Goodness Awards recognise the best of Geraldton community

Goodness drawing at Awards What connects IGA, Rangeway Primary, community gardens and a Smartphone app for monitoring beach conditions? They are all previous Goodness Award winners!

The Goodness Awards are an inspiring showcase of local organisations and individuals creating what is good in, with and for our community. Award winners will share in more than $10,000 worth of prizes that can help them do more ‘Goodness’.

And the Goodness Festival needs your voice. Let the world know what you admire about others "Goodness", their contribution and their achievements, and nominate them for a Goodness Award.

Full details and the online nomination form are online at Nominations close on Monday the 18th August with the gala Awards night on 30th August. In 2013 more than 50 nominations were received, and all nominees, winners and supporters celebrated in style at a Gala event.

Nominations for the Awards can be for 11 different categories of Awards:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Health
  • Science
  • NRM
  • Zero Carbon
  • Zero Waste
  • Social Enterprise
  • Water
  • Digital

Dan Clarke was the winner of the Education Award at the 2013 Goodness Awards and said, “I was stoked last year getting the award, there are people in this town who seem to think what we are doing is worthwhile and it’s not just me that thinks so it’s our town that is celebrating this.”

Dan Clarke will once again be taking part in this year’s Goodness Festival where he and other local teachers intend to run a stall on the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative. Of the Goodness Festival Mr Clarke says, “What a crazy, beautiful thing to celebrate, I don’t want to celebrate anything more than goodness in our town.”

Further details of Dan’s award and the programs he runs are outlined online: