Category description 30 Sep, 2021

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

Key Dates

 Friday 1 October 2021  Nominations close 6.30pm AEST
 October/November 2021  Nominations assessed
 December 2021  Finalists announced
 Early 2022  2021 Victorian Health Promotion Awards event

Entry requirements

  • Most of the work associated with the nomination must have been completed between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2021. 
  • This award recognises unpaid volunteers that provide amazing service to the Victorian community.
  • 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 projects that improve physical and mental health by tackling issues such as access to healthy food, keeping communities active and bringing people together to prevent loneliness and social isolation. We’re also interested in projects that have helped to reduce harm from things like alcohol, junk food, drugs, smoking and gambling. 
  • We won’t be considering 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

  • 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 including:
      •  Where does your 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 and give examples of their impact on the community’s health and wellbeing? 

How to enter

Submit your nomination before 6.30pm Friday 1 October 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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