7NEWS, together with RAC Insurance, is seeking nominations to find Perth’s Local Champions and give them the recognition they overwhelmingly deserve.
They are the volunteers, the carers and the selfless unsung heroes that quietly dedicate their time to helping the lives of others within their community.
Over ten weeks, each Wednesday and Sunday night, 7NEWS will tell the stories of Local Champions who have been nominated by fellow community members.
With the support of RAC Insurance, a total of $15,500 in prize money will be awarded across eight categories based on contribution and impact in the local community, with a major prize of $5,000 awarded to the overall winner.
The prize categories include:
7NEWS Local Champion Prize. The nomination that has made the most overall positive impact for their community.
Small Business Champion Prize. A small business (under 50 employees) making a difference to the community and/or its employees.
Environmental Champion Prize. An organisation or individual who is driving a positive impact for a more sustainable community.
School Champion Prize. A primary or secondary school or student contributing to increase positive change in the community.
Seniors Champion. An organisation or individual (55 years of age and over) who are promoting a healthy, positive and engaged community for seniors.
Sports Champion Prize. For excellence in non-professional sporting activities and/or sporting programs that promote health, exercise and wellbeing.
Arts Champion Prize. For excellence in a non-professional creative arts activity, organisation and/or outstanding program that promotes engagement with the arts.
Change Champion Prize. An individual or organisation leading and campaigning for positive change, engagement and impact in their community.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in July and will be aired on 7NEWS.
To nominate your Local Champion, please fill out the required details below.
Entries close Sunday, 26 June 2022 11:59pm AWST.
Full T&Cs can be found here (PDF).