Dr Harry Blackmore Award 2023 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 Hard of Hearing 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 Hard of Hearing or who have raised the level of awareness in the broader community of issues that affect Deaf and hard of hearing.
Recent Award Winners
2012 Paul Higginbotham
2013 Anne Jeavons
2014 Stewart Carter
2015 John Richards
2016 Mavis Fisher
2017 Rob Eikelboom
2018 Pam Davies
2019 Geoff Reader
2020 Dr Dona Jayakody --- Awarded for her outstanding research work that includes assessing the impact of hearing loss treatment using hearing implants and hearing aids on cognitive functions and mental health of older adults with hearing loss.
2021 Pia Leeming --- Awarded for the outstanding way in which, over many years, she has supported families to understand what they need to do to help their children learn to listen and use spoken language
2022 Leanne Potter --- Leanne has not only been one of the most dedicated Teachers of the Deaf for 38 years, she has also, lent her talents, energy and passion to many other areas affiliated with services to people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. For many years she worked alongside Dr Harry Blackmore.
2023 Award Nominations
Nominations for the Award are now open and will close on December 31st 2022.
Please forward nominations to Deafness Council WA Inc, PO Box 1388, South Perth, WA. 6951.