Harry Blackmore Award

Dr Harry Blackmore Award 2024 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
2021 Pia Leeming
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 Dr Stephen Rodrigues --- Dr Rodrigues is a passionate and measured doctor who, over many years, has performed many successful procedures in WA that have enhanced the quality of life of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Through numerous publications and his leadership within the profession he is sharing knowledge, information and learnings that continue to raise the level of awareness of issues that affect people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

2023 Award Nominations

Nominations for the Award are now open and will close on December 31st 2023.

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


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