The Victorian Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Victorians up to 29 years of age.
The 2018 Awards will recognise the achievements of young people across 10 categories ranging from Arts and Fashion to Community Service and Leadership. One of the category winners will be declared the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year.
The Victorian Government is sponsoring the Group Achievement in the Community Award.
This award recognises young people who have worked together 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 changes in a local community.
Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards are now open.
For more information or to nominate a young Victorian, visit the Victorian Young Achiever Awards page on the Awards Australia website. Nominations close Monday 18 December 2017.
2017 award winners
Young Victorians were recognised for their outstanding achievements at the 2017 Victorian Young Achiever Awards gala presentation dinner in May 2017.
Awards Patron and Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos presented the overall 2017 Young Achiever of the Year Award to youth activist Laura Pintur, who is a co-founder of the ‘What’s Normal’ program. The program educates young people about issues relating to pornography and its impact on the community.
The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award was awarded to ‘The Y-House Foundation’ Youth Committee for their work supporting young people who have suffered traumatic brain and spinal injuries and are living in aged care.
Other category award winners included:
- Bartercard Online Achievement Award – Morgan Ranieri, Brunswick East
- Victoria University Research Impact Award – Dr Sumeet Walia, Melbourne
- The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award – Lisa Cheney, Fitzroy North
- CFA Young Volunteer Excellence Award – Alphonse Mulashe, Norlane
- WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award – Mark McDonald, Melbourne
- Bart ‘N’ Print Health and Wellbeing Award – Jessie-Anne Kenworthy, Geelong
- First National Real Estate Leadership Award – Nick Pearce, Box Hill.
For more information visit The Victorian Young Achievers Award website.