Frequently asked questions

How do I nominate someone for a Stroke Award?

Nominating someone for a Stroke Award is a simple process which can be completed by filling out the Stroke Awards Nomination Form, or contact us for a hardcopy form.

We recommend you write up and save your answer as a Word document rather than drafting your nomination directly into the online form. We also recommend you save your work. Saving frequently saves you the heartache of having to re-write your nomination should your computer freeze. Once you are happy with it, copy and paste in into the nomination form.

Is there a guide to completing the application?

Yes, read our nomination tips and tricks guide to help you with your nomination.

Can I include additional information to the nomination form?

Absolutely! If there are supporting documents that you feel will help us better understand why your nominee deserves to win a Stroke Award. You can attach supporting materials to your online nomination or email This is particularly important if you are entering someone into the Creative Award. Examples of someone’s artwork or music really helps our judges to make a decision.

Can I nominate someone for more than one category?

A nominee can only be a finalist in one category so it is important you choose the category they are most likely to do well in. Decide which category best suits your nominee. At times this can be challenging. If you are stuck contact the Award team at or 03 9918 7000. We cannot decide the appropriate category but we can talk the options through with you.

My nominee was a finalist last year – can I nominate them in this year’s award?

Yes, you can either nominate them for the same category they were a finalist in a previous year or nominate them for a different category. Previous winners are ineligible in the category they were successful in previous years, but can be nominated in a different category.

I know an amazing person working in stroke care but they live overseas. Can I nominate them for a stroke award?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept nominations for people living overseas for the Stroke Awards.

I live overseas, can I nominate someone for a Stroke Award?

As long as your nominee lives in Australia you can nominate them for a Stroke Award.

Will I receive confirmation that my nomination has been received?

If you make a nomination online you will receive an automatic email confirmation that your nomination has been received. If you have completed a hardcopy form and either emailed or posted it to us you can email us to confirm it has been received.

I nominated someone online but didn’t receive an email confirmation.

If you didn’t receive confirmation of your nomination we recommend you email us to confirm it was received. We may not be able to accept your nomination after the closing date so it is important you get in touch with us if you think there may have been an issue.

Will my nominee be told they have been nominated for the Stroke Awards?

Yes, the Stroke Foundation will email all nominees and nominators to notify them that they have been entered into the Stroke Awards once the nomination period has closed. Please note we use the email address you enter in the nomination form so it is important the contact details you provide are correct. We also encourage you to let your nominee know you have recognised their outstanding achievements by nominating them for a Stroke Award.

Who judges the Stroke Awards?

The Stroke Awards are judged by an esteemed panel of corporate leaders, celebrity stroke advocates, stroke experts and previous winners. The judges for the 2020 Stroke Awards will be announced soon so keep an eye on our website in the coming months.

When will finalists be announced?

The 2020 Stroke Awards finalists will be announced in April 2020.

When will winners be announced?

The winners of the Stroke Awards will be announced in May 2020. All nominees and nominators will be notified of the winners.

Is there a review process?

No, the Stroke Foundation and Stroke Awards judges’ decisions are final.

My nominee has been named a finalist, can I attend an award ceremony?

All award finalists will be invited to attend the award ceremony. If your nominee has been named a finalist and you would like to see them be presented with an award we encourage you to contact us to find out more.  

More questions?

Is there a question we haven’t answered? Get in touch by emailing or calling 03 9918 7000.