Sports Star Awards

Proudly organised by the North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF), the 2019 NQ Sportstar Awards recognise the efforts of the best sports people in North Queensland and aims to encourage them to go onto greater heights.


  • Junior Sports Person (Must be under 18 years of age during the awards period)
  • Senior Sports Person (18 years and over during the awards period)
  • Masters Sports Person
  • Athlete with a Disability
  • Service to NQ Sport

Entries Closed 4pm Friday, 30 August 2019

Terms & Conditions

Basis of Selection

Nominees for the North Queensland Sportstar Awards will be judged on their achievements and performances during the period of 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019.  The following criteria in order of importance are used in the selection process:

  • International representation
  • National representation
  • State representation.

Nominations are considered by a panel appointed by the NQSF which determines the winners and runners up.

Services to North Queensland Sport

Nominees cannot be an employee within the sport they are being nominated for, nominees must be a volunteer.  Any remuneration must be disclosed on the nomination form.


A nominee is a resident of a town/city/shire if they consider the town/city or shire their primary place of residence. For example, several nominees are required to train and compete for extended periods internationally to compete at the level they have attained; however, they return to their permanent residence within their host local authority when in the NQSF region. Membership of local sports club or association assists proof of residency. North Queensland born Golf Star Karrie Webb is an example of a person who could not be nominated because she resides full time in another country.

Incomplete or Incorrect Applications

Any incomplete applications will not be processed.

Nomination Process

Nominations received by Council will be judged by a committee.  The committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  One recipient in each category will then be nominated by Charters Towers Regional Council for the North Queensland Sportstar Awards held in Ingham on Saturday, 2 November.

Awards Presentation

This year, Hinchinbrook Regional Council will be hosting the North Queensland Sportstar Awards in partnership with the North Queensland Sports Foundation at the Hinchinbrook Shire Hall.

  • Date: Saturday, 2 November 2019 (evening commencing at 5.30pm)
  • Venue: Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham
  • Dress: Cocktail
  • Format: Canapes, followed by Gala Dinner
  • Guest: VIP Guest Speaker Mark Knowles OAM 4x Olympian, Olympic Gold Medallist & 2018 Commonwealth Games Flag Bearer:

Emcee: Glenn ‘Minty’ Mintern local radio announcer and entertainment by local artist ‘Obsession’.

Trophies & Prizes

Trophies are awarded to the Winners and Runners up in each category.

  • Junior: Winner receives $1,000 | Runner Up receives $500 (Under the age of 18 during the awards period)
  • Senior: Winner receives $2,000 | Runner Up receives $500 (18 years and over during the awards period)
  • Masters: Winner receives $500 | Runner Up receives $250
  • Athlete with a Disability: Winner receives $1,500 | Runner Up receives $500
  • Services to NQ Sports: Winner receives a prize to the value $500 & Jacket | Runner Up receives a prize to the value of $250 & Jacket.

​Nominations have now closed