NORTHERN TERRITORY

Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards

Charles Darwin University Arts Award
The spirit of creativity, the energy and drive of young artistic people is enthusiastically applauded by the Charles Darwin University. The Arts Award celebrates the creative practices of young people, particularly the initiative and commitment required to produce inspirational work. The Arts Award values the diversity and innovation of young people working in the arts and acknowledges their contribution to Australian culture.
  • Contribution and interests in the local & wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Commitment to personal development in the arts. Include details on any training and education levels of individuals:
  • Creativity and professional standards:
  • Prizes and awards – local, national, international:
  • Performance/exhibition achievements: 
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
ConocoPhillips Environment Award
The Environment Award recognises young people who have demonstrated environmental leadership or a significant contribution to a sustainable Territory. The award celebrates young people who have demonstrated initiatives in the efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action. These young people will stimulate ideas about sustainability and the environment in their community, sharing solutions and identifying strategies for change in the future. If you know an outstanding young person contributing to innovation or services that reduce environmental impacts and leadership through educational programs, nominate them for the Environment Award.
  • Contribution to and interests in the local and wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Describe the current and future environmental impact/issues on a local, national or world scale: 
  • Source of funding, grants and budgets if applicable:
  • Outline how the nominee has displayed management and leadership skills on the various projects:
  • Identify range of groups and number of people involved within the project/program and if voluntary or paid involvement:
  • Summarise achievements- past, current and future:
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
Genesee & Wyoming Australia Indigenous Achievement Award

Young Indigenous people are using their own stories and life experiences to give back to their communities and improve the lives of other Indigenous youths. These passionate and dedicated young Indigenous people provide strong role models and help make a difference. The Indigenous Achievement Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment of these young people in achieving or participating in excellence.

  • What contributions have you made to your local community and the wider Northern Territory community?
  • How have these contributions and achievements benefited the local community and the wider Northern Territory community (ie improvements in physical, emotional, intellectual and/or spiritual wellbeing)?
  • What influence has this had on the Indigenous and/or broader community?
  • What successes and challenges have you experienced?
  • What are the influences that impacted on your achievements?
  • Any other relevant information:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural Initiative Award
The Territory is a vibrant and exciting place that is constantly growing and changing. Young Territorians are helping their local communities to achieve this by developing primary industries, manufacturing, tourism and employment opportunities. They're helping to ensure sustainability, community development and promote positive images of regional areas within the Territory. The Regional and Rural Initiative Award acknowledges and rewards those young Territorians who are helping to reshape and inspire their local communities.
  • Contribution and interests to the regional and rural community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • What are the direct impacts of projects and programs the individual is involved within the community:
  • Outline initiative and innovation – planning, management and leadership:
  • Source of funding and outline what is voluntary or paid involvement:
  • Outline self-development, training and education levels of individual:
  • Level of past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
Minister for Territory Families Excellence in Youth Leadership Award
Young people showing strong leadership ability think creatively and act decisively. They help motivate and inspire others to aim high. In business, commerce and the community, effective young leaders are emerging by displaying initiative, innovation and a commitment to excellence. Their positive approach to life and outstanding contributions to society are a credit to themselves and their families. The Excellence in Youth Leadership Award gives special recognition to honour and encourage youth leadership.
  • Contribution and interests in the local and wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline initiative and innovation planning, management and leadership:
  • Goal setting and direction of individual or group/organisation/club:
  • Outline training, support and encouragement of individual or group members:
  • Outline the commitment to personal development and further education:
  • Outline the goals and degree of difficulty to achieve leadership status:
  • Discuss all barriers encountered and how they have been overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
NT Government Small Business Achievement Award
Many young Territorians have successfully started or operate their own small business or franchise and are making important economic and social contributions to the Territory. Creative business, franchises and commercial ventures provide opportunities for growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment. Many are also giving back to the community or giving others an opportunity. Young small business, franchise owners and operators are rolling up their sleeves, developing and realising their corporate vision and mission. The NT Government Small Business Achievement Award promotes those who “give it a go” through determination, innovation, hard work and self-motivation, rewarding those who make their own luck and opportunities a reality.
  • Outline Business History and services provided:
  • Contribution and interests in local and wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline the nominee’s career profile:
  • Outline initiative and innovation- management and entrepreneurial skills:
  • Activities the nominee has undertaken to advance the business, including personal development, business development and staff training and support:
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
NT Government Young Carers Award
Young people are constructively making a difference by supporting people with disability and people who are aged by caring for their daily needs. Giving their time to make life more comfortable, improve independence, confidence and well-being. This help can be the difference between hospital or home, happiness or depression, self-respect or feeling a hindrance and alone. This award will be presented to a young carer that is making an outstanding contribution in this field.
  • What is the level of assistance required for the person being cared for – bathing, travel requirements, banking etc?
  • What are the number of carer’s hours (paid and/or unpaid)?
  • Outline the commitment and role of the carer and any sacrifices made or difficulties overcome:
  • What is the carer’s contribution and interests in the local & wider community?
  • Has the carer undertaken any training, education and courses to support the person they care for?
  • Does the carer seek to involve the person being cared for in community activities and if so, what are the benefits?
  • Has there been an improvement in health, confidence and/or well-being of the person being cared for?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
NT Government Young Indigenous Educator Award
Indigenous Educators and Indigenous Support Staff have a significant role to play in the lives of their students and can make a real difference by giving them guidance, encouragement and support. The Young Indigenous Educator Award will recognise young Indigenous Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Support staff and young Indigenous students studying education and those currently undertaking placements throughout the Territory. It is important to recognise the Indigenous workforce and those young Indigenous people who have the leadership ability and skills to inspire students, other staff and their community creating future success for all Territorians. This award provides an opportunity for the broader community to nominate a high achieving Indigenous educator or support staff member and acknowledge their achievements and contribution to outstanding service in their local community.
  • Outline the nominee's progress as a teacher, educator, support staff or pre-service teacher, in particular focusing over the last 12 months:
  • Outline how the nominee has used initiative, engaged in innovative practice and excelled as a teacher, educator, support staff or pre-service teacher:
  • How has the nominee displayed or supported a positive philosophy and demonstrated good education and learning practices:
  • How have the students, other staff and the community benefited from the nominee's educational related activities:
  • Describe how the nominee has made a positive contribution to the profession within their educational setting:
  • Outline the nominees educational background and detail commitment to personal development and further education:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
PTTEP Australasia Health and Wellbeing Award
The Health & Wellbeing Award was developed to recognise and reward the efforts of individuals that are volunteers, nurses, health, fitness or rehabilitation professionals, or business owners within the Territory dedicated to improving community health services and wellbeing. This Award will encourage innovative and health-focused activities in the workplace, gym, community groups or in sport. There are many people who are innovative and passionate about helping others to understand the importance of nutrition and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. If you know of an innovative and passionate young Territorian that are helping others understand the importance of health, physical activity and services or providing rehabilitation for the aged, sick or injured nominate them for this Award.
  • Outline nominees personal Goals and ambitions contributing to their field:
  • Contribution and interests in local & wider community and benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline the contribution to the Health Services sector:
  • Training and education levels of individuals:
  • Outcomes achieved in local community:
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome:
  • Prizes and awards – local, national, international:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Somerville Community Service Award
When hard times hit, our selfless young men and women often make the difference by giving their guidance, encouragement and much needed support. Volunteers spend their time offering friendship, hope and inspiration to the disadvantaged and those who need it most. The Community Services Award applauds our unsung heroes, acknowledging those young people who are passionate in putting the needs of others first.
  • Contribution and interests in local and wider community and benefits to disadvantaged people or groups in the Northern Territory:
  • Detail the short and long term aims and objectives of programs/projects:
  • Outline Initiative and innovation planning, management and leadership:
  • Community Involvement, appreciation, participation:
  • Outline what is voluntary or paid involvement:
  • Outline self-development, training and education levels of individual:
  • Discuss all barriers encounters and how they have been overcome:
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties to overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
The Coffee Club Fashion Award
With youth often leading the way in fashion, design and textiles, it is important to applaud their achievements in what is a fast paced, stressful and success driven environment. Through the Fashion Award, recognition is given to those who strive for excellence, creativity and success. The Fashion Award highlights the importance of the Fashion and Design Industry and rewards the next generation of designers.
  • Commitment to personal development in the industry:
  • Describe your creativity, professional standards and any innovation:
  • List any training or education received in Fashion/Design:
  • Outline any exhibitions, media, etc. where your designs were featured:
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties overcome:
  • Contribution and interests in the local & wider community:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night:
Zip Print Sport Award
Today’s young athletes are tomorrow’s sporting heroes. They’re dedicated young Australians with a strong spirit of competition and love of the game. Encouraging and supporting the ambition and hard work of these focused individuals helps them to go further, faster, longer and higher than anyone before. Whether it’s competing, coaching, administration or education, the Sports Award seeks to applaud their talents and recognise their commitment in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Outline the nominees interests within the local and wider community and the benefits to the Northern Territory:
  • Outline the nominees sporting career profile. Include any achievements, accolades and awards locally, nationally and internationally:
  • Detail the nominees short and long term objectives within their sport:
  • Source of funding:
  • Detail the nominees commitment to personal development:
  • Outline the level of past or future sacrifices made or difficulties overcome:
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night: