For 2012 Tawa Community Civic Awards photos and details, click here. .
The purpose of the Tawa Community Civic Awards is "to recognise and show appreciation to groups or individuals who enhance the Tawa community and make it a better place to live." The awards have been run by the Tawa Community Board every two years since 2006.
At the awards ceremony which is held at the Tawa Community Centre a certificate of appreciation is presented by the Mayor of Wellington (or Deputy Mayor) to each of those whose names - individuals or community groups - have been sent in during the specified nomination period (as long as they meet the basic eligibility criteria).
THERE ARE SEVEN CATEGORIES OF AWARDS:
- ARTS & CULTURE - enhancing and increasing participation in arts, including music, and creative leisure activities.
- EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - improving and enhancing the development of young people and children.
- HEALTH & WELLBEING - providing services which enhance the wellbeing of people.
- HERITAGE & ENVIRONMENT - improving or revitalising the environment, culture or heritage.
- SPORT & LEISURE - enhancing and increasing participation in physical sport, leisure activities and recreational pursuits.
- YOUTH (15-24 YEARS) - celebration and recognition of young people who provide outstanding service within the community of Tawa.
- TAWA ROTARY YOUNG EMPLOYEE AWARD (17-24 YEARS) - displaying energy and enthusiasm in undertaking workforce responsibilities.
As stated earlier, each nominee receives a certificate acknowledging their "... ongoing contribution to the community of Tawa". As well as that, a winner of each category is selected. The winner of each of the first five categories receives a framed certificate from the Mayor of Wellington (or Deputy Mayor) along with a very small prize.
The winner of the Youth category, first introduced in 2010, receives a book voucher along with a framed certificate.
The winner of the Tawa Rotary Young Employee Award, new in 2012, will receive a monetary voucher along with a framed certificate.
1. Any person with an interest in Tawa may nominate any not-for-profit group,
organisation or individual working to enhance the Tawa community.
2. An individual may nominate an organisation of which they are a member.
For information about the Tawa Community Civic Awards in 2012 and a nomination form, click here.
Awards Ceremonies over the years: 2006 2008 2010
To see a list of the 90 different people, plus a number of groups, who have been nominated for awards to date, go to this page. See the lower half of the page.