WRITE it and deliver it by hand, send it by mail or via email, but just get it in — nominations are needed for the first Australian Wool Industry Medals to be awarded.
Australia’s wool industry has less than 10 days to nominate its most sustained and appreciated contributors; medal nomination forms must be received by the close of business on June 23 2017.
The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations is seeking entries for the medal – which is open to anyone who has been active in the sector since 1991 and has made a sustained and exceptional contribution.
Award candidates can have worked in one or more of industry sectors such as wool growing, shearing, wool classing, testing, brokering, market reporting and analysis, administration and regulation, exporting, processing, education, science, promotion or fashion.
But FAWO said all nominations will be considered on their contribution to the Australian wool industry and are not bound by the categories listed in the nomination form. These are to be used as a guide only.
The announcement of the inaugural 2017 medal recipients will be made at the Annual Wool Week Dinner in Melbourne on August 24.
Further information and a nomination form can be downloaded at www.fawo.org.au/awards or Sheep Central can forward a nomination form by email on request.
The award initiative is fully supported by FAWO and its members, which include the Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors, Australian Wool Exchange, Australian Wool Handlers, Australian Wool Innovation, Australian Wool Testing Authority, The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia, and WoolProducers Australia.