TASMANIA

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

Colony 47 Transition to Work Award
The Colony 47 Transition to Work Award will acknowledge Young Tasmanians using their initiative to break into the force by 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.
The Transition to Work 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.
  • 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
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Dental South 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. Dental South Aboriginal 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?   
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
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)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
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
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
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
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award
The Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award will honour young Tasmanians who provide excellence in tourist and visitor experiences. Tasmania has so many tourist attractions, accommodation, venues, tours, events and festivals, restaurants and cafes. Our young people are leading the way in showcasing Tasmania as a destination of choice. The Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award will applaud their achievements and contribution to innovation, change, outstanding service and assisting in the growth of the Tasmanian economy.
  • Brief background of the business/organisation and the nominees (individual’s) position/role
  • Examples of service and industry excellence, initiatives, innovation and change implemented.
  • Examples of customer satisfaction and increase in business sales.
  • How has the individual made an overall impact on the business or organisation?
  • Individual’s involvement with wider community or industry groups, if applicable
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night. 
St.LukesHealth Healthier Communities Award
The St.LukesHealth 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) 

  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.

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
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award
Teachers 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 University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award acknowledges young teachers who have the ability and skills to inspire students of all ages.  The award recognises the significant creative, intellectual and conceptual demands required of them and is for those who are passionate about their work and have demonstrated a pattern of outstanding service.
This award provides an opportunity for the broader community to nominate teachers and acknowledge their achievements and contribution to outstanding service in their local community.
  • Please reflect on the nominee's progress as a teacher, in particular focusing over the last 12 months
  • Outline the Tasmanian teaching and learning context for the nominee and how he/she has shown initiative, engaged in innovative practice and excelled as an early career teacher
  • How has the nominee displayed a positive teaching philosophy and demonstrated good teaching and learning practices?
  • How have the students and the community benefited from the nominee's educational related activities?
  • Describe how the nominee has made a positive contribution to the profession within their educational setting
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night