NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards

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 by 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
Soroptimist International Women Creating Change Award
Many young women are passionate about creating change. The Soroptimist International Women Creating Change Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of young women in initiating and leading activities which enable change in the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Outline the program, project or initiative that the nominee has been involved with to create change for the benefit of women and girls.
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved or been involved with to enable change.
  • Who has benefited from the programs/initiatives?
  • Why is the nominee’s 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 her ability to create change.
  • 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 Fashion and Arts 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 NSW and the ACT and rewards the next generation of artists.

  • Contribution and interests in local & wider community and benefits to the NSW and ACT 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
  • Any other relevant information:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award
Many young individuals have successfully started or are operating their own small businesses or franchise and are making important economic and social contributions to NSW and the ACT. Creative business, franchises and commercial ventures provide opportunities for growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment. Many are also giving back to the community or giving others an opportunity. 

Young small business owners and operators are rolling up their sleeves, developing and realising their corporate vision and mission. The WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award promotes those who “give it a go” through determination, innovation, hard work and self-motivation, rewarding those who make their own luck and opportunities a reality. 
  • Provide a brief background of the business and description of product/service
  • Provide examples of activities the nominee has undertaken to advance the business, franchise or commercial venture
  • Outline the contribution to the local and wider community; and benefits to NSW and the ACT
  • Has the nominee had any recent business achievements or performance success?
  • Source of funding, grants and budgets (if applicable)
  • Barriers or difficulties the nominee has faced and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Worldwide Sports Award
Today's young athletes are tomorrow's sporting heroes. They're dedicated young individuals with a strong spirit of competition and love of the game. Encouraging and supporting the ambition and hard work of these focused individuals helps them to go further, faster, longer and higher than anyone before. Whether it's competing, coaching, administration or education, the Worldwide Sports Award seeks to applaud their talents and recognise their commitment in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Sport development - motivation, commitment, sacrifices, competitiveness & ability to achieve goals
  • Sporting achievements - results on a local, national and international scale
  • Hardships overcome.
  • Commitment to sport and training involved.
  • Vocational development - education, courses undertaken, work experience, part time or full time athlete, samples where possible.
  • Contribution to the community - impact on the community, coaching clinics attended, promotion of sport and associated groups.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.