Harry Blackmore Award

Dr Harry Blackmore Award 2020 Nominations


Since 1988 the Deafness Council have presented an award during Hearing Awareness Week, the first being to Kevin Campbell from Channel 7 for his involvement in the first live captioning of the Channel 7 News.

The Award is named after Dr Harry Blackmore, a life member of the Deafness Council WA Inc, in recognition of his outstanding work over many years in advancing the interests of Deaf and hearing impaired people.

The Award is given in recognition of the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has enhanced the quality of life of people who are Deaf or hearing impaired or who have raised the level of awareness in the broader community of issues that affect Deaf and hard of hearing.

Recent Award Winners

2011 Professor Marcus Atlas
2012 Paul Higginbotham

2013 Anne Jeavons
2014 Stewart Carter
2015 John Richards
2016 Mavis Fisher
2017 Rob Eikelboom ---Awarded for his years of dedication to hearing research as well as mentoring and supporting many undergraduate and post graduate students in their hearing research journey
2018 Pam Davies---Awarded for over 30 years of dedication as a Teacher of the Deaf
2019 Geoff Reader---Awarded for his outstanding work over 35 years in creating better outcomes for children who are Deaf or hard of hearing

2019 Award Winner

Congratulations to this years award winner - Geoff Reader

Through Geoff's leadership, for over 35 years, and as a champion for the children and their families, he has led the improvement of teaching practice for children in Western Australia. Working as a tutor, note taker, Teacher of the Deaf and Deputy Principal, Geoff has worked to optimise innovation and dedication in servicing the Western Australian community to create better outcomes for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

Barry MacKinnon - President

 Deafness Council WA

2020 Award Nominations

Nominations for the Award are now open and will close on January 31st 2020.

Please forward nominations to Deafness Council WA Inc, PO Box 1388, South Perth, WA. 6951.

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