Seven News Young Achiever Awards QLD

"Being named the 2018 Queensland Young Achiever of the Year has created so many amazing opportunities for myself and my charity. Through the awards night I was able to meet so many other amazing young people and it was truely inspiring. It was so wonderful to see recognition being given to young people such as myself who put so much into our causes, in an effort to make a difference. The award money has helped my charity further some of our initiatives and allowed me to make many connections that have lead to funding and support for myself and my group to further our work. If it were not for the Queensland Young Achiever of the Year awards, I would not have even dreamed of pursuing some of the amazing things I have the opportunity to pursue."

Mykeala Campanini
2018 Community Volunteer Award Winner and the 2018 Young Achiever of the Year Winner



"Hi my name is Chris Tamwoy – I am the PROUD Winner of The Coffee Club Arts & Fashion Award 2018.

Winning this award has been such an amazing feeling – experiencing the awards night and being announced a winner, this moment has still kept me buzzing until this day.

There are a lot of emotions surrounding how I feel about winning this award, but most importantly, it’s been an emotional win. Mid year 2917, I sadly lost my grandfather and he was a believer in what I do and was one of my greatest supporters for my music career and everything in general. Life has been a little bit of a roller coaster trying to find life after he’s left, and adapting to this life with him being absent. On the night of winning my award, I dedicated this award to him, and thanked him along with my elders for their continuous support and belief in me.

I am humbled to bring this award back to my community and to show others that they’re capable of doing amazing things if they simply take negative things and change them into positive ones. Always remain positive in everything you do.

I am a strong believer in putting your mind to your goals, always believing in yourself first and remembering that at the end of the journey, the only person that could’ve physically got you there is YOURSELF along with the support of others.

Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or no indigenous Australian can do this! It starts with YOU!"

Chris Tamwoy
2018 The Coffee Club Arts & Fashion Award Winner


"Winning the 2018 Regional Achiever Awards at the Queensland Young Achievers award ceremony has been such an honour. Looking back to 2007 when I came to Australia at the aged of 12 without speaking a single word in English, it’s unbelievable. This prestigious award has opened many doors of opportunity for my organisation and for myself to expend and collaborate with more people from all over the country. It has brought a lot of media attention and exposure to E-raced and as a result more Queenslanders are behind our project. It was such a humbling experience, one that I will never forget. Winning this award brought so much joy to our community in Toowoomba and it was a great example that good things can come out of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It reminded everyone that everything is possible."

Prudence Melom
2018 BB Print Regional Achiever Award Winner


"Hi everyone, my name is Chern’ee and I was the winner of the 2017 Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award in the Queensland Young achiever awards.
These awards bring together many inspirational and hardworking youths from all walks of life.
Do you know someone who has achieved amazing things in their community or around Australia? If so nominate them for the 2018 Queensland Young Achiever Awards."

Chern'ee Sutton
2017 Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award Winner


"Hey guys its Keely Johnson here. I was nominated for the LGIA Super Community Award, and I was lucky enough to win it and I didn’t think that I would have hope of winning such a prestigious award. You wouldn’t believe how amazing it is to get given that title. And I even got to win the people’s choice and that was just an extra top on the cake.
So please get in it’s an amazing award, and just to have the privilege to have the title for the year. You meet some great friend’s; I’ve met friends that I’ll be keeping for a very long time. This is Keely Johnson, make sure you get in and get those nominations done!"

Keely Johnson
2017 LGIA Super Community Volunteer Winner


"Upon hearing about the Queensland Young Achiever Awards and being encouraged to submit my details, I'll be honest and say I was a little apprehensive. With so many impressive awards organisations and categories around, I've never really thought that my efforts justified a submission. I've been so focused on 'doing' the work over the past few years (and I've been fortunate to build a great little company in that time), but I also believe that many of us rarely stop to reflect on what we've achieved. However after taking a look at it, you only need to see the Queensland Young Achiever Awards partner brands and sponsors, the quality of the nominees and finalists, the ceremony, and then the flow on effect after the announcement of the winners.

It's also great to see big brands getting behind the Queensland Young Achiever Awards, and supporting the next generation. Industry awards such as these provide the bridge that humanises brands.

Since winning the iFly online award just 10 days ago, I've been approached for speaking opportunities, and the award has provided an impressive amount of credibility. I've been amazed at the number of contacts that have surfaced to pass on congratulations (driving new conversations)."

Matt Kelly
2016 iFly Online Achievement Award Winner