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Shine On Awards


This is an outstanding annual Australia-wide Rotary award recognising exceptional service to others by people with disabilities. Clubs may nominate people who meet the criteria and all nominees will receive recognition with a Certificate of Commendation.

The 'Shine On' Awards recognize and acknowledge service to the community by people with disabilities.

Guidelines for Nomination

Eligible Nominees are people who are actively involved in community service for the benefit of others and have demonstrated a significant level of achievement whilst managing a specific medical

Nominations for the Rotary Southern Districts' 'Shine On' Awards must be endorsed by a Rotary Club.

Nominations may be made by clubs, associations or individuals aged 21 years and over. A nominee must sign a consent form and include a small or passport sized photo.

Download the Application Form for 2014-15

Eligibility Criteria for a Nominee

  • Australian citizenship (for at least three years)

  • Individuals who have a specific disability

  • and have consistently given dedicated service to the community


  • Young Nominees: aged 15 years to 25 years (at closing date for applications)

  • Adult Nominees: aged 25 years and over

Required information supporting a nomination

  • Consent Form signed by the Nominee

  • Medical Certificate confirming the disability signed by a Medical Practitioner

  • Information demonstrating nominee's personal achievements

  • Information re: leadership and/or special service to his/her community

  • References (at least two) verifying achievements

Examples of personal achievement:

  • Leadership and/or mentoring of others with the disability

  • Membership and/or leadership in community groups

  • Service to the community and/or a history of community achievement

  • Other special awards or forms of recognition

Other Information:

  • A previous Nominee may be proposed no less than four years after initial nomination when further achievements have been demonstrated.

  • Any club or association may nominate more than one person.

  • Include your local Rotary Club's name; contact person; phone/email details and address.


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