People who love contributing to their community are the perfect candidates for a 2020 Australia Day awards nomination, according to The Barossa Council. David Herbig, Council’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, said he was recognised for simply doing something he was passionate about – promoting the Herbig tree in Springton. “It was no effort at all – it was something I really loved doing and the award is the result of that,” David said. Council encourages people to nominate local community heroes in the following categories: Citizen of the Year  Young Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year, and: Community Project of the Year The Australia Day Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given an outstanding service over a number of years to a local community.  Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of the community. Nomination forms can be downloaded via www.barossa.sa.gov.au or hard copies are available from the Nuriootpa Council office and branch offices. Nominations can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to PO Box 867, Nuriootpa SA 5355, or submitted directly to the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards website.  Nominations close 5pm Friday, 15 November 2019.  Awards will be presented by Mayor Bim Lange at the 2020 Australia Day Breakfast on Sunday, 26 January 2020.