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2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards

Submissions closed at midnight 27 September 2021 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

2022 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The NSW Women of the Year Awards nominations for 2022 are open.

Before you begin your nomination, please read:

The nomination deadline has been extended to close at 11.59pm on Monday 27 September 2021.

For more information, please visit our website, or email womenoftheyear@facs.nsw.gov.au and quote your submission number.

AWARD CATEGORIES

NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year: A dedicated pillar of her community, she is a role model who promotes economic, cultural and/or social wellbeing of Aboriginal people in NSW.

NSW Community Hero: She works tirelessly for her community. She’s the first to roll up her sleeves to help others, and motivates those around her to contribute to their communities.

NSW Regional Woman of the Year: Shines a light on the accomplishments of an extraordinary woman living in regional NSW.

NSW Woman of Excellence: A role model, who has excelled in her chosen field. In doing so, she affects lasting change and is an inspiration to others.

NSW Young Woman of the Year: A woman aged 18-30 years, who has demonstrated incredible potential or achievement in her chosen field, passion, or area of interest.

The One to Watch: Recognises girls and young women aged seven to seventeen, who demonstrate a single act or ongoing acts of courage, strength, determination and/ or kindness to help and support those around them.

 

NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE NOMINATION FORM

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

SAVING YOUR DRAFT NOMINATION

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

SUBMITTING YOUR NOMINATION

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

COMPLETING A NOMINATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

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