VICTORIA

Victorian Young Achiever Awards

Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award
The Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award aims to recognise our regional and rural community contributors. The Award will acknowledge excellence in a chosen profession or field of endeavour. It might be a career achiever or someone involved in primary industry, agriculture or manufacturing. The Award will also recognise those involved in volunteering, sport, art, culture, academia, a regional initiative, project or it could be an act of bravery that deserves recognition. 
This Award presents an opportunity for our whole community to gain inspiration from their dedication, commitment, leadership or act of heroism.  
  • Describe the achievements/contribution to the community.
  • How do the achievements compare to others involved in the same field?
  • Impact on the community and who and how many benefit.
  • Barriers or difficulties and how they have been overcome.
  • Hours contributed (paid and/or unpaid)
  • Examples of achievements, initiative, planning, management and leadership.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Bartercard Online Achievement Award
The need for a new generation of digital-savvy online practitioners is clear, as is the value of having established innovative professionals continually upgrading their skills to meet the needs of the rapidly changing online environment. Bartercard knows only too well the value of innovation and delivering the latest services and products to its customers. 
The aim of the Bartercard Online Achievement Award is to recognise a Victorian 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 information technology.
  • Contribution to online - Include links to any examples of work conducted online or connected to the internet e.g. websites, online campaigns, apps 
  • 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 information technology?
  • What is an example of a successful website (Australian) and why?
  • What is your vision of the future of online in Australia?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Berry Street Create Change Award
Berry Street believes that young people can and should play a key role in creating a world where all children have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future. 
This perspective is informed by our work with some of the most vulnerable young people in Victoria and is grounded in a commitment to encourage and support the participation of young people.
Many young Victorians are passionate about learning to see the world differently, searching for ways to make an impact and creating change in communities that will shape our future. The Berry Street 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 nominee's 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.
  • 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
Kangan Institute Inspirational TAFE Student Award
Kangan Institute’s Inspirational Student Award recognises an individual enrolled in a TAFE course that has overcome adversity to find success in their educational field. The individual will need to provide evidence of their disadvantage and the initiative and determination they showed to find accomplishment, either employment or academic. This Award acknowledges young people whose passion, drive and willingness to learn and work hard has helped them create opportunities and achieve excellent outcomes in their chosen field. 
  • Outline the nominee’s profile to date – course description and/or relevant employment.
  • Describe how the nominee has overcome a disadvantage to achieve success relevant to their education or career path.
  • Outline how the nominee has shown initiative in their educational journey.
  • Outline how the nominee has shown determination in their educational journey.
  • Outline achievements that show commitment to the nominee’s personal, educational or career development.
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria, Regional and Rural Health Award will recognise young people in regional and rural areas who are dedicated to those in need of health services. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, encouragement, assistance or professional services within the health sector. They offer care, hope, inspiration and medical or voluntary assistance to those with difficulties accessing health services.
The Regional and Rural Health Award acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by volunteers, carers and health professionals. These young people create a sense of compassion and community spirit, which plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of those who depend on them.      
  • Outline your regional and/or rural health contribution.
  • Who has benefited and the nature of your input?
  • Is the health service paid or voluntary?
  • Discuss barriers and how they have been overcome (if relevant).
  • Outline your community involvement.
  • Commitment to improving health situation/scenario of the individual, service or organisation you provide for.
  • Outcomes achieved (if relevant).
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award
The Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award recognises young people serving their communities through social enterprise and volunteering.  The award celebrates young social entrepreneurs, community service workers and volunteers who are dedicated to the needs of others and who seek innovative solutions to address social issues. They offer friendship, hope, education, support and inspiration to those who need it most. No matter what challenges are facing the community, these young people are first to put their hand up and are passionate about making a difference. 

These young people are not only at the forefront of caring and accomplishment, but are also contributing to the community by achieving their goals through hard work and perseverance and are wonderful role models for us all.
  • Length of service and commitment 
  • Organisations supported and who has benefited from the contribution
  • Barriers and difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Nature and impact of the individual’s position
  • Innovative approach to social issues 
  • Contribution to lasting solutions and sustainability
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
The spirit of creativity and the energy and drive of artistic young people including those within the Fashion and Design Industries is enthusiastically applauded by The Coffee Club.  With youth often leading the way in fashion, design, textiles, visual and dramatic art and dance, it is important to applaud their achievements in a what is a fast paced, stressful and success driven environment. Through the Arts and Fashion Award, recognition is given to those who strive for excellence, creativity and success. The Arts and Fashion Award highlights the importance of the Arts Industry and rewards the next generation of artists.
  • Commitment to personal development in the arts
  • Creativity and professional standards
  • Training and education level
  • Prizes and awards – local, national, international
  • Performances/exhibitions achievements 
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties overcome
  • Contribution and interests in the local and wider community
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award
The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award recognises young people who have worked together as a group to provide a service, program or project for other young people, which is based on consultation and engagement with young people and has resulted in positive, youth-led changes in a local community.
  • Describe the group – is it a youth advisory group for local government or for a community organisation; is it an advocacy group, is it a representative group, is it a peer support group?
  • How long has the group been operating and what is its composition, including numbers participating, age range and how representative the group is? 
  • What are the objectives of the group and what programs, projects or activities have been undertaken? 
  • How has the group engaged other young people in its programs, projects and activities?
  • What have been the achievements of the group and what has been the impact in the community? 
  • What leadership, management and time commitment has been involved for members of the group? 
  • What challenges or barriers have been experienced and how they have been overcome? 
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night. 
WFI Insurance 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 Victoria. 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 WFI Insurance 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. realising their corporate vision and mission. The WFI Insurance 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. realising their corporate vision and mission. The WFI Insurance 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 Victoria
  • 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
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night