2016 Melbourne Awards recognise multiculturalism - nominations open

NOMINATIONS are now open for the prestigious 2016 Melbourne Awards, which for the first time will include a category celebrating multiculturalism.

A Melbourne Award is one of the city’s highest accolades. From large corporations to small community groups, the awards recognise and celebrate inspirational Melburnians whose passion and commitment helps enhance Melbourne’s reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities in the world.

Achievements are recognised in a variety of categories, including Environmental Sustainability, Community, Profile and Multiculturalism.

The Multiculturalism category recognises projects or activities that have helped Melbourne develop as a multicultural city through initiatives that promote social harmony and understanding, improve community relations, or provide support to migrants and refugees in the community.

Also eligible are projects or events that celebrate Melbourne’s multicultural identity, support diversity, increase community awareness, assist with cultural integration and encourage others to contribute to a tolerant and inclusive society.

Every day there are countless Melburnians who dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of the city. Do you know an inspirational Melburnian who deserves recognition?

For more information about the Awards and to nominate, visit the Melbourne Awards website.