Criteria and Eligibility Information
Criteria for Athletes
Nominees must be superior achievers at the highest level of competition and made an outstanding contribution to sport. Nominees shall not be considered until after a two year waiting period following:
(a) retirement from the highest level of competition;
(b) the performance of a particularly outstanding athletic achievement that warrants special recognition. (Consideration of (b) would be appropriate in sports where age is not a barrier to competing at the highest level).
Team players will be considered on the same basis as individuals.
The Selection Panel will consider the origin and or influence the nominee has championed throughout the North Queensland region.
The Selection Panel will consider the degree of difficulty for a Nominee to attain the highest level of achievement.
The Selection Panel will consider in addition to a Nominee's individual achievements, that person's integrity, sportsmanship and character.
Any person or organisation may make nominations for consideration by the Selection Panel.
Criteria for General Members
The primary requirement for selection as a General Member is high level achievement from personal effort or initiative, in a field of endeavour that contributes to the performances of athletes or to the development and status of sport in North Queensland.
Nominees should have made a major contribution at the international, national or State level to their sport or to sport generally, including: - Sports administration / officiating - Sports coaching / training - Sports science / Sports Medicine / Sports media.
Nominees may be involved in other areas, but their achievements must satisfy the criterion detailed above, e.g.: - Innovators whose work has been adopted widely - Sports developers - Achievers at the highest levels of office or appointment available - Contributors to their sport or to North Queensland sport generally at the highest level.
The Selection Panel reserves the right to seek endorsement of any nomination by the appropriate peak organisation(s) in Australia, responsible for the sport(s) or field(s) of endeavour in which achievements have been attributed to the Nominee. The endorsement of any nomination by the appropriate peak organisation is highly desirable but its absence will not necessarily debar the Nominee from selection. The Selection Panel will be the arbiter in respect to the selection or otherwise of any Nominee.