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It’s time to recognise our young achievers

Published on 16 February 2018
  • Children and young people
  • Community
Youth Awards Youth Awards 2017

It’s time to recognise our young achievers

Do you know a young person who deserves to be recognised for the contribution they have made to the Maroondah community? Then why not nominate them for the Maroondah Youth Awards 2018?

Residents are encouraged to nominate a young person aged 10-25 who has made a special achievement, positive contribution, shown commitment or innovation in the local community.

Maroondah Mayor Nora Lamont said the annual awards were one way for Council to officially acknowledge the outstanding and diverse achievements of young people in the Maroondah community.

“In Maroondah we have many community spirited, musically gifted and artistically accomplished young people and our community should feel immensely proud of what our young people continue to contribute to our city,” Cr Lamont said.

“Whether it be coordinating events for other young people, acting as a role model for new settlers in the community, or having triumphed over hardship and adversity, there are so many young people in Maroondah who dedicate their own time to better the lives of others, and they should be recognised for their efforts,” she said.

The Maroondah Youth Awards 2018 will be presented at an evening ceremony to be held at the Karralyka Centre on 19 April. The awards presentation will be a highlight of Council’s Victorian Youth Week activities (formerly National Youth Week), from 13-22 April 2018.

To be eligible to be nominated for an award, the nominee must be aged between 10-25 years, with connections to Maroondah.

The nomination categories for 2018 are as follows:

  • Leadership – recognising an individual (or group) who has shown significant leadership qualities
  • Creativity – recognising an individual (or group) for their creativity, skills and contribution through visual arts, performance, media, or another art form
  • Personal Journey – an individual who has demonstrated personal growth whilst overcoming challenges in their day-to-day life
  • Group Achievement – recognises young people who have worked together as a group to provide a service, program or project that has resulted in positive, youth-led changes in the local community

To ensure the awards are inclusive as possible, there will be no overall winner, instead every young person who is nominated will receive an award.

Nominations are now open and will be accepted up until 16 March.

See more information on the awards or nominate a young person

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