The City of Melbourne runs the Melbourne Awards every year to honour individuals, businesses, and community groups that contribute to making Melbourne awesome. Unfortunate for us, that doesn’t include blogs but it does honour people who really go above and beyond to promote our city. Judging is done by a panel but nominations are done by the public via their website.
Looking at some of the past winners, they all seem to contribute to groups that help the underprivileged or the environment. Some interesting mentions from last year are Flexicar (the community car share program), The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and the Chill On Ice Bar, a bar that I’m amazed it is still in business.
The nomination process seems like a daunting process involving up to 5 pages for your submission, a 150-word overview of the project,DVDs, supporting materials, and industry testimonials among the many things recommended but is probably worthy of a good cause. Nominations close Friday May 15.