NEW SOUTH WALES

7NEWS Young Achiever Awards - NSW/ACT

Aboriginal Education Council Aboriginal Education Award
Education is life changing. It takes place not only in educational institutions but in everyday situations. 
The Aboriginal Education Council through its Aboriginal Education Award seeks to recognise Indigenous and Non Indigenous young people engaged in the education of Aboriginal people, education about Aboriginal people and culture, or education with Aboriginal people. 
The applicants will be drawn from Community Educators, Community Members, Classroom Teachers, Assistant Teachers or school or institution Students or Support Staff, who are passionate about providing and improving education for, about or with Aboriginal people. 
The Award will recognise young men and women who have the skills and ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and ages.
  • Outline the nominees educational background
  • Outline the nominee's progress as a educator, in particular focusing over the last 12 months.
  • Outline how the nominee has used initiative, engaged in innovative practice and excelled as a educator.
  • How has the nominee displayed or supported a positive philosophy and demonstrated good educational and learning practices?
    1. How have the students, other staff and the community benefitted from the innovative approach of the nominee?
  • Describe how the nominee has made a positive contribution to their profession. 
  • Outline the nominee’s commitment to personal development and further education
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
First National Real Estate Leadership Award
Tenacity, dedication, passion, selflessness and confidence are the key qualities of those amazing young people who are the “leaders” and driving force in our communities. These young people are at the forefront of achievement and community contribution in their work or field of endeavour. 

They may have implemented change within their group, business or organisation that has altered the way people think and perform for the better. They may be leading, and driving those around them on a journey of achievement or improvement. 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, their employment or trade or community contribution, the First National Real Estate Leadership Award acknowledges young people who set an example through their leadership and drive, paving the way for others to follow. 
  • Tell us how the nominee has displayed leadership 
  • Outline the leadership qualities
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved?
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has overcome
  • Who and how has the community benefited from the leadership?
  • Identify any training/development the nominee has undertaken to develop the leadership skills
  • What is the lasting/sustainable legacy of the nominee’s leadership efforts (If relevant)
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Freemasons of NSW/ACT Community Service Award
When hard times hit or disaster strikes, our selfless young men and women often make the difference by giving their guidance, encouragement and much needed support.
Volunteers spend their time offering friendship, hope and inspiration to the disadvantaged and those who need it most.
The Community Service Award applauds our unsung heroes, acknowledging those young people who are passionate in putting the needs of others first.
  • Contribution and interest in local and wider community
  • Detail the short and long term aims and objectives of programs/projects
  • Outline Initiative and innovation planning, management and leadership
  • Community Involvement, appreciation, participation
  • Outline what is voluntary or paid involvement and the self-development, training and education levels of individual
  • Discuss all barriers encounters and how they have been overcome
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Educator Award
The NSW Department of Education encourages and recognises young people who have chosen a career as Early Childhood Educators. This award highlights the achievements of professional educators in helping children achieve their potential and fostering high educational outcomes.

National and international research shows that a child’s experiences during the early years are the building blocks for their future. Children who participate in quality preschool programs are more likely to arrive at school equipped with the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to engage in learning. These benefits continue well beyond primary school. Higher levels of educational success, employment and social skills have all been linked to moderate levels of participation in quality early childhood education.

The NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Educator Award recognises individuals who have demonstrated a significant contribution to improving the learning, development and wellbeing of young children aged 0 – 6 years of age.
  • Describe how the nominee has contributed to the learning and development of children aged 0-6 years of age
  • Outline how the nominee’s recent work (paid or volunteer) has benefitted young children and their parents/carers
  • Describe how the nominee has displayed excellence in early childhood education and care 
  • Provide an example of an activity/program which highlights why the nominee is deserving of this award
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
NSW Ministry of Health Healthier Communities Award
The Healthier Communities Award will recognise young individuals who are dedicated to those in need of health and wellbeing services within their local communities. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance, innovation or professional services within the public health sector. 

The Healthier Communities award recognises individuals who have made a substantiable contribution to public health and acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by volunteers, carers and health professionals. 
  • Outline your contribution & commitment to health and wellbeing
  • Who has benefited and what outcomes have been achieved
  • Outline your community involvement 
  • Number of hours contributed, paid and/or unpaid 
  • Discuss any barriers and how they have been overcome (if relevant) 
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
QPRC Performing Arts Award
The level of creativity and artistic expression is a known barometer of freedom and progress in society. The Q - as a Centre for Performing Arts - applauds the energy and drive of young artists who are part of this essential element of healthy culture. In a fame driven world filled with instant gratification at every corner, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council supports the achievements of young artists in every creative field who strive for quality, discipline and integrity in their work. The QPRC Performing Arts Award is given to young artists who are working hard and consistently to make a difference through their expressive capacities.
  • Commitment to personal development in the arts
  • Training and education level
  • Prizes and awards – local, national, international
  • Performances/exhibitions achievements 
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties overcome
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. (This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.)
TransGrid Indigenous Achievement Award
Young Indigenous people are using their own stories and life experiences to give back to their communities. These passionate and dedicated young Indigenous people provide strong role models and are making a difference. The TransGrid Indigenous Achievement Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of these young people in achieving or participating in excellence. 
  • What successes and cultural achievements has the nominee had?
  • How have these contributions and achievements benefited the community? 
  • How has your education, training and/or employment (if applicable) enabled you give back to your community?
  • Outline any barriers you have had to overcome 
  • What are your plans and goals for the future?
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.