ACFID Opens 2019 Award Nominations

02 Aug, 2019

ACFID has announced that it is seeking nominations for three major awards which will be presented at ACFID's national conference on October 23-24, 2019.  

ACFID is seeking nominations for the Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award, the Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award, and the Media Award.  

Commenting, CEO of ACFID, Marc Purcell, said: "The presentation of these awards is a highlight of our annual conference. It's a chance to celebrate extraordinary work and contributions to the sector."

In 2018 the Sir Ron Wilson Award – which recognises an outstanding contribution to advancing human rights – was presented to journalist and Iranian refugee, Behrouz Boochani, who is detained on Manus Island.

The ACFID Media Award – which recognise journalists delivering informed and sensitive stories about international development and humanitarian issues – was presented to the Australian’s South East Asia correspondent, Amanda Hodge for her coverage of the Rohingya crisis and her piece: ‘A mother’s wish: let Allah take him’.

The Outstanding Contribution to the Sector award – which recognises an outstanding contribution to the NGO sector over an extended period of time – was presented to Internationally-accredited partnership broker and leading expert in governance and entrepreneurship, Rhonda Chapman.

For more information and to make a nomination, visit the 2019 conference awards page.