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The awards, now in their fifth year, aim to honour Queensland’s frontline and public service workers, as well as youth aged 17 years and under, who have gone above and beyond to help their community.
QBANK CEO Mike Currie said that he was looking forward to hearing the amazing stories of those across Queensland who have made a difference.
“We have five adult categories as well as a Young Everyday Hero Award for those aged 12-17 years of age, and it is always tough to choose just six recipients who exemplify the qualities of an everyday hero,” Mr. Currie said.
“Last year we saw nominations ranging from police officers who have shown astounding courage in difficult situations, through to teenagers who have demonstrated leadership and compassion by starting social sporting groups for children with disabilities in their community.
“I am once again thrilled to hear these stories from across the state which make me proud to be a Queenslander, and to be part of an organisation that looks after Queensland’s everyday heroes.”
Seven highly respected judges from across the various sectors will select award recipients based on their proven track record of professional commitment and community dedication, commonly through fundraising and charity work, supporting the vulnerable or disadvantaged, mentoring and leadership or spreading community awareness.
Awards are presented in six categories including: Achievement, Ownership, Dedication, Working Together, Excellence and the Young Everyday Hero Award.
Winners receive prize money of $1000, with a further $1000 donated to a charity of the award recipient’s choice. The Young Everyday Hero award winner will receive a $500 bursary to assist with equipment costs for their Emergency Services training participation.
To nominate someone in your community, go to: qbank.com.au/everydayheroes.
As these devastating fires continue to engulf our nation, our thoughts are with our emergency services, those helping evacuate and assist on the frontline, and the communities & families that are suffering during this unprecedented disaster.
Winners of the 2019 QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards have today been announced at a ceremony in Brisbane.
Queenslanders have recognised their local heroes today as finalists are revealed for the 2019 QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards.