Youth Awards

Our annual Youth Awards recognises outstanding individuals and groups within the community. The Maroondah Youth Awards ceremony is a special annual event held at the Karralyka Centre. It showcases personal stories, inspiring speeches, amazing performances, and honours young people aged 10 to 25.

Every nominee receives an award and is recognised on stage by the Mayor and Councillors of Maroondah.

The most recent Maroondah Youth Awards were held in November 2023.

Maroondah Youth Awards 2023

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

Read the Maroondah Youth Awards 2023 Highlights.

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2024 nominations

Stay tuned for updates on the nomination process for the 2024 Maroondah Youth Awards, which will be updated on this website. 

The nomination categories for the Maroondah Youth Awards are as follows:

  • 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 

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

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