A valued part of The Smith Family

Awards and Competitions


Make a Difference Award Nomination - Print&Fill or Online

Make a Difference Award Nomination Process

National President's Award Nomination - Information / Form (closed)

George Forbes Award Nomination (National Council Only) - Print&Fill or Online (closed)


NEW Competition - Coming Soon...


Make a Spectacle Competition - Now Closed

Please see below for winners.



"Making a Difference" Awards

Is there a member of your club deserving of national recognition? If so we would like to hear about them.

VIEW National Executive and National Council are inviting all clubs to recognise and acknowledge a member who is living our VIEW values by nominating them for a “Making a Difference” Award.

On a quarterly basis members will receive a letter of acknowledgement from VIEW Executive, be recognised on the VIEW website and will be added to our VIEW member honour roll at National Convention.

Nomination Criteria

A member who is role modelling one or more of VIEW’s values above and beyond the normal expectations:

Inclusive and welcoming                       Diverse and respecting
Supportive and caring                           Locally focused while nationally active
Collaborative and future looking


A member who has made a significant contribution to VIEW’s vision and mission.

Vision: Women creating and leading a more inclusive Australian society

Mission: As a leading voice and valued support network for women VIEW actively raises awareness of, and participates in, the work of The Smith Family.

Club Nomination Process

I. Club members discuss and decide on a suitable member nominee.

II. Club completes the Nomination form

III. Club sends the completed Nomination form together with a high resolution photo of the nominee – to view@thesmithfamily.com.au

See "Making a Difference" recognised recipients at Get Involved/Awards



Make a Spectacle Competition 

As part of VIEW celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary, all VIEW members were invited join in the Make a Spectacle competition...

This competition has been loads of fun and proved to be very popular. 

Thank you to all who participated in this competition. There were a record number of 383 entries in the four categories Best Group, Most Colourful, Most Humorous and Most Innovative.  Congratulations to all entrants.  The winners are:

Best Group

Click here to see all entries.

Winner - Carindale VIEW Club (QLD) for their creativity in their individual spectacles and using pool noodles to create spectacles they can all use.

Special Mention - NSW Lower Mid North Coast of NSW and Inland (Area NK) who had all the 180 attendees not only with spectacles but in the photo.


Most Colourful

Click here to see all entries.

Winner - Tricia, Aspley VIEW Club (QLD) very colourful. 

Special Mention - Shirley, Belconnen Day VIEW Club (ACT)


Most Humorous

Click here to see all entries.

Winner - Jill, Melville City VIEW Club (WA)


Special Mention - Geoff, Ian, Sid, Brad & DarrenPartners of Hervey Bay VIEW Members (QLD). They were feeling a little left out, so decided to add their own entry



Most Innovative

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Winner - Patricia, Abermain VIEW Club (NSW)

Special Mention - Beth, Carindale VIEW Club (QLD)