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Colourfully dressed people in sunglasses, floral necklaces and head pieces smile at the camera as they sit on the grass in the sun.
Photograph: Supplied Midsumma Festival was a winner in the 2019 Arts and Events category

Everything you need to know about this year's Melbourne Awards

Self-nominate or nominate organisations you love for the 19th edition of our city's biggest awards

By Time Out in association with City of Melbourne

In 2020, the Melbourne Awards honoured the businesses, cultural organisations, individual legends and city stars who pushed through the limits of the pandemic. City of Melbourne is celebrating the unsung heroes who keep our city's communities thriving as Melbourne reopens and who push us to the forefront of innovation and creativity. This year there are two new categories that recognise achievements in knowledge and innovation and projects that support Melbourne's LGBTQI communities. The 2021 Melbourne Awards are open for nominations over all eight categories and will also crown a 'Melburnian of the Year' to one outstanding individual.

Up until June 11 you can self-nominate or nominate a worthy organisation for one of the Melbourne Awards. The categories are a diverse bunch with awards titled Community, Sustainability, Aboriginal Melbourne - Kommargee Ketherba, Arts and Events, Hospitality, Knowledge and Innovation, Urban Design and LGBTQI. Kommargee Ketherba means ‘rise up together’ in the Boon Wurrung language. The name is intended to better recognise the important work of Aboriginal communities.

The 2021 Melbourne Awards are also giving their annual, prestigious 'Melburnian of the Year' award to an individual who has made a significant impact on the City of Melbourne community.

Think you know someone who fits into any of the above? Have a fantastic workplace or your own project that you think deserves some spotlight? Enter yourself or an organisation you love here before June 11.


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