There’s no time to wait – nominate Queensland Great!

Premier and Minister for the Olympics The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Now is the time to recognise outstanding Queenslanders who have educated, captivated, and enriched the state with 2022 Queensland Greats Award nominations closing on 31 January 2022.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the awards were a unique opportunity to celebrate exceptional Queensland individuals and institutions.

“Queensland Greats have demonstrated a long term and exceptional commitment to enhancing the lives of Queenslanders, and can be found anywhere across our State,” the Premier said.

“They are the people in our communities who have shown courage, resilience, perseverance, innovation or excellence to improve the way we live.”

Since 2001, 108 individuals, 17 institutions, seven posthumous recipients and one honorary recipient have been recognised as Queensland Greats.

Nominations are accepted across three categories — individual, institution and posthumous.

“I encourage Queenslanders to think about the individuals and institutions who have helped to shape their world and the development of our state,” the Premier said.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate their achievements by nominating them for a Queensland Greats Award.”

Last year’s recipients included social justice advocate Karyn Walsh AM from advocacy and support organisation Micah Projects, clinical social worker and wellbeing champion Aunty Ivy Trevallion, humanitarian and women’s health champion Professor Ajay Rane OAM, and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

They joined previous Queensland Greats recipients, including Bruce Morcombe OAM and Denise Morcombe OAM (2020 recipients), Kev Carmody (2009), Dr Dimity Dornan AO (2013) and The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO (2016).

Nominations for the 2022 Queensland Greats Awards close at 5pm, Monday 31 January 2022.

Recipients will be announced in June 2022 and honoured with commemorative plaques displayed at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.

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