About the awards
Many individuals, clubs and organisations are striving to give women and girls more opportunities and equal access to participate in their sport. We want to recognise those people and highlight the important work they are doing.
Recognising and celebrating the achievements of leaders in women’s sport through awards and storytelling shines a light on gender equity across the sector.
The Awards will be presented around International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2021. The IWD 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge and more information can be found on the International Women’s Day website
Recognises an individual under 25 who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of women or girls in sport during the 2020 calendar year.
Recognises an organisation’s significant contribution and commitment to the advancement of sport for women and girls during the 2020 calendar year.
Recognises an individual involved at club or community level sport for their contribution and commitment to increasing opportunities for women and girls during the 2020 calendar year.
Recognises up to three women per year whose exceptional efforts over the long-term have removed barriers for women and girls in sport and made it easier for them to participate and succeed. Trailblazers’ efforts have left a legacy for their sport that will not be forgotten.
|Champion||Recognises a woman for her outstanding achievements during 2020, as a coach, official, administrator or leader, and her commitment to furthering opportunities for women and girls to participate.
Who is eligible?
|AWARD||ELIGIBLE NOMINEES||NOMINATED BY|
|Young Achiever||NSW residents under 25 years of age||Open to all|
|Local Champion||Women over 18 years residing in NSW||Open to all|
|Outstanding Organisation||NSW based state sporting organisations, state sporting organisations for people with disability, associations, clubs, non-government, incorporated not-for-profit organisations||Self-nomination|
|Trailblazer||Women over 18 years residing in NSW||NSW based state sporting organisations and state sporting organisations for people with disability|
|Champion||Women over 18 years residing in NSW||Open to all|
How to nominate
- Nominations are to be made via the online form available on the Office of Sport website and a separate form is to be submitted for each nominee (500-word limit in on-line form)
- Nominations must outline how the person or organisation demonstrates the qualities and achievements described by the award category
- Achievements relate to the 2020 calendar year only, with the exception of the Trailblazers category
- Nominations must include a letter of support from the nominee’s organisation
- Only information included within the nomination form and supporting letter will be used by the selection panel
- Only one nomination under each category will be accepted from an individual or organisation
- Incomplete nominations will be deemed ineligible
- Information submitted in the nomination, excluding the nominee’s contact details, may be used for promotional purposes.
A panel comprising Office of Sport staff and an independent sports leader will assess and judge award winners in each category.
For further information or assistance, contact the Office of Sport’s Her Sport Her Way team via email.