VICTORIA

7NEWS Young Achiever Awards VIC

Awards Australia 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 Awards Australia 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
  • 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.
Generation Us Career Achievement Award
Victorians are pursuing their career with passion and vitality and young people are showing ambition isn’t limited by age. 
Whether they are climbing the corporate ladder, progressing from apprentice to workshop manager, or have a focus on proactivity and innovation in the workplace, they are showing that career success can start and apply anywhere. 
The Generation Us Career Achievement Award promotes innovation, high achievement, hard work, leadership, a desire for self-improvement and a community focus. 
The Award will reward those who make the most of their opportunities.
  • Background of Career profile
  • Has the nominee shown creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial skills?
  • Examples of initiative, planning, management and leadership
  • Outline any personal development
  • Length/sustainability of position
  • Describe any community participation, involvement and contribution
  • 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
IKON Services Environmental Sustainability Award
The IKON Services Environmental Sustainability Award recognises young people that have demonstrated environmental leadership or a significant contribution to a sustainable Victoria.  The award celebrates young people who have demonstrated initiatives in the efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action. These young people will stimulate ideas about sustainability and the environment in their community, sharing solutions and identifying strategies for change in the future. If you know an outstanding young person contributing to innovation or services that reduce environmental impacts and leadership through educational programs, nominate them for the Environment Sustainability Award.
  • Provide a brief background and history of the initiative or project 
  • Describe the current environmental impact/issues on a local, national or world scale 
  • Outline how the nominee has displayed management, leadership/innovation skills on the various projects
  • Identify range of groups and number of people involved within the project/program
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to 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.
Kangan Institute Inspirational TAFE Student Award
Kangan Institute’s Inspirational TAFE 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 
  • 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.
National Protective Services Safety and Wellbeing in the Workplace Award
National Protective Services is a full service solutions provider combining manpower and electronic security to support our clients with an integrated security program. 
National Protective Services delivers unrivalled customer driven and focused security services to a list of residential, commercial, industrial, not for profit and government organisations throughout Australia.  
 
Living and breathing a commitment to innovation, experience and safety, National Protective Services acknowledges and celebrates outstanding safety and security initiatives through the Safety and Wellbeing in the Workplace Award.
 
The National Protective Services Safety and Wellbeing in the Workplace Award will celebrate young individuals who demonstrate a clear focus on safety or security and will recognise innovative and tailored approaches to the safety, security and wellbeing of employees, clients, participants, and members of the community. Whether it is addressing training, culture, conducting processes from a holistic approach, National Protective Services aims to encourage and recognise those committed to safety and security in their workplace and throughout the community.
  • Provide a brief background outlining the commitment to safety or security and details of initiatives.
  • Outline who is benefitting from the initiative.
  • What are the short and long term goals of the safety or security initiative/s and has there been any measurable outcomes?
  • Provide details of any challenges and/or obstacles that you have had to overcome and how this has been achieved.
  • What methods or approach has the nominee taken to engage their own workforce in the promotion of safety or security in the workplace?
  • 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.
Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award
The Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award recognises young people serving their communities through community service and social enterprise.  The Award celebrates young social entrepreneurs, who apply their skills and time to the needs of others and who seek innovative solutions to address social issues. They show humility, dedication and selfless leadership for the causes they care about. No matter what challenges are facing the community, these young people are passionate about finding innovative and enduring solutions to make a real 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
  • 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
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Arts Award

With unprecedented support for the Arts in Melbourne, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins has shared hundreds of solo exhibitions with introductions and promotion to thousands of guests, visitors and the wider public with its widely acclaimed Visual Arts Program. Also using the unique environment of the hotel they have supported 12 Artist in Residence placements to create new and exciting work. While supporting many arts organisations across Victoria and Australia with a dynamic range of engaging sponsorships.


With this passion for the arts in mind, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is proud to introduce the Arts Award, which will recognise young Victorians using their creativity and associated skills to make an impact in the arts.


Victoria is at the forefront of creativity and innovation in the arts, with young people embracing a creative, dynamic, fun and inclusive approach to their careers and challenging boundaries to produce amazing results.


The Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Arts Award is open to young people in any discipline of the arts.

  • Provide a brief overview of the nominee and their work.
  • Describe how has the nominee made a positive and lasting impact to the arts, with a focus on the past 12 months.

  • Has the nominee overcome any challenges or obstacles on their journey?
  • Outline how the nominee has interacted with or contributed to the local and wider community.
  • Provide links (or use the Attachments section) to showcase examples of the nominee’s work and how it has been received. Please also ensure at least one Referee is provided in the “Contact Details” section.
  • 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 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? 
  • 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.
Yarn Strong Sista Indigenous Achievement Award
Young Indigenous people are using their own stories and life experiences to give back to their communities. These passionate and dedicated young Indigenous people are making a difference, providing strong role models for their peers and in the community.
Yarn Strong  Sista facilitates  storytelling  through  various  resources, workshops, training programs  and at events, working  in  community  to  support  Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Through the Yarn Strong Sista Indigenous Achievement Award, the stories of many young people will be shared and the Award will acknowledge and celebrate the commitment  of these young people in achieving or participating in excellence.
  • What successes and cultural achievements has the nominee had?
  • How have these contributions and achievements been shared with the community?
  • How has your education, training and/or employment (if applicable) enabled you to work towards your achievements?
  • Outline any challenges or adversity you have had to overcome.
  • Have your achievements inspired others?
  • 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.