WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Western Australian Young Achiever Awards

Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award
The Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award acknowledges young people who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within their schools, organisations and businesses. They are people who exemplify courage, the power of a positive attitude, and are skilled at empowering and collaborating with others to achieve successful outcomes.
Catholic Education Western Australia is pleased to support the current and future leaders of our State whose actions enrich the way people think, perform and relate to each other. These leaders inspire a culture of achievement and improvement for those around them. Some of them have overcome difficulty and dealt with hardships to achieve excellence and demonstrate outstanding leadership in their professional, personal and social endeavours.
We recognise the significant impact they can have in bringing about positive change and they are to be acknowledged for their passion, dedication, selflessness, creativity, and ethical decision-making.
  • How has the nominee demonstrated leadership?
  • Outline the specific leadership qualities they have displayed?
  • What outcomes/successes has the nominee achieved?
  • Who/what has benefited as a direct result of the nominees actions?
  • What training/development has the nominee undertaken to build their leadership capacity?
  • Has the nominee’s efforts led to sustainable positive outcomes? If so, describe what those outcomes are?
  • In 100 words, summarise the nominee’s key achievements for media, judging and promotional material including use on the Awards night.
First National Real Estate Innovation Award
The First National Real Estate Innovation Award recognises young people that have demonstrated creative, inspirational and innovative thinking and have made a significant contribution to an entrepreneurial culture and globally competitive Western Australia.

The award celebrates young people who have demonstrated innovation in entrepreneurial thinking; in the workplace; through development of services and products with leading edge technological content; renewable and alternative energies; economic participation and the creative industries.

This award is open to individuals who are giving youth a voice to discuss and stimulate ideas, share solutions and use innovation to shape the future.
  • Brief background and history of initiative or project
  • Description of products and/or services provided
  • Examples of recent achievements or performance success
  • Marketing and promotional initiatives
  • Source of funding, grants and budgets 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
Masonic Care WA/Freemasons WA Community Service and Volunteering Award
The Community Service and 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) aged persons at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, emergency services and youth. 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
School Drug Education and Road Aware Health and Wellbeing Award
The School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) Health and Wellbeing Award recognises resilience and empowerment by young people who seek to improve a community or individual’s health and wellbeing.
We’re looking for passionate people who’ve demonstrated empowerment or educational activities that seek to ensure that others lead healthier and safer lives. It may also include addressing mental health issues, or preventing road related injuries or harms from drug use.  
Whatever the initiative, the Health and Wellbeing Award acknowledges young individuals that have made a significant contribution towards creating a healthier and safer community, via education to make smarter, healthier choices. 
  • Outline the contribution towards a healthier and/or safer community
  • Describe who and how people have benefited; and for how long
  • Demonstrate dedication and improvement of health and wellbeing via resilience or education
  • List any obstacles encountered and how they have been overcome (if relevant)
  • List the numbers of hours contributed with the business/program/project/activity and they were paid or unpaid (i.e. voluntary) 
  • Describe the outcomes and results achieved
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award
The Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award recognises young individuals that have demonstrated environmental leadership or made a significant contribution to sustainability in Western Australia. 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.
  • Describe the initiative, project or contribution (to include the future potential impact)
  • Provide a brief background of the environmental impact/issues on a local, national or international scale 
  • Outline how the nominee has displayed leadership or innovation
  • Identify range of groups and number of people involved within the project/program
  • Outline whether the contribution is voluntary or paid and if there is any source of funding, grants and budgets 
  • Barriers or difficulties, if applicable, and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Surge Fitness Sports Award
The Surge Fitness Sports Award will recognise young Western Australians that have demonstrated dedication, morality, sportsmanship and a contribution to the sporting community. Sport plays is an integral part of our cultural identity, uniting us and providing positive role models for others.
The Surge Fitness Sports Award acknowledges and supports the ambition and hard work of our athletes, coaches, officials 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
  • 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, music, 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 & wider community 
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The Diamond Club 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. 
The aim of The Diamond Club Online Achievement Award is to recognise a Western Australian 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
WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award
The WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award aims to acknowledge the young Western Australians that are making a difference to our industry. These individuals are leaders, motivated and devoted to making a difference to their industry. 
Nominees for this award can be involved in any area of Western Australian agriculture.
The Agriculture Award presents an opportunity for us to acknowledge those who play a part in shaping our agricultural community.
  • Describe the contribution to the farming/agricultural community
  • How has this impacted the community/industry and who/how many benefit
  • Outline whether the contribution is voluntary or paid
  • How does technology and innovation play a part in what you’re doing
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties (if any) and how they have been overcome
  • Detail any achievements, performance success, self-development or training (if applicable)
  • 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 Western Australia. 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. 

  • 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 Western Australia
  • 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