Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Young Achiever Awards were officially opened o Aug 30 by the Minister for Youth Affairs and Patron of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards, Jenny Mikakos.
The awards recognise young people who have made a real difference to their communities.
Young people are our future leaders and change-makers. The Victorian Young Achiever Awards recognise and encourage them for their tremendous efforts and showcase them as role models, an official press release said.
Mikakos said, “As Patron of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards, I’m proud to celebrate the leadership and achievements of young people who are making a real difference to other people’s lives in Victoria.
“Through creativity, skills and hard work, young people from different background, cultures and places are shaping their local communities and having a positive impact.”
The Andrews Labor Government is a proud supporter of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards through its sponsorship of the Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award.
This award recognises young people who have worked together to provide a service, program or project for young people that has resulted in positive, youth-led changes in a local community.
The Victorian Young Achiever Awards are open to young people aged up to 29 years. The awards recognise the achievement of young people across categories ranging from leadership, volunteering and arts and fashion.
One of the category winners will be declared the 2017 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year.
Nominations open today and close on 1 December, 2016.
(For more information or to nominate a young achiever, visit: www.awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/vic)