Honour exceptional grandparents and older people in the Monaro

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Honour exceptional grandparents and older people in the Monaro


Tuesday, 25th July 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards and the inaugural Grandparents Day Photography Competition, Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today.

Mr Barilaro is calling for people in the Monaro to nominate stand-out grandparents or older people who go above and beyond for their families and the Monaro community.

“Whether you’re a grandchild or someone who is simply thankful for a grandparent or older person who makes a difference, then nominate them today,” Mr Barilaro said.

The opening of this year’s award nominations coincides with the launch of an inaugural Grandparents Day Photography Competition.
Mr Barilaro said the photography competition, a partnership between the NSW Government and The Australian Centre for Photography, is a great opportunity to recognise the many ways older people contribute to their communities.

“Turn the lens towards your older relatives and friends, and show us what they mean to you,” Mr Barilaro said.

Both initiatives aim to highlight the invaluable contribution of older people ahead of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday October 29, 2017.

Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies, said NSW Grandparents Day was launched by the NSW Government in 2011 and is a key initiative under the NSW Ageing Strategy.

“We want to promote the talent and experience of older people, who make our communities better places to live.” Mrs Davies said.

More details about the Grandparents Day Photography Competition are available at www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au, entries close on September 1, 2017. Photo entries must include an older person as the subject.

To make a 2017 Grandparent of the Year Award nomination contact John Barilaro’s office at 02 6299 4899 before September 8, 2017.

A state-wide award ceremony to announce the NSW Grandparent of the Year will be held at NSW Parliament House on October 18, 2017. Winners from the photography competition will also be announced at this event.