Category description 05 Aug, 2022

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities. This category recognises the individuals and groups who dedicate their time, passion and energy to improve the health and wellbeing of their community.

Key dates

Tuesday 9 August 2022

Nominations open at 10:00am AEST

Sunday 11 September 2022

Nominations close at 6:30pm AEST


Nominations assessed


Finalists announced

February 2023

2022 Victorian Health Promotion Awards event

Entry requirements

  • Most of the work associated with the nomination must have been completed between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.
  • All entries must relate to organisations, initiatives and/or individuals doing work that benefits the health and wellbeing of the Victorian community through health promotion.
  • Health promotion is the act of supporting governments, communities, and individuals to cope with and address health challenges to prevent disease and to improve health and wellbeing. We’re looking for people working on improving physical and mental health by tackling issues such as, but not limited to, access to healthy food, keeping communities active and bringing people together to increase social connection. We’re also interested in work that has helped reduce use and harm from alcohol, junk food, tobacco, vaping and gambling products as well as illicit drugs. 
  • We won’t be considering individuals involved in initiatives/projects that prevent or treat specific diseases or addictions.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.
  • The entrant acknowledges and agrees that VicHealth may reproduce, broadcast and communicate materials submitted for the purpose of promoting the award.

Assessment criteria

Entries will be judged on the following:

Criteria for Community Legend Award

Info we need from you

  • Summary (max. 150 words / max. 1 min)
    • In your summary, tell us:
      • Who are you nominating for the Community Legend award and why?
  • Nomination description (max. 250 words / max. 2 mins)
    • Tell us about your volunteer(s) including:
      • Where does the nominee volunteer?
      • How long have they been involved with the organisation?
      • What makes them an outstanding volunteer?
      • Have they been recognised in other ways/other awards?
  • Outcome (max. 250 words / max. 2 mins)
    • In your outcome, tell us:
      • What has your nominee achieved?
      • Give examples of their impact on the community’s health and wellbeing?

How to enter

  • Submit your nomination online at
  • All nominations must be submitted through the online platform.
  • Nominations can either be:
    • Written (through the online platform)
    • Video (recorded on your device (camera, smartphone, tablet etc) then uploaded on the online platform

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