NORTHERN TERRITORY

Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards

Charles Darwin University Arts Award
The spirit of creativity, the energy and drive of young artistic people is enthusiastically applauded by the Charles Darwin University. The Arts Award celebrates the creative practices of young people, particularly the initiative and commitment required to produce inspirational work. The Arts Award values the diversity and innovation of young people working in the arts and acknowledges their contribution to Australian culture.
  • Contribution and interests in the local & wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Commitment to personal development in the arts. Include details on any training and education levels of individuals:
  • Creativity and professional standards:
  • 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:
Colemans Contracting & Earthmoving Agriculture Award
The Agriculture Award aims to acknowledge Territorians that are making a difference in a diverse category.
These individuals are often hard working forward thinkers, leaders in innovation, motivated and devoted to making a difference to their industry while addressing the needs of the community.
Nominees for this award can be involved in any area of Territory agriculture.  
The Agriculture Award presents an opportunity for us to acknowledge those who play a part in shaping our agricultural community.

  • Describe the contribution to the farming/agricultural community
  • How has this impacted the community/industry and who/how many benefit
  • Outline whether the contribution is voluntary or paid
  • Does technology and innovation play a part in what you’re doing? If so, how? 
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties (if any) and how they have been overcome
  • What are your future aspirations?
  • Detail any achievements, performance success, self-development or training (if applicable)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
ConocoPhillips Environment Award
The Environment Award recognises young people who have demonstrated environmental leadership or a significant contribution to a sustainable Territory. The award celebrates young people who have demonstrated initiatives in the efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action. These young people will stimulate ideas about sustainability and the environment in their community, sharing solutions and identifying strategies for change in the future. If you know an outstanding young person contributing to innovation or services that reduce environmental impacts and leadership through educational programs, nominate them for the Environment Award.
  • Contribution to and interests in the local and wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Describe the current and future environmental impact/issues on a local, national or world scale: 
  • Source of funding, grants and budgets if applicable:
  • Outline how the nominee has displayed management and leadership skills on the various projects:
  • Identify range of groups and number of people involved within the project/program and if voluntary or paid involvement:
  • Summarise achievements- past, current and future:
  • 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:
Genesee & Wyoming Australia Indigenous Achievement Award

Young Indigenous people are using their own stories and life experiences to give back to their communities and improve the lives of other Indigenous youths. These passionate and dedicated young Indigenous people provide strong role models and help make a difference. The Indigenous 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 Northern Territory community?
  • How have these contributions and achievements benefited the local community and the wider Northern Territory community (ie improvements in physical, emotional, intellectual and/or spiritual wellbeing)?
  • What influence has this had on the Indigenous and/or broader community?
  • What successes and challenges have you experienced?
  • What are the influences that impacted on your achievements?
  • Any other relevant information:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural Initiative Award
The Territory is a vibrant and exciting place that is constantly growing and changing. Young Territorians are helping their local communities to achieve this by developing primary industries, manufacturing, tourism and employment opportunities. They're helping to ensure sustainability, community development and promote positive images of regional areas within the Territory. The Regional and Rural Initiative Award acknowledges and rewards those young Territorians who are helping to reshape and inspire their local communities.
  • Contribution and interests to the regional and rural community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • What are the direct impacts of projects and programs the individual is involved within the community:
  • Outline initiative and innovation – planning, management and leadership:
  • Source of funding and outline what is voluntary or paid involvement:
  • Outline self-development, training and education levels of individual:
  • Level of 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:
McDonalds NT Career Achievement Award
Territorians are pursuing their career with passion and vitality and young people are showing ambition isn’t limited by age. 
Whether they are climbing the corporate ladder, progressing from apprentice to workshop manager, or have a focus on proactivity and innovation in the workplace, they are showing that career success can start and apply anywhere. 
The McDonalds NT Career Achievement Award promotes innovation, high achievement, hard work, leadership, a desire for self-improvement and a community focus. 
The Award will reward those who make the most of their opportunities.
  • Background of Career profile
  • Has the nominee shown creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial skills?
  • Examples of initiative, planning, management and leadership
  • Outline any personal development
  • Length/sustainability of position
  • Describe any community participation, involvement and contribution
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
Minister for Territory Families Excellence in Youth Leadership Award

Young people showing strong leadership ability think creatively and act decisively. They help motivate and inspire others to aim high. In business, commerce and the community, effective young leaders are emerging by displaying initiative, innovation and a commitment to excellence. Their positive approach to life and outstanding contributions to society are a credit to themselves and their families. The Excellence in Youth Leadership Award gives special recognition to honour and encourage youth leadership.

  • Contribution and interests in the local and wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline initiative and innovation planning, management and leadership:
  • Goal setting and direction of individual or group/organisation/club:
  • Outline how you provide support and encourage other individuals or group members. 
  • Outline the commitment to personal development and further education:
  • Discuss all barriers encountered and how they have been overcome:
  • 100-word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
NT Government Small Business Achievement Award
Many young Territorians have successfully started or operate their own small business or franchise and are making important economic and social contributions to the Territory. 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, franchise owners and operators are rolling up their sleeves, developing and realising their corporate vision and mission. The NT Government Small Business Achievement 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.
  • Outline Business History and services provided:
  • Contribution and interests in local and wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline the nominee’s career profile:
  • Outline initiative and innovation- management and entrepreneurial skills:
  • Activities the nominee has undertaken to advance the business, including personal development, business development and staff training and support:
  • 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
NT Government Young Aboriginal Educator Award

Aboriginal Educators and Support Staff have a significant role to play in the lives of their students and can make a real difference by giving them guidance, encouragement and support. The Young Aboriginal Educator Award will recognise young Aboriginal Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Support staff and young Aboriginal students studying education and those currently undertaking placements throughout the Territory. It is important to recognise the Aboriginal workforce and those young Aboriginal people who have the leadership ability and skills to inspire students, other staff and their community creating future success for all Territorians. This award provides an opportunity for the broader community to nominate a high achieving Aboriginal educator or support staff member and acknowledge their achievements and contribution to outstanding service in their local community.

  • Outline how the nominee has used initiative, engaged in innovative practice and excelled as a teacher, educator, support staff or pre-service teacher to benefit students/other staff: 150 words maximum.
  • Describe how the school community have benefitted from the nominee's educational related activities and leadership role (within the school): 150 words maximum.
  • Detail the nominees commitment to personal development and further education, including a brief outline of their educational background: 150 words maximum.
  • Provide any other relevant information e.g. sporting, community events, maintaining language: 750 words maximum.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
NT Government Young Carers Award
Young people are constructively making a difference by supporting people with disability and people who are aged by caring for their daily needs. Giving their time to make life more comfortable, improve independence, confidence and well-being. This help can be the difference between hospital or home, happiness or depression, self-respect or feeling a hindrance and alone. This award will be presented to a young carer that is making an outstanding contribution in this field.
  • What is the level of assistance required for the person being cared for – bathing, travel requirements, banking etc?
  • What are the number of carer’s hours (paid and/or unpaid)?
  • Outline the commitment and role of the carer and any sacrifices made or difficulties overcome:
  • What is the carer’s contribution and interests in the local & wider community?
  • Has the carer undertaken any training, education and courses to support the person they care for?
  • Does the carer seek to involve the person being cared for in community activities and if so, what are the benefits?
  • Has there been an improvement in health, confidence and/or well-being of the person being cared for?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
Somerville Community Service Award

Somerville Community Services values are based on Generosity from the Heart and Service to the Community.  This award recognises those selfless young men and women who make a difference by giving their time, guidance, encouragement and much needed support. Volunteers who spend their time offering friendship, hope and inspiration to the disadvantaged and those who need it most. The Somerville Community Services Award applauds our unsung heroes, acknowledging those young people who are passionate in putting the needs of others first. 

  • Contribution and interests in local and wider community and benefits to disadvantaged people or groups in the Northern Territory:
  • 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:
Zip Print Sport Award
Today’s young athletes are tomorrow’s sporting heroes. They’re dedicated young Australians 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 Sports Award seeks to applaud their talents and recognise their commitment in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Outline the nominees interests within the local and wider community and the benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline the nominees sporting career profile. Include any achievements, accolades and awards locally, nationally and internationally:
  • Detail the nominees short and long term objectives within their sport:
  • Source of funding:
  • Detail the nominees commitment to personal development:
  • Outline the level of past or future sacrifices made or difficulties overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night: