QUEENSLAND

Queensland Young Achiever Awards

Access Community Services – Multicultural Youth Queensland (MyQ) Cultural Diversity Award
The Access Community Services MyQ Cultural Diversity Award honours the achievements of young people who have made outstanding contributions to advancing cultural diversity in their community. Individuals will demonstrate a significant impact that builds social cohesion and promotes multiculturalism in the lives of others around them.
The award recognises young people from any cultural background up to and including the age of 29 who have demonstrated qualities such as leadership, resilience, empathy and altruism in driving social change to promote cultural diversity in the community. Young people may have contributed to the community through initiating major projects and/or events, achieving excellence and role modelling for other young people through their civic contributions such as volunteering and advocacy. Nominees who have mentored and supported other young people will be strongly considered, as well as those who promote and demonstrate the benefits of cultural diversity, whilst inspiring others.
  • Describe the initiative, project, or event initiated or achievements in excellence and role modelling for others through volunteering and advocacy
  • List the outcomes and impact of their contributions to building social cohesion and promoting multiculturalism
  • Describe the nominees personal experiences and any barriers faced and how they were overcome
  • Describe the young person’s demonstrated qualities of leadership, resilience, empathy and altruism
  • Describe the beneficiaries of the young person’s contributions and the overall social impact
  • Provide 2 referees to support your nomination
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
BB Print Leadership Award
Tenacity, dedication, passion, selflessness, leadership and innovative thinking are the key qualities of those amazing young people who are the “driving force” in their community.  They may have implemented change or innovation within their group, business or organisation that has altered the way people think and perform for the better.  They may be leading and taking those around them on a journey of achievement, or they may have overcome difficulty, adversity or hardship to achieve excellent outcomes and raise pride in the community and our state. Whether it is in sales, customer service, management or community contribution, the Leadership Award acknowledges young people who set an example through their leadership, drive and determination paving the way for others to follow.
  • Tell us how the nominee has displayed their leadership qualities

  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved?

  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has encountered

  • Who in the community has benefited from their leadership?

  • How has the community benefited from their leadership?

  • What is the lasting legacy of the nominee's leadership efforts?

  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
iFly Online Achievement Award
The need for a new generation of digital-savvy online practitioners is clear, as is the value of having established innovative professionals continually upgrading their skills to meet the needs of the rapidly changing online environment. The aim of iFly Online Achievement Award is to recognise local young achievers who demonstrate not only success in this space, but conveys the character traits important to the industry - Creativity, innovation, agility and has a keen interest for information technology.
  • Contribution to online - Include links to any examples of work conducted online or connected to the internet e.g. websites, online campaigns, apps

  • Detail any work experience you have had working in the online space

  • Detail how you embody the traits of creativity, innovation, agility, real time decision making 

  • What interests you about information technology?

  • What is an example of a successful website (Australian) and why?

  • Your vision of the future of online in Australia?

  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night

Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award
Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are using their own stories and life experiences to give back to their communities. These passionate and dedicated young Indigenous people are strong role models and are making a real difference. The Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of these young people in achieving or participating in excellence. 
  • What contributions have you made to your local community and the wider community?
  • How have these contributions and achievements benefited the community? (ie: improvements in physical, emotional, intellectual and/or spiritual wellbeing) 
  • Have you been a leader or a role model in the community? If so, how has your role benefited your community?
  • How has your education, training and/or employment (if applicable) enabled you give back to your community?
  • What successes and cultural achievements have you had?
  • Outline any barriers you have had to overcome 
  • What are your plans and goals for the future?   
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award
Trusted, reliable and understanding are all core values of LGIAsuper and are also those of our community volunteers. The LGIAsuper Community Volunteer Award aims to acknowledge those who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community. This Award covers all aspects of volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, emergency services, health, aged care and not for profit organisations. Nominees are community volunteers who, through exceptional leadership and support to others, demonstrate innovative ways to achieve excellence beyond what is expected of them. 
  • Nature of the volunteer’s exceptional achievement/s
  • Impact the volunteer has had, and the benefits they have provided to the organisation and/or the local community that is above and beyond what is expected of them
  • Obstacles overcome by the volunteer as part of their achievement
  • Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
The spirit of creativity, the energy and drive of young artistic people including those within the Fashion and Design Industries is enthusiastically applauded by the Coffee Club.  With youth leading the way in fashion, design, textiles, visual art, dance and dramatic industries it is important to applaud their achievements in a fast paced, stressful and success driven environment. Through the Arts and Fashion Award, recognition is given to those who strive for excellence, creativity and success. The Arts and Fashion Award highlights the importance of the Arts Industry throughout Queensland and rewards the next generation of artists.
  • Contribution and interests in local & wider community and benefits to the Queensland Community

  • Commitment to personal development in the arts

  • Creativity and professional standards

  • Training and education levels of individuals

  • Prizes and awards – local, national, international

  • Performance/exhibition achievements

  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night

The University of Queensland Create Change Award
Many young Queenslanders are passionate about creating change. The University of Queensland Create Change Award will recognise young people that are driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote or create change. The Create Change Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment young people make in achieving or participating in positive activities that empower change locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Outline the program, project or initiative that the nominee has been involved with to create change
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved or been involved with to incite change?
  • Who has benefited from the programs/initiatives?
  • Why is the nominees program or initiative needed?
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has encountered.

  • Outline the training and/or education of the nominee and how this may have contributed to their ability to create change.

  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night