QUEENSLAND

7NEWS Young Achiever Awards QLD

Spirit Super Connecting Communities Award
Spirit Super is passionate about connecting with and supporting communities right across the country to create a brighter future. 
Which is why we’ve introduced the Spirit Super Connecting Communities Award to celebrate young individuals who are driving grass-roots, ‘real life’ initiatives that demonstrate genuine involvement, long-term value and add to the life of their community. 
These initiatives may meet a specific need or simply be a ‘fun’ way to celebrate being part of a community, fostering a strong sense of community spirit, which plays a vital role in enhancing the way people connect in their community.
  • Provide a brief background and history of the nominee, their initiative that is Connecting Communities” and achievements to date
  • Outline the short and long term goals of the nominee and their initiative
  • Demonstrate community involvement 
    a) In planning 
    b) In the way the project is delivered
    c) In the way the project is received (by participants/community)
  • Demonstrate the value of the initiative to the local community. You can use media clippings, testimonials, photos as well as commentary to respond to this question
  • Provide details of any challenges and/or obstacles that have had to be overcome and how this has been achieved
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting the achievements and impacts made. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Awards Australia Volunteering Award

The Awards Australia Volunteering Award applauds young individuals who have made an outstanding contribution and continually work to positively impact the lives of others within their community. 


This Award covers all aspects of community service and volunteering including (but not limited to) encouraging others to get mental health support, offering friendship and hope, supporting the homeless and disadvantaged, improving the environment, emergency services and aged care. Awards Australia applauds unsung heroes by acknowledging the young people putting others first, before themselves.


This Award acknowledges those who are energetically and passionately getting involved in their community and making a difference.

  • Please outline the individual’s contribution to the community
  • Who and how many have benefited and what impact has been made

  • Length of service and commitment, hours of commitment (outline if paid/voluntary)
  • Barriers and difficulties and how they have been 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.

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.
Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 and Torres Strait Islander Achievement Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of these young people in achieving 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?   
  • 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.
Leveraged Solutions Entrepreneurship Award

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of forging Australia’s economic development and young Queenslanders are leading the way, by pursuing initiatives in business and social enterprise with passion and vitality, showing ambition, innovation and success isn’t limited by age. Leveraged Solutions helps business owners increase growth through utilising a unique leveraging model to create win-win-win scenarios, and are proud to support young entrepreneurs by providing a platform for them to shine.

 

The Leveraged Solutions Entrepreneurship Award will celebrate the achievements of young people leading, developing or initiating a project or program that is making waves in their chosen field. Whether it’s in the early stages, or a fully-developed, successful venture, all entrepreneurial pursuits are eligible to be nominated. The award will acknowledge those who embody the traits of entrepreneurship, such as passion, resilience, problem-solving, creativity, innovation, desire to learn and a robust work ethic. 


  • Provide details on the nominee’s entrepreneurial pursuit/s.
  • Outline the nominee’s main entrepreneurial achievements to date.

  • How has the nominee embodied entrepreneurial traits such as passion, resilience, problem-solving, creativity, innovation, desire to learn and a robust work ethic?

  • Describe any personal development the nominee has undertaken to assist them on their entrepreneurial journey (learning, experience, growth, etc).

  • Has the nominee been involved with the community in any way (e.g. within their field/industry, volunteering, helping others, etc)?

  • 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.

Multicultural Australia Spirit of Resilience Award

The Multicultural Australia Spirit of Resilience Award recognises young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds who have overcome adversity and are making an impact in their community. Nominees have contributed to activities, initiatives, events and/or mentor programs that help support and strengthen their community and inspire their peers.

These are young people who, despite experiencing difficulties, have demonstrated values of leadership, resilience, empathy, kindness, perseverance and altruism, and are passionate about making a positive contribution in their community and beyond. This Award is open to permanent migration visa holders or protection visa holders.

 

  • How has the nominee overcome adversity in their life? Please provide any example/s as part of your response.
  • In what ways does the nominee demonstrate the values of leadership, resilience, empathy, kindness, perseverance, and altruism?
  • What is the activity, initiative, event and/ or mentor program that the applicant is being nominated for?
  • What were the outcomes of this activity, initiative, event and/or mentor program? Who has it benefited and what greater impact did it have?
  • Were there any barriers faced and, if so, how were they overcome?
  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination, highlighting the achievements of the nominee and their impact. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.
Queensland Small Business Commissioner’s Small Business Achiever Award

Small businesses are the heart and hubs of our local communities and contribute to our social fabric. Across Queensland there are many young people who have started or are running their own small business. When you’re a small business owner you contribute to growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment in your community.


Queensland young small business owners are the future; and the Queensland Small Business Commissioner’s Small Business Achiever Award recognises and celebrates passionate young small business owners who are “giving it a go” with vision, determination, innovation, hard work and self-motivation. This award helps recognise those who are realising their dreams and making the most of their opportunities. 

  • Provide a brief background of the small business and a description of the products/services

  • Provide examples of activities, promotions or initiatives the small business has undertaken to grow the business 

  • Outline the successes and key outcomes the small business has achieved 

  • Outline any economic and social contributions the small business has made to your local community

  • Please outline any funding or government grants the small business has received and what the business has achieved as a result 

  • Please outline any barriers or difficulties the business has faced and how they have been overcome

  • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your key achievements and why you should be nominated for the Queensland Small Business Commissioner’s Small Business Achiever Award. This summary will be used for all media purposes and onstage presentations at the gala dinner.

Soroptimist International Women Empowering Others Award
Many young women are passionate about empowering others. The Soroptimist International Women Empowering Others 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 empower women and girls.
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved or been involved with to empower.
  • Why is the nominee’s program or initiative needed?
  • Who has benefited from the programs/initiatives?
  • 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 empower.
  • 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.
Special Event Presentations Sporting Achievement Whilst Overcoming Adversity Award
The Special Event Presentations Sporting Achievement Whilst Overcoming Adversity Award celebrates the sporting achievements of young people who have overcome hardship or adversity in some capacity prior to or during the achievement occurring.

In order to be eligible, the achievement must represent a level of outstanding achievement given the adversity the individual has or continues to face.

This Award acknowledges the many young people that overcome adversity to achieve excellent results and inspire others to achieve their goals and dreams. Adversity may include but is not limited to physical, emotional or intellectual disability, illness. refugees status, racially discriminated against or lack of cultural inclusion. Adversity may have also resulted from financial hardship, domestic violence or bullying.

Sport is a big part of many people’s lives and can provide a platform for many young people to find inclusion and belonging within the community, whilst also nurturing the talent possessed by Australians of all backgrounds. Special Event Presentations recognizes the difficulties many young Australians face in pursuing sporting endeavors and the many social, economic and cultural backgrounds that Australia’s sporting community is comprised of.
  • Outline the nominee’s sporting achievements 

  • Outline the nominee’s adversity 

  • Outline the difficulties involved with overcoming the adversity

  • Detail the nominees short and long term objectives within their sport:

  • Has the nominee received funding and how has this helped

  • Contribution to the community - impact on the community, promotion of sport and/or associated groups

  • 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.

The Coffee Club Hospitality and Customer Service Award

At The Coffee Club, we aim to make your experience a memorable one. As such, The Coffee Club Hospitality and Customer Service Award will honour young people who are leaders in their field, doing their part to showcase Queensland as a destination of choice, or providing exceptional experiences through outstanding hospitality and customer service. At The Coffee Club, we think they go hand in hand.


This award will celebrate those who provide personable, meaningful experiences to others or develop new initiatives for customers. It could be part of an existing business, a new venture, a program to improve inclusion and accessibility, or an innovative new approach to food and beverage excellence, the dining experience or accommodation! Queensland has so many unique hospitality and customer centric offerings, so this award is open to any young person contributing to their industry and will applaud contributions demonstrating excellence, passion, innovation and/or outstanding customer service.

  • Provide a brief overview of the business/organisation and/or the nominee’s position/role.
  • Detail how the owner/individual staff member has made an impact on the business, organisation, venue or venture? (Please include examples and metrics of where the nominee has displayed, leadership, innovation, pursuit of excellence and/or customer service).
  • Provide examples of the nominee’s commitment to an exceptional experience for customers? Testimonials or reviews can be provided (feel free to utilise the Attachments section).
  • Outline how the nominee’s activities contribute to the industry, and/or local and wider community.
  • 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.
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.

  • 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.