Youth Awards

Youth Awards 2024

We are committed to celebrating young people's unique contributions and achievements within the Maroondah area. Each year we hold an annual Youth Awards ceremony that formally acknowledges amazing individuals and groups within the community. We also hold a range of other celebration events to recognise the contributions and achievements of young people who participate in our programs. These events are closed events for program participants and their families.

2024 Maroondah Youth Awards

The Maroondah Youth Awards is an annual event that celebrates and recognises the strengths, resilience, and achievements of young people aged between 10-25 in Maroondah. The event is a night filled with personal stories, inspiring speeches, amazing performances, and recognition of young people in Maroondah. Hosted at Karralyka Centre, every young person who is nominated receives an award and is recognised on stage by the Mayor & Councillors of Maroondah. There is no overall winner, instead we acknowledge the commitment, achievements and resilience of all nominees. The 2024 Maroondah Youth Awards will be held on 28 November, with more details to come.

Nomination categories

  • Leadership – an individual who has shown significant leadership qualities, positive direction, and has empowered others
  • Creativity – an individual who has shown the ability to use innovation through visual arts, performance, media or another art form
  • Perseverance – an individual who has demonstrated ongoing determination and persistence whilst overcoming challenges in their day-to-day life
  • Teamwork – a group of young people who have collaborated to provide a service, program or project that has resulted in positive, youth led-change in the local community


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


Nominations are open for the 2024 Maroondah Youth Awards! To nominate an exceptional young person you know, complete form below.  

Submit a nomination

The Maroondah Youth Awards is supported by the Victorian Government through the Engage! program.

Engage program and Victorian Government logo

Check out the 2023 Youth Awards highlights

Read more about the award recipients, exciting moments and achievements from the Maroondah Youth Awards 2023.

Read the Maroondah Youth Awards 2023 Highlights.