We are pleased to announce the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Award winners as:
2017 Western Australian of the Year and Business Award winner (presented by Channel Seven) – Andrew Forrest AO
Aboriginal Award (presented by Wesfarmers) – Gina Williams
Arts & Culture Award (presented by Woodside Energy) – Marcus Canning
Community Award (presented by Alcoa of Australia) – Peter Lyndon-James
Professions Award (presented by EY) – Dr. James Fitzpatrick
Sport Award (presented by Hardy Brothers Jewellers) – Dennis Cometti
Youth Award (presented by BHP) – Ryan Morich
Pictured above, from left: Celebrate WA Chairman Michael Anghie, Dr Richard Walley OAM CitWA, Ryan Morich (Youth Award Winner), Gina Williams (Aboriginal Award Winner), 2016 Western Australian of the Year Adrian Fini OAM, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC – Governor of Western Australia, Marcus Canning (Arts & Culture Award Winner), Peter Lyndon-James (Community Award Winner), Dr James Fitzpatrick (Professions Award Winner), Dennis Cometti (Sport Award Winner). Absent: Andrew Forrest AO (Business Award Winner and 2017 Western Australian of the Year
Congratulations again to all of the above winners as well as our finalists, listed below, for their incredible achievements and contributions to the Western Australian community.
Arts and Culture Award
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The Western Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contribution to our state by those born and bred in Western Australia, or those who have chosen to make Western Australia their home.
The Awards celebrate excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship and innovation; improving the profile of WA arts and culture; inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; positive social, scientific and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives of young Western Australians and the community as a whole.
There are 7 categories that you can nominate for: