ACFID Opens Nominations for 2018 Awards

27 Jul, 2018

ACFID has announced that it is seeking nominations for three major awards which will be presented at ACFID's national conference on October 30-31, 2018.  

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 aid and development sector."  

In 2017 the Sir Ron Wilson Award – which recognises an outstanding contribution to advancing human rights – was presented to the Referendum Council for their work on constitutional reform and their Final Report of the Referendum Council, including the Uluru Statement.  

The ACFID Media Award – which recognise journalists delivering informed and sensitive stories about international development and humanitarian issues – was presented to the foreign editor of Fairfax media Michael Bachelard and photojournalist Kate Geraghty for their series of stories profiling people living under the ravages of Islamic State.  

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 Mark Webster, former CEO of ADRA Australia, who has dedicated over 20 years to ADRA’s work.  

For more information and to make a nomination, visit the 2018 conference awards page.