Humble Heroes

Celebrating good people in our community

Is there someone in your life who offers kindness beyond expectation or who believes in giving their time and energy to support and encourage a thriving community? We’d love your help to find and thank these extraordinary people. 

Nominate your humble hero for some fantastic prizes!

It couldn’t be easier:  

1.      Upload a photo of your humble hero along with their story on our Humble Hero voting page.

2.      These will be shared with the ecostore community 

3.      You and other members of the ecostore community can vote for the humble hero that inspires you the most.

Humble Hero prizes to be won! 

Nominees with the most votes will be announced every second month and will receive an ecostore Healthy Home Kit brimming with plant and mineral based products for a healthy home. 

Yearly Humble Hero prize to be won!    

In March 2015 the most inspiring Humble Hero voted for by the ecostore facebook community will be announced and will win a Wellness Retreat experience at the tranquil Yarra Valley Living Centre run by the renowned Gawler Foundation.

“An exceptional facilitator- caring, responsive, thoughtful and articulate with a generous and serving heart. The Yarra Valley staff's enthusiasm and deep commitment to us as participants was special”.

Set on 40 acres of natural bush land, The Gawler Foundation Yarra Valley Living Centre is replete with sanctuaries designed for quiet meditative, self-nurturing practice. Retreat guests are guided by therapists and facilitators as they take time out and learn practical ways to improve their health and wellbeing.

Simply select your experience

The winner and their guest can select their preferred experience and dates of choice to attend a weekend wellness retreat at The Gawler Foundation Yarra Valley Living Centre, ecostore will provide up to $500 for transport costs if required for interstate travelers.  

NB Guest facilitated retreats are not included  



What is a Humble Hero?

A Humble Hero is a person in our life or community who gives generously of spirit without expecting any return. They are those people, young or older, who inspire us and those around us to lead lives led by kindness and compassion.

Does the Humble Hero need to live in Australia?

Yes the humble Hero needs to live anywhere in Australia.

How do I nominate?

Simply follow the prompts on Facebook to upload a photo of your Humble Hero and share with us the details of their story that has inspired you. Nominations will be open for 7 days each round. We’ll remind you when we’re close to closing them.

Who can vote?

Anyone who has 'liked' the ecostore Australia facebook page will be able to nominate and vote. Voting will be open for a total of 4 weeks for each round. Votes will be kept confidential and the final winner for each round (every 8 weeks) will be announced shortly after voting closes.

How will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced on facebook and also in our monthly newsletter, make sure you’ve signed up to both (and that they are too) so as they don’t miss out! We will send the winner a Healthy Home Kit brimming with plant and mineral based products for a healthier, safer home.

How is the overall winner decided?

The overall winner of the Humble Hero is the special person among us who over the course of the year has received the most votes overall in any one of the rounds.

The winner will be announced in February 2015 and will have the option to select a weekend retreat of their choice from the Yarra Valley Living Centre, owned and operated by The Gawler Foundation. The winner can bring one (1) guest and transport costs up to the value of $500 will be covered by ecostore for those who may be travelling from interstate.

The winner will liaise directly with ecostore to determine their preferred retreat, dates and any travel arrangements.

Does the retreat include meals?

Yes all meals and refreshments are included in the retreat package.


Terms & Conditions

This promotion is by no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to ecostore and not to Facebook.

The information that you provide will only be used to notify winners 

Nominations are open to Australian residents only, above the age of 15 with an active facebook account. Nominees are not required to have a facebook account but must have a valid and active email address, and reside in Australia.  

Nominees can only be nominated once. Winners can only win once with the exception of winning a nomination round and the annual recognition award.

A person nominating may nominate more than once, but may not nominate the same person more than once.

Nominations will open every second Monday beginning Monday July 21 2014. Nominations will close seven (7) days from this date. No entries will be accepted once nominations close at midnight on that date.

Voting will open on the Thursday following closing of nominations and remain open for a total of four (4) weeks. No votes will be accepted following the closing of votes at midnight four (4) weeks from that date. See below for a schedule of nomination and closing rounds, voting opening and closing rounds and winner announcement dates.

Random prize packs will be announced for those nominating a Humble Hero throughout each nomination round. Winners will be randomly selected and notified on facebook and via email. A total of 3 random prize packs valued at $30 each will be available to win during each nomination round. 

Prize winners will be contacted directly by ecostore. Failure to acknowledge the prize won within seven (7) working days will be deemed as unclaimed and added back into the random winner’s prize pool.

Humble Hero winners will be contacted directly by ecostore. Failure to acknowledge the prize won within fourteen (14) working days will be deemed as unclaimed and the prize pack offered to the nominee with the closest votes to the winner.

Nominations and voting will not be open for the duration of January 2015. Nominations and voting will recommence in February 2015. 

The overall winner will be announced on Monday March 30 2014. 


Nominations open

Nominations Close

Voting opens

Voting closes

Winner announced

Round one

21 July

27 July

31 July

28 August

1 September

Round two

8 September

14 September

18 September

19 October

27 October

Round three

10 November

16 November

20 November

14 December

22 December

Round four

9 February

15 February

16 February

15 March

23 March

Overall winner announced


Monday 30th March 2015


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