TASMANIA

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

Spirit Super Connecting Communities Award

Spirit Super is passionate about connecting with and supporting communities right across the country to create a brighter future. 


The Spirit Super Connecting Communities Award celebrates young individuals or groups that use innovative or new technology to drive grassroots, ‘real life’ initiatives that demonstrate genuine engagement and add long-term value to local communities. 

These initiatives may meet a specific need or simply be a fun way to celebrate being part of a community. This includes fostering a strong sense of community spirit and enhancing the way people connect within the community.


The Connecting Communities Award is open to individuals, or a group of two or more young people. Nominees for group nominations must be able to demonstrate that those leading the group and driving the initiative, are under the age of 30, as per the Conditions of Entry.

  • 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.

Bean and Leaf 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 Tasmania. Creative businesses, franchises, and commercial ventures provide opportunities for growth, productivity, leadership, training, and employment. Many are also contributing to the wider industry, giving back to the community, or giving others an opportunity to grow and succeed.
 
The Bean and Leaf mobile coffee van is to help business leaders grow their businesses through communication, collaboration, and inspiration with other business leaders. Bean and Leaf has been introduced to celebrate young business owners (business must be under $5M in turnover) who are embodying these traits and connecting with others in their journey toward business success.

  • 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 Tasmania.
  • 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.
Colony 47 Courage to Grow Award

The Colony 47 Courage to Grow Award acknowledges that Young Tasmanians have a vital contribution to make to the social and economic life of our communities and society.  But to make that contribution it requires courage to overcome barriers to achieve their housing, health, employment, and education goals.  


The Courage to Grow Award applauds the future employees/employers of Tasmania who are striving to go above and beyond to secure a job and create a better future for themselves by breaking into the workforce through undertaking further education, upskilling, gaining valuable experience in the workplace by volunteering, completing a traineeship/internship, vocational education and training or even school work experience.

  • Outline the training and/or education of the nominee
  • Description of work placements and the skills learnt
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • What are your career and study achievements to date?
  • 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.

Healthier Communities Award
The Healthier Communities Award will recognise young Tasmanian individuals who are dedicated to those in need of health and wellbeing services within their local communities. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance, innovation or professional services within the health sector. 
The Healthier Communities award acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by health and community service professionals, volunteers and carers. These individuals create a sense of community spirit, which plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of those who depend on them.

  • Outline your contribution & commitment to health and wellbeing
  • Who has benefited and what outcomes have been achieved?
  • Outline your community involvement 
  • Number of hours contributed, paid and/or unpaid 
  • Discuss any barriers and how they have been overcome (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.

Heather & Christopher Chong Community Service & Volunteering Award
The Heather & Christopher Chong Community Service & Volunteering Award applauds young individuals who have made an outstanding contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community. This Award covers all aspects of community service and volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, improving the environment, emergency services and aged care. Nominees are community service workers or young volunteers who, through exceptional leadership demonstrate initiative beyond what is expected of them. 
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.

Motors Tasmania Sports Award
Tasmania has a proud and rich history of World Class success on the International sporting stage. Admired for their talent, commitment and dedication in pursuit of excellence; the Motors Tasmania Sports award aims to recognise outstanding performances of Young Tasmanian athletes at International Junior, Youth or under 23 class level. In recognising their achievements the Motors Tasmania Sports Award also acknowledges the athlete’s contribution to their sport and the Tasmanian sporting Community
  • Summary of outstanding performance/s at international Junior/Youth/Under 23 class level
  • Summary of representing Australia at international Junior/Youth/Under 23 class level
  • Contribution to the athlete’s sport and the Tasmanian sporting 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.
Ochre-Rain Indigenous Achievement Award

The Ochre-Rain Indigenous Achievement Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People make to lutruwita (Tasmania) and beyond. 

The Award celebrates how their contributions or achievements have positively influenced their people, Culture, communities, and Country. These contributions could be through cultural practice, community services, sport, environment, art, business, music, science, health, language, or other endeavours and pursuits.


Ochre-Rain is an innovative Aboriginal owned enterprise that works holistically to develop

and promote collaborative ways of working with First Nations people and communities

throughout Australia, as well as First Nations people from elsewhere, enabling First Nations

cultural knowledge and practice to be embedded within the places, systems and

communities we live in. This approach brings people together and results in shared

outcomes; generating opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration, and reimagining

relationships with Country and the places and spaces around us.


The terms ‘Indigenous’ and ‘First Nations’ respectfully encompass the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

  • What contributions have you made for your people and Community, and how have others benefited from your achievements?
  • What inspired you to get involved in this activity? Who or what is your inspiration?
  • How have your achievements enabled you to give back to your Community?
  • Outline any challenges you may have faced in your journey. 
  • What are your plans and goals for the future?
  • In approximately 25 words (2-3 sentences), please summarise your nomination; highlighting your achievements and the impacts you have made. 
Raw Strength Sports in the Community Award
The Raw Strength Sports in the Community Award will recognise young Tasmanians that have demonstrated dedication, morality, good sportsmanship and a contribution to building the Tasmanian sporting community. Engaging in sports is a fundamental aspect of our cultural essence, uniting us and promoting the formation of admirable role models and inclusive social connections.

The Raw Strength Sports in the Community Award acknowledges and supports the ambition and hard work of our athletes, coaches and sports administrators. Whether it’s competing, coaching, administration or education, this Award seeks to applaud an individual’s talent, community contribution and to recognise their commitment in the pursuit of excellence. 
  • Outline the nominee’s sporting or career achievements 
  • Detail the nominee’s commitment to personal development 
  • Contribution to the community - impact on the community, promotion of sport and/or associated groups 
  • Barriers or difficulties overcome, 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. 
Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award
Tasmania is renowned for warmly welcoming visitors to experience its exceptional range of cultural events and festivals, food and wine and stunning natural environments. There are so many young Tasmanians working in the industry who are passionate about creating exceptional experiences for visitors to the state. 

The Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award acknowledges the work of these young people and applauds their contribution to outstanding service, innovation and their commitment to growing the Tasmanian visitor economy.
  • Provide a brief overview of the business/organisation and the nominee’s position/role.
  • Detail how has the individual made an overall impact on the business or organisation? (Please include examples of where the nominee has displayed management, leadership, innovation skills above and beyond what is required.) 
  • Describe how has the nominee made a positive and lasting impact to the broader industry in the past 12 months? 
  • Provide examples of the nominee’s commitment to providing exceptional customer service?
  • How does the nominee’s contribution showcase Tasmania as a destination of choice?
  • Outline how the nominee’s activities contribute to the local and wider community; and benefits to Tasmania.
  • 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.
TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award
There are many young individuals in our community who are dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of people who are living with a disability.
This award acknowledges volunteers, employed staff and young people that have a disability who are making an outstanding contribution to empower and support people living with a disability.
The TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award will recognise these amazing and inspirational young individuals who are changing the lives of those who are living with a disability.

  • Outline the nominee’s contribution to the disability sector and whether the contribution is paid or unpaid
  • List details of the community organisations, individuals or services that the nominee is involved with. Please outline their role(s), activities and time spent
  • Outline any barriers or difficulties that the nominee has faced and how they have been overcome. These may be physical, emotional, social, financial, or any other barriers.
  • Any other awards or recognition received
  • 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.