Tasmanian Mother of the Year 2015

I was shocked to be nominated by my friend Reeve for Barnados Tasmanian Mother of the Year 2015.  I felt very overwhelmed and honored to be awarded the Tasmanian Mother of the Year in April, and then went to represent the state at the national awards in Sydney.

It was an amazing experience to be a part of the Barnados Mother of the Year awards and I was very lucky to be able to spend the weekend with the other state finalists, who were all incredible women.  The highlight of my weekend was hearing their stories.  We were able to learn more about Barnados and the amazing work that they do to help children who are abused and neglected, and were also very spoilt - meeting celebrity ambassadors, choosing dresses for the announcement, cocktail parties, special luncheons and TV interviews.

The national award was presented at Kirribilli House on Mother's Day by the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and was awarded to Leanne Robson from Queensland, who was so deserving of it. 

Articles and videos about the awards are listed below:

Press Release for Barnados after the State Announcement
http://connectweb.com.au/news/media-centre/apr-2015/lisa-king-announced-tasmania-barnardos-mother-of-the-year-2015


State Announcement on WIN News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZTx3AVmK9g
 

Article on the ABC website after the state announcement
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-15/lisa-king-named-tasmanias-best-mother-by-barnados/6394536

Article in the Examiner Newspaper about the state announcement
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/3014808/launceston-woman-is-mother-of-the-year/

Article in the Mercury newspaer afer the state announcement
http://m.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/lisa-kings-strength-through-tough-times-recognised-with-2015-mother-of-year-award/story-fnj64o6u-1227304723813

Photo and announcement put up by Premier Will Hodgman on his Facebook and Twitter pages
https://www.facebook.com/WillHodgman/photos/pb.385838724767807.-2207520000.1444448152./985224431495897/?type=3&theater

Premier Will Hodgman's Press Release
http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/releases/tasmanias_barnardos_mother_of_the_year

The Examiner Newspaper Editorial
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/3016669/a-worthy-choice-for-mother-of-the-year/

The 2015 Finalists
http://www.motheroftheyear.com.au/2015-finalists/

 Interview on Sunrise TV show with three of the other state finalists
https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/27776788/the-mums-of-mother-s-day/#page1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Yd8MO0DfM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLvHvoxr4Qv48Y_QFCb-7Z17VJinkFIYZT&t=14&v=0gSHN7zLLjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpqpXKTVX84&list=PLvHvoxr4Qv48Y_QFCb-7Z17VJinkFIYZT&index=4

http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/video/mlc/RA-28-5-2015-LisaKing.mp4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0vnKIsxFwg

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org.au/article/latter-day-saint-woman-named-tasmania-s-mother-of-the-year


 My blog posts about the awards:

Tasmanian Mother of the Year National Finalist

http://www.lisajking.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/barnados-mother-of-year-tasmanian.html

Still Sinking In
http://www.lisajking.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/still-sinking-in.html
















Woman's Day
http://www.lisajking.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/womans-day.html

Barnados Mother of the Year National Announcement
http://www.lisajking.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/barnados-mother-of-year-national-final.html

What Happens at Kirribilli House Doesn't Stay at Kirribilli House

Things Like This Don't Happen To People Like Us
http://www.lisajking.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/things-like-this-dont-happen-to-people.html

Photos from Woman's Day
http://www.lisajking.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/photos-from-womans-day.html

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