Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 HART Awards! The HART Awards are a partnership between Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA). The Awards recognise Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.
The quality of nominations for this year’s Awards was exemplary and the competition was tight across each of our three categories – schools and early years centres, community organisations, and local government.
This year’s Awards had to be quickly adapted to an online format after the recent lockdown announcement, but we were thrilled to connect with everyone live through Zoom to share each of the finalist projects, and to hear from our winners live. The recording of this year's ceremony is now available on our YouTube.
Winner: Our Songlines Pty Ltd: Our Survival Day Project
Highly Commended: Girraway Ganyi Consultancy Pty Ltd: YouTube Channel
Champions of Reconciliation: The Torch: Confined Exhibition
Champions of Reconciliation: Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee: Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service
Winner: Glen Eira City Council: 26 January - An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspective
Highly Commended: Hepburn Shire Council: Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers - truth-telling and reconciling our shared history at contact
Winner: Yuille Park P-8 Community College: Nyatne Mok Boriyn (Thankful and Proud)
Highly Commended: Moolap Primary School: Moolap Cultural Immersion Project