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Award Program Overview

The Association for the Blind of WA Guide Dogs WA administers several awards. The

    Awards are presented every two years with the 2010 award nominations opening on February 22 and closing on March 31. All nominees will be invited to attend an award ceremony in May and winners will be presented with their certificates and prizes at the ceremony.

    Further information and nomination forms can be accessed on our website: www.guidedogswa.com.au

The following awards are open for nominations:

Angus Stewart Achievement Awards

    The Angus Stewart Achievement Awards were established in 1979. The awards are presented annually to Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired to recognise outstanding achievement. The awards aim to assist personal development, education and training.

    Angus Stewart dedicated his life to educating people who were blind or vision impaired. He began his work teaching in a special unit at Maylands Primary School in the 1950’s.

    Angus Stewart went above and beyond his regular duties as a teacher. He provided support for parents, assisted with recreational activities and transported students to and from school. When he retired from full-time teaching he joined the Association for the Blind assisting adult students with Braille and typing. His involvement with the Association lasted until his death in 1988.

    The Angus Stewart Achievement Awards are presented in three categories: Junior, Post Secondary and Open

Junior

    Open to secondary school students

    Recognises the academic and social achievements of secondary school students who are blind or vision impaired

    3 x $250 cheques are available

Post Secondary

    Open to those studying full-time or part-time at a tertiary level

    Age limit: 29 years of age

    Recognises the academic and social achievements of tertiary students who are blind or vision impaired

    3 x $500 cheques are available

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Open

    Open to people aged 30 years and over

    Recognises the personal, academic and social achievements of persons who are blind or vision impaired with a particular emphasis on the applicants contribution to the wider

    community.

    3 x $1,000 cheques are available

Fred and Lorna Craggs Awards

    The Fred and Lorna Craggs Awards were established to allow students who are blind or vision impaired to achieve their academic goals. Five monetary prizes are available for distribution and applicants may apply for up to $1,000 in prize money. Applicants should focus on requests for funding for specific programs or equipment which will allow them to improve their academic performance. The awards are open to school-aged children (both primary and secondary).

    Five monetary prizes are available for distribution and applicants may apply for up to $1,000 in prize money.

Ida Lloyd Fellowship

    The Ida Lloyd Fellowship was established to assist young people who are blind or vision impaired to develop their social skills and independent living skills. The Association invites nominations from young people to apply for funding for activities which promote the objectives of the Fellowship. This could include course fees, camp fees or specific equipment relating to enhanced independence. The awards are open to people under the age of 30.

    Five monetary prizes are available and applicants may apply for up to $1,000 in prize money.

Access Awards

    The Association’s Access Awards provide clients with the opportunity to nominate people, places and services that have successfully addressed accessibility issues faced by people who are blind or vision impaired. Nominations will be accepted in five categories; Employment, Travel and Transport, Retail and Entertainment, Education, Training and Recreation, Outstanding Individuals and Other Services.

    ? 2010 Association for the Blind of Western Australia This information is available in alternative formats on request

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