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Nominations open for new Australian Catholic awards

Nominations open for new Australian Catholic awards

CATHOLICS who have displayed exemplary leadership and dedication in the community have the chance to be honoured with a new award this November.

The Community Leader Awards recognises professionals, youth, school leaders, volunteers and parishioners who, inspired by their Catholic faith, have made a significant difference to Australian culture.

Catholics living in Australia are invited to nominate themselves or another for Professional Leader of the Year, Young Leader of the Year, School Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year or Community Leader of the Year.

The awards are an initiative of The Catholic Leader, Queensland’s Catholic news source.

The Catholic Leader managing editor Matt Emerick said the awards would be “our way of highlighting the fantastic work of members of our faith communities”.

“We will be paying tribute to their dedication and commitment to their faith and to the community at large,” Mr Emerick said.

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will present one of the five awards at the official ceremony on November 19.

Archbishop Coleridge said he was “delighted to support The Catholic Leader’s new initiative”.

Nominations will open on September 1 and close on October 31.

Winners will be announced at The Community Leader Awards official ceremony on November 19 held at the Francis Rush Centre in Brisbane’s CBD.

The awards ceremony will be a public event featuring live entertainment, food, drinks and more, starting at 6.30pm.

Nominate yourself or another Catholic for The Community Leader Awards today. Visit www.catholicleader.com.au/awards2014 for all entry details.

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