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Everyday Heroes Awards

Since 2014, the QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards are a way of recognising the hard work, dedication, and exceptional service of those who protect, serve, and heal our communities. 

If you have a friend or family member that have displayed dedication and excellence within the six award categories, now is the time to recognise their efforts by nominating them today.

Finalists have been announced! Congratulations to the 22 finalists that have been selected across the six award categories! Judging will commence this week and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 27th October 2023. 

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About the Awards

For 9 years, QBANK have proudly recognised and celebrated the efforts of our Everyday Heroes and the tireless work that they do in our community, but we need your help...

The awards are a way in which QBANK can say thank you to our Member Communities that go above and beyond, and reward their vital role within our community. Six category winners will each receive $2,000 cash deposited into a QBANK account and $2,000 donated to a nominated charity, per award category.


Award Criteria 

Who is Eligible? 

To be eligible for the Everyday Heroes Awards, the nominated person must be over 18 and a government employee (Local/State/Federal) residing in Queensland and be employed in a job that is principally concerned with the administration of justice and protection of life/property. To be eligible for the Young Everyday Hero Award, the nominee must be aged 12 to 17 and reside in Queensland. Volunteers and Student Volunteers are also encouraged to apply. This includes SES, Surf Life Saving, and other protection and rescue services.

Who can Nominate? 

Any member of the public can put forward a nominee for the QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards, including one for themselves, providing they are eligible for the awards.

What are the reasons I could nominate? 

The QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards is a great opportunity to say thank you to someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help your community. It is a chance to shine the spotlight on the great work of the unsung heroes in our community who deserve recognition for their efforts.

What do the winners receive?

Each category winner will receive $2,000 cash deposited into a QBANK account and $2,000 donated to a chosen charity per category.

How are the finalists selected?

Each nomination is reviewed by QBANK and allocated to one of six awards categories including Dedication, Ownership, Achievement, Excellence, Working Together and the Young Hero Award.  Finalists for each category are sent to the Judging panel. 

How are the winners selected? 

Award recipients are selected by seven highly respected judges who have proven track records of professional commitment and community dedication, commonly through fundraising and charity work, supporting the vulnerable or disadvantaged, mentoring and leadership or spreading community awareness.

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