Calling Canberra artists. Do you have what it takes to design the Australian of the Year trophies?


The National Australia Day Council (NADC) is inviting Expressions of Interest to design and produce the trophies presented for the Australian of the Year Awards.

Each year, a total of 36 trophies are presented to Award recipients across all States and Territories, including the four national recipients – Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.

National Australia Day Council CEO Jeremy Lasek says the trophies are an iconic part of the Australian of the Year Awards.

“As we launch the 2015 Awards program with nominations opening on 1 June, this is a landmark opportunity to be involved in the most prestigious awards in Australia,” said Mr Lasek.

“The Australian of the Year Awards have been presented since 1960 and have recognised some of the most respected and revered Australians – from Dame Joan Sutherland, Neville Bonner and Professor Fred Hollows to Cathy Freeman, Professor Patrick McGorry, Ita Buttrose and more recently Adam Goodes.

“The trophies presented to the Award recipients represent a range of Australian symbols and are a lasting memory of the recipients’ achievements, so it’s important the trophies reflect the values of the Awards and capture the essence of Australia.

Expressions of interest are open until 31 July 2014, with the successful applicant expected to be announced in August to allow design and production planning to begin immediately for the 2015 Awards trophies.

To submit an Expression of Interest for the design and production of the Australian of the Year Awards and full details, please visit or contact the NationalAustralia Day Council by phone 02 6120 0600 or email


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