By Emilie Ng
NOMINATIONS to find Australia’s most inspirational Catholics are rolling in fast as the cut-off for entries for The Community Leader Awards 2014 approaches in two weeks.
Wise priests, committed parishioners, teachers who are making a profound impact on the local community, and national ministry leaders are among those already nominated for the awards.
Catholics living in Australia can 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.
Nominations close on October 31, less than two weeks away.
Queensland’s award-winning newspaper, The Catholic Leader, is hosting the Community Leader Awards 2014 for the first time.
“The Community Leader Awards will be an annual tribute to those Catholics who are dedicated and committed to being a public witness to the faith,” Mr Emerick said.
“There are extraordinary Catholics out there with great stories to tell.
“I encourage all Australian Catholics to share some of these stories, by sending in a nomination to ensure the members of our faith community are acknowledged nationally.”
Australian Catholic University, leading financial advisory firm Ord Minnet and Brisbane Catholic Education are category sponsors for the awards.
Nominations for The Community Leader Awards 2014 can be made at The Catholic Leader website, www.catholicleader.com.au/awards2014 or call 3336 9100 to receive a nomination form.
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.
Tickets for The Community Leader Awards Cocktail Party are $30 for adults or $20 for concessions and can be purchased online.