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Seven News 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 an 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?
  • How have the students, other staff and the community benefited 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.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
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)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
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:

  • Outline 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:

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

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
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation – Innovation Award
The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation – Innovation Award recognises young people that demonstrate creative, inspirational and innovative thinking and have made a significant contribution to an entrepreneurial culture.
The award celebrates young people who demonstrate innovation and entrepreneurial thinking; in the workplace; through development of services and products with leading edge technological content; renewable and alternative energies; economic participation and the creative industries.
This award is open to individuals who are giving youth a voice to discuss and stimulate ideas, share solutions and use innovation to shape the future.
  • Brief background and history of initiatives/project
  • Description of products and/or services 
  • Examples of achievements/performance success
  • Marketing and promotional initiatives
  • Source of funding, grants and budgets if applicable
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
NSW Deputy Premier’s Regional Achiever Award
The NSW Deputy Premier’s Regional Achiever Award aims to recognise our regional and rural community contributors. The award will acknowledge excellence in a chosen profession or field of endeavour. It might be awarded to a career achiever or someone involved in an important regional industry such as primary production, agriculture or manufacturing. The award will also recognise those involved in volunteering, sport, art, culture, academia, or a regional initiative or project that deserves recognition. 

This award presents an opportunity for our whole community to gain inspiration from the dedication, commitment, leadership or selfless actions of a regional young achiever. 
  • Describe the achievements/contribution of the individual to the community
  • Outline the impact on the community of the individuals actions and who and how many have benefitted from their contribution
  • What barriers or difficulties have been faced by the individual and how these have been overcome
  • Provide a 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award
The Scouts NSW/ACT Youth Development Award recognises young people who assist in the development of others. They provide inspiration, role modelling, teaching, mentoring and confidence. The award will recognise those who are developing the potential of others involved in, but not limited to, volunteering, sport, art, culture, academia, career, education, research and development and community projects and programs. The Youth Development Award celebrates commitment in helping other young people to develop their community or career skillset. The nominees will be contributing and driving the development of others to achieve their goals.
  • Nature and impact of the individual’s relevant position/role
  • Length of service and examples of development and mentoring of others
  • Mentor impact on the community and who and how many benefit
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved as a mentor?
  • Hours contributed (paid and/or unpaid)
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award
The Western Sydney University has celebrated excellence since 1989 and for this reason is committed to recognising outstanding students throughout NSW and the ACT. The Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award will acknowledge young people displaying passion, drive, a willingness to learn and work hard to help them create opportunities and achieve excellent outcomes in their chosen field. 
  • Outline the area of study and academic achievements
  • How do the achievements compare to others involved in the same field?
  • How do the achievements impact the community?
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome.
  • Examples of initiative, planning, management and leadership.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Western Sydney University Science and Technology Award
All aspects of our lives are touched by science in some way or another. Scientific discoveries have the power to make a real impact on a personal, community and economic level. The work of young scientists has the power to change lives and our world, whilst their many outstanding discoveries hold the very key to our future. The Western Sydney University Science and Technology Award recognises and honours the young people that contribute to the community through exceptional and visionary science and/or technology achievements. 
  • Outline the nominee’s endeavour
  • List the goals and degree of difficulty
  • Describe any inventiveness, ingenuity and entrepreneurial skills displayed by the nominee
  • Outline any scientific or technical awards, presentations and papers (include samples if possible) 
  • Contribution to community, commercial application, or the broader field of research
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night