The David Lentin Memorial Award

For the Neighbourhood Watch Group with the most acclaimed program

The David Lentin Memorial Award is awarded in recognition of the Neighbourhood Watch Group with the most acclaimed program which furthers the aims and objectives of Neighbourhood Watch.


  • The Neighbourhood Watch State Awards recognise and honour those individuals and Neighbourhood Watch Groups that implement innovative projects, programs or partnerships which enhance community safety through the prevention of crime, and encourage volunteering and community participation thereby contributing to the quality of life for those in the community.
  • In submitting a nomination, you should assume that the judging panel has no knowledge of the nominee. Therefore, the nomination must include all of the required information.  In particular, to give the nomination the greatest chance of success, it must directly address the judging criteria below.


  • The nomination is to be completed and submitted online
  • Alternatively you can download the PDF, complete, scan and email to
  • Nominations must be received prior to 5:00 pm on Thursday 13 September 2018.
  • Nominations cannot be accepted by post.
  • All nominations will be acknowledged by return email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within two business days, please call the State Office on 03 9247 5492.
  • The State Honours Committee’s decision is final.
  • Award recipients and their respective LGA or Local NHW Group will be advised of their successful nominations. Recipients will be invited to attend the State Annual General Meeting on Thursday 11 October 2018 to be presented with their award.

Judging Criteria

  • Award nominees must be active Neighbourhood Watch Groups, including Areas, LGA Committees or Divisions.
  • The impact, benefit and effectiveness of the program, project or partnership on Neighbourhood Watch and the local community as outlined by the NHW Aims and Objectives.
  • The extent to which the Neighbourhood Watch Group has increased or maintained community participation in the program.
  • The degree of innovation, the demonstrated success of the program, comparison to other existing programs and the points of difference compared with existing programs.
  • The extent to which the innovative practice can be transferred to other Neighbourhood Watch Groups or sectors of the community.

Privacy Statement

This nomination is submitted on the understanding that the personal information provided is for the purpose of deciding the Neighbourhood Watch State Awards.

This information will be disclosed to the Neighbourhood Watch State Honours Committee prior to the Awards function and details of winners in each category will be used for promotional and other related purposes including on the Neighbourhood Watch website.

Personal information will not be given or sold to any other party without permission.