2018 Southern Downs Australia Day award nominations extended

The Australia Day Community Event of the Year for 2017 is awarded to
The Australia Day Community Event of the Year for 2017 is awarded to "Mick Bradford's Heavy Horse Day".The Heavy Horse Day demonstration is an annual event held on the outskirts of Yangan, a small township east of Warwick. Mick Bradford, a heritage-loving man, has turned back time every year for 16 years for the annual heavy horse-themed charity day. Molly Glassey

THE Southern Downs Australia Day awards are a great way to recognise someone in the community for their outstanding contribution and service to the community.

The Southern Downs Regional Council has just announced nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards have been extended and will now close 5pm Monday, December 18.

Council is calling on its residents to put forward their local legends, sports stars, community heroes and inspirational leaders to receive the recognition they deserve at the Southern Downs Regional Council Australia Day Awards on Friday, 26 January 2018.

The awards will recognise achievement and contribution across eight categories:

. Australia Day Citizen Award

. Australia Day Junior Citizen Award

. Australia Day Cultural Award

. Australia Day Junior Cultural Award

. Australia Day Sports Award

. Australia Day Junior Sports Award

. Australia Day Sports Administration Award

. Australia Day Community Event of the Year

Nomination forms can be collected from Southern Downs Regional Council's Community Contact Centres or libraries, or downloaded via Council's website.

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