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7NEWS Young Achiever Awards QLD

Bendigo Bank Community Volunteer Award

Trusted, reliable and understanding are all core values of Bendigo Bank and are also those of our community volunteers. The Bendigo Bank Community Volunteer Award aims to acknowledge those who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community. This Award covers all aspects of volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, emergency services, health, aged care and not for profit organisations. Nominees are community volunteers who, through exceptional leadership and support to others, demonstrate innovative ways to achieve excellence beyond what is expected of them. 

  • Nature of the volunteer’s exceptional achievement/s

  • Impact the volunteer has had, and the benefits they have provided to the organisation and/or the local community that is above and beyond what is expected of them.

  • Obstacles overcome by the volunteer as part of their achievement

  • Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer

  • 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.

Danmark Innovation Award

The Danmark Innovation Award recognises young people that have demonstrated creative, inspirational and innovative thinking and have made a significant contribution to an entrepreneurial culture and globally competitive Queensland.

The award celebrates young people who have demonstrated innovation in 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 initiative or project

  • Description of products and/or services provided

  • Examples of recent achievements or performance success

  • Marketing and promotional initiatives

  • Source of funding, grants and budgets if applicable

  • Barriers or 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.

Englander Davis Online Achievement Award

Englander Davis do business differently. As growth specialists, we are excited to celebrate the new generation of digital-savvy online practitioners by celebrating young Queenslanders excelling in the online space. 

Working in a rapidly changing online environment, young people are harnessing technology to lead the way with ground-breaking ideas that positively impact the way we live.

The aim of the Englander Davis Online Achievement Award is to recognise a Queensland young achiever who demonstrates not only success in this space but conveys the character traits important to the industry – creativity, innovation, agility and has a keen interest in the online landscape.

  • Contribution to online - Include links to any examples of work conducted online or connected to the internet, for example: websites, online marketing campaigns, apps, etc.
  • Detail any work experience you have had working in the online space.
  • Detail how you embody the traits of creativity, innovation, agility, real time decision making.
  • What interests you about the online landscape?
  • What is your vision of the future of the online landscape in Australia?
  • 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.

Qoin 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 Queensland. 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 Qoin 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 Queensland
  • 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
  • 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.
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 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.